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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

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 1 February 2016

No Place Like Home # 13

I'm so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much. ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Avonlea 

Yay, it's February! Hello and welcome to No Place Like Home a blog party where you are invited to share all your home and garden posts. 

Over the weekend I shared a simple tea with some pretty tulips.

I also shared my recipe for my Seafood Chowder.

If you would like to see this post you may click here.

I also did a post explaining why we bloggers are losing our Followers. You may click here to read about that.

Last week you all shared so many wonderful posts; wonderful recipes, DIYs, and crafts. What a talented bunch you are!

These are the posts that caught my eye.

Housekeeping Tips
Martha @ Lines from Linderhof shared a really cool tip for cleaning silver. I have been using this method myself for a while but I would imagine some of you didn't know about it.

DIY/Home Decor
Lynn @ Quaker Hill Farm shared her adorable side table that she updated for her decor. Love the aqua and glass knobs! The teapot is sweet too.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer Cottage  shared her wonderful thrift finds. One of them was this lovely damask chair for only $9.99. I think I'm living in the wrong location!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage is dreaming of her garden this summer. These beautiful David Austen roses were some of the roses she shared with us. Gorgeous!

And for a little fun, check out Penny's fairy garden with fairy lights at Penny's Vintage Home.

Karen @ Karen's Cottage and Castle shared her serendipitous finds; two Sadler teapots which are a perfect match to her lovely teacups.

Jann @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen shared her attractive Valentine picnic tablescape in red, white and black. The folding plaid picnic table was a great find!

MarilynMountain Top Spice shared her recipe for home made taco salad bowls. Looks delicious!

And for dessert, Thelma @ Thel's Kitchen shared her recipe for these mini loaves of Maple Banana bread. Yum!

Congratulations, ladies, and thank you dear friends for sharing all your fabulous posts last week!

As a courtesy, and if you would like to be one of my features, please be sure to include a link back to my party.

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. Have a beautiful day, dear friends!

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 Sandy. Welcome to February. It feels like Spring here today. I am south of Montreal in the Eastern Townships until April, before I return to Gaspe for the summer. We sure had a mild winter here. It is 9 deg. C. here today and raining.
    Thanks for featuring my Banana Loaves on your lovely blog and thanks for hosting.
    Take care Thelma xo

  2. Thank you so much for including my fairy garden in this weeks features! Have a blessed week.....hugs...

  3. Thanks for hosting the party Sandi and enjoy the week!

  4. All the features are so special, Sandi, and your tea table is so pretty today. I love that beautiful crocheted pot holder with the gorgeous rose! Thanks for hosting and now I must go check out your seafood chowder.

  5. The Seafood Chowder looks great, I love chowder!
    Thanks for sharing and for the party too.
    Have a lovely week Sandi.

  6. Oh Sandi! What a surprise when I opened your site! Thank you so much for featuring the side table! I want to express my appreciation for you and for your lovely site! You have always been so faithful in opening your site to others. I was just thinking the other day it has been since 2011 when I first found your site and it has always been one of my very favorites! Have a beautiful week my friend! Lynn

  7. Thank you for the party, Sandi. I love the taco salad feature--I'm ready for lunch! And the 9.99 chair?!!! What and amazing find!

  8. how beautiful your tea table is covered, Sandi. The tulips are magical. My eyes always fall on the beautiful crochet potholders. At our wedding, long time ago I got so beautiful potholders. Maybe I should crochet again.
    I am pleased once again to your link party participate.
    Thank you for sharing

  9. Everything is so lovely here and the food pics look so good. I will just have to say "TaDa!!!" I will have to visit the gal who teaches how to polish silver! You made my day dropping by on my birthday. Love ya.

  10. Fifty degrees here in New Hampshire! Your features today are lovely. Some of the same ones caught my eye at last week's party. Thanks for hosting!

  11. Great party! I must say, love your Tea Table!! It is just so sweet and full of charm!

  12. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for the party each week! Wonderful features and thanks for visiting!!


  13. Hi Sandi, thank so much for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  14. Sandi, Your tea photos are always so exquisite. And your seafood chowder looks so delicious. I might have to make that for hubby and me.

    Wishing you a beautiful February heart month...

  15. I was so lucky when I scored the chair at GW! Loving your tea table and thanks for hosting.

  16. Hello Sandi,
    Happy February! One more month closer to spring!
    What a lovely post, full of all kinds of goodness.
    Thank you for hosting! I hope you are doing well this week.

  17. Dearest Sandi. Thankyou for all you do to help us promote our blogs. I for one, really appreciate it. The features look gorgeous, and I'll be trying the taco salad for sure! As for your tea and tulips...divine. Much Love, Mimi xxx

  18. Happy First Day of February, Sandi! Let's hope that the groundhogs see their shadows tomorrow...Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  19. Great party and so much to check out :) thanks for hosting us!

  20. Hi Sandi,
    Thank you so much for featuring me for your Tea Time section. I am very honoured. I do love your creamy dreamy teapot and teacups and tulips! Tulips make me so eager for springtime. I also have some tulips in my post today. Thanks again Dear Sandy and thank you for hosting No Place Like Home. Karen

  21. Hi Sandi,
    Thank you so much for featuring me for your Tea Time section. I am very honoured. I do love your creamy dreamy teapot and teacups and tulips! Tulips make me so eager for springtime. I also have some tulips in my post today. Thanks again Dear Sandy and thank you for hosting No Place Like Home. Karen

  22. Thank you for the party, Sandi. You have chosen some amazing features - there are so many incredible bloggers out there!

    Have a blessesd week. Hugs. ♥

  23. Dear Sandi,

    Thank you so much for featuring my humble and economical taco salad... I appreciated it so much! It is always such a joy to come here, and to see what all the talented bloggers around the world are doing! I have to tell you that your seafood chowder looks absolutely divine! And your darling crocheted tea pot holder, oh my! Just beautiful! I hope you are having a great start to your week. Many blessings to you, my dear friend!

  24. Your lovely table setting certainly sets the mood for February. Your tablecloth is beautiful and I never tire of seeing tulips. They're my favorite flower. Looking forward to checking out the features and learning something new. Thanks for hosting!

  25. Hi Sandi, The photo from Afternoon Tea that I shared in your blog party today isn't from one I hosted in my home, but one from a Russian tea room/restaurant in Chicago that I recently had the privilege of visiting. Your tea table for Feb. 1st is so lovely and feminine. Have a blessed week! ~ Phyllis

  26. Dear Sandi,
    Its a wonderful feeling to arrive February. Time is running so quickly. As I saw, I missed a lot of interesting posts. I will read them later. Your spriny tea table looks wonderful. Im always in love with the colors and the beautiful china. Thank you also for the interesting features and for hosting the party. Best greetings, Johanna

  27. Hi Sandi, I'm running a little slow this week ... better late than never. I loved your post with your teacups and thank you for the chowder recipe. YUM! Thanks for hosting! Happy Tea Day!

  28. Hi Sandi, I wondered what was happening with GFC. I knew I wasn't that offensive. Your features are lovely and thank you for hosting! Off to visit!

  29. Hello Sandi
    Between travel and not being able to leave comments on blogs I'm behind in visiting. Thank you for featuring the beautiful DA rose, wish I could grow them without all the insect damage.
    I was in JoAnn's craft store this morning and saw lots of nice aqua accents for the home....of course thought of you and how well it goes with pink.

  30. Sweet friend, thanks so much for the nice surprise of the feature! I am late getting here, but happy to be joining.

  31. Greetings Sandi, I really enjoy the special blog post that your readers are sharing. It just makes me happy. I wish I had more time to just sit and read them all! Babysitting little Otto and taking care of my dad keeps me out of trouble. Have a lovely weekend.

  32. I love your simple tea! Especially the beautiful crochet table cloth and pretty crochet pot holder. Thank you for the party!


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