Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Rose By Another Name Party!!!


What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet...

WELCOME! Please come in so I can share with you the history

of a little name called SARES...

SARES is a nickname created and given to me by my Grandma. For those
of you that
have been puzzled as to how to pronounce it, just rhyme it
with the any of
the following...

you get the idea!

My beautiful Grandma with a baby Cousin and my little Sister

When I was in high school, I used to spend one or two weekends a
month with my Grandparents. I'd do housework for her and earn
some spending money. On one such occa
sion, we were watching TV and
a movie came on. It was a movie about a woman that lived a pioneer
life, in a little cabin and her last name happened to be Sayerwood. She told
me this is where she derived the name S
ARES. This is where is gets
a little murky for me. I don't know WHY exactly, I think she said
because the SARE part rhym
es with my first name.

Nevertheless, the name stuck and occasionally that's what my
Dad's side of the family would call me. Sometimes there would be a "Bop"
or a "Bopper" attached making it SARES A Bop. Silly right?! But I've
come to discover that sometimes the silly things created with family are
the ones that hold the most sentimental value and lasting memories.

It wasn't used much, but I always liked being called SARES and
it always gave me a warm feeling when I heard it. It's taken on
special significance since my Grandma has since passed away.
When I took my blog public, I didn't want to use my first name,
so I decided to go with SARES and I can't tell you all how it does
my heart good to see this name in print and be called SARES by
so many new blogging friends
. It was the perfect choice for me.

Twins CowgirlJLynn and Dusty Devoe

Now, a little inside history on the name of my blog. When I began, my blog
was just a private affair for family and a place for me to play and create. I
debated the name for weeks before I even created the blog and finally
landed on Loveleigh Treasures. The spelling in the LoveLEIGH is taken
from my middle name, which is Leigh. I DO know how to spell the real
word correctly peeps, in case you were suspicious!

My middle name comes to me from my Auntie. My Mom is a twin and
her twin sister's middle name is Lee. My Mom changed up the spelling
though, she liked the Leigh spelling better and thought it was more
feminine. She sometimes has grand ideas, but I've always rather liked it!

That about sums it all up for me, I hope I didn't bore you all too
much with fam
ily folklore! I'll also announce the winners of the
my Movie Giveaway on Friday. Good luck to everyone!

I'd like to thank you all for joining me and I can't wait to hear
your stories. I'm also posting a bit earlier than I intended, but a wind-
storm is on the way and in case of a power outage I wanted to make
sure it got posted first. Please add your name to McLinky and
have a fantastic time at the party!


Rebecca Nelson said...

And now we all KNOW the rest of the story!

My Grandma's name on her birth certificate was different that the name she was called. Her entire life she went by the name BERTIE. She passed away last November 29th at almost 92. When she was 60 she sent off for her original birth certificate and found out her REAL NAME was Elizabeth. She was stunned. Everyone was. Years later ALL her great grandchildren started calling her Birdie Gramma (instead of Bertie) and she said she FINALLY loved the name because she loved Red Birds.

xoSweet Story!


Abatevintage said...

Oh Sares what a glorious name you have, and I love the story behind it, I will most definately contiue to call you Sares from now on, me and my mom pronounce the name differently however she was right with the pronunciation lol, as usual. I love it though.

My Name Heidi Ann I was named after the story Heidi my mom Sherry Country Wings in Phoenix, loved the name Heidi, and always wanted a daughter named Heidi. Ann my middle name came from my Granny her middle name is Ann and I was named after her. I have her picture up in my family photo part of the blog there is a button. I was able to sit on her lap when I visited just like when I was a little girl. I used to not like my name as a child but as I got older I realized this was my name so I stuck with it. I love your nickname and the meaning behind it what a lovely story. Your never boring my dear. I enjoy visiting with you every day.

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Debra@CommonGround said...

Finally we find out. I love nicknames, and both my girls have a special one given by family. Thank you for hostessing this party. I'm excited to share this post!

The Old Parsonage said...

I love the name and the history behind it my friend! So much more special coming from you gran!

Thanks for hosting - big hugs!

Unknown said...

Sares, what a great story and a great name! I love it when families endear they're loved ones with special nicknames. My mom's family call her 'Snooky'. When she's getting out of hand I call her that! LOL!

My post is up too and I'm MckLinked (hee hee). Thank you for putting together this 'loveleigh' party . . . it was fun!


Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Sares~ I had been very curious about the pronunciation of your name, cause it's similar to mine.

I've had my nickname "Tinker" (after the Disney fairy) for 53 years! My family still calls me by it. So, like you, it's such an endearment for me.
I was a preemie and my siblings insisted I needed a nickname. Their first choice was pillow cause I was tiny enough to fit on a small throw pillow, but mom in her wisdom suggested tiny Tinker like the fairy. They agreed and the rest is they say.

Thank you for sharing the sweet history of your names.

Sweet wishes,

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

What a loveleigh story, Sares! Such sweet memories you have!

Have a wonderful evening!


Ginger said...

What a lovely story, they are so special when they are about our wonderful grandmothers. This was fun.


C. JoyBell C. said...

Oh my goooooddddd!!!! Your name and my name have similar history!!!!! Twin backgrounds!!!! Or something like that!!!! And I had no idea!!! So cool!!!!!! I love this party! And the party place is soooo pretty today!!!! Thanks for inviting me!!!! love you, Sares! :)

Vicki said...

Hello, Sares,
I had always wondered how to pronounce your name and now I know!! I enjoyed so much reading your family history and seeing your family pictures! Thank you, too, dear friend, for hosting this fun party! Have a beautiful week! Vicki

Mollye said...

Simply Magical! Your story is as sweet and endearing as anything I've ever heard. Thank you for this idea and for sharing with us. I know your precious Grandma is getting a big chuckle now. Hugs, Mollye and oops! I SCREWED Mr. Linkey up big time because he put my name down twice. Shame on that silly wascal!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Awe Sares, this was a beautiful post and tribute to your Grandmother all at the same time! I'm glad we all get to call you "Sares" everyday in blogland, especially knowing it lights up your soul :)
But...unless I'm missing out on something, I still don't know what your REAL first name is! I got the Sares and the Leigh down pat but remind me...what IS your first name for REAL????
Thank you for hosting such a fun are the party girl and everything was so beautiful. I love the party logo!!!
I plan to "party hop" throughout the day while I'm at work ~ sshhh!
everything vintage

Cora said...

Wow what a beautiful interesting post! I love it.......your photos are so awesome!! There is nothing special about my name *Cora* except that there seem to be very few of us! ha...
I only have time today for my 19 of 30 days of gratitude post because I have to go with daddy to an appointment out of town which will take all day! But I really enjoyed your post! :)

Unknown said...

I really wanted to participate. I must have accidentally made an error to connect to my blog and it is not loading to the site. I don't know if you can do anything about it. It's entitled "It's All in the Name" at

Claudia said...

Love the story behind "Sares" - Now it is all clear! It really is a wonderful story and a most wonderful reason for the name you use on your blog.

Thanks for having the party, Sares!

Mollye said...

Hey Sares, I'm sorry about my name going in twice . Can you take one of them out. Thanks, Mollye


Sares, What a beautiful tribute to you grandmother. It is the best finding out about everyone's thoughts and perception of their names. I have joined in on this lovely day and thank you for hostng it!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

What sweet background information! Thank you for sharing.

Horse Dreams said...

I liked hearing your story of how you acquired your nickname. I hadn't known the movie Grandma used as an inspiration.

My inspiring nickname, Bopper, was lovingly coined by my uncles when I was itty bitty. I googled the name and learned this: The term teenybopper was invented by marketing professionals and psychologists, later becoming a subculture of its own. The term describes a young teenager, particularly a girl, who follows adolescent trends in music, fashion and culture. The term was introduced in the 1950s to refer to teenagers who liked pop music and/or rock and roll. "Teenybopper" became widely used again in the late 1960s and 1970s, following an increase in the marketing of pop music, teen idols and fashions aimed specifically at younger girls, down to 15 years .

I do really like music and always had pop star posters on my bedroom walls as a I guess you could say I grew into the name!!

GwendolynKay said...

your name story is so interesting. I have enjoyed many of the other blog's of this party also. I am afraid I am going to be a day late with mine. sorry. Blessings!

stefanie said...

I love that story, how special your grandma was, and what a special name, thank you so much for sharing!!!!

stefanie said...

oops, I wanted to tell you I ADORE your header, its gorgeous!!! and those little hobos below, sooooooo sweet!

Cindy said...

What a great story! That was so sweet! I came by to say thanks for entering my giveaway! I don't usually leave comments for everyone that enters but because you said you were too shy to leave comment before I thought I should come by and say hi! I can relate...there are blogs that I feel to shy to leave comments on too!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

I came by to visit and am KICKING myself because I forgot to post this!!!!!!!!! You even came by and reminded me the other day so that just makes me DOUBLY stupid!! This was such a precious idea and am so sorry I forgot. You, too, are precious and I love hearing about your name and your blog. You're one of my favs ~ ♥

Teacup Mosaics said...

Sares my dear your name is grand, how special it came from your grandmother. I love the story and thanks for sharing.
Just plain ole Kelley

Rooster Inn Primitives said...

Love the story of your name. I was saying it wrong so glad you straightened that out. LOL...

I never had a nickname. Always wished i did.


June said...

Hi Sares,
I didn't make it for the party and I'm real sorry, because I've enjoyed all the stories. I had to go out of town and got back about an hour ago. Too late to do the post justice now, so I'll just finish going down the list. Thank you sweet, for a great idea!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

What a lovely story, how you got the names Sares.
Also loved hearing about your Grandmother, they played such a big part in a Girls life. I know mine did.
Your new blog header is so beautiful.

Happy weekend

Pony Girl said...

What fun new decor for you post! I love the story of your nickname, I didn't even know how you got it (not the specifics, anyway.) Sayerwood is a great last name!
I have no idea how I got my name, except I know my mom and dad wanted to name me Sidney, I think Angel and Christy were also on the table!
As far as PONY GIRL, I also wanted to remain anonymous so I just picked something fun, and it worked because of all of us cousins calling ourselves the pony cousins! ;)

C. JoyBell C. said...

Hey Sares (which rhymes with pears and chairs and lairs)...heheheh....I just wanted to drop by and say that I really enjoyed your party yesterday! It was very meaningful and I really loved reading about what peoples names and blog names means to them!

Thansk for throwing the best parties in blogger world!


icandy... said...

hello there, sweet sares,
i was so tickled reading that story! how neat! My older cousins used to call me "teens" when we were little... how cute!

icandy... said...

hello there, sweet sares,
i was so tickled reading that story! how neat! My older cousins used to call me "teens" when we were little... how cute!

Ana said...

Hi Sares,
Love the stories about your name and blog's name. I totally relate. Their was a nick name I had when I was just a little girl...which by the way only a few people use it anymore. It just gives me great joy to be called by many great childhood memeories. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.


tracy said...

Oh Sares
Boaring this was not! What a beautiful story of your grandma and your nickname, and your middle name...and now I know how to prononce it.
This was such a great idea,I am sorry I could not link up until
I am going to check out your moms blog too.
PS; My daughters blog is named after her nickname "Shmooygirl" I and her dad came up with her nickname in a cute way too, that we all still call her.Indeed these "small" things of life become the most sentimental to us.

Stacey Cannon said...

I am a day late to the party!!!! My heart actually stopped for a minute...I'd been reminding myself of this for a while now, and hated that I missed THE DAY! But I'm here now, and sooooo happy to have read that story! It put joy in my heart; what a precious, precious story. I love it. You are truly blessed Sares! My middle name is Leigh also! And spelled just that way! My brother's middle name is Lee, spelled that way. I have a shop that I named "Creativeleigh Yours", and have loved the unique spelling! Love the blog...Thank you for posting your story!

Martha's Favorites said...

Sares: Your name is unique just like you. Thank you for the linky, I have had a lot of people visit because of it. You are the very best. Diffently a Love, Martha

Lynn said...

I am so sorry to have missed this party! I was with my mom in the hospital. She had pneumonia, but is getting better every day.
Now I know about Sares!
I'll have to tell my story one of these days!

Unknown said...

It was a long ways down to the bottom of these comments, but here I am, a few days late and a dollar short. I've been gone all week. I think I'll post on my name too sometime. This looked like it was interesting and tons of fun. Great idea Sares!

Lisa said...

I kept trying to get back and comment and my computer wouldn't let me!! I love your name how sweet your grandmother gave it to you. You always share the most wonderful stories and pictures of your family! Thank you!
Hugs, Lisa