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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, 30 May 2016

No Place Like Home

Home is where friendships are formed and families are grown;
Where joy is shared and true love is known;
Where memories are made and seeds of life are sown. 
This is the place that people call home. ~ Author unknown


Welcome to No Place Like Home and Happy Memorial Day to all my American friends! I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend.



I think some of you got the wrong message last week about my blog party.
I am not stopping the party for the summer months, only the features

The other day I set a table with some peach and coral pink teacups and I made a cake to enjoy with our tea. 

This Irish Tea Cake recipe came from Elizabeth at The Daisy Fields and it turned out wonderfully well. 



Add a dollop of whipped cream with some strawberry preserves and you have a simple but tasty dessert to enjoy with your beverage. If you missed that post simply click here to visit it.

Now, on to my features from last week's party. 
Last week's party served up a plethora of ideas, DIY's and recipes. They were all splendid and thank you so much for sharing. I am honoured that you linked up to my party. You are a wonderfully talented group of ladies!

With rhubarb season upon us, why not make up a batch of these wonderful Rhubarb Cinnamon muffins, a recipe shared by Thelma @ Thel's Kitchen.


Trisha @ American Honey Home shared her adorable pump house which she and her hubby decorated. Too cute!




Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden shared an old ladder decorated with birdhouses for her garden. I think this is adorable!

Carrie @ Teatime Journeys shared a lovely Tour of Italy Tea. Everything looked wonderful from her setting to the meal itself.



You all know how my heart goes pitter-pat for pretty china and red/pink transferware. Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble scored when she found these JB Old Britain Castles dishes while out thrifting.




Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle shared a delicious Salisbury Steak recipe. Yum!

And for dessert why not try making Elizabeth's Mini Wimbledon Cakes.

Congratulations everyone and thank you ladies for participating last week. 

As a courtesy, it would be nice if you would have a link back to my party. 

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

Friday, 27 May 2016

Peaches and Cream and Cake

...almost before Anne realised it, spring had come again to Green Gables and all the world was abloom once more. ~ LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good week. Here on the Island, the trees are all leafing out and everything is so fresh and green. My favourite time of year, bar none, when the trees take on a lacy appearance! 

One day a few weeks ago I went into Home Sense and found this teacup. In the store it appeared to be a deep coral and it really caught my eye. I am trying not to buy any more teacups but this one I found tantalizing. I had never seen one this colour before and because I am quite struck on the colour coral, I brought it home. 



Only thing is, when I took it out of the shopping bag, it was no longer a deep coral. It looked more like pink coral. Those fluorescent lights fool you every time. No matter, I still think it is pretty. I like the little butterfly and flower inside the rim too. What do you think? Would you have brought her home?



It is such a rich colour trimmed in gold and look at her fancy saucer! I am not sorry I brought her home. The mark on the bottom says Meritage.

I brought out my Queen Anne in pink coral with her garland of golden leaves to keep her company. 


As well and my Royal Chelsea in peach with her bouquet of posies inside the cup. 




All three teacups are in the same colour group so I thought they would be pretty on my tea table today.







This cream and sugar set had been hiding for a couple of years and I finally found them. {Found my Christmas teapot too. :-)}They are Skye McGhie called Country Rose. As you can see, the roses are peach roses.

A friend is the sugar bowl in the tea party of life,
Sweet and satisfying to the soul. ~ Unknown

I made a cake for our tea. This is Elizabeth's Irish Tea Cake at The Daisy Fields. This cake would be perfect for strawberry short cake. It's not too sweet and just the right consistency. It dimpled in the middle when I took it out of the oven but it is baked clear through.



Here I have served it with some strawberry preserves and a dollop of whipped cream. My hubby, who isn't crazy about cake, and I both enjoyed it and I will definitely be making it again.



I may even replace my shortcake biscuits with this cake, I like it so well. 

Hope all my American friends have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.



Thank you for visiting and enjoy your cuppa tea today!


 I am sharing this with the following parties ~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Bernideen's TTCG Blog Party
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 The Art of Home-Making Mondays
 Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
 Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi
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