Thursday, September 3, 2015

Home Sweet Home #236

Bohemian Tea: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I embraced my inner gypsy in Bohemian Tea.  This was another transition week in my house and this was my only post.  Oh, and by the way have a nice Labor Day weekend in the states!    

There are so many great ideas, decorating, and delicous recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   All of you are very talented!  Your posts were gorgeous this week!  Here are a few that caught my eye.  I pin a lot from this party each week! These features were all pinned!

Gorgeous Children's Rooms
Suzan at Simply Vintageous shares a fun series on here blog called I Wanna Live There Wednesday and this past week's home was dreamy!  This was just the children's rooms.

Angel Lush Cakes
Suzanne at Simply Suzanne's shared Angel Lush Cakes, which were beautiful.

Cooking with Basil
Sylvia's Simple Life shared Basil, in which she shared a memory of her grandmother and this wonderful herb.

Staircase bookcase
Melissa at Dancing Dog Cabin shared Transitioning to an Autumn State of Mind; in which she reflects about creating this vignette in her gorgeous stair nook.

I have on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because, it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special!  You are all so talented and share such wonderful posts!  It is really hard to feature a few and, remember to be featured you must have a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.   Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home!  It is wonderful to have you here!

Sherry

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Attention: To link up you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or you won't be featured.
Link up anything from your home or garden.   I love seeing home tours and neat shops too!
My button for the party is under the button tab at the top of the blog, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)

Now let's see your beautiful home, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

 *If you are pinning a post submitted here, please pin from the original source.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Bohemian Tea

Bohemian Tea; The Charm of Home
Blessed are the gypsies, 
the makers of music, 
the artists, the writers,
dreamers of dreams, 
wanderers, and vagabonds, 
children and misfits, 
for they teach us to see 
the world through beautiful eyes.
~Tumbler

Bohemian Tea; The Charm of Home

What is Bohemian?  It is everywhere in fashion right now.  I have been smitten with it, but that wasn't hard to like because it was my Mother's closet when I grew up.  My Mom and Dad were teenage parents and I was around 6 when Mom and Dad went back to college and I went with them, often to night classes.  I was an only child and I interacted with adults without boredom.  I was part of the 70's college scene so, I absorbed by osmosis the gypsy/bohemian vibe.  It was a freedom loving time that was as filled with as much angst as any teenager drama would be, but it had some virtues that could be appreciated.  The main virtues I remember were art, love, music, and freedom.  I can't argue that these are the stuff of life.  So for some reason; as all things do, they have come back on the scene full circle now.  What does that mean?  I am waiting to find out.  Are we going to be free finally, to create, to love, and to make music to our own liking?  We are all creating this reality and I am on the edge of my seat to see what transpires.  Meanwhile, I am embracing my inner hippie for some tea this fall because I could use a visit back to a freer time.  A time of daisy chains in my hair, and ripped up jeans, with comfy leather sandals. To define the Bohemian style whether your talking fashion or decor the elements of style are often the same.  There is lace, macrame, ethnic prints, spiritual and religious symbolism, beads, candles, color, diversity, acceptance, and the mood altering substance of choice..mine substance is tea. This lace table runner is by Heritage Lace and the pattern is Floret .
   
Bohemian Tea; The Charm of Home
My beads were from a new shop in town.  I loved the tassel on them.

Bohemian Tea; The Charm of Home
My top was a thrift store find.  A Japanese inspired print out of a silky texture.  

Bohemian Tea; The Charm of Home
My teapot and cup in one was a birthday present also; a Japanese design, the maker is Yokohama Studio.  Thanks Becky! (she picked that out) 

Bohemian Tea; The Charm of Home
Embrace your inner gypsy she/he ( I need a gender neutral pronoun to insert here.) is waiting for you to come home and be who you really are....

She had the soul of a gypsy,
the heart of a hippie, 
the spirit of a fairy...
~Tumblr


Thank you very much to Heritage Lace for sponsoring today's tea.  The products described were provided to The Charm of Home for this post.  The written description was entirely my own.


Sherry

I will link this to:
  
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House 
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Home Sweet Home #235

Words of Wisdom Tea: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I shared a back-to-college post in Words of Wisdom.

Cinnamon Roll Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing
 The confection for the tea this week was the easy peasy Cinnamon Roll Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing.

There are so many great ideas, decorating, and delicous recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   All of you are very talented!  You all had a lot of great post!  Here are a few that caught my eye.  I pin a lot from this party each week! These features were all pinned!


Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
Alexis of Chemistry Cachet had me hungry for this Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Cowgirl Birthday Party
Monika at Girly Pretties shared an adorable Cowgirl Birthday Party.

August Meditations
Julie at Renaissance Mermaid shared a lovely post she titled August Meditations.

If you can color you can paint
Stacey at The Farmhouse in the Field shared If You Can Color in a Coloring Book, You Can Paint.  I loved this tute!  It is one to Pin! 

I have on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because, it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special!  You are all so talented and share such wonderful posts!  It is really hard to feature a few and, remember to be featured you must have a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.   Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home!  It is wonderful to have you here!

Sherry

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Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party: 
Attention: To link up you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or you won't be featured.
Link up anything from your home or garden.   I love seeing home tours and neat shops too!
My button for the party is under the button tab at the top of the blog, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)

Now let's see your beautiful home, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

 *If you are pinning a post submitted here, please pin from the original source.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Cinnamon Roll Cake: The Charm of Home
I found this cake on Pinterest.  It looked perfect for fall and tea.  I didn't change much about the recipe it was perfect as is, but I did add orange to the frosting.  That is an irresistible flavor to pair with cream cheese icing.  And, judging by the way this cake disappeared at my house you'll love it too!

Cinnamon Roll Cake: The Charm of Home
In slicing the cake it looked just like a cinnamon roll.  So much easier to bake without the rising of the dough or the mess!

Ingredients:
Cake:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Filling:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice (juice from 1 orange)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:
Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour and 8-inch cake pan and set aside.
In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt.  In another bowl mix sugar, milk, butter, egg, and vanilla.  Stir wet ingredients into dry and blend until just mixed and pour into cake pan.  

Filling:
In a small bowl mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour.  Place tablespoons of filling on top of cake batter.  Use a kitchen knife swirl filling around cake.  Bake for 40 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.  Cool completely on a wire rack and then frost.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:
Using a hand held electric mixer combine cream cheese and butter.  Stir in confectioners sugar until combined.  Add the orange juice and beat until creamy.  Ice the cake as desired. Can add some orange zest, garnish with an orange slice and mint. 
Can chill to serve. 
Recipe adapted from: Mother Thyme 

Cinnamon Roll Cake w/ Orange Cream Cheese Icing
All I can say is YUM!  Try it and see if you like it too!

Sherry

I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  
Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   

Monday, August 24, 2015

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom Tea: The Charm of Home
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold.  Proverbs 16:16

Words of Wisdom Tea: The Charm of Home
The owl is the wisest of all birds because the more it sees, the less it talks. ~African Proverb

Cinnamon Roll Cake: The Charm of Home
Wisdom is knowing how little we know.

Just some fun quotes about wisdom to go with my owl mug today.  Here is to all the college kids back this fall at hitting the books to expand their wisdom.  This would be a great recipe for college students.  This is a Cinnamon Roll Cake.  It is mix and bake easy!  I'll share the recipe tomorrow.

Sherry

I will link this to:
  
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Home Sweet Home #234

Baking Vintage Tea: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I was Baking Vintage for tea.

Banana Cream Cake: The Charm of Home
The vintage recipe I used was Banana Cream Cake.  It turned out stupendous! 

There are so many great ideas, decorating, and delicious recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   All of you are very talented!  You all had a lot of great post!  Here are a few that caught my eye.  I pin a lot from this party each week! These features were all pinned!

10 Favorite Beauty Products
Angelina at Peonies and Orange Blossoms shared her 10 Favorite Beauty Products.  They sounded so good she had me taking notes.

Swimming Pool Art
Niki at T-shirt & Jeans shared how made DIY Swimming Pool Photography (With and iPhone).  This was brilliant and quite nice art! 

Blueberry-Streusel Cake with Lemon Glaze
C D's Country Living shared a Blueberry-Streusel Cake with Lemon Glaze that looked scrumptious. 

Rustic Summer Fruit Crisp
Alexis at Chemistry Cachet shared a healthy and delicious Rustic Summer Fruit Crisp.

I have on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because, it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special!  You are all so talented and share such wonderful posts!  It is really hard to feature a few and, remember to be featured you must have a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.   Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home!  It is wonderful to have you here!

Sherry

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Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party: 
Attention: To link up you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or you won't be featured.
Link up anything from your home or garden.   I love seeing home tours and neat shops too!
My button for the party is under the button tab at the top of the blog, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)

Now let's see your beautiful home, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

 *If you are pinning a post submitted here, please pin from the original source.


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