Home and Garden Thursday

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Home and Garden Thursday

As I sit here, we’re under a winter storm watch…so hoping we get enough snow. Enough for me would be to take pretty pictures and make a snowman, that I will call Olaf! Any Frozen fans out there? It’s hard to believe that January is all but a memory now…February will come and pass quickly and then, yes! Spring is just around the corner! I so enjoyed all the participants – we’re growing! I hope you had opportunity to see all the fantastic, inspiring posts!

Here’s what I shared with you since the last party:

ginger-lime-coconut oil sugar scrub sugar scrub bathroom narcissusI joined a number of other bloggers in the Homemade Beauty and Household Products Showcase. I shared with you my Ginger-Lime-Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub. There were some amazing contributions – a good mix of beauty and household homemade product recipes!

window seat winter white teaI also shared my Winter White Tea where I sat at the window seat in our bedroom overlooking the garden…imagining the possibility of snow and reading a wonderful romance story, Beloved Bride – The Love Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife.

IMG_9916Snow Day! Rare beauty in Georgia. Praying for those still stranded and adversely affected by this storm. 

Here are the Top Viewed Posts from last week’s party:

Top Viewed Home Decor Post

overall-view-of-dog-trot-Living-VintageKim at Living Vintage shared the reveal of their ‘Dogtrot Breezeway. When we looked for homes in our small town we considered a few with dogtrot breezeways – none came anywhere close to as spectacular – this is wonderful!

Top Viewed Garden Post

january garden 8Bella at Bella’s Rose Cottage shares the first signs of spring in her January garden – love the rabbit! Lots of promise to come!

Top Viewed Thrifting Post

ginaGina at Victorian Wanna Be shared this lovely house she found at a Thrift Store…she has an amazing collection of miniatures!

Top Viewed Collecting Post

ivey and elephantsPatti at Ivy and Elephants shared this adorable collection of Pin Money banks – do you know/remember what ‘pin money’ reffered to? Wonderful post! 

Top Viewed Crafting Post

restoration redouxShanna at Restoration Redoux shared this lovely Valentines Day Bookpage Garland – absolutely gorgeous!

Top Viewed Cooking Post

tuscan bean soupHolly at The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide shared Cynthia at Feeding Big.com’s recipe for Tuscan Bean Soup with Kale – this sounds marvelous!

Top Viewed And More Post

cieloCielo at The Here and Now, formerly of The House in the Roses has not only created a new blog, but also has moved from the northwest to the east. Welcome her, my dear friends – southerners 🙂  Cielo’s blog, many years ago was one of the influencing blogs that inspired me to create a blog of my own. She shared her marvelous garden – you can still go back and see her wonderful posts – in her previous blog. She now shares her experiences – wonderful prose and beautiful pictures in her new blog, aptly named, ‘The Here and Now’. 

I am so honored by all who visit and who join in at Home and Garden Thursday – many of you share week after week and visit beautifully. Some are new, I hope you’ve had opportunity to welcome them. You all make Home and Garden Thursday a complete delight.

Home and Garden Thursday

is a blog party I host each month sharing Home Decor, Gardening, Thrifting/Collecting/Crafting, Cooking and more

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  1. Hi Kathy – Thank you for hosting another lovely party and also for the feature of Cynthia’s soup. Have a great week! Hugs, Holly

    • Thanks, Holly – I appreciate you – sorry I didn’t have the LINKY on the post – I’ve fixed that!

  2. Kathy, what a delight to see my little pin money banks featured! Thank you so much. Always a pleasure and inspiration to share here. Have a fabulous week.

  3. Thanks for hosting another fun party this week!

  4. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Kathy!
    So many pretty features . . . Thank you so much for hosting another great party!
    Have a beautiful week,

  5. You have the most talented bloggers joining in. The features this week are so inspiring. Thank you for hosting Home and Garden Thursday Kathy. Have a wonderful week.

  6. We both have snow! Great features, Kathy and thanks for hosting…Christine

  7. Thank you Kathy! I will be happy to go visit Cielo’s new blog.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for hosting!!


  9. Good afternoon, Kathy! Thank you so much for hosting – I really appreciate it! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  10. Kathy, Thank you so much for hosting such a great party. And, thank you for pointing us in the direction of a new and inspiring blog.. Have a wonderful week. Cathy

  11. Thanks for hosting! My hyacinths finally bloomed inside our home this week. The kitchen smells wonderful.

  12. I loved the House in the Roses blog! Thanks for letting us know where she went…can’t wait to visit her! Hugs, Penny

  13. Hi Kathy, Sharing my Bathroom Restorations, hope you enjoy! Thanks for hosting this awesome party!


  14. Thank you so much for featuring my dogtrot breezeway. I’m delighted!

  15. Lovely features, specially that Living Vintage house, simply amazing dining área! Thank you for hosting Kathy and for having me.

  16. Hi Kathy,
    Thanks so much for featuring my January Garden! I am a little jealous of your snow, I must admit!! Enjoy it!!

  17. Thanks for hosting, Kathy…I do appreciate the time that you dedicate each week!

  18. Thank you so much for featuring my Valentine’s Day garland!

  19. Thank you for hosting Miss Kathy!

  20. Thanks for hosting another lovely party this week Kathy! Have a great day!

  21. I really like the bench picture with the snow on it.
    Thanks for the party.

  22. Love the features Kathy – especially Living Vintage’s library/dining room breezeway. Thanks for hosting the party again this week.

  23. I do hope you get enough snow to make a snowman!

    • Yes, I did – he is about as big as a cat though! Had lots of fun and was achy the rest of the night – kid at heart!

  24. Thank you for hosting! I love the pin money banks so charming!

  25. Thanks for hosting Kathy. Looking forward to visiting all the lovely links.

  26. Hi Kathy,
    Thanks so much for featuring my dollhouse as the most viewed thrift post. I will give you a shout out on my next post. Enjoy the snow and stay warm.
    Have a great weekend,

  27. Thanks so much for hosting a great party, Kathy. I’m going to check out your scrub right now. Have a great week-end, Diana

  28. Gorgeous features. Thanks for hosting Kathy.

  29. Thank you for hosting, Kathy. ~Zuni

  30. Thank you for hosting another great hop!

  31. I am from the Pacific N.E. and never heard of dogtrott breezeway! Why is it called that. And the dogtro breezeway is the size of my kitchen and dn. rm. My lab mix would love to have the doorbell ring and run that track!

    • You made me laugh with that comment about your dog! Mine would too! From what I’ve read, early 19th and 20th century homes in the southeast, such states as Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia etc… had two log cabins side by side and a ‘breezeway connecting between to allow air flow. There would probably be a covered front porch too. On one side of the house would be the kitchen and eating and the other side for the living space. I’m thinking it was named ‘dogtrot’ was because there were a lot of hunting animals and they’d feel free to run through and to rest there as well. It’s a very nice style and to have the breezeway enclosed makes for a very lovely large living space. I think a good example, don’t hold me to it ;), may be in the movie The Yearling. I seem to remember that house being a dogtrot.


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