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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 29 February 2016

No Place Like Home # 17

Where we love is home -
home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Welcome to No Place Like Home, dear friends, and Happy Leap Day! It's the last day of February and Spring is coming! Yay!!

Do you remember this poem from school?

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty-one
Save February, she alone
Hath eight days and a score
Til leap year gives her one day more.

I think this may be my first leap day party in all my years of blogging parties. 

Tonight I am going to watch Leap Year, a love story that takes place in Ireland. Amy Adams and Matthew Goode star and tradition has it that on a leap day, the girl is allowed to propose to the guy she wishes to spend the rest of her life with. Have you watched it? It's a cute movie with no smut in it. Downton Abbey fans, you may recognize the young man in the movie.

Over the weekend I shared my violets and pansies tea ware at a Lavender and Lace tea. If you missed that post you may find it here.

I also made a batch of blueberry oat muffins and shared the recipe with you. These are wonderful with a warm cup of tea or coffee. You may find that post here.

Last week's party served up a plethora 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!

Recipes -

Elizabeth @ The Daisy Fields shared these wonderful heart shaped scones with raspberry whipped cream; yum! Perfect for tea time!

Thelma @ Thel's Kitchen shared a delicious recipe for French Onion Soup. Wonderful on these cold days!

Collections -

Christine @ Christine's Home and Travel Aventures shared her wonderful soup tureen collection above her kitchen cabinets. These are just a few.

Crafts, sewing, quilting, crochet, etc -

Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared the adorable apron she made from her beloved's shirt. Doesn't she make a cute model?

Mrs. T. @ Across My Kitchen Table shared her wonderful home made table runner. I think it's especially cute because it has a tea theme.

Tea Time/Tablescape -

Sherry @ The Charm of Home shared her adorable collection of Brambly Hedge china. 

Carrie @ Teatime Journeys shared a beautiful Amethyst teatime using her lovely violet inspired china and figurine.

Home Decor -

Amykins @  A Day of Small Things shared her beautiful collection of quilts around her home. I especially love how she did up the bedroom with quilts and pillows.

Congratulations ladies! and thank you to everyone for participating in last week's party.

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.

Enjoy your 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