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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 23 May 2016

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

Welcome my lovely friends and Happy Victoria Day to all my Canadian friends! I hope everyone is enjoying their first long weekend of the summer.

We had a lovely but very busy weekend here on the Island. Over the weekend I posted about Queen Victoria and other members of the royal family.

If you missed that post you may click here to visit. Of course, we had tea as well.

Last week's party served up a plethora of wonderful ideas, gardens and recipes. They were all marvellous and thank you so much for sharing. You are a wonderfully talented group of ladies and I am honoured that you link up to my party! 

ANNOUNCEMENT concerning my upcoming blog parties for the summer months.

I consider every post you link up to be special and I am always thrilled to have you join my party. However, it takes a lot of time and effort to feature special posts. Sometimes it takes several hours to get them ready for my party. My life is about to get busier than usual and I don't have the extra time right now to be sitting in front of the computer.  

So, beginning the first of June I will no longer be featuring special posts. My party will go on as usual but the special features will not. 
Once summer is over and everything is back to normal again, perhaps I will resume the features once a month. I hope you all understand and will continue to link up to No Place Like Home. I love having you participate every week.

Now on to the posts that caught my eye from last week's party:

Fabby @ Fabby's Living shared a lovely Tea Time and Tablescape. She also shared her Old Fashioned Angel cake recipe that I know you will want to try.

Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared a pretty tea time outside by her fountain with a scrumptious strawberry pie and recipe too.

Martha @ Lines from Linderhof shared how simply replacing an older chair with a newer found one can make a lovely difference in one's decor. 

Pat @ French Country Style shared her lovely spring garden with us. I can't wait for my Bleeding Hearts to spring up!

Actually there were several gardening posts I could have featured but then my posting would be too long.

Thank you everyone for participating last week. As a courtesy, it would be nice if you would have a link back to my party so that others may find their way here.

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