Home and Garden Thursday



Home and Garden Thursday

May is marching right along! We’ve had an unusual beginning to this month. It has been rainy and colder than normal. I would love it if the summer was milder as well. It’s May and that means I am celebrating A Delightsome Life’s blogiversary by hosting my 4th annualDelightsome Cottage Charm Giveaway! I hope you’ve had opportunity to stop by and to enter my giveaway.

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This year, my giveaway is inspired by the roses on this Staffordshire teacup. All of the other gifts are made by me.


Here are the things I shared with you last week:

candelabra birdfeeder 1I painted this candelabra white and let it sit for a while, until I was inspired to glue on clay pots and make it a whimsical bird feeder.

Homemade Granola 7While the soft rain was nourishing my gardens, I made this Homemade Granola full of wonderful ingredients to nourish my family.

Downton Abbey tea2For my tea-time post, I shared with you my new-found interest in Downton Abbey. Yes, late to the party, but most glad. Dearest and I have come to enjoy watching all three seasons, which I checked out from our local library system.

Here are the HIGHLIGHTS from last week’s party:

TazasyCuentos - boxes

Silvina at Tazas y Cuentos (Cups and Stories) shared her beautifully transformed boxes. She photo copied favorite images from story books and applied them to these boxes – inside and out!

hyacinth for the soulIf you didn’t get a chance to see Sarah’s garden in her post from Hyacinth’s For The Soul, you’ll just love it – beautiful!

fabby's livingYou’ll love the story behind Fabby’s gorgeous crocheted tablecloth and the lovely tablescape inspired by it at Fabby’s Living

a cozy place called homeThis beautifully crafted cake could easily fool anyone to believe that it’s real! Shannon at a Cozy Place Called Home shared a tutorial on how she created this delicious looking wonder.

old things newPatti at Old Things New shared this amazing transformation to a side table for her husband. Love the sweet bird on top and the color!

heavenswalkpinkshuttersLaurie at Heaven’s Walk shared these marvelous, rustic, pink shutters her Dear Husband made for her – lovely – I can tell you all are loving them too!

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  1. Thank you so much for the party and thank you for a chance to win your lovely giveaway!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. Hello Kathy! Oh! I’m so happy having my stacked boxes featured today!!
    And all the other features are great!
    I always enjoy your party, thank you very much!
    Besos, Silvina

  3. Thank you for hosting and I am off to see Sarah’s garden! 🙂 Happy Wednesday / Thursday to you! 🙂

  4. Your giveaway is sooo lovely! What a thoughtful and perfect way to celebrate your anniversary. I love the photo of your granola. It looks yummy too!

  5. Happy blog anniversary!! Love that chandy feeder!!

    Thanks so much for hosting each week, Kathy!!


  6. Thanks for hosting another great party! Hugs, Penny

  7. Some really great features. Thanks so much for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  8. Hi Kathy, I am delighted to be joining your lovely party today! I can see that I missed many wonderful posts last week and I must visit them. I love your idea for the candelabra bird feeder although the vicious squirrels in my yard would probably rip it to shreds! I could also imagine planting the pots with trailing flowers! Thanks for the inspiration! Linda

  9. Thanks so much for hosting, sweet Kathy!

  10. Oh my sweet lady..I just recieved my first Mom’s Day gift, by you honoring me with the feature in your great party, my crochet-teablecloth setting! I’m taking my button immediately!!! Thank you so much for having me again at your wonderful party. Hope you have a great Mother’s Day, along with all the Mother’s in your family.

  11. I almost forgot! Congrats on the bloggiversary and thank you for the great giveaway chance too! Big hugs,

  12. Kathy, thank you for featuring my garden post. I’m honored!
    Your garden looks lovely too. The bird feeder is adorable! ~ Sarah

  13. Thanks for hosting! Have a happy rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Thank you so much for the awesome party! Happy Blog Anniversary!!! So much inspiration this week, and your giveaway is fabulous!! Love that gorgeous pillow. Headed to enter the giveaway now. Happy Thursday!!

  15. Thank you for hosting, Kathy, and for the giveaway.
    Although I am currently in the middle of a giveaway myself, my parties are very quaint so this is a good distraction. I posted a banner I made for this spring.
    Much love.

  16. Almost forgot…while visiting Silvina, I noticed her box and thought it was gorgeous. Happy to see her work featured.

  17. Thank you for hosting. Love your Bird Feeder so cute

  18. Hi Kathy, so many of these were on my list to feature before I narrowed it down. So much talent out there. Thanks for the party.

  19. Love all of the gifts that coordinate with your tea cup!

    – The Tablescaper

  20. Happy Thursday, Kathy! Your post is filled with wonderful ideas and features. I am late to your party because I have had a very busy week but I wanted you to know that I have featured your fabulous birdfeeder chandelier at this week’s HOME party. I love it! Thanks for hosting and Happy Mother’s Day weekend!


  21. I loved the strawberry hearts recipe by helenes legacy. Yum! The closet turned into a cabin for a little boy Linda Bergman Decorative Artisan was absolutely wonderful! Thanks for hosting this hop – I love it! Vickie

  22. I absolutely love that little side table. Lovely features. Thanks so much for hosting!

  23. Thanks so much for featuring my Faux Cherry Cake. Have a great afternoon Kathy!

  24. Beautiful features Kathy! Thank you for hosting!

  25. Kathy ~ thank you so much for including me in your featured posts! You are so sweet! I hope that my new pink shutters will inspire everyone out there to make their own. They were really so easy to build, and made such a huge difference in the entire feel of the house! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  26. Thank you for hosting – see you again next week!

    Fluster Buster

  27. Hi Kathy,

    Love your clay pot candelabra! How creative! Thanks for hosting!



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