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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 4 April 2016

No Place Like Home

"Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room." ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Hello lovely friends and welcome to my blog party! It's a brand new month and I look forward to what you will be sharing with us.  

I showed off my lovely hydrangeas on the weekend which my sweet hubby gave me for Easter. Click here to go to that post.

I also shared a Peaches and Cream Danish recipe. You may click here to visit that post.

And on Sunday I posted an analogy comparing our lives to that of a rose in God's garden of life. 

You may click here to visit that post.

Last week's party served up a wonderful variety of ideas and recipes. They were all marvellous and thank you so much for sharing. You are a wonderfully talented group of ladies and I appreciate each one of you! I have broken my features down into categories and I hope you enjoy them.

Home Decor
Christine @ Christine's Home and Travel Adventures shared her wonderful guest room transformation. Very cozy and luxurious!

Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden shared with us photos of her charming new home. We wish her many happy years there.

Trisha @ American Honey Home shared her adorable birdhouses which got a makeover. I'm sure the birdies will love them!

Cathy @ 1929 Charmer Cottage shared a delightful Easter table setting including some pieces of my favourite pattern, Rose Chintz. Love all the whimsy!

Tea Time
Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared a pretty tea table using her beautiful Royal Albert trio as well as her coconut macaroon recipe. 

Gina @ A Simple Cottage Life shared her recipe for this scrumptious Berried Treasure Pie. Yum!

Debby @ Debby Goes Shabby shared her wonderful table makeover. She turned a wooden table into this white one and has it set with pretty posies from her garden.

Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations shared her fabulous makeover on these two old wooden chairs. Aren't they gorgeous!

Thank you everyone for participating last week. As a courtesy, and if you would like to be featured, you should have a link back to my party.

If you have been featured please feel free to take my button for your blog.

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. Sandi, what an honor to be featured. Thank you! I so enjoy visiting as many posts as possible. Such creative artisans are in abundance here! My pie is all gone and I really want one of your danishes now!

  2. Hi Sandi. I LOVE Hydrangeas and yours are lovely! Blue Willow is always a's blue! Such wonderful features too. Thanks so much for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. Thank you for featuring my birdhouses! It's always an honor to be featured with such talented people!


  4. Your blue hydrangeas your hubby gave you are so beautiful, along with your blue dishes and yummy Danish.
    Lovely features!
    Thank you for hosting my friend.
    Have a blessed week.

  5. The blue hydrangeas are absolutely lovely!! The only time we could get such beautiful blue hydrangeas was when we lived in Chile - South America for a few years. Your blue dishes and tea set looks so beautiful! I enjoyed the links !!
    May you have a great week!!

  6. I found you via a comment on Art and Sand. I'd love to have some Johnson Rose Chintz in my home. I'm on the Sunshine Coast in BC-any idea where I should look?

  7. I had a busy weekend and missed your posts! I'll have to go read them! Your hydrangea are beautiful!

  8. Dear Sandi, what a gorgeous blue are those hydrangeas. So fantastic with the china. And the features are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your special skills to make a cozy home and thank you for hosting this event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. I am truly honored, dearest Sandi, to be amongst the other lovely features this week. I don't know how to put the feature button on my sidebar, but I know how to put it on my post. Thank you for sharing your warm, cozy home with us, and your beautiful quotes. May you have a blessed week, my friend.

  10. Your right there is no place like home. Thank you so much for adding my Easter table in the features...Wish I could join in on the party but been sick and didn't post for over a week. See you next time.

  11. What an honor to be among these fabulous features! Thanks for the feature, Sandi. I love your hydrangeas and you paired them with the prettiest blue and white transferware....Christine

  12. Congratulations on winning Devonshire Scream! I just finished my first tea shop mystery, Shades of Earl Grey and thoroughly enjoyed it. Makes me want to visit Charleston one day. Glad to learn the reviews of this book are so positive.
    I've never seen a hydrangea in that royal blue shade before. Very stunning! It goes so well with your Blue Willow teaware.
    Hope you are getting over your cold.

  13. Beautiful features Sandi. There are so many talented bloggers out there, including yourself.

    Thanks for sharing.


  14. Hi Sandi, Happy April to you and thanks so much for the lovely party!

  15. Happy First Week of April, Sandi! I'm glad that I didn't put all my winter gear away yet as I needed them for the April snow that we received. Thanks, Polar Vortex! As always, thank you for hosting and hope that you're enjoying better weather than we are.

  16. I love your hydrangea's! You are so right...there's no place like home...glad to be back! hugs...

  17. wow awesome features last week and I bet just as many wonderful ones this week! Have fun and enjoy the spring weather!

  18. Hi Sandi: Love all the blogs you have featured this week. Always fun to visit. Blessings, Martha

  19. Thank you for the party, Sandi! Nice to be back!

    Wonderful features - such talent out there, wow!

  20. Thank you, Sandi, for making this link possible!

  21. Hi Sandi,
    What lovely features again this week. I just love your blue hydrangeas with your blue and white transferware! Gorgeous! Also your little danish look delish! Mmmm! Thank you for hosting No Place Like Home! April Blessings! Karen

  22. Hi Sandi! This is my first time here. Thanks for hosting.

  23. Thank you for hosting, Sandi. Your Easter hydrangeas are the most beautiful shade of blue and you have chosen wonderful features. Have a great week..Judy

  24. Thank you so much for featuring my chairs, Sandi!
    Your hydrangeas are so beautiful with the transferware. Perfect vignette!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  25. Oh, I am in love with this idea! I haven't done something like this for a long time and I am running out of time right now- but I will be back in and will be posting, too!

  26. Wow, your hydrangeas and Blue Willow look amazing together! Thanks for hosting!

  27. Sandi, I love your blue and white china! And you are inspiring me to plant a hydrangea. Thanks for hosting.

  28. Oh My Goodness Sandi, those gorgeous hydrangea's with that lovely blue and white china... Be still my heart :-)))
    And this entire post... Pure Heart & Soul Eye Candy.
    Happiest of Weekends to You My Friend.
    God Bless,

  29. Dear Sandi:
    Thank you for featuring my post. I have had a very busy week. I wish everything was done but so much depends on my hubby as far as hanging bit pictures, etc. I am not a perfectionist and get things done fast but not always "right" and he wants it right. We really do make a good team. I have to tell you that a few things were broken. My big shabby chic clock had parts floating around when it arrived in Missouri. The man fixed it right before our eyes for free! Then he showed us how to work the green clock which has never worked - for free. We gave him the cuckoo clock to fix and left it. The funny thing is that it cuckooed once for 20 minutes in the middle of the night. Very scarey night. After that we stopped it as it never kept good time. We got it at any indoor flea market cheap and he said it was very rare as it is a Whipperwill-Cuckoo Clock - whatever that is and has 2 different birds. Well, so much for that trivia. Have a great Sunday Sandi!


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