Home and Garden Thursday



Home and Garden Thursday

I just love this time of the year – still in the midst of winter we’re seeing some beautiful posts on how you’re experiencing winter, great crafts, great recipes and so much more. This is also the time of the year we celebrate Love and Romance. I am thoroughly enjoying creating decorations for our home and enjoying each day with Dearest.

Pink Pistachio Heart Silver Tray2

I made this pink wreath using Pistachio shells. The inspiration came from a back issue of Martha Stewart where she made a wreath from red dyed Pistachios – do you remember those?

Fruit and Granola Tart

I began the week by sharing with you a very Romantic Weekend Breakfast t I shared with Dearest.

Frederick Warren

I shared my thoughts on being a wife and mother and on ‘Being a Good Thing’.


The definition of Romance is closely linked to the notion of chivalry – I think it would be a marvelous thing to teach our young men to have nobly ‘knightly’ character.

Romantic Cottage Dinner for 2d

In my retreat I set up a cozy, table for two – my Romantic Dinner for Two with Dearest.

Rosemary heart wreath1

I have two very large Rosemary bushes – they’re blooming profusely and I made a wreath out of the stems and an old wire hanger to place this Rosemary Heart Wreath in my kitchen.

These are the most viewed posts from last week’s party

Bernideen's teatime partyBernideen shared with us a gorgeous and delicious tablescape in honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I think the Bennett girls would approve! You can see the full post on Bernideen’s Teatime blog

Penny's sunroom

Penny’s sunroom is gorgeous – I can see why they spend a lot of time in their sunroom. Love the changes – I’d love to visit and spend time at Penny’s Vintage Home

Lavender cottage garden

Judith at Lavender Cottage not only writes a charming  blog, she also writes a column on gardening! I think it fantastic that she shared with us excerpts of one of her articles – a topic dear to my heart!

looks like white

There’s something so elegant about white decor. Trudy at Decorating with White takes us through an amazing Victorian in San Francisco that had been restored and decorated all in white – exquisite.

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  1. Gorgeous wreath!!! Thanks so much for hosting…heading to see the “house of white!’

  2. I absolutely love the white room; it’s so pretty. And the cottage garden ~ I’ve always wanted one like that. Your breakfast looks like it was delicious. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Oh goodness! A post chock full of eye candy! Your pistachio shell wreath, your thyme wreath, the lovely breakfast….wonderful.
    And the links – that cake is fabulous, as is the sunroom and the garden shot!

  4. Great features Kathy. I love the romantic photos. Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  5. Thanks so much for the feature, Kathy! Always a pleasure to party here….hugs, Penny

  6. These are all just so lovely and romantic, Kathy…Christine

  7. Such a fun party, Thank you for hosting, Kathy! Lovely features. Big hugs,

  8. Hi Kathy,

    All beautiful features; love your rosemary heart wreath; can smell the sweetness of the herb from here! The three rooms at the end are breathtakingly beautiful! Off to explore…

    Thanks for hosting!


  9. Our rosemary isn’t in the garden long enough to bloom so I enjoyed seeing it at this stage, and then you made a charming heart shaped wreath with branches. It must smell wonderful Kathy and the dainty flowers are pretty.
    Thank you for featuring my English cottage post, living in a quaint cottage like in the photo would be so nice.
    We should all think about making a book as Emily has, it would be a great gift for family and friends.

  10. Lovely images and love the lavender heart wreath. Isn’t that little cottage adorable. x

  11. Bonjour ma chère Kathy,
    Je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver après mes longues semaines d’absence…
    Votre publication est remplie de douceur et en cette période de Saint-Valentin il est bon de faire une pause et se souvenir qu’on aime…
    Gros bisous

  12. Thanks for hosting, Kathy. Love the romantic photos and wonderful features.


  13. Love the rosemary wreath, Kathy. Simple and beautiful. Nice job! Thanks for hosting Home and Garden Thursday! Susan

  14. Kathy, this is a beautiful post. I love your rosemary heart. Our rosemary isn’t blooming right now, but when it does I’m going to try to make a heart wreath. Love this idea and it will be so fragrant.

  15. Hi Kathy!
    Oh…What a beautiful post. Each photo is so lovely and so romantic. There’s just nothing sweeter than a cottage in the country amongst the flowers.
    Thank you so much for hosting,
    Carolynn xoxo.

  16. Thanks for hosting. I had loved that pot by the Lavender Garden Cottage last week!

  17. Beautiful features. Love the romantic cake! Thanks for hosting!

  18. You’ve done some lovely posts this week, Kathy. My favorites are the Romantic Valentine’s Dinner for Two and the Rosemary Heart Wreath — love, love the wreath. Thank you for hosting and have a great day!


  19. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for hosting!!


  20. Thank you for the party! I follow you via Pintrest. I host a weekly party that starts at 6:00pm every Tuesday called Fluster’s Creative Muster Party. I would love for you to stop by and share your talent and creativity.

    Hugs and Smiles,

    Robin @ Fluster Buster
    Follow My Blog with GFC

  21. Beautiful features! Thank you for hosting. Wishing you a pretty rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. Thank you Kathy for featuring my post and thank you for hosting this wonderful party each week!

  23. Thank you for hosting what looks like a fUn party!
    I just found you through LooksLikeWhite’s linky party,
    and am having much fun looking through your posts!

  24. I love your wreath, it is so creative and what an inspiring post. Thanks for hosting!


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