Friday, March 17, 2023

Friday Smiles 504: A trip toThe Spice Mercant


It's once again time to join Friday Smiles, hosted by Annie (at A Stitch in Time). Let's visit Annie and the other wonderful ladies who also share their smiles each Friday. Today I'm taking you out and about.

Those of you who visit on Tuesday know once a month for a year, I receive a free lb. of coffee as a result of my contribution to PBS (Public Broadcasting Station). PBS has no advertising and the station, as well as all the shows are purchased with contributions by viewers like me.

The last time I was there, I took photos of their spices and herbs.

Since T Stands For Tuesday requires a drink reference, after scouring all the photos I took, it appears there isn't a mug, cup, or coffee bean in sight.

That's when I decided to share these images with you lovely ladies at Friday Smiles.  I know Kate likes to bake and preserve various fruit.  
That's why I thought my readers, lurkers, and followers might enjoy these photos. 

Although there are prepared bags of spices and herbs, they also have herbs and spices in the jars against the wall.  They weigh them there and I will show that next time.  There are more jars to the left of the scales out of camera range.

Now for a few funnies.  Please tell me when you get tired of Metzger's animal humor. 









  I will end on this note.  I know this is exactly how both the fur babies see themselves.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Enjoy your weekend. PLEASE visit Annie and don't forget to start your weekend with a smile. 


13 thoughtful remarks:

Nancy Chan said...

Its funny that most humans don't know what goes on in the cats mind. Very entertaining post.

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice cat funnies! Happy Friday ! Hugs, Valerie

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

That looks like a ver interesting shop, we don't have anything like it. Most of the herbs and spices are bought at the supermarket here. The cat funnies are brilliant. You must have been very busy finding all those. Have a really lovely weekend and stay warm. Hugs, Angela xXx

mamapez5 said...

All those spice jars etc look so good. (I read an articlelast week that said the testing kitchens, the dirtiest items found were the spice jars because we use them and put them straight away.) Made me think maybe I should clean my spice drawer! I like the idea of buying them loose. I did that in Covent garden market last year when visiting my son because I found some that they don't seem to have over here.
The animal memes make me smile. Kate x

Mae Travels said...

We have a similar store called The Spice Merchants, where I was just browsing one day this week — they sell only spice and tea, I think. Their prices are higher than the other local bulk-spice shop (which also sells many bulk foods like flour, teas, coffees, beans, dried fruits, and candy) — but it’s fun to look. Your photos are very enjoyable.

best… mae at

Annie said...

Sorry I had missed Mr be honest you were lucky I posted at all!!.
Love your funnies.
Annie x

Lisca said...

That's a lovely shop. I always 'drool and dribble' when you show this store. I could spend a day in there.
The cat funnies got me laughing. I can just imagine.
Have a lovely weekend,

My name is Erika. said...

These are funny. The bad breath dog one is what we have to say to Maddie and Pete all the time. And nice visit to the spice market. That looks like quite the store and I’m glad it’s not here as I might spend too much money there otherwise. Smile. Have a nice St Patrick’s day and Friday too. Hugs Erika

Christine said...

I wish my spices were so organized as this place. Thanks for the laughs.

Rita said...

Love the cat funnies! :)

Iris Flavia said...

Yes, to shops like that! I got some spices at the Christmas market and must find time to properly store and use them!
I never ever thought I would write such words. But when I lost my job and went into not only your art but also cooking/baking, I fall for that (let us not mention fancy drinks ;-)...)
I thank you so much for your support and motivation!

LOL, we always only share documents in meetings.

Oh, Ingo would have no problems at all to read "The Scratching Post"!
He started as a TV technician and was used to read in reverse.
And "Yesterday", very good one.
Oh, do I really want (a) cat(s)?

kathyinozarks said...

Those cats for sure had me smiling
I would love to visit this spice shop, would be so much fun to explore what they have.
Happy weekend

Divers and Sundry said...

All my herbs and spices are so _old_... I know I should replace the oldest ones, but it's hard to just throw them out.