Thursday, February 24, 2011


Sometimes you are reading a blog and you find a link to another blog that looks interesting. Or you are reading the comments on a post at a blog and you find one that captures you, and you think, "I like this person, I have to check out her blog." Well, that happens to me all the time and that's probably why I follow so many blogs. And that is how I met Suzan.
Her blog is called Old Grey Mare. She is sweet and witty and down to earth. And crafty. Give her a piece of twine and a twig and she will create something memorable. And now I am head over heels that she has opened her own shop called a Mare Of A Different Color. These are some of the beautiful, handcrafted pieces you can order. And things are selling fast.
These are the gorgeous little {I shouldn't say little, they measure about 5' x 4'} hearts that smell heavenly. I couldn't stop at ordering just one. Use them as sachets, or fill a cute basket with them as I did...I am in LOVE! Pop in and visit Suzan and tell her Blondie said Hi! I hope you are soon hearing the knock of your little UPS man with a beautiful pink and green box filled with goodies.

See you soon! :-)


Pamela said...

These are so pretty Jane!
I will have to visit this new blog!
Pamela xo

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Jane,
What cute little sachets! I'm going to head on over :) Thanks!


Pondside said...

How sweet!

stefanie said...

those are sweet!

Linda Chapman said...

You manage to find the coolest things! Thanks for sharing!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...


These look so sweet...I see why you just had to have them!!


Jeanne said...

Thanks Jane...what a lucky find! The same thing happens to me...I go blog hopping and then can't remember where I started!

I think it is an age thing :)

Jeanne xxx

Olive Cooper said...

Suzan is quite a character. She is very talented and has a wonderful collection of ironstone pitchers.

April said...

Hi Jane!
Those are so adorable! They'd make great gifts! I'm on my way to introduce myself now!:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute hearts Jane! Nice of you to give the shout out, I'll stop over:@)

oldgreymare said...


I am so touched, I am a bit misty eyed. What a wonderfully sweet thing for you to do and say. I love nothing more than creating products that some one else finds beautiful or useful.

It is also why I enjoy teaching and organizing. It makes this world just a wee bit happier, when we share of ourselves.

I have enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to many more fun emails.

I am so thankful for your kindness today : D


Anonymous said...

These are great, Jane! I haven't been over to Old Grey Mare in a while... I need to go pay her a visit... thanks for sharing!
I hope you have a great weekend coming up!
Jo :)

p.s. thank you for your sweet comment about my mention in FMS... much appreciated, my friend! :)

Maryrose said...

hi jane,
those are darling. i shall certainly pop over and visit. it is always fun to find a new blog.

Deb said...

Hi Jane
So true about "blog hopping" ...
I'll follow the link :-)
The little handcrafted hearts and roses are adorable.

Deanna said...

She sounds like a fine gal to me so I will be over to visit her! The sachets are adorable and ohhh I adore the colors she chose.

Deanna :D

Loretta said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! Luv-Loretta


Adorable hearts.

Any tips on how you manage all the blogs that you read?


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I looooovveee the sachets! Which I think is very appropriate given they are heart shaped. :-) Thanks for sharing...That's one of the many reasons I love this here blog world! Laura xo

Low Tide High Style said...

It's so true Jane, the blog world is full of wonderful surprises and talented people! And Suzan is so talented and has a gorgeous home! I'm off to check out her store, thanks for the info!

Kat :)

Renee said...

You're so right about finding great blogs by hopping around, that's how I found yours! Thanks for introducing us to Suzan!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane, love those little hearts!... I think that is how I found you in the first place... seems like I read some of your comments on others blogs and thought "hey, she sounds like a really nice lady"... and guess what... I was right!... xoxo Julie Marie

shannon i olson said...

these are cute, I too love a person who lets their personality come through on comments!!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the hot tip! I love to blog hop! I just have to find the time!

Rachel Noelle said...

Love those!!! xo Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh these are so pretty! A creative spirit is a kindered spirit...I'm heading over!

Terri said...

I am heading over! I love the title of her blog!

Those are so cute. I can see a basket of those by my phone.

xinex said...

Those are so cute and adorable, Janie...Christine

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I am on my way...I love those hearts! Thanks for the heads up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane!

I'm heading over to Old Grey Mare! These would make really sweet and special gifts.

Thanks for sharing! Have a nice evening!

sissie said...

Hi Jane!
I've been following her blog for some time now and I always enjoy her so much.
I love your sweet heart sachets. I'll go check them out.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are really cute. May have to check them out.

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, thanks for telling us about her. What sweet little things and I will have to go and pay her a visit.
be a sweetie,

Anonymous said...

Jane, thanks so much for sharing. Love those sachets. I'm the same, constantly adding to the list of blogs I'm following.

Lisa x

Stacey said...

She's super talented! I love these. I've been swamped with dealing with the new house, so not much blog reading has taken place. I know though what you mean about visiting someone based on their comments or a link that was shared. I've met some wonderful bloggers that way:-). I'll be sure to pop by this lovely blog. XX

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Those are beautiful. Thanks for sharing...another blog for me to follow now too! btw Our hot tub is right out the sliding door! thank goodness!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Those are sweet Jane. It is so true, one blog leads to another, to another...all so good!

Ashley said...

Oh Jane these are lovely! I am definitely going to check that blog out. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, they are so pretty. I could do a lot of things with those.

Thanks for the blog tip.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Barb

A Vintage Vine said...

I'll check her out!!! I always like the sound of the UPS man!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Darling...just darling! Thanks for the FYI Jane!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Cute! I'm headed her way now. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

These are so lovely, Jane! Lucky you to purchase some before they're snatched up. Have a great weekend,

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh yes, I'm always finding new blogs, by seeing a Comment here, or a click-able link there. But often, they don't keep resonating... Me with them, and/or them with me.

And so I tend to have a core group of Dear Readers, who stay with me, and with whom I stay.

Gentle hugs...

raggygirlvintage said...

Sounds so familiar, just a couple of minutes and next thing you are who knows where discovering new blogging friends! The hearts are gorgeous!

KarenHarveyCox said...

That happens to me all the time, the hourglass of blogging temptation. Those sachets are so lovely. Now, I must link over there.


Brenda Kula said...

Hey, today I got my little felted roses from her! Aren't they special?

Sarah said...

They are lovely, Jane. Like you, I find myself hopping from one creative blog to the next. So now I'm off to visit Suzan at Old Grey Mare. ~ Sarah

bj said...

What a sweetie you are to tell us about her. I am going right over and I'll be sure to tell her Blondie sent me. :)))
xoxo bj

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I have been to her blog but not her shop. I will check it out!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Ohhhh....I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who gets lost surfing around blogland.....BUT you do get to meet so many great new friends, don't you?? :) I'll definitely be checking out Suzan's shop! Thanks, Jane - and have a great weekend!

xoxo laurie

Sandi (Meme) said...

What cute ideas, and smell good too! thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about my snowflake table. Love having you drop by as usual! Sandi

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love the sachets!

I do that all the time and think how did I get here? Tee hee

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those are so cute Jane. I often get distracted by a comment or a reference to a "new to me" blog, and I head off in another direction. it's so hard to stay on task in Blogville! laurie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love those Jane.. thanks for sharing your new find with us.. they are really adorable..


Rebecca said...

Oh Jane what a lovely post for Z... she is such a talented sweetheart! You are right in every way, isn't blogland so fun!
Blessings today

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jane thanks for sharing this great blogger and artist with me. I have enjoyed my visit with her very much. Love the felted Roses so now I have to have some! hugs, Linda

simply objekts said...

hi, thanks for stopping by! you too must have a lovely weekend!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Jane, those are adorable! Love the burlap looking flowers. Also, beautiful lake in previous post - ah, to have a house by the water - you can't beat that! Linda

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

How sweet of you to flag up this blog. It looks like a goody!!!

And what gorgeous craftiness too! Thank you!


Shirl said...

Hello Jane, Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment about my sons homecoming! I will be sure to pass it on to my son! Love your post this week, I love the look of wool and especially wool hearts. I will have to visit her blog!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Gypsy Heart said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing ~


Donna said...

Cutest little hearts in the world find the most fun things!!!

Leslie said...

They are so cute!!!! I can't wait to get crafty again. : )
I will have to go check out the new blog once
I do some catching up. Yikes.

Have a great sunday

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Feb. 27th... Jane, I have OK'ed your comment on my latest post. Twice. And it still is not showing up. ???????????

Perhaps Blogger is just a little slow today? I don't know. But if it still has not been put in my Comments, by Blogger, later... I contact you again and ask you to comment it again.

I am so sorry this is happening! And I am so sorry that I have to have Comment Ver. setting on again. Ugh.. Ugh... Ugh... -sigh-

Ol' Auntie A.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ooops, now I know what happened! And it was my fault, of course. :-(

I kept tweaking my entry, and putting it up, over and over again. Your comment came in on one title, of my entry. And did not get on my last published entry.

So...... I have copied your comment, out of my mail, and will put it in, myself.

Yikes! So sorrrrry!!!!!!!

La said...

Thanks for the lead. I will stop over right now.

Have a great week! La

Country Livin' said...

they are so sweet. on my way over to check her blog out now!
Trish xo

Lori said...

How cute are these Janie ~ I can see why you fell in love. Happy Sunday! xo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those are so cute Jane!
How's life treating you my dear?
It's crappy here in Wisconsin. First we were all happy and united after winning the Super Bowl. Now we are all fighting and hating each other. It's not good.
I may have to move back to Illinois. I was born in Peoria so I still feel like I am from Illinois too.
I have been watching little Addison a lot while Katie works. It wears me out but she is such a delightful baby and I am totally smitten.
Take Care and Hugs from your buddy here in the Frozen Tundra.
Where's Spring?

Privet and Holly said...

I am such a
fool for rosettes
and these are
darling. Thank
you for sharing
her with us, Jane!!
xx Suzanne

Karena said...

Jane how fun to find another interesting blogger and I have the same dilemma because I love so many!

Come and enter my Artful Offering and read a great Interview!

Art by Karena

Picket said...

Morning girl...I do that all the time..there are some great blogs out there and just the most amazing people..I definitely will go take a look...I love the hearts! Thanks for the info sweetie and thanks for coming by..I believe the cabinets will be just what I am looking for when I finish them...I should have done it a long time ago! Have a great day girl...Picket

Dana and Daisy said...

those are so pretty! I am embarrassed to admit I have a bog of lavender buds that has sat in my garage, hmm, 7 years, waiting for me to do something like this! ha ha! not today though, the garden is calling me to come do some early spring cleaning.