Friday, October 25, 2013


I have been  very busy with things besides cleaning house  however as I looked around and thought about what I was going to post about next I seen my little animals setting on a shelf besides my kitchen sink.
I purchased this Spode set of spice jars years ago and have never got tired of seeing them them, There is 6 altogether

I do my post one at a time what ever comes to mind I post about it and take pictures etc. I was reading a post where a gal had 200 drafts of post already made up? Wow

Another thing while i'm thinking out loud I have read several blogs that I loved reading and just couldn't wait to see what they posted about next and ALL of a sudden no posts no explanations no nothing they just QUIT. One gal was in Germany I remember her blog name as Vintage Girl , she always dressed so cute and came to Texas to buy Magnolia Pearls clothing line . Remember her?

Anyway that has been on my mind about why they quit blogging maybe bored with it

Besides my spice jars I have this large ironstone platter on my kitchen counter and it has all the cows grassing in front of a huge farm house. I usually only have blue & white in my kitchen however couldn't pass up the cow platter (since cows are popular now LOL)
Then the cow in front of my chalkboard platter  I got new at a local antique shop with a gift card I won at the store
         Those are some of my roma tomatoes I grew  in my flower bed. I picked them all before our 25 degrees temperature this morning                                    

Another thing on my mind this morning I was reading a blog where a gal listed 10 things we didn't know about her.
I was thinking wow that is brave of her of course they were little bitty things not like the Big 10 things I could mention about me and my life LOL

Linky parties 


  1. your little collection is wonderful...and know what you mean about posting in advance...I just do what pops in my mind too...this was a cool one to read!

  2. Those spice jars are just beautiful! Love the designs on them.

  3. Great spice jar set. I'm sure a lot of bloggers (myself included) have contemplated leaving blogland. I'm also sure the reasons are numerous.

  4. Love that blue and white 'Spode- It is gorgeous! Your cow is really sweet, too. Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

  5. Love your spice jars! So cute! I don't plan a lot ahead in my blog posts, but maybe I should! LOL! Thanks for joining TTF!

  6. Those spice jars are beautiful!
    I understand when someone's life circumstances change and they decide they don't have time for blogging but it would sure be a hard choice to make since blogland and all the 'pen pals' feels like a circle of friends.

  7. The canisters are amazing and I totally adore that cow. What fabulous treasures. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live Monday afternoon at 2:30. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  8. Love those canisters...just beautiful...

  9. Hi Janice,
    Wonderful animal treasures. I like it all but I really like the spice jars. Did you go to Betty's sale this past weekend. I didn't make it there until yesterday afternoon so of course everything is already sold and gone by then.
    Have a great week,

  10. Good Morning Janice, these jars are wonderful, I would never tire of them either.
    I love the crisp blue and white and the details are amazing.
    Have a lovely week,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  11. Your spice jars are beautiful. They put so much detail in these and the big platter, too. I love anything vintage and have a weakness for beautiful things. I wish people would say something on their blog when they decide to quit or take a break. I have those that I wonder about, too. Sweet hugs!

  12. I love your Spode jars. I have seen them before and fell in love with them. A wonderful treasure! At one point (about a year and half ago) I was able to get two weeks of drafts done ahead of time. Lately, I'm lucky to have my post for my TTF party up on time! LOL Thank you for sharing with us at TTF. I am featuring this post today on my TTG FB page.

  13. I love your blue & white. I own 8 place settings of the Staffordshire blue calico china. Have had it for 35 years & never tire of it. I actually worry about bloggers when suddenly they stop posting FOREVER. I wish they (if possible) could write at least a sentence of goodbye at some point to let us they are OK, just not interested in blogging any more. Mary

  14. I love all of your collectibles! Beautiful!!


  15. Hi Janice, Love your blue and white spice jars and the cow is precious.
    Your collectibles are a treasure. Great pics. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. I imagine your glitter gold tray is beautiful.
    Happy Halloween!

  16. Love your Spode! I find it strange as well when a blogger quits with no explanation to her readers. Anyhoo, I'm glad you and I are still at it! Thanks for sharing all of your lovelies. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's soiree: Hope to see you again at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. These blue and white Spode canisters are to die for, as I mentioned to Kathryn in Anything BLUE Friday...I love them! You have a fab collection!


  18. You know, I'm not sure that I've ever stumbled across your blog before today...maybe but there are just so many. Anyway, I wanted to tell you that I love it and will be a regular visitor. You and I like many of the same things.