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December 5, 2010

A Taste of Christmas Cheer

Filed under: Holiday,Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:57 AM

Celebrating the holiday starting with Mary Engelbreit Monday  with Cherry Chick Vicki and the ladies, (join in here)
or link here for Blue Monday with Smiling Sally.

(any photo hints on shooting shiny objects appreciated)

This great candy dish or trinket box is a much lovlier deeper turquoise aqua blue than appears on screen.

 For Christmas Give Your Heart

I am still completing my first year of blogging.  It has had ups and downs, challenges and learning curves.  There is so much more of the technical aspect to blogging that I need to figure out. 

Congratulations to 2 ladies on completing their first 100 posts each – please visit and congratulate Tamarah at Shabby Vintage Junk  and Gina at  Vintage Junk In My Trunk.

The most wonderful things about blogging include the ways it has expanded my view of the world and its opportunities, how blogging has made me appreciate the viewpoints of  people I never would have come into contact with any other way. 

 Blogging has introduced me to new friends and reconnected me with others from my past.  It has made me see old objects with new eyes and opened my eyes, dreams and heart to interests  I had forgotten about or given up on.
So it has been a wonderful year, even with its trials and issues.

Merry Christmas to All, and To All a Good Night


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Tuesdays are Nifty Thrifty.




  1. Blogging is all that and more!

    I hope this means you’re feeling better!

    Comment by Stumpy and Cyndi — December 5, 2010 @ 9:35 AM

    • Thanks, but not really. Just making minimum effort.

      Comment by dogsmom — December 5, 2010 @ 10:18 AM

  2. Thanks for your Leo comment, which cracked me up!

    Comment by Laurie — December 5, 2010 @ 10:02 AM

  3. So nice to see you again Dogsmom but I’m so sorry to see that you aren’t feeling well 😦
    I’m happy to see your joining us for ME Monday. As for the photography tips. I’m assuming that you’re using a programable digital camera. You might want to play with your settings for your lighting source, your color settings, and lastly your exposure settings. It took me becoming really familiar with my camera before I could get decent photos.
    There always something new to learn with blogging but it’s great fun like you said.
    Merry Christmas from The Cherry Chick

    Comment by Cherry Chick — December 5, 2010 @ 6:03 PM

  4. Oh no! You were not/are not feeling well….and you had a mousie problem. I wish I’d seen this post earlier. I could have poofed over there and taken care of the problem for you. Remember, I am ferocious!!!! Well, as long as the mousies were small ones….

    Purrs to help you feel better!


    Comment by Romeo and "her" — December 5, 2010 @ 8:35 PM

  5. HI, so nice to meet you! Thanks so much for visiting me at my blog! I, too am about clueless when it comes to the technical aspects of blogging!!!:):) Hope you feel better SOON!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

    Comment by Pinky — December 5, 2010 @ 9:24 PM

  6. Great minds ~ we shared the same little plate. LOL
    It looks like you have a matching box. I just have the plate, which was a gift from a student in the 1980s. Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you get better soon.
    ~ Sarah

    Comment by Sarah — December 5, 2010 @ 10:31 PM

  7. Excellent put!
    I couldn’t of said it any better. The blogging world is so much more than I ever expected.

    Sorry to hear that you are still not feeling beter.

    Comment by Jen — December 5, 2010 @ 10:33 PM

  8. Sweet! That’s one I haven’t seen! Is it a little trinket box or a plate? Mary is especially lovely during the holidays!

    Comment by Sweet Bee Cottage — December 6, 2010 @ 12:01 AM

  9. Hi Dogs Mom! Of course you would notice the cute white puppies in the background! There is a close up of them if you scroll down to the previous post which is about taking photographs. The little dogs are pipe cleaners! Roll a length around a fat pencil six times. Thread remaining length through center, crook for tail and head. Wind a second pipe cleaner around the tip of the pencil about four times and insert on head crook. Two inch lengths are bent in half and slipped between coils of body. A very small length slipped between head coils. No glue, not hard at all! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Elizabeth

    Comment by Elizabeth — December 6, 2010 @ 1:11 AM

  10. Hello Lovey….!

    I hope this note finds you feeling better….! I tried to leave a comment the other day to THANK YOU for coming to our party AND for the shout out but there was an issue with WordPress as the comment box wasn’t available for me to YABBER into…. :o) !!!

    I’ve popped your entires in the tub, rubbing them for LUCK on the way….!!

    I look forward to visiting with you again soon….!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah xxx

    Comment by Tamarah — December 6, 2010 @ 4:46 AM

    • Thank you for coming back and saying hey! I have that issue with Blogger comments now and then, get the code that says unavailable and asks “what were you doing when you got this code?”
      It happens most often when I have been longwinded, yet leaving a thoughtful and nice comment.

      Comment by dogsmom — December 6, 2010 @ 7:02 AM

  11. Congratulations on your first year of blogging! What a colorful dish!

    Comment by Alyssa — December 6, 2010 @ 9:43 AM

  12. Hi, Nice to meet you, I have found that the best thing to do with shiny objects is put them by the brighest window you have or even outside and turn off the flash on your camera…..that was a hint from a blogging friend of mine….
    This is my first time here so I am going to read a few posts about you! I hope you feel better every day….:)

    Comment by Sandy McClay — December 6, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

  13. Agreed with the tip above. Bright natural light is a natural diffuser that will downplay the shine and keep any reflection down. Drives me nuts, because I’m never home to take advantage of the daylight!

    Comment by Van — December 6, 2010 @ 12:07 PM

  14. Thanks for the shout out and for entering the giveaway!! So much fun to meet new bloggers and share the vintage love! Good luck in the giveaways!

    Comment by Gina — December 6, 2010 @ 1:11 PM

  15. I enjoyed this bit of blue.

    Happy Blue Monday.

    Comment by Sally — December 6, 2010 @ 2:05 PM

  16. What a pretty little dish.

    Comment by hip chick — December 6, 2010 @ 2:38 PM

  17. Thank you for stopping by, I pray you will feel better soon and Enjoy this New Season of Hope.
    PS I love your little trinket box. I find when I am photographying shiny objects that if I put them in a well lite area like near a window or open door and do not use the flash, the pictures come out better. There is no glare on the object.

    Comment by molly's country memories — December 6, 2010 @ 2:40 PM

  18. I could have written the same words as yours today. I thought I would lose my mind at first. I still goof very often. I barely know the basic things on blogging. There is so much more I wish I knew about. Blogging has opened up a completely new world for me. In fact, I might become addicted to it if I am not careful. Enjoyed my visit to your bog.

    Comment by LaVoice — December 6, 2010 @ 4:16 PM

  19. I love your photos. Congrats on almost completing your year of blogging.. Happy Blue Monday.

    Comment by Donnie (NewBlessingEveryday) — December 6, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

  20. Such a cute dish. I have no photography tips. I’m doing well to just take a picture and get it posted on my blog. Isn’t this blogging thing amazing! I would never have thought I was going to enjoy it so much. laurie

    Comment by laurie — December 6, 2010 @ 7:19 PM

  21. Blogging really is a wonderful way to connect with like-minded people, isn’t it? I’ve made so many lovely friends in my 2 1/2 years of blogging.

    Comment by whatshappeningatmyhouse — December 7, 2010 @ 1:22 AM

  22. When I have trouble with shiny things I generally just turn off the flash and take them outside. I was having a horrible time with an ornaments I painted recently until I took a picture of it outside on my porch railing (pic in most recent blog post). Someone who knows more about photography might have some better tricks but this is the easiest solution I’ve found! 🙂

    Comment by Dawn — December 7, 2010 @ 6:23 AM

    • Huh. Wrong blog is linked in my name. right one is

      Comment by Dawn — December 7, 2010 @ 6:24 AM

  23. Congrats on coming up to one year! Yep, it’s a big ole world out there and Blogland covers most of it:@)

    Comment by Happier Than A Pig in Mud — December 7, 2010 @ 5:56 PM

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