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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 14 January 2019

Winter is the Time for Home

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell

A cheery good morning dear friends and welcome to my little cottage! 

A funny thing happened to me last week! Monday evening we had to change the batteries in my keyboard and we couldn't get the second battery out. It was stuck solid and simply wouldn't budge. We tried everything to get it out and no luck. Hubby took it to a computer store and they couldn't get it out either. Seems the battery had corroded and I might have to break down and purchase a new keyboard. I wasn't happy about that! Anyway, Hubby happened to mention our dilemma to a few guys at work and one of them suggested he bring the keyboard in the next day and he would attempt to get it out. He worked on his breaks and that Thursday evening, he texted Hubby to let him know he had removed the battery. Was I ever happy! So, I was without my computer for several days and did I ever miss it! Has anything like that ever happened to your keyboard?

It is a very cold but bright sunny day here on Prince Edward Island. It's a good day to stay inside and enjoy the comfort of home with perhaps several cups of tea or coffee. 

It is time to tuck away the window display that I had out for Christmas. But before I do that, my wee china deer that my mother gifted me with years ago is making one more appearance.

I love figurines and ornaments! I especially love those that have a story behind them.

Wintertime is the time for home, and a nice cup of tea in January is so welcome! Won't you stay and join me?

"Stay" is the most charming word in a friend's vocabulary. ~ Louisa May Alcott

My cups and plates are Victorian Chintz made Burleigh of Staffordshire, England; a gift from my cousin, Val.

This mismatched cup and saucer are just pieces that I put together. Red/pink transferware looks so pretty in each other's company, don't you agree?

The teapot is called Valencia and I love the shape!

Tea towels make a cozy table covering on which to serve my tea. 

I made cupcakes for the grandchildren but I have lots to share. Would you like one with your cuppa?

A cup of tea warms the heart like a good friend. ~ unknown

Wintertime on the Island kind of dictates to us what we can do this time of year. We take each day as it comes and we try to make the most of it. 

Well, that's my post for this week. Most of this is a re-post because I didn't have time to do a new one. I hope you all have a marvellous day and thank you for joining me. 

I shall smile when wreaths of snow blossom where the rose should grow. ~ Emily Bronte

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi