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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 11 January 2016

No Place Like Home # 10

Winter is the time for comfort - it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell

Hello and welcome dear friends to my weekly party No Place Like Home!

Well, most of my Christmas has been put away. It's always a big job and it feels good to have things back in order again. Now I can sit and relax over the winter months and remember precious moments spent with my loved ones over the holidays. They will keep me warm when the cold wind blows.

Make every day a Masterpiece! Don't think about the things you have to do. Think about the things you get to do. ~ Unknown

The other day I had tea with Anne of Green Gables. If you missed that post you may find it here

Anne is a delightful character and her spirit is alive and well here on Prince Edward Island. 

We enjoyed tea and a variety of sweets from my Christmas baking.

I think we ate more pie this Christmas than we ever have. Always delicious, but having dainty little treats like those above were a welcome change from pie! I think I have shared pretty much every recipe represented on the server so I won't repeat myself here today.

Now let's get to my features this week. I had a really difficult time choosing just a few posts because you all shared such wonderful and creative posts. You're all so talented! There were some posts that I wanted to feature but there was no link back to my party. Remember, if you would like to be featured, you must include a link back to No Place Like Home in your post. 

This post received the most visits.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home had the most clicks on her posting about transitioning from Christmas to Winter. Love this picture with the charming farm scene which is lit up with little lights!

The other features, I have broken down into categories which made my job a little easier. 

Tea Time/Tablescape
Linda @ Beautiful Ideas shared her Merry Christmas Tea. If you know me then you know I adore red transferware and Linda set hers out beautifully as well as lovely cookies and cake. But the thing that really stole my heart was her darling little deer that she found at a Christmas market in Vienna. I want one!

A wonderful fruit crisp was shared at Thel's Kitchen. Rhubarb, blueberries, and raspberries under a crunchy oatmeal topping made a lovely New Year's Eve treat. Yum!

Home Decor
Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer shared a trip down memory lane where she gave us a peek at her wonderful decor inside her 1929 cottage. Her lovely bedroom makeover caught my eye.

Trisha @ American Honey Home shared her snowflake ornament; simple and very pretty. This kind of craft you could leave up all winter.

And Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her fabulous and glitzy New Years Eve wreath. Using a variety of baubles and bows, she created this wreath for very little. Makes a great statement for a party!

Thank you everyone for participating last week. 

If you have been featured then please feel free to take my button for your blog. Simply copy and paste.

Now let's see what you are creating in your home to make it a cozy place to come home to for your family, your friends, and yourself. 

Lord, this humble house we'd keep 
Sweet with play and calm with sleep. 
Help us so that we may give 
Beauty to the lives we live. 
Let Thy love and let Thy grace 
Shine upon our dwelling place. - Edgar A. Guest 

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my snowflake ornament! What a great way to start out my week! Thanks for letting me join in on the fun and have a wonderful week!


  2. What a nice surprise to see two of my posts among the great features this week....thank you so much! Have a blessed week....hugs..

  3. I always enjoy when you have tea with Anne! Your sweets made my mouth water. Thank you for hosting. Happy Tea Day!

  4. HI Sandi,
    Thanks for featuring my Rhubarb, Blueberries and Raspberry Crisp today. You made my day.
    Also thanks for hosting another lovely party. Have a greet week. xo

  5. Thanks for the great party. So many great posts with lots of ideas. Yes, the house feels bare, but glad to be back on schedule again.
    Have a terrific week,

  6. I loved that first quote, dear Sandi, on focusing on the things we get to do. Of course, I already visited your sweet tea with Anne. Wish I was there to enjoy some tea and treats with you and Anne. The features are wonderful and as always, thanks for hosting your lovely party.

  7. Hi Sandi, thanks so much for hosting and happy Monday!

  8. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! Great features!! We still have no snow!! maybe this week. I am starting to take down Christmas in the house this week....


  9. What a delightful tea with Anne! I am just trying to get back on some sort of schedule with blogging, and it is always such a delight to visit here on Mondays, and see what has inspired you this week! Love all the features but the rhubarb, blueberry and raspberry crisp just called out to me, yum! Hope you have a blessed and very special day dear Sandi, and thanks again for hosting this party :)

  10. I love your Anne doll Sandi! She is so cute. I really need to have the full blown tea with the nieces and invite all of our dolls. Thanks for hosting!

  11. What lovely features I am included in...thanks you. Hugs for hosting.

  12. Hi Sandi,
    Your Anne of Green Gables doll is so sweet. I also love yourthree teacups and your perfect for the season white snowflake teapot! Your treats look delish - my, you've been busy! Your features are amazing too. Happy Tea Time and Thank you for hosting Dear Sandi! Karen

  13. I also enjoy the "ordinary time" between Christmas and Easter. Love the categories that you created for the "features of the week". Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  14. great features and wonderful party :) Thanks for inviting us over!

  15. I love your new header picture for your blog. So pretty. Thank you for once again hosting this lovely link party. Have a great week, Lynn

  16. I love your blog! And I just *had* to compliment your new banner at the top of the blog. So fitting for your blog. :)


  17. Enjoyed "meeting" some new tea lovers through these features today!

  18. Anne is a delight! I'm going to read about your tea party!

    Thank you for hosting the link up!


  19. Oh tea with Anne! *sniff*, she has such a soft spot in my heart!
    Thank you for your beautiful post!

  20. Thanks for hosting the fun party and enjoy the week Sandi.

  21. I love Anne [who doesn't?], and you are so blessed to live on the island where the story takes place. Your Anne tea is lovely. Have a great week and stay warm!

  22. Dear Sandy

    I am very happy visiting you again...I always love your posts
    Today I had time to prepare a tea too.

  23. I love Anne too! She was such a big part of my daughters' growing-up years. They read all the books multiple times, saw the enchanting movies, and often dressed up as Anne in their free time, bicycling around the neighborhood in their dresses! We visited PEI a half dozen times, and enjoyed it so much. So happy to see you had tea with Anne. The goodies on the server all look simply delicious!

  24. You are blessed to live in "Anne country!" She's one of my favorite fictional characters, and L.M. Montgomery's descriptions of the Island have always made me want to visit there. Maybe someday.
    I just finished taking down all the Christmas decor, too, except for a few lights that will be cheery through the dark winter months.
    Thank you for hosting, Sandi, and have a blessed week. xo Deborah

  25. Love the treats and your Anne tea! I love Anne!
    Thanks for hosting.

  26. Thank you, Sandi, for hosting this week. You had a lovely tea with Anne and all the features were wonderful..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  27. Hi Sandi, Anne is definitely a fun one to have tea with. :) All of your treats look delicious! Thanks for the party my friend.

  28. Hi Sandi!
    Thanks so much for hosting. What a nice birthday surprise yesterday to find my blog post featured here! You are always so lovely and kind. XO
    Wishing you a beautiful and cozy day,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  29. What a lovely setting with the cute Anne doll! I hope your new year is off to a good start sweet lady.
    Thank you for the party, I'm so late, my life is like this lately since we came back from Florida and then C'mas etc.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead.


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi