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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.

Wednesday 10 October 2018


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

Hello everyone ! I hope all my Canadian friends had a lovely and bountiful Thanksgiving!

Monday was turkey day in Canada. Roast turkey, potatoes and gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce, and of course pumpkin pie with real whipped cream; what a feast! 

A few shots of Hubby's cousin's Thanksgiving table. She goes all out to set her table.

Give Thanks was attached to the two head chairs at the table.

I don't know about you, but I love turkey leftovers! I have any number of delicious recipes I can use the turkey in so I find it very economical. I like to make turkey pot pie, hot turkey sandwiches, "turkey" a la king, soup, casserole, turkey stir-fry, etc...What do you do with your leftovers? Do you even like leftovers?

Today it will be a quick cuppa tea and a piece of pumpkin pie. The cup and saucer are Skye McGhie called Pierced Lace.

The plate is part of a set of four my son gave me for Christmas two years ago. It is the under plate to a set of pumpkin soup bowls from Sur la Table and he got them in Colorado when he lived there.  

The lovely table topper underneath it all was part of a give away win from Bernideen several years ago. I bring it out every October.  

Question for you! I have my father's violin. When my middle son was a teenager and in band at school, my father gave him his violin. When my son graduated and left for the west coast to go to bible college, he left the violin here with me. I removed the strings and the bow is inside its case. I've had this violin hanging in the family room for years so no one really sees it. Now, what I'm about to tell you may horrify some of you! 

I have been wanting to paint it white and distress it for years and my son would never give me permission to do that. 
Well, seems he's had a change of heart especially since his nephew, my grandson, said I should paint it! My son feels it would be even more special to have Mom's stamp on it. So, now that I have my son's permission, I'm re-thinking whether I should or not. What do you think? Would you paint it or do you think it would be best to leave it as is?  

NOTE: I have decided to NOT paint the violin. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that painting it would alter it in every way. I wish to keep the integrity of it intact. Thank you everyone for commenting.
Some of you may remember this prayer that I used at the end of my HOME and No Place Like Home parties.

"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 bounty and Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place." ~ Edgar A. Guest

God bless you all and remember to be thankful every day. 

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi