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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 October 2018


I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

Are you glad October is here? October is the time of year when we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada. Our kitchens will be filled with the wonderful smells of spicy and savoury goodness as we prepare for our big dinners next week. 

It is also the time of year when we really start thinking about the Holidays. There are lists to get ready and all sorts of preparations in the making. Of course, here in our home I don't start decorating until after Remembrance Day on November 11th.

And the sun took a step back
the leaves lulled themselves to sleep
and Autumn was awakened. ~ Raquel Franco

October is a colourful month because Autumn has arrived and with it, all its golden splendour. Nature is beginning to put on a final show before resting for the winter. We have become accustomed to fires burning in the fireplace and stove again. 

From His abundance we have received one Blessing after another. - John 1:16

I found these lovely hydrangeas at the grocery store. They have a tint of blue so I thought it was a good time to use my blue and white china.

Time to bring out the Blue Willow teapot. It's been a while since I've used it.

Instead of a sweet, today I'm serving tuna salad tea sandwiches cut into rounds and dressed up with cucumber and strips of pepper for a little eye appeal. A couple cubes of Swiss cheese round it off for a little nosh. What is your favourite tea sandwich?

These are sitting on a Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage plate.

I'm sipping my cinnamon rooibos chai tea again today. It is perfect for Fall. Pity Hubby doesn't like it! He's always insists on his Red Rose tea. 

Tea and tasty sandwiches, a world of beauty outside my window, and a happy home. I am content! What more could a girl ask for?

Life is a gift! Today, and every day you wake up, is a gift from God. Remember to thank Him for it.

With Thanksgiving next week, I'm wondering, what are you thankful for?

People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have. ~ Richard Carlson 

I am joining the following party as well~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi