Wednesday, January 20, 2010

{a key lesson}

lesson never " learnt"
every year I am so excited
when the
Valentine's candy
hits the store shelves
*
early January I am
eagerly filling my candy dishes
with
red
white
and
pink
*
but
the
sweets
never
ever
last
until
February 14th
{this jar was full 4 days ago}
a key lesson so never " learnt"
{will I be filling my candy dishes with Easter treats soon?...you bet I will !}

40 comments:

Catie said...

Isn't is funny how that works? I think the stores need to stop putting things out so darn early. I'm telling you! December 26th is the start of Valentines Day! Take care, and don't feel too guilty for eating them before Feb. 14- remember its not your fault they've already been out in the stores for weeks ;-)

Blondie's Journal said...

We are SO alike. It is there and then it is gone!! Chocolates are my fave! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Simply Mel said...

You know what I love....is that you actually have those jars in your house! And you and your girlies must always feel as if you live in a beautiful candy store! The best!

Just arrived in Georgia....67 degrees, sunny and enjoying watching every moment of my little crumb being spoiled by her grandparents!

RIZZI said...

HI KORALEE,
OH!! I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. I TOO BUY VALENTINE CANDY, AND FILL ALL THE PRETTY CANDY DISHES, BY THE TIME I FILL THE LAST DISH, THE FIRST ONE IS EMPTY. OH MY, EASTER, PEANUT BUTTER EGGS, HERE WE GO AGAIN. YOUR VALENTINE DISH IS VERY PRETTY. TAKE CARE, RIZZI

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Koralee,
Love those pretty jars, and that glittery key! Go ahead, it will only make you sweeter -at least that's the excuse I always use!

Beach Vintage said...

Yes it is never too early for Easter eggs Koralee.

Maria Confer said...

So beautiful. I try to avoid the candy till it goes on sale. Then I don't feel as guilty! ;)

Lulu Letty

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Koralee,
You are lucky it lasted four days! In our house, there seems to be able four little candy thieves who just wait for Valentine's candy to come out. I know this as two of them had very suspiciously vibrant red lips just today!
Kate
PS- adore the little glittered key! So sweet!!!

The Owl's Closet said...

i'm with ya, i'm so excited about the v-day merchandise and candies, too:) hope u had a wonderful weekend!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

The Tablescaper said...

Yumm!!! Truth be told, all of my Christmas candy isn't gone yet. But of course that didn't stop my from buying Valentine's Day candy.

- The Tablescaper

Julie Harward said...

ME TOO...I LOVE THE CINNAMON JELLY HEARTS! AND CHOCOLATE ANYTHING...AND I LOVE THE EASTER STUFF TOO, THE MALTED EGGS AND THOSE MARSHMALLOW CHICKS! I NEED A KEY FOR SURE..TO LOCK IT UP! COME SAY HI :D

OceanDreams said...

I love V-day too and all of the fun colors of pink...it truly is the best! Enjoy this fun time and hope you are doing well!

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~
Me too! I love the Valentines candy!!avorite! Oh but Easter peeps are my very favorite!
Have sweet dreams tonight~~~
I know what I'll be dreaming of... red, pink & white sugared hearts~~~
XO's

Vicki said...

Hi, Koralee,
I love Valentine's Day and all the cards and sweets and treats that accompany it, too!! I am so looking forward to spring, and in a way, Valentine's Day means we are getting a little closer to springtime. I hope you are having a lovely week so far, my friend! Sending much love your way! Vicki

Heather Cameron said...

oh, you're good - I'm still avoiding treats from Christmas! I'm weak and can't resist candy! help

Maria said...

Hi Koralee~
Enjoying some chamomile to help me get to sleep... we were out late shopping for Jason's Birthday - which is tomorrow! He'll be 22 yrs. old! I can't believe it! (He's our youngest!)
We got him snowshoes! no more borrowing!

Koralee, I'm still trying to finish Christmas candy :D I got several bags of Lindt Lindor truffles from students... Two more bags to go!

Oh and do I ever love all the new M & M's ... they're all yummy especially the nutty ones :D
Your candy dishes are so pretty~ The key is the perfect touch~
Much Joy and sweetness to you ~ Maria

Cottage Cozy said...

...well...they are so pretty and so easy to just grab a few!

Luiza said...

I love your jars!So so pretty!
I just bought a couple of jars myself, maby I´ll start filling them...

Eastern.... oh I can hardly wait.
I want the spring to come now, but as the snow lies heavy on the ground it´s hard to imagine it will ever melt...

Wish you a wonderful day!
Love/
Luiza

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

No wonder you're so sweet! Wow...you really know how to photograph, Koralee. You really should visit my sis-in-law Nancy at Fete et Fleur. She also takes superb photos. Have a yummy and sweet day!! You are the best....Anita

becky said...

I love your jars, they looks so cheery, and yummy always.I dont have that problem with those candies but the chocolate eggs at easter time I do,Im glad the girls are grown and I dont have to fill baskets ha.As far as the key goes its so sweet for a touch to the jars themselves.Im like Julie though, I would have to lock it up if they were full of chocolate easter eggs.

Have a nice Thursday!

Catherine said...

Doesn't all the brightly colored candy make for beautiful pictures? Valentines sweets and next comes Easter treats... mmmm...mini eggs... gosh... now I am having a chocolate craving again... :(

Susan said...

Yummy in every way, Koralee! A delight to all the senses!
Blessings!

paperhill said...

i love your jars! i don't think those candies would last long here either! have a beautiful day! xo susan

Jacqueline said...

Dear Koralee, such a beautiful photo! I love valentine's candies too...lots! This year valentine's day happens to also be the First day of chinese new year and on top of that it's also my brother's birthday! Triple joy in a day! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Koralee... there is just something about Valentines Day candy... but my very favorite is Easter candy... love the pastels and how can you resist a little bunny or chick?... xoxo Julie Marie

Martha said...

You are so funny and too cute for words...I love v-day candy...I guess just all holidays in general like you....the bright color candy is so easy to eat though isn't it? ...especially for the kiddos...but so sweet that they enjoy that about you ~ something they will cherish and remember for sure!

LuLu said...

Each day should be celebrated with these delightful treats! you are such an inspiration to enjoy every moment every day!
xo,
LuLu

Libbie said...

But they sure are gorgeous!

I only fall for the Reeses PB hearts. Too bad I am on a diet this year...I saw they have DOUBLE THE PB HEARTS :) No...I guess it is a good thing I am on a diet then huh?

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, but I think they look so much better with a little space at the top, don't you?

Have a sweet day!

Sue

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I think your candy jar is still too full...need some help emptying it :o)

anna lisa said...

me too me too!! I'm addicted to the conversation hearts!

Tiedupmemories said...

The candy looks so pretty in the jars! I have similar jars and would love to fill them but there is a major problem... 1 teenage son ,1 almost teenage daughter and an 11 yr old daughter addicted to candy! not including myself lol! I saw those valentine candy corn in the store...how fun! Yum!

The Garden Bell said...

Time to go to the store again. I don't think you will make it till the big V-day. Great picture. Love the key idea. You are so creative, I just love stopping by here to see what you are up to.

I'm going to try and add you button to my scroller. I just ventured into this arena and created one for THE GARDEN BELL. Hope it will work for you and makes your standard.

Off to read more,
Hugs and Lollipops,
Kate xoxoox

kathi @ traybella said...

i can rifle through holiday candy no nobody's business. i just have to not buy it!
love your photos!
kathi

Kitty M said...

I love your sweetie jars Koralee - I would have no teeth left unfortunately! I am just stocking up on valentines sprinkles for our cupcakes xxx

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, candy is to be enjoyed!
Brenda

Nezzy said...

Golly gee, I learnt a new word today. Heeeheehe! Your little jar is sweet!

Have a terrifically blessed day!!!

Rose said...

how sweet! We only have very few valentines candies in our stores :( Australia is just too behind with all that good stuff!

Rose

Jen Chandler said...

I'm the opposite. I always wait until the month of the holiday before I start buying the candy. I love it, but, like a pumpkin spice frapp at Starbucks, it's better to me when I can fully experience the holiday :) I wait until September, religiously, before sipping a pumpkin spice! I know...I'm strange like that.

Jen

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