Thursday, January 27, 2011

Who's Copying Who- or is that Whom~!

 Any of ya'll who stopped by my blog around the holidays saw my twine covered fruit I made..
 I said then , it wouldnt be a month before one of the stores started selling it..

I opened the Ballard advertisment and what were they selling??
yep, you guessed it.. Twine covered pears...
I just have to wonder if They are watching us as close as we watch them:)

see what I mean...
20 cents each lol
I used brown jute twine since I was using brown plates...

alllllllllrighty  I have to get back to packing things and tossing stuff and making my charity boxes.
thanks or coming to visit me..


  1. Hi Sonny! Yep! I'm sure they've been looking at your blog and copied you and added a high price. To tell you the truth, I like yours much better!
    Good luck with all your packing.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Well, be sure you pack those pears!! Have fun?!?

  3. If Ballard designs are copying you then that is an amazing compliment!

    This is a catch 22 for me. I think its a rock and a hard place. I think retailers look at blogs and found out whats most popular and try to mass produce them at a higher cost. We as blogger look at mass retailers and try to reproduce what they sell at a lower cost.

    So what are we to do?

  4. That is something else Sonny!!~ Hope all is well...I know you are very busy. :)

  5. Yes Mam! They are watching you! LOL! How could they not with such excellent talent. Very interesting, huh?

  6. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. Well except when someone make more money off of it!! Ha! I like yours better anyway!! Hugs!

  7. This is too funny! I can't believe the high cost they are charging for something so small and simple. I like yours better anyway!


  8. Hi Sonny,
    I do think they check out blogs for ideas, so wouldn't be surprised a bit!
    Hope your packing is coming along well. Are you getting used to the idea of moving?? Hope you are getting excited. Will this put you closer to your grow children?? Hope so!! It is you that has grown up children isn't it?? Sometimes I get people mixed up. Sorry if I did.
    Take care sweetie,
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Hi Sonny! The next time you come up with one of your clever ideas, maybe you should approach Ballard or PB directly. Wow ~ do people really pay that much for a pear covered in twine? Good luck with your packing!

    Susan and Bentley

  10. Oh my goodness! Those people at Ballards are definitely checking out your blog! I actually like yours better, and that brown transferware plate is divine!

    I do love your fruit!:)


  11. Hi Sonny,
    Was just checking to make sure you got my email
    today cause I know that sometimes it can go in your spam box, at least that has happened to me.
    In case you did not get it, you can come over to my blog and I have a contact me box in my right sidebar near the top.
    Hope you had a good day hon,
    thanks for stopping by,
    blessings, Nellie

  12. Sonny
    Please know that we all like the way yours look so much more than theirs. But that is strange I guess you have followers you don't even know about.
    Was wondering just yesterday about you and wondering how you were doing with the move and all and then you came by today and left me such a sweet comment.
    I really do appreciate you
    Take care honey

  13. Wow Sonny, I didn't see your post about this, but somebody at Ballard's did! What a trend setter you are, and don't you think you should start selling yours (maybe at a little less than Ballards? laurie

  14. They're copying you, Sonny, maybe you should charge them some kind of royalty fees, lol...Christine

  15. Sonny, I like yours so much better. How in the world can they sell them for so much money!!!! The weather here is around 27 right now. Really some freaky and strange weather for us. Two days ago it was 72. Hugs, Marty

  16. I like yours better actually! I'm sure their designers are watching the much talent in Blogland!

  17. TOO WEIRD!
    I love your blog header- I hadn't see it yet!
    Yeah. What the other girls said: I like your fruits better than Ballards, anyway!
    Hugs, sugar :)


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