Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BY INVITATION ….. SHARING …..



By Invitation is back and, I can't believe that we are in our fourth year !

Our subject for the month of September is Sharing.

I don't really have a lot to share. I'm ordinary, have quite a groundhog day life, as most of us have { with a few exciting moments now and again !! }  and don't really have any pearls of wisdom to share with you all. 
I'm sure that everything has been said about sharing much better that I ever could.
 Sharing could be interpreted in so many ways but …..


….. sharing is what it is …..


Nature shares her seeds …..


….. people share information …..



You think that selfie's are a new thing ? Robert Cornelius shared this selfie of himself, that he took outside the store that his family owned, in 1839. It became famous for being the first self portrait or, as is commonly known now, the first  selfie !!!! 



Share a slow dance …..




Share food …..


Share a kiss { especially this one of Benedict's { or should I say Sherlock's } } …..


Share the rain …..



Share mischief !!


Share words and feelings …..


Share a secret …..


….. and, of course, as the child above said, ' Getting married means sharing your toys !!!!!



Everything's better when shared with another.

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To see more interpretations of sharing, pop over to Marsha's for all of the links.







image 1: via meetville, image 2: via umla, image 3: via the good old days photograph by George. W. Hales, image 4: via news.distractify, image 5: via we heart it, image 6: via eating like an edwardian, image 7: via pretty sweet, image 8: via forumaski, image 9 & 11: via night tattoo, image 10: via margadirube, image 12: via chinwag, image 13: via polyvore, image 14: via love french bulldogs

Jackie

84 comments:

  1. Excellent post !
    As I read and thought to myself 'I must add this to my blog list' and found that I already had shared :) x

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    1. Thanks Heron …… much appreciated. XXXX

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  2. Fabulous images, Jackie...sharing a slow dance right at the top...and the photo of the little girl and the porter on the platform...beyond words as I expect was the kiss from Sherlock ;) xx

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    1. That kiss is pretty special isn't it Catherine ?!! XXXX

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  3. You just brought a moment of beauty and bliss to my morning. Thank you for these beautiful words and images.

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    1. Hi Francine,
      Thanks so much for your lovely comment …… you are so kind to do that as I know that you are a very busy lady. XXXX

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  4. Beautiful! Heart warming..and you are so right everything IS better when shared with someone we love. Have a fabulous day.

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    1. Wishing you a lovely day too ….. don't forget to share it with someone !! XXXX

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  5. Lovely images Jackie....that is quite a kiss ;) Xx

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    1. Oh Simone ……. isn't that kiss something special ……. even at my age it makes my heart flutter !!!! Hope that you are all well …… chin up …… the house is going to be wonderful and keep positive about the other stuff { and don't give in !!!! } XXXX

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  6. I just love this post...thanks for "sharing"

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  7. These little birds that are flying about are MARVELOUS!I find people do not share enough these days,but its so important isn't it?Lovely POST..........

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    1. I think that maybe we all need to share a little more Mona and it doesn't cost anything.
      Wishing you a lovely week. XXXX

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    2. I agree..........and I got your little note!No offense taken!XX

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  8. Hello,dear Jackie!
    Coming here to read your ''share'' post because I've admire all these 4 years By Invitation only by Masha:)))*

    LOVE the way,you write.....
    Share means SO much,indeed!
    With a big pleasure looks all your images here and road your wise words.
    I got a little shade of smile when I road about ''selfies'':)*

    Simply relaxed and beautiful written post,
    Thankyou so much,
    Greetings from Holland,
    V.

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    1. Thanks so much …. I have really enjoyed our BIO posts. I often need someone to tell me what to write about …. I can't believe that we are in our 4th year !!!!
      …… I laughed too when I read about the selfie taken all of those years ago !!!! XXXX

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  9. Dear Jackie,
    You are more than an ordinary person, you are "one in a million". A double pleasure and joy to share the blog world with YOU.
    To share your - always - most beautiful, stunning and well chosen images with thoughtful words, and -last but not least - your wonderful sense of humor, coming through every of your posts.
    A cheerful post! Yes - shared joy is double joy!
    xxxkarin

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    1. Oh Karin,
      What a lovely comment …. thank-you. You are truly Queen of posts. They are such a joy to read and must take you a lot of time to compile. It's always lovely to visit your blog.
      Much love. XXXX

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  10. What a gorgeous post, Jackie. I have a hard time believing that with such an eye for beauty and the soul of life that you cold possibly be ordinary. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely point of view with us. Hope your day is just as beautiful, groundhog or no! XO

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    1. I think that most of us live quite ordinary lives but, that's OK ….. it's still good !!
      Thanks so much for your comment and enjoy the rest of the week. XXXX

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  11. You are the best "sharer' of all Jackie... I love, love your take... :) xv

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    1. Hi Vicki,
      Hope all's well with you and yours ……. I've been a bit lax with commenting lately but, think about you all of the time and always read your posts.
      Lots of love. XXXX

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  12. Sharing is ok. I am not sure how much of a sharer I am, but I like you sharing images. I hope I am a sharer and I think I share lots of love with people everyday. I have never thought about it before. I will think some more about it. xxxx

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    1. Hi Rachel …… I don't think that I share as much as I should ….. some of these subjects that we write about in these BIO posts make you think. XXXX

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  13. What a great selection of sharing concepts. (The kids are so adorable in these vintage pictures.)

    Wonderful stuff.

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    1. I use quite a lot of vintage images because they are so lovely, aren't they ? XXXX

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  14. What a beautiful post.....thanks for shariing....love from me Ria.....x!

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    1. Thanks Ria ……. have a lovely week …. love from me !!!! XXXX

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  15. Fantastic post, fantastic images, fantastic kiss! Jane x

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    1. You're fantastic too Jane ……. please post some more …… I want to know about the wedding !! XXXX

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  16. There is nothing oridnary about this post - and what is wrong with ordinary anyway? ;) You always make me have at least one "happy sigh" moment. To move someone, to give them a spark of happiness or kindness is the best kind of sharing there is...
    Bisous...

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    1. Awwww …. thanks so much Heather …….. and, your new home is AMAZING ….. I'm a little envious over here !!!! XXXX

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  17. La scelta delle immagini, i testi, dicono molto di te e io li ho trovati molto belli! Ciao
    Baci e Abbracci da Roma

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    1. Your BIO post is lovely Eleonora ….. sucha great way to illustrate ' sharing '. XXXX

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  18. Thank you for your 'sharing' post. You always make life so dreamy with those wonderful images, it would be hard to single out a favourite one ( ok the one that got me, was the kiss ) they are all so touching. There's certainly nothing ordinary about you, your style is fantastic.

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  19. Hi Barbara,
    That kiss really is something, isn't it ? Gets me everytime I see it !!!!
    Have a great week Barbara. XXXX

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  20. This is a delightful. We are social animals, wired to share. The challenge is to get the balance right between sharing the planet with others, including the natural world. xxx

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    1. How right you are Elizabeth ……. I don't think that we share enough…. if only we could get that balance right ……. maybe one day. XXXX

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  21. So lovely. I adore all the vintage images! And yes...everything's better when it's shared.
    Beautiful post!
    xoJennifer

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    1. This BIO post has made me think that we don't share enough Jennifer ……. quite thought provoking.
      ….. and, I love vintage photographs. They are so haunting. XXXX

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  22. What a thought-provoking post, Jackie, and that gif of Sherlock - wowza! *and I refuse to use the term 'selfie' - I still stubbornly stick to 'self-portrait' - aren't I a pain in the butt?!*

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    1. Hi Carol,
      You are definitely NOT a pain in the butt ….. I can't bear the term ' selfie '. It's just a photo that you take of yourself ….. people have been doing it for years. XXXX

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  23. Sharing is good especially when we share with everyone. Great post and great photos.

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    1. We must all try and share a bit more, musn't we Kristie ? XXXX

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  24. What a wonderful post, Jackie…yes, we all need to do more sharing…

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    1. It was a subject that we don't really think about enough, I think …… thanks for your kind comment. XXXX

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  25. If you are "ordinary" Jackie, then I am Father Christmas! Sharing kisses, as in this lovely little film, is something which takes an everyday moment into an extraordinary one.

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    1. I'll be looking out for you on the 25th of December then Virginia !!!!!!! hahaha !!
      I love that kiss of Benedict's ….. I think that I should sneak it into every post that I do !!!! XXXX

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  26. All great images Jackie - love the two little girls in the last pic.
    Thanks for 'sharing'!
    Have a lovely day,
    Lizx

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    1. Hi Liz,
      Well, I didn't exactly ' share ' much but, I liked the images !!!!
      Hope your day was good too. XXXX

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  27. What a wonderful post, I am most certainly all for the sharing of things, whether it be possessions, moments, or thoughts. Sharing is good. Beautiful, inspiring images too, especially the dandelion x

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    1. Thanks so much. The best shared moments are the ones that are free….. we should all try to do a lot more of it. XXXX

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  28. And if I hadn't met you I wouldn't have been able to say . . .
    This was so beautiful . . . thanks for sharing Jacquelyn . . .

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    1. Blogging has been a great way to share Lynne. XXXX

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  29. It is great to have found your blog and inspiring post!
    Sharing is a wonderful thing, but I do believe holding some things back for yourself is a good thing to do as well... I have shared too much in the past and have sometimes felt emotionally drained.
    Sharing is a process of give and take. It was lovely to read your post, which was thought provoking with beautiful imagery and words. Thank you! x

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    1. Hi there,
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I totally agree with every word that you have said. It's never a good thing to share EVERYTHING !!
      Hope that you visit often. XXXX

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    3. Hi Jacqueline,
      I see we have much in common and are on the same wave length about quite a few things! ;-)
      It's lovely to connect with you here, making a new friend and I will visit again. I shall follow and add you to my blog list, so I know when you are posting.
      Thank you for your kind comment... Arthur Rackham is a very inspiring artist and his old books are wonderful. I love his illustrations in A Midsummers Night's Dream! xx

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  30. Well, you always succeed in bringing tears to my eyes. As simple as you say it is, it is also very profound when looking back at your life and realizing those are the kinds of moments we always remember, with good feelings and lots of love. This post is beautiful, J. YOU are a key member of our unique little club, "By Invitation Only." The world needs you and so do we. much love, my darling friend...

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    1. Marsha,
      It has been such a pleasure, being part of the BIO family. As I said above, I can't believe that we are in our 4th year …… I look forward each month to find out what our subject will be !!!! Thank you for including me from the beginning and I look forward to enjoying more of the same. Lots of love. XXXX

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  31. Love what you SHARE with us Jackie! What a remarkable photo of the young man who made the first selfie in the 19th century. He looks very much contemporary (and handsome)!! Although he has a touch of Heathcliff about him too :-)

    Have a fun weekend Jackie!

    Madelief x

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  32. I thought just the same thing Madelief …. he looks very ' modern ' doesn't he ? { and has a really nice face too ! }
    Enjoy your weekend too ….. XXXX

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  33. Love, love, love this post, dear Jackie...........thank you so much for sharing! It is inspiration, beauty, love and poetry............and it makes my heart sing! Have a wonderful weekend,

    with love and hugs, Jade

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    1. Hi Jade,
      Just tried to comment on your blog but it wouldn't let me …… I'll try again in a minute !!!!
      Happy weekend to you too. XXXX

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  34. Thank you so much, dear Jackie.........I also want to live in my garden shed :-)))......theres nothing to clean and wash, no phone, I don´t have to cook there.........theres only me and my book, it´s really heavenly ;). Have a wonderful weekend,

    hugs Jade

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  35. When there are just the two of us, life is fine. When we have family here to share everything with, life is wonderful. You're right.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say Cro ….. sharing is pretty wonderful. XXXX

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  36. Hi Jackie, could it be four years for this event? I do so enjoy each theme. You always have an inventive eye in your approach to them. I do love this Sherlock and could stare and and listen to hime for quite the while. The Julia Child quote is oh so right. Have a terrific weekend, olive

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    1. Hi Olive,
      Yes, the By Invitation posts are now in their 4th year …… time flies by so quickly { especially when you get old !!!! haha }
      Hope you're having a lovely weekend too. XXXX

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  37. Hi Jackie !

    It is always very nice when you come to visit, it puts a smile on my face :)

    I don`t agree with Bryant Mcgill, I just don`t believe in sharing EVERYTHING. You have to be aware of your surroundings, which people you talk to and what you share. You have to be selective with what you say and be critical to everything you read and hear. Because, there is not always positive outcomes of everything you share with others. At least that is my experience ! However, I agree with Julia Child, sharing food creates such wonderful moments, it is like the best recipe for love really. Wouldn't mind sharing kisses, toys, friendships and great conversations either:)

    Have a lovely Sunday Jackie.
    Here the rain is pouring down, nice to be inside with warmth and candles then...

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    1. Hi Aina,
      I don't think that I agree with EVERYTHING that Bryant McGill said in that quote either !!!!
      I never share EVERYTHING with anybody !!
      …. but, as you say, sharing food is the best, isn't it ?
      Wishing you a lovely Sunday too Aina, rain or no rain !! Here, the sun is shining and I need to get out in the gardan and start cutting down dead plants !! XXXX

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  38. Thank you Jackie, I will. I am making Norwegain Waffles tonight, jum ;) Yes sharing food is the ultimate source of pleasure for both body, soul and mind. I enjoy so much cooking for the ones I love !! :))

    Have a wonderful time out in your garden today Jackie ! :)

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    1. Haven't managed to get out in the garden yet but there's still time !!!!!

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  39. Remember......"Sharing....
    Caring.....
    There were never such devoted sisters."
    The Beverly Sisters? Course ya do ;) Don't you dare think of saying....'"Before my time Hon' ;)"

    Love to you darling Jackie,
    Hugs Jane xx

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  40. I certainly do remember the Beverley Sisters Jane and they were right ' on my time ' I'm afraid !!!!! I think that we saw them at the end of the pier somewhere on our holidays !!!!
    Lots of love to you Jane. XXXX

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  41. Lovely, lovely, lovely, dear Jackie!
    Your posts always make me smile and they warm my heart, thank you!
    And Benedict Cumberbatch just makes me dream (having Irene Adler's moan still on my cellphone... as I wrote in 'Blushing is so becoming'. .. The tube people stared (very un-British) when it started in my handbag :-)

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    1. Hi Britta,
      Isn't Benedict perfect as Sherlock ? There is something really haunting about him.
      …. and, I'm sure that a ' blushing Britta ' was an enchanting sight !! XXXX

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  42. Oh Sweet beautiful Jackie, and you my friend are spreading the seed of sharing beautifully.
    Love all your quotes, and inspirational sharing photos.

    This was a perfect post of heartfelt message.
    Thank you dear creative visiting friend for including me in on your visits, it really joys my heart to see you have come, and always a message that encourages what I create and share.

    See you soon.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Hi Doré,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment. It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog as your home is beautiful to see and gives so much inspiration. XXXX

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  43. Well, beautiful Jackie---I am SO glad you shared!!!! These images of sharing made me smile. I love the first selfie!!! I think maybe he could have combed his hair first...but then again, I think back on some of the selfies I've taken and have NO room to talk!
    I hope your autumn is going along wonderfully my dear. All is good here.
    much love...

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    1. Hi June and thank you so much for your lovely comment. Have just read your new post and will comment tomorrow……. so lovely to hear from you as always. XXXX

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  44. Hi Jackie, I have missed you on my blog. I have just read through these sharing comments again. They are very interesting and kind thoughts aren't they? I like what Cro said. I hope all is well with you and you are just too busy to talk and it is nothing else. Rachelxx

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