Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Heart of the Home Party! It's Time!

Hello, Dear Ones! I just wanted you to know the Heart of the Home Party has been so much fun and I have thoroughly enjoyed stepping inside all of your wondrous kitchens! I can't thank you all enough who came to the party!! Since there was such a wonderful turnout I thought I would leave this post up for a few more days so if you missed the party on Wednesday you can still come!! Does that sound good? I've saved some cookies for you! :)


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Hello, Dear Ones!! Yippee! It's time for the party...


Come on in to my tiny kitchen...

I've been waiting for you.


I've prepared a little refreshment for you.

I have the tea pot ready with nice hot tea.

I baked some Snicker doodles just for you
and
I'm sure you like strawberries.

I've set up another tea area for those of you who are caffeine free.

Perhaps a little touch of honey for your tea?

I picked a rose for you off my rose bush,
um, I mean out of my plastic bin of fauxs. :)

Maybe you're in the mood for some iced tea...

Welcome to my kitchen and thank you all for coming to my party
and
I can't wait to see yours.

Please make sure you link back to this post
so others party goers
will be able to come see your kitchen.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~



Shake, Rattle and Roll

Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans
Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans
Well, roll my breakfast 'cause I'm a hungry man

I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
Well, you never do nothin' to save your doggone soul
Wearin' those dresses, your hair done up so nice
Wearin' those dresses, your hair done up so nice
You look so warm, but your heart is cold as ice

I'm like a one-eyed cat, peepin' in a sea-food store
I'm like a one-eyed cat, peepin' in a sea-food store
I can look at you, tell you don't love me no more
I believe you're doin' me wrong and now I know
I believe you're doin' me wrong and now I know
The more I work, the faster my money goes

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL
~ sung by Bill Haley


118 comments:

  1. Sheila, what a gracious hostess you are. You made my favorite cookies. I love snicker doodles. I love anything with cinnamon sugar!! Your kitchen is soooo charming. Love the flower frog with the invitation. So cute.

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  2. Let's get this party started!!! Love your kitchen and your wonderful treats for us!! thank you hostess with the mostess!

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  3. Lovely party idea!

    Can't wait to go on the tour and sample all the goodies!

    Candy

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  4. G'eve Shelia ~ How charming & inviting your kitchen. I love the counter tops! Oo-la-la!, gorgeous.

    The white tea service is so delicate & ROSES! I love it. Thank you for being such a delightful hostess, your tea & desserts are delicious.

    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  5. You are such a wonderful hostess. Love your pretty tea service and your refreshments look fabulous. So gracious. I love your kitchen, you should have shown it all again. It is wonderful. Thanks for hosting such a lovely party. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I LOVE your kitchen! Is that a Butterfly Meadow tea cup I see there??? You are the best hostess, and I'm expecting you to entertain us on the piano:-)

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  7. I've been looking forward to your party. Your tea set is oh so lovely.

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  8. Thank you, Shelia for this fun party! I have so enjoyed your kitchen, your hospitality and, of course, Chloe Dawn!

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  9. Shelia, Shelia, Shelia! You have absolutely OUTDONE yourself! Your kitchen looks beautiful and the refreshments look absolutely delicious.

    Now that my new kitchen is almost done, I'm starting to do some packing for the "BIG MOVE" to "Hooterville" but I do hope I can find time to visit everyone who participates. I need some decorating inspiration for my new kitchen. :)

    This party was a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  10. Oh Thanks you Miss Sheila for hosting the party. I enjoyed my tea and cookies very much...but must run now, as I have yet another Kitchen change coming up soon:)

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  11. Thanks for hosting! For some reason, it cut off the last part of Atticmag. :( Your teapot set is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting. Atticmag was started as Kitchens We Love, so we are ALL about kitchens! I hope you'll drop by to see our kitchens - three of them!

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  12. Shelia, what a lovely tea set and snickerdooles! Gorgeous! Thanks for hosting. hugs♥olive

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  13. Hi Sheila
    Quite a welcome for your party! Love your new kitchen and the way you've got it set up.
    I'm getting anxious to have ours finished; I thought it would have been in time for today but I'll just have to be patient.
    Great idea.
    Judith

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  14. Thank you for having me today Sheila and for putting on such a wonderful party! I love this idea of "virtually" visiting everyone's kitchens!

    This is going to be so much fun!

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

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  15. Hey Pickle I'm getting ready to leave the state but had to come by my Dear friend...Good luck with your party...will miss ya..Hugs and smiles to ya, Gl♥ria

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  16. Ooo, I've never had Snicker Doodles!

    Thank you for this fun event.

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  17. Shelia, This was such a unique ideal, thanks so much for hosting.
    Your kitchen is beautiful, bright and cheerful, love the pops of red on the counter and that is a beautiful shade of green on the cabinets. You have an eye for decorating my friend. I like all the caffeine in my tea I can get, I'll be right over.
    Sandy

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  18. Your kitchen looks so homey and I love your tea set out for us. I'll have mine with a bit of milk please.

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  19. Shelia, what fun! Thanks so much for doing this! Now I'm off to see everyone's heart of the home!

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  20. Thank you for hosting! I'll have the iced tea and a snicker doodle please. MMmmm.

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  21. What a lovely party Sheila! Thank you for thinking of everything!! The white tea set is so lovely and your kitchen looks just delightful!

    I so tried coming with my vintage dress but had a terrible time coming up with one! Plus it too dang cold so I am doing the layering effect and it hasn't even snowed yet!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  22. Thank you so much for the delicious yummies and for hosting such a wonderful party! Your strawberries were delicious! LOL! I love your new kitchen! It is so warm and inviting! I especially love the green island cabinets and your pretty splashes of color on the counters too! OH, and that first tea set with the raised flowers, OMG! It is a stunner! Thanks for being the hostest with the mostest!

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  23. I'm loving it so far! Your honey pot with the little bee is adorable.

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  24. What fun this is! Thanks Shelia for sharing pictures of your warm and lovely kitchen. The granite is so very pretty and I love your ability to make such colorful collections of pretties! Thanks for hosting and John and I appreciate your prayers and friendship so very much.

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  25. Thank you for pampering us sweet Shelia! Your kitchen is absolutely charming and ready for bloggy company. I really feel welcomed!
    It all looks gorgeous with your new granite. The warm light and your photos are incredible. Gorgeous!

    Thank you for hosting! I can't wait to see many pretty kitchens.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

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  26. Thanks to you, the hostess with the mostest! Fun party going on. I really struggled with this one - it's not that I don't like my kitchen; it's just the idea of using the kitchen for other than storage!! But, I'm off to check out all of the great ideas being shown at your party. Sally

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  27. Shelia,
    What a lovely vignette in your tiny kitchen for all of your guests to enjoy! Those little bees on your tea service are so adorable! Thank you for hosting such an inspiring party! I had a wonderful time, dear.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  28. Hi Miss Shelia!
    Thank you so much for tea and scones! :) that was a perfect touch. I love you new counter tops. Your kitchen is just my size. :) I am off to visit all of the other lovely Kitchens. Thank you for organizing this extravaganza. :)

    ~Liz

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  29. This is so fun Shelia! I can't wait to sit down after the kiddos are in bed and drool over everyone's kitchens! I hope its ok that I used my original post of my kitchen since I ran out of time to take new pics and publish a new post about it...in its current state it would not be pretty! :-)
    Thanks for being the consumate hostess!
    Vanessa

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  30. Your kitchen is so pretty Sheila!
    I am so in love with your new granite countertops and your beautiful vignettes!
    Charming, beautiful, fabulous!
    I wish I could get my post ready but i have been so busy helping daughter today.
    But I am having fun seeing all the wonderful kitchens!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  31. Shelia! Thanks for the invite! I even updated and re'did' my post for this most excellent party.
    Your kitchen is so beautiful. Even more so after the new countertops and what not.
    Thanks for hosting this terrific party!

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  32. What a wonderful hostess you are! I'm loving all your welcoming treats and your kitchen is beautiful and homey.

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  33. Sheila, you are the perfect hostess! What a grand idea for a party. It's the perfect way for all of us to show off our Heart of the Home rooms we cherish and spend so much time. Thank you for hosting this and your lovely kitchen is wonderful. Thanks sweetie! Hugs, Linda

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  34. Hi Shelia, What a wonderful party, thanks for those delicious yummies!!!

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  35. I adore your new kitchen, and I want your gorgeous granite counters, looks perfect with the white cabinets! Thanks for the wonderful party!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  36. Sheila,
    Thank you for inviting me to your party! You know I love tea and i'll take mine with caffeine please! I got up early this morning and 409'd the kitchen just so it would be nice and clean! Can't wait to visit with all your guests!

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  37. Oh I wish I had found your blog earlier, What fun. Having a blast looking through all the kitchens. Yours is beautiful, so inviting!

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  38. I'm going to have such fun looking at all of the wonderful Home Hearts linked...I know what tomorrow night will be spent doing! Thank you for hosting this great blog party, Shelia :) and how sweet of you to go to all the trouble putting together a tea for us :)

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  39. What a great party! I have been enjoying visiting all the links! Your kitchen is so beautiful and inviting!

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  40. Sheila,
    Your kitchen looks wonderful! Yes, please, I will have one of those yummy looking cookies! Thanks so much for hosting this great party! Now the fun of seeing everyone's great spaces!
    xoxo
    Robin

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  41. Shelia, I love partying in your gorgeous new kitchen! Are you still smiling every time you go in there? :) I had three cookies...sorry...made a little piggy of myself. :)
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  42. What a great kitchen. I love your counter tops, tfs Nan

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  43. I finally made it! Had to deal with the batteries in my camera!! Grrrr!

    Thank you so much for hosting! Can't wait to visit all the kitchens! I just realized I'm making a comment, before I've looked at your kitchen! I'll be back!

    Katherine

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  44. Your kitchen is sooo beautiful! Thanks for the tea and snickerdoodles, yum! Thanks, also, for the decaf tea!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

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  45. Thanks for inviting us over for tea in your beautiful new kitchen! I've had a delightful time with tea and peeking around!

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  46. Your kitchen is so pretty! Your redo turned out great. Love your new counter top.
    I would love to have a cup of tea, a strawberry and cookie.
    Thanks so much for hosting the party.

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  47. This is my first visit to you blog, and what a lovely welcome ;) You're kitchen is amazing, so much inspiration in there, I am feeling very motivated with each kitchen I visit today. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Amanda.

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  48. Shelia, what a lovely party! The tea sets look so pretty all ready for the party, and I love the bee hive honey server. How cute that you put your invitation in the flower frog. And I'm loving that rooster planter over there with dishes in it. Thank you for hosting all of this fun. laurie

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  49. Oh Ms. Sheila, your kitchen is so lovely! Thank you for hosting such a nice party! I have found some wonderful blogs that I would not have normally found! As always thank you for the lovely comments you always leave!
    Lacy

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  50. Oh Shelia, you sweet little tiny blogger, you -- what a FAB idea for a party!

    I am so sad... my kitchen is a HOLY MESS right now because I've got all the stuff from the sunroom -- table, books, lamps, etc. -- piled in the kitchen for another day or so till Howard and I get the sunroom put back together.

    Oh my I am crying tiny tears! (Hey I used to have a Tiny Tears doll --- loved her!).

    LOVE your kitchen tour -- and thanks for the refreshments ... Mmmmm....
    Coffee and anything sweet for me, thanks!
    Hugs -- Cass

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  51. Oh .. how lovely. .. Im new and am joining your party today... Cant wait to be a part of some more fun.. Thanks for hosting this..:-)

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  52. Your kitchen is lovely! Your new countertop is so pretty! Thanks for making tea for all of us! I'm going to have so much fun looking though all these kitchen posts!

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  53. Hi Sheila,
    Everything just looks lovely. Your kitchen is bright and happy. The treats look wonderful. I have had a lot of fun with this and even though I did not show the inside of the cupboards they are all nice and tidy too. Thank you Sheila, very fun!
    Valerie

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  54. Hi Shelia
    Thank you so much for having this great party. I'm being inspired with every kitchen. Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  55. Hi Shelia-
    your kitchen is absolutely lovely & thank you so much for setting out the tea and snickerdoodles! That tea set is so pretty! How sweet of you! I love your post and thank you so much for hosting! What a great idea for a party!! :)

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  56. Hi Shelia-
    your kitchen is absolutely lovely & thank you so much for setting out the tea and snickerdoodles! That tea set is so pretty! How sweet of you! I love your post and thank you so much for hosting! What a great idea for a party!! :)

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  57. Your home is like your blog...SO welcoming! I LOVE the color of your kitchen cabinets...and want so badly to paint mine. One day..one day! I wanna live in your house! :)

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  58. Thank you so much for this fun party! Great idea to see other kitchens. You have made us feel so welcome with your display of goodies! I wish I had a cookie and a strawberry!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  59. Oooh! Shelia! Thank you for the wonderful Heart of the Home Party!! You are certainly the hostess with the mostess!! ;-)
    I got back from my trip to San Diego JUST in time to play! Thanks so much..you have a beautiful and warm, welcoming kitchen. And the goodies were delicious and not ONE calorie! Yay!!
    Blessings to you, sweet friend!
    Myrna

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  60. Hi Shelia! What a lovely party...your tea set is so so pretty and I love snickerdoodles!! One of my favorite cookies....so yummy with strawberries! I enjoyed seeing your kitchen pics recently...you should have showed them again!!

    Enjoyed seeing everyone's kitchens! I am in the process of doing minor changes in mine...it was nice to see other kitchen's and get some ideas!!! :)

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  61. Thanks so much for fixing all these wonderful snacks...this is, indeed, a fabulous party.
    What a great turnout..very nice!!
    hugs, bj

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  62. Hi Sheila,

    Wow, congratulations for hosting this fun party. I just came across yr blog today and Im already at the office - so I dont have the time to snap pics of my 'heart of the home' (kitchen). Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Hi Shelia, Your kitchen looks gorgeous. I know you love the changes you made. So do I. Yummy goodies to eat and a beautiful tea set for our tea. the honey server is perfect and cute. Thank you for having such a wonderful party. I enjoyed showing off my kitchen and Fall decorations.

    HELP!I messed up the link on the first try. I don't know if you can remove it. sigh!! Where is Beverly when I need her? She always gets me out of trouble. It is a bit late so I will go to bed! I just couldn't get to this post earlier today.
    Warm hugs, Jeanne

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  64. Thank you Shelia for hosting such a fun party. Your kitchen is so sweet, and those cookies and strawberries made my mouth water.

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  65. Oh Shelia, your kitchen is SOOO beautiful! I love your granite and that gorgeous bronze faucet! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess! I'm linking my post from last week, about my plate rack.
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  66. Good morning, Shelia, and Happy Heart of the Home Party Day to you!!! Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely party. What a great idea.

    You kitchen is simply beautiful. I love the colors you chose and the types of cabinets and counters you went with. Just gorgeous.

    Thank you for the caffeine free tea. ;-) I appreciate it greatly. You have such pretty tea services. And I must tell you, Snickerdoodles are one of our all time favorite cookies in this house. Yummmy! And it's a good thing my son didn't come along with me to your party, because all of those strawberries would be gone and you'd have none for any other guest. :-)

    Keep on being a sweetie! And thank you for being such a gracious hostess.

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  67. Shelia, you are the perfect hostess. Your kitchen looks wonderful, and I know you must be loving the changes you've made.

    And, thank you for the treats. I am running late to work, but I will stop by again this evening. I will definitely want a tall glass of iced tea by then. Please save me a cookie.

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  68. Shelia,
    What a great idea for a party...happy that I came by. Your kitchen has such a welcome feel to it...love your beautiful granite countertops and thanks for having some ice tea all ready for us SOUTHERN gals!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  69. You must have been having too much fun at the party to see that I hooked up with Mr. Linky last night...there I am, Number 43. See, I was here all night long.
    xo bj

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  70. Shelia, I love your sweet kitchen! It is so charming! Thank you for hosting this fun party. :)

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  71. Sheila, thank you for hosting this lovely event! I love your kitchen and can tell the love that is in your home! Yes, I would love a snickerdoodle and some hot tea, please! I know all the women worked so hard to get to the point of this party! I am trying to visit them all! It may take a while, but I am having fun making all the visits! Hugs to you! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  72. What a warm and welcoming kitchen you have! Thank you for a delightful party and all of the sweet goodies you have prepared. Love those yummy snickerdoodles ~ that's my favorite cookie!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  73. Dear Shelia, thank you for hosting such a fun little party! Your kitchen is absolutely charming! Those goodies look sooo delicious too.

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  74. Hi Shelia
    Oh how fun. I love your new kitchen and I've taken a cup of tea and a bun...and strawberries...now I'll head off and do some kitchen visiting.
    Hope you are having a great day
    *hugs*
    Judi

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  75. Thank you, Shelia, for hostessing this lovely party. You are a warm and gracious hostess, and your tea fare is totally delicious. I love snickerdoodles and strawberries, and of course tea is the best drink of all in my book.

    I LOVE your white tea set. It is totally gorgeous. And your kitchen is warm and inviting...just like you!!

    Blessings and hugs to you,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

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  76. Good Morning Sweet Shelia ~

    Absolutely delightful my dear. I LOVE your kitchen...I could just sit there for hours chit~chatting the afternoon away. Have a wonderful party and Happy Autumn to you.

    Blessings and Smiles ~ Ramona

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  77. Well Miss Note Songs, your kitchen is lovely! Bright and sunny, just like you! I think we have the same granite? Your tea set is so sweet, and the treats you have prepared look delicious. Thank you so much for hosting this party!

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  78. I've always loved your darling little kitchen! It's bright and happy just like you. :-)

    Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  79. Shelia, you're such a sweetie! (Obviously you take your own advice!)

    I love the way you wrote this post as if you were giving a party for us. I'd like some iced tea, I think, and I'll take TWO snickerdoodles! (Oh, how I love snickerdoodles.)

    Your kitchen looks so pretty. I do love your new countertops, but I especially like the way your kitchen looks so homey--it just seems to say, "Come in and visit for awhile." I think that's the way we all want our kitchens to be!

    Thank you so much for hosting this party!

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  80. What a lovely, welcoming place. I wish you enjoy it every day with your family.
    Thank you for hosting such a lovely party, perfect for the Autumn season!

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  81. You sure know how to throw a party Sheila! I have enjoyed so much seeing the pictures of your kitchen as well as all of your guest's kitchens!

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  82. well, you have thought of everything to
    make this super fun for us. thank you!

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  83. Beautiful Kitchen! I love how bright and airy it is! I found your blog trough Anita's Far Above Rubies. The color in your kitchen is close to what I have, it's called Basil. I spied your canister's in the background love the color and all things rooster! Im a follower now!!! Glad I found ya!!!

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  84. WOW Everybody including me LOVES your pretty kitchen Miss Shelia. I'm caffein free thanks so much for the great snack. Now about those snicker doodles? I'm thinking one more batch, and I might just be able to whistle a tune. YUMMY.
    Miss Shelia, could you email me your address please? I have something to send you that is very near to my heart that I know will be close to yours. It might take a while to package it up and send off, but I promise you will get it before Xmas.
    I think you have my email, claudie@frid.com
    BTW I LOVE those retro kitchens you have down below, and your home looks so very beautiful as always.
    Love you
    Love me
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  85. Thank you so much for having this party!!!! I am so happy this motivated me to get my kitchen decorated for fall time!!! Your refreshments look darling!

    Take care!
    Jennifer

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  86. G'eve Shelia ~ I wish to TY once again for this fun event ... it was great to meet so many lovely new ladies & beautiful reno's. Sooooooo, what'cha got in mind next, my friend?
    Chuckle!
    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  87. Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful blog party! Your kitchen is simply beautiful and so lovely!

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  88. Thanks, Shelia, for your wonderful party and your kind comments! I adore your blog and I would love to drop in for dinner sometime!! That teapot with the flowers--gorgeous!! Take care, Betsy

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  89. Oh you truly have set a grand table. Everything looks lovely and yummy!

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  90. Hi Shelia,
    What a fun party you have hosted-I have enjoyed a peek into many kitchens and still have more to see.
    Your kitchen is so pretty and you even have a lunch for us-you probably noticed i have a sweet tooth so I will enjoy your snickerdoodles too!
    Thank you for hosting,

    Carolyn

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  91. Your kitchen is so cute! Thanks for hosting such a fun party. I've really enjoyed myself looking into a lot of kitchens.

    Enjoy your day.
    Gail

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  92. Thanks for hosting a party. I am having fun seeing everyones kitchen. You have done a wonderful job on your kitchen!Kathy

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  93. Thank you for hosting this wonderful and funny party!
    I'm a bit late but I was out for job yesterday and I couldn't join before!
    Francesca from Italy

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  94. Hi Sheila
    I really enjoyed visiting your 'Heart of The Home party'. Your kitchen is lovely and those strawberries look so good. I look forward to popping back at the weekend when I have more time and visiting some of the other participants.
    Lindsay
    x

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  95. What a fun party, Shelia! And aren't you a fabulous hostess! I am enjoying visiting all the pretty kitchens. I just couldn't get mine ready for prime time! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  96. Along with your beautiful kitchen, I love that teapot set. Everyone is going to want to come to your house for tea and cookies my friend :-) You've hosted a wonderful party. I've been seeing the prettiest kitchens in blogland!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  98. Hi sweet lady...

    I just read your sweet note and came right over, Sheila! Loved your visit...and loved your sweet note! You give me the "big head" with all those generous compliments! Sure did make my heart smile though...thank you, Darlin'!!!

    Girlfriend, I also appreciate the personal invite to join in with your fabulous kitchen party. Honey, my kitchen is...well, how do I put this...just a little bit out dated and I'm waiting for a remodel! I have the vintage, metal 50's cabinets still! Anyway, it's not very interesting. That's why I was sooo excited for you when you got to remodel your kitchen...gave me hope that some day my little kitchen might get a makeover as well!

    Well sweet lady, let's talk about your fabulous kitchen! I love all the changes that you've made! Ohhhh...your granite countertops are simply gorgeous!!! And...I love the pistachio green paint that you used on your island...that's such a pretty color!!! Ohhhh...and while you didn't show any photos of them here at your party...I still remember those fabulous curtains in your kitchen! You are such a creative and talented lady, Ms.Sheila! And...the perfect hostess! I always love coming to your place...it's so warm and inviting! Girl, you really did spoil us with all the beautiful tea stations that you fixed for your party! Love, love, LOVE your pretty teapots! You know, I have one very similar to your white set with the raised roses on it! I'm sure you've seen it at my place. But...I don't have the sugar of creamer. Wherever did you find yours? Ohhh...I just adore this tea set!!! It really is exquisite and so delicate looking!!! Love your pretty scalloped tea cloth too! Girlfriend, how did you know that Snickerdoodles are my favorite "all time" cookie? Seriously! Hehe! I'm so bad, I pick up a package from the bakery at Walmart nearly every week while shopping. Ohhh, and I'm sure that they aren't as yummy as yours!!! Ohhh...and I just love that pretty little beehive with the honey piece! Gorgeous!!!

    Well sweet lady, thank you sooo much for hosting such a fabulous party! I have already been around to some of the beautiful kitchens already! Ahhh...seriously, you ladies give me hope that someday, I too, might have my dream kitchen. Until then, I'll enjoy yours! wink!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  99. I'm late and I may be last but I wanted to thank you so much for allowing me to still participate in your party.. Usually I am shut out if i cant get to the party right on time but you are such a true Sweetie..
    I am tickled to see everyones links so I can do some visiting too~!!
    You have an adorable kitchen and I have no doubt its filled with Love..
    your friend..
    Sonny

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  100. Sheila, I'll take honey in my tea and a few of those snickerdoodles and strawberries, and then I'm going to try to visit all the kitchens! Thanks for hosting this. Your kitchen is so pretty and welcoming. Linda

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  101. Congratulations, Shelia! What a wonderful response you've had to your kitchen party! You're such a wonderful hostess, and your kitchen exudes warmth and charm. I had really hoped to participate, but I never quite seem to find time to do half the things I want to do. Thank you for hosting this fun event. I'm really enjoying peeking into the hearts of the homes of some of my favorite bloggers!

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

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  102. Hi Shelia
    I'm trying to visit kitchens!

    I did not get my little lake kitchen photographed in time for the event. For some reason, this time at the lake, I have really been in lazy mode. Sleeping much better than I have in months, enjoying our drives and having wonderful do nothing days, has me in such a relaxed mode, I've just sort of thrown together posts this week without much thought!
    G'kiddos and their parents arriving tomorrow. This has been one fantabulous getaway.
    It will take me awhile to visit all these lovely kitchens...yours included.
    Happy Weekend!

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  103. HI Shelia! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party! Your kitchen is just beautiful too!! I love that soft apple green on your cabinets , oh my!!! Love it! I am just getting around to visiting everyone today, I posted mine and then it became a busy week, but it's so much fun this morning coffee in hand making my rounds! It's a little peek into everyone's space and heart, how nice to share my coffee with a so many warm inviting girls!

    Thanks for hosting, you did a beautiful job sweetie!

    Hugs, Cynthia xo

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  104. Questa è la mia piccola cucina verde:
    aveclecoeur.splinder.com/post/23304537/la-mia-cucina
    Ciao, Serena.

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  105. Wow!!! What a trail ya have beaten through your kitchen, which is beautifully inviting I might say. Some of these kitchens are just magnificent and yours ranks right up there with the best of the best!

    Ya'll have a marvelously blessed weekend, ya hear.

    I've been absent for awhile. Went to Tx. my Daddy lost his three decade battle with leukemia.

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  106. Shelia, you are the perfect hostess, and how I wish that in real life, I could sit with you in your pretty kitchen and visit and laugh and cut up over those delicious treats!

    I love your kitchen BTW, and I had every intention of sharing mine, but I thought the party was NEXT WEEK! How I got confused I do not know, but I thought all week long that I could work on getting ready over this weekend and then do it. I am SO sorry. I had put it on my sidebar, but I got it into my head that it was next week. Sigh. I ran over my air card minutes (I was at our St. A. place), and I haven't been online. I came on, and I was trying to frantically play catch up visiting when I saw that your party was THIS Wednesday!

    I hope you will forgive me, dear one, but you had such a fabulous turnout that I don't think I was missed. I will have to drop by and visit some of your other participants.

    Love you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  107. Sheila! I'm going to be late, but thanks for saving me a cookie and I see that I still have a few more days! YAY! I WILL do it! I didn't have DSL yesterday, it was raining, same here today, and I still want to take pics looking out my kitchen window (without the rain!). So I am still planning to "attend." But WOW, you had 100 participants!!!!!!! Congratulations! You must feel so great. But you are such a lovely person, would you have expected anything less? :)
    Best,
    Gloria
    P.S. I am going to tell Mrs. Magpie to join -- she can be late like me!!

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  108. Hi Sheila! :) Thanks for hosting such a fun party! I am enjoying lookng around at all the beautiful kitchens! :) I just did a post on mine just now. Sorry i did it late, i was on holidays! :)
    Thanks again for hosting! Your kitchen is adorable! :)
    Melissa

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  109. Sweet Shelia, I have been so busy with my broken foot and my grand children visiting me this week I missed your party!!
    Your kitchen is so pretty!
    Hugs, Ann

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  110. Hi Shelia :) you have had a very successful party and I have enjoyed getting to be a part of it. Thank you for hosting such a fine event. I love kitchens, all sizes, small, large or anywhere in between, it doesn't matter. If I had it to do all over again I would be a Certified Kitchen Designer. Your kitchen is really cute and I love all you color choices. Very pretty.

    Your goodies look scrumptious and your dishes are so pretty.

    Thank you so much for coming by my kitchen and leaving me such gracious and kind comments. And thanks for following me, I'm following you back. Can't wait to get to know you better.

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  111. Sorry, I am late, Shelia but as you know, my mom had a terrible accident and I had to tend to her. Your kitchen is beautiful. I like your choice of color on the granite, it's bright. Love the tea set and what a wonderful hostess are you....Christine

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  112. I am having trouble with blogger when I click to follow a blog. It will not put my picture up :( it keeps asking me to chose a picture and when I do, it says it's too big a file or that it is not a valid picture????

    Has anyone else been having this problem?

    shelia I don't want to be a faceless follower, I'm putting you on my blog roll until I can figure this out.

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  113. Oh Sheila... Your kitchen is as cute as can be. I'm so sorry to have missed the party. I hope you'll have another one somewhere down the line. We were out of town and I totally forgot to schedule a post....

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  114. *sigh* What a LOVELY kitchen! I am going to try to visit all of them over the next few days, maybe I can get some ideas for my kitchen, which is in desperate need of a face lift!

    I LOVE the white tea set with the white flowers ... how beautiful!

    Hopefully next year I'll be able to join the party!

    Have a lovely weekend Shelia!

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  115. Shelia:

    You have a great kitchen and I just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed your meme. Unfortunately time didn't permit me to join in - but I am so enjoying visiting all of the participants.

    - The Tablescaper

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  116. I may be last, but I still have to say: THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME JOIN YOUR FIRST HEART OF THE HOME PARTY!! You MUST do this again! You can see what a HIT it was, Sheila! And may I say that your kitchen looks so wonderful. You know my favorite thing in your post? Your little bumblebee honey pot! Oh, I LOVE it! Sheila, you truly have a gorgeous kitchen.
    Best,
    Gloria

    P.S. Thanks for keeping your 'Party' open so long so that I can join. I was last, but I am going with the "The last shall be first, and the first shall be last." (But I think our dear Lord is saying, "Oh, Gloria, you are such a silly fool!" :)

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  117. I did miss this and am soooo thankful you left this up! I have had so much fun Sweet Friend~
    xoxo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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