Saturday, March 12, 2016


Good Morning

I am playing with my results from Ancestry  on my DNA results. I always thought I was 90 % German with Father's last name Dauksch. However I am British mostly 62 % then Europe East which includes Romania Poland  and Lithuania 34%, my daughter says that's where I get my gypsy blood and looks when I was young LOL anyway it's fun and interesting. I called my brother in California and my local sister to tell them they were as surprised as me about our ancestors.
Do you like that show on PBS about finding your roots ? use to be Who Do You Think You Are.

Don't scream  !!!! LOL here I am standing in front of Trump Tower on 5th Ave in New York CIty last summer. My friend Terry thought I should see how pretty it was inside and the wall water fall.

This was back before all the presidential talk from him also.

Here is an adorable tin bread box / picnic box I got at a local resale store ,I had to doctor it up a little It had a broken handle which E600 took care of then it had a huge metal lock on the front which I removed 
 I'm not sure what I'll store in it in the studio maybe  all my black buttons?
I know this is random post  from DNA to Trump tower to Bread box LOL

Now I have got to get busy with some house work.

Linky parties I joined in 


  1. Dear British Janice:
    That was sure fun to learn about yourself!! I love your picnic box too. I have a red plaid one I use to decorate at Christmas. I really love the green! Loved the photo too!

  2. Sometimes our week is filled with random thoughts and little bits of doing this and that. I have trouble putting a post together on those weeks, but you did a great job. Love the bread box :)
    Have a sweet weekend; we are having a rainy one.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  3. Good Afternoon Janice, It's lovely to catch up with you again.... how brilliant you are mostly British. I was talking to my daughter the other day and funnily enough we were thinking of doing a DNA test to see what our origins are... I wonder what our top percentage will be.
    I love your bread box.... and what a great idea, the little holes in the side to allow the bread to breathe.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes

  4. Afternoon, love your old tin Picnic basket, at least that's what ours are here, with the holes for your lunch to breath. Blessings Francine.

    1. You are so right It is a picnic box I had bread box in my mind because of air vents LOL thanks

  5. I liked your photos. :):) It's fun to learn our family histories, isn't it? Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. I love the picnic box, and your pages for your fabric book from your last post. Those blue appliques are wonderful!

  7. I got my DNA results just a few minutes ago! When I read your post I quickly looked at to see if mine were in and they were!! It was six weeks on the 9th that I sent them in and they were not there yesterday! No big surprises for me. I'll have to do a post on it! I'm thrilled!

  8. What a cute photo of you. You look dressed for the city with a pretty outfit and nice jewelry. Love that big tin bread box too! What a treasure. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs!

  9. My husband enjoys researching his ancestry---he just doesn't have the time to do it often. Maybe when he retires.

    You look gorgeous in that picture lady! I'll look away at the name of the cafe! lol!

    Love the retro!! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend!


  10. I've thought about doing one of those DNA tests, sounds fun, I'm sure I'd be surprised! Love the bread/button box! Blessings, Cindy xo

  11. That's a gorgeous tin box . Is your British heritage anglo saxons or celtic? If the former then you do have germanic heritage way, way back. My Dad's researching our family history, but we've not moved out of the British Isles so far. It'd be interesting to see if that was reflected in our DNA.

  12. Janice, Maybe your European heritage is what drew you back there on your recent trip. I love knowing our heritage and honoring it, too. I feel I am the only gypsy in my family. Maybe we are related somewhere in the background. The photo of you at Trump Tower is beautiful. Can't wait to meet you in person someday. Blessings

  13. Hi Janice,
    I would like to purchase the DNA test, also. I am interested in personality traits that are passed down in the fascinating world of genetics. Years ago, I learned from a professor that our siblings may have different percentages of genetic makeup than we do ourselves. Maybe everyone else knows this but I was amazed. You always look so put-together and lovely! I have that picnic basket and it is my favorite one because of the color. I keep makeup in mine.

  14. Beautiful retro picnic box! I love New York, great photo!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

  15. Love your DNA results. My husband's were not what he thought, as well. Has a German last name and was always told about his German ancestors. Turns out he is mostly Norwegian with some Spanish thrown in the mix! lol

  16. OH! I have been thinking about doing the DNA thing and really must. Thank you for sharing. Love the breadbox.

  17. Well hello, Lady Janice! How fun to do the DNA testing and get the results!
    Fun bread box, I have to see it filled with all of your wonderful buttons!

  18. So exciting to find your heritage; we got Ben a DNA kit for Christmas and are eagerly awaiting the results!

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