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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 22 February 2016

No Place Like Home # 16

Home is the nicest place there is. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Welcome my lovely friends to another No Place Like Home!

Over the weekend, I shared with you a few photos of winter here on our Island. You may visit that post here.

Brackley Beach 

A little fox right outside our door.

And a simple tea time.

I also showed you Scarlett, my new helper in the kitchen. You may visit that post here.

Last week's party served up a cornucopia of ideas and recipes. They were all marvellous and thank you so much for sharing. You are a wonderfully talented group of ladies!

I have broken my features down into categories and I hope you enjoy them!

Home Decor-
Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her fanciful Spring and Easter decor with a darling horse and bunnies.

Thrifting -
Janice @ Curtains in My Tree shared her fabulous collection of Flamingo plates as well as some Rose Chintz which is near and dear to my heart.

Tea Time -
Trish @ Sweetology shared her beautiful Paris Tea Party. She is very creative in her baking and aren't these gorgeous!

Betty @ My Cozy Corner shared a very cute winter white tea using knitted tea cozies and fun cupcakes.

And Terri @ Artful Affirmations shared a beautiful array of teacups and lovely poetry.

Tablescapes -
Christine @ Christine's Home and Travel Adventures  shared her lovely Valentine's Day table setting. Love her Lladro dancing couple as the centrepiece!

Recipes -
Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared a wonderful Lasagna soup. Yum! Love her teacup too!

Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle shared a delicious recipe for eggplant pizza. 

And for dessert, Mrs. T. @ Across My Kitchen Table shared her husband's Prize Winning Peanut Butter dessert. Mmm!

Gardening -
Valorie @ Cottage Making Mommy shared how you can grow your own salad bar in flower pots. This a great idea for small spaces.

Congratulations ladies and thank you to everyone for participating!

Now, let's see what you are creating in your home and garden 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. Hi Sandi, thanks so much for featuring my recipe at your fun party. Wishing you a wonderful day and week. :0)

  2. Awesome pictures, Sandi! Thank you so much for the feature of my Valentine's table. Have a great week!....Christine

  3. Lovely features....Have a blessed week

  4. Sandi Thanks so much for featuring our pretty Rose Chintz cup LOL

  5. Hi Sandi, beautiful pictures of the beach and of the little fox. I just went back and read the post about your new mixer. I've been feeling like it's too late to get one now that my children are grown, but your comments and some of your readers have me re-thinking it. If I did get one, I'd get the red, too. Such a cheerful color!
    Thank you for hosting, and have a wonderful week! Blessings, Deborah

  6. Oh my - such lovely things you've shared with us - I'm going to be busy visiting today for sure.

  7. Thanks so much for hosting, Sandi! And thank you so much for the feature of my hubby's dessert. I read him some of the comments that the recipe post received. He was tickled!

    Tried your Banana Split Cake this weekend for the potluck at church. It got great reviews!

    Not sure if I will be able to get anything linked up for your party this week, but I will definitely try. Thanks again for hosting No Place Like Home.

  8. Thank you for honoring me, sweet friend, by sharing my soup recipe with all the other lovely features.
    Also, thank you for hosting your lovely, and heart and home with us.

  9. Lovely photos and features to , Hope you and Scarlett have fun . Thanks for sharing , have a good week !

  10. Hello Sandi,
    What a lovely post of beauty and delight. The beach scene is stunning. I have a red mixer just like your Scarlett! I call mine the Red Baron, lol.
    Scarlett is perfect : ) She is a great helper.
    Thank you for hosting this fun party, and for sharing one of my tea cups.

  11. Thank you for hosting this weeks party....and a special thanks for including my post in this weeks features....hugs.....

  12. This week's food features are making my mouth water! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week, Sandi!

  13. Hi Sandi, I am not wishing any more winter on you. We have had a few warm days 50-60. Then it goes back down to 40 or 30. So it is teasing us with spring. It will be here soon! Love the knitted teacozy!

  14. love the image of the snow on the beach - how cool is that! And the fox :) Thanks for sharing with us today!

  15. Thanks Sandi for the feature! That was a fun way to start my week :) I hosted a breakfast at Tiffany's themed tea - can't wait to get that post done and share. The other features are wonderful and so are the new links, they look fun to visit. Have a great week.

  16. Wonderful features, Sandi.

    Congrats on "Scarlett!" I have one and ADORE IT - use it all the time.

    Neat pic of a fox - they're difficult to capture, well done!

    Have a wonderful week.

  17. Dearest Sandi, what a joy it is to visit you today. Your Winter photos make my heart sing as we sit here in the tropical heat! I love the features, especially Betty's cream tea cozy, and I hope you like my contributions this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  18. Hi Sandi,
    I love your winter pics and features. So much snow out your way. Wow! I think the two teacups I am featuring are two of your favourites too. Your simple tea time setting is lovely with the red cardinal birds. So very pretty! Thank you for hosting Dear Sandi! Blessings, Karen

  19. Hi Sandi, love the sweet little fox! Our snow is finally starting to melt and the voles have cause havoc in our back yard. UGH! It really looks awful. Never had a problem before. Long cold winter I guess. The features are great. Thanks for having us over!

  20. what a beautiful winter picture at the beach, dear Sandi ! I see in your country is really winter. Here at the foot of the Alps, it looks like in spring. But I think the snow comes back again. Thanks for your lovely link party I love to participate again. Have a lucky week, Carmen

  21. Sandi, such a beautiful little creature and the beach looks like an Etch-A-Sketch feature. You live in a glorious place. Thank you for hosting this week..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  22. Hi Sandi! First of all I wanted to stop by and thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog this was a delight to my day! And secondly I want to say that you have such a lovely blog, and what a fun linky party! I shared a couple of my latest blog posts, and will look forward to more parties in the future! Now, I'm off to check out some other posts that were shared above!

    Thanks again, and enjoy the remainder of your week!

    Grace and peace,

  23. Hi Sandi, I sure enjoy all of your wonderful friends! You have managed to gather quite a bunch of talented and sharing ladies! You mixer is heavenly. I am on the hunt for one...I have only had a hand held little mixer for all these years.
    How is your weather? Improving yet? Your winters last such a long time.

    1. Love that little fox Sandi. So cool he was seen right outside your door. And your home is beautiful with all the decorations and sweetness. And it comes from you, the Sandi touch. Beautiful. Happy Weekend.


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