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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, 18 January 2016

No Place Like Home # 11

Welcome friends to another No Place Like Home

The beauty of the home is order;
The blessing of the home is contentment;
The glory of the home is hospitality;
The crown of the home is godliness. ~ Author unknown

The other day I shared with you some changes I made in my living room decor. The addition of a favourite colour has me feeling more at home with the room. Aqua is indeed right up there with pink and green as favourite colours of mine.

I had purchased new drapery panels and had new pillows made. I have a little more tweaking to do but you get the idea.  

I also enjoyed a cup of tea in my vintage teacup, Veronica, which was a shower gift from my mother when I got married. Notice the aqua blue roses!

If you missed this post, you may view it here.

Once again, you have amazed me with your creations and ideas. You are a very talented group of ladies. I have broken down the posts into categories for my features and there are a lot of features today. Enjoy!

If you have been featured here at No Place Like Home please feel free to take my button for your blog.

Terri @ Artful Affirmations shared this adorable little cottage on top of a hatbox.

Two Crochet Hooks shared these cute knitted boot cuffs. 

And Deborah @ The Beautiful Matters shared her pretty match box cover for wooden matches.

Phyllis @ Relevant Tea Leaf  shared some lovely Downton teas and a recipe for pumpkin pie in a mug.

Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle shared her recipe for crock pot mashed potatoes which will feed a crowd.

Home Decor
Gina @ Victorian Wanna Be shared her cute Frosty's hat and snowballs vignette.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared a beautiful swan on her coffee table, dressed for the winter months.

Fabby @ Fabby's Living shared a wonderful winter trout themed tablescape. 

Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden shared her lovely teapot clutter. She also had the most clicks on her post.

Valerie @ Cottage Making Mommy shared some lovely memories of her grandparents and her grandmother's recipe books. 

Congratulations ladies and thank you dear friends for your participation in last week's party. 

As a courtesy, and if you would like to be featured, you should have a link back to my party. Now I'm excited to 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.

Have a lovely day everyone and the Lord bless you!

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. Hi Sandi, Thank you so much for featuring my Frosty hat on the Hall Stand. Your new drapery panels are so pretty, your room looks so cozy and welcoming. I like your over the mantel mirror too.
    Such nice features, the hat box is adorable.
    Happy Monday to you!

  2. I love your living room Sandi, the colors are really petty. It looks so warm and cozy!

  3. Ohhh thank you for the feature Sandi!! We so appreciate the encouragement, fellowship and inspiration!

  4. Dear Sandi:
    I enjoyed your posting with your pretty colors. Always a joy to visit here! Hope you are keeping warm and doing well!

  5. Dar Sandi,
    after a long long blog break I am back to (hopefully) regularly blogging. Your changes in the living room look fantastic. I am so fond of Aqua decoration. This looks springy for me and we all long for that. Love the Veronica teacup and all the features. Have a blessed New Year.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. Hi Sandi, what a nice surprise to see my swan included in this weeks features...thank you! Have a blessed week...hugs...

  7. Happy Monday Sandi. Thanks so much for featuring my Grandma's Cookbooks post. Hugs and Have a great week.

  8. Very pretty . I to like Aqua very fresh looking ! Lovely post and wonderful features to ! Thanks for sharing , have a good week!

  9. I already looked at your post on your living room changes, and they are just delightful, Sandi!
    Your features are wonderful today and I so love the quotes that you've shared. Thank you for opening up your heart and home for us. xo

  10. Thank you for mentioning my blog and recipe on No Place Like Home! I always enjoy visiting you lovely blog, and seeing the blogs of other like-minded bloggers.

  11. What a beautiful surprise for a Monday morning that wasn't starting to be a good one. Thank you so much sweet lady, this has made my day!
    Have a very blessed week.

  12. Your living room looks cozy for a gathering of friends or family Sandi. Is that a gas fireplace? We have one in the family room in the basement but I'd sure like one upstairs as well even if just for ambience.
    I miss the soft look of lace and curtains, we had California shutters installed when the new windows were put in but at least they're easy to clean
    Have a great week!

  13. living area looks lovely and the aqua is pretty..thanks for the party

  14. Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!


  15. Happy to be here today and joining your gracious link-up Sandi! You had a great week getting your living room finished in such darling colors... aqua is one of my favorites too, and the accent color in my living room :) I hope you have a blessed and marvelous day :)

  16. I love the aqua touches Sandi. And that is a beautiful mirror above your mantel. Thank you for featuring me! And thank you for hosting. I love to visit the links here. xo Deborah

  17. Sandi,
    Wonderful features!! Thanks so much for the party!!
    And thanks for always taking the time to drop by!!


  18. I enjoyed seeing your living room. The mirror above your mantel is lovely. I'm glad you incorporated your favorite colors into the room. Aqua is such a pretty color.
    Looking forward to visiting the featured posts now.
    Take care,

  19. Hi Sandi, Your home is lovely! You are a homemaker extraordinaire. Even though your blogs are different, you and Martha from Lines from Linderhof remind me of each other in that you take time to make a house a home; you make things lovely, and you create good things to eat, and you decorate...homemaking and family is your passion.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

    1. Why, that's a lovely compliment, Beth, thank you. I admire Martha a great deal!

  20. Sandi - your room is gorgeous - and your new touches of aqua are perfect there!

    I ♥ your aqua rose chintz teacup - and having it perfect and a cherished item makes it even better! I think if you placed a white doily and left it next to that pretty turqoise aqua bowl on your white round coffee table it would act as a perfect decor item, too. : - )

    GREAT featured bloggers this week, wow! I am SO glad to be able to share in the fun today - haven't been able to blog much lately and it is so nice to be back! Thank you for hosting, it is greatly appreciated. Hugs. ♥

  21. Hi Sandi,

    When I heard that CBC is creating a reboot of our beloved Anne of Green Gables series which will air next year, I thought of you. I have mixed feelings about this...

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!

    1. Margie, I have mixed feelings about a new Anne of Green Gables too. I can't imagine anyone taking Megan Follows' place. She was superb!

  22. Your living room is very fresh and bright - just right in fact. My favourite colours are pink and blue and I also like the aqua shades - strangely I don't have a lot of them in my house, a little aqua in the lounge and the carpet is blue but that's it. I love your tea cup and must say the trio in your header is gorgeous.


  23. I did not realize that you, too, are a fan of aqua! I love the new panels and pillows!

  24. Hi Sandi! I've been away and I've missed your pretty blog so much! I love aqua and pink too, and must have pinned hundreds of things on Pinterest, just because they are aqua and pink. Gorgeous room. I bet you love relaxing there. Happy to be home and sharing with you again. Love, Mimi xxx

  25. Hi Sandi,
    Oh your new panels are so bright and fresh with the pretty matching pillows. Love your Veronica teacup too! So pretty! Beautiful features this week as well. So sorry I am late linking up to your lovely party. Have a Wonderful Week My Dear Friend! Karen

  26. Good morning, Sandi. It's a treat to be able to link to your party after such a long blogging 'drought'. Your new curtain panels are lovely, and I can see from the teacup that you surround yourself with the colours you love. Your living room is so pretty!

  27. I am loving yhour living room... the window treatments are fabulous... I just ordered white embrodered sheers for our bedroom to use over the blinds....I am really wanting to redo the paint color in there... it has been dark green long enoough... very dated... icy blue is really catching my eye!!!!! Loving your blue, too!

  28. Thanks for hosting, Sandi! I love your curtain fabric and how you ordered an extra panel to make pillows from. The entire room is lovely and so is the teacup! I had never seen one like that.

  29. We have that in common too Sandi! My two fav colors are pink and aqua! Beautiful cup with the aqua roses! I like those new curtains too! Thanks for hosting!

  30. Thank you for hosting the party, Sandi. It's my first visit. I'll be back to get some tea ideas. My friend is hosting a Downton Abbey tea in a few weeks!

  31. Your living room looks lovely.

    We are having a rainy day (two in a row) and I am enjoying a cup of tea and catching up on blogs. I should put my tea in a pretty cup.

  32. Thank you for the party, Sandi, and your drapes are absolutely gorgeous. Your home looks so pretty. You, also have some wonderful features..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  33. So the soft, inviting color in your room! It's fun to add coordinating things like pillows, right? Nice features, as always. Happy 2016 :)

  34. Hello Sandi, thanks so much for hosting the fun party. Thanks too for featuring my mashed potatoes this week. What a nice surprise and I appreciate it. Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

  35. Really happy that i found you.
    Nice greetings from the romantic shabby girl from austria
    Your new follower


  36. I have been wanting to make some changes in my living room
    Thanks for the enjoyment of this party

  37. I am late posting this week, but I love to come to your site! Those curtains are beautiful! I love the colors. Have a beautiful rest of the week, Lynn

  38. Dear Sandi,
    I'd love to sit in your charming livingroom ! I just discovered your interesting linkparty and would love to join it. Thank you for sharing.
    Wishing you a happy weekend !


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