Thank you to Sharon over at the Bluebells and Lavender Interiors Blog for bestowing upon us the Kreative Blogger Award. We are all most grateful. Mrs Black wanted to keep it in her basket with her catnip mouse, but we insisted it get posted on the blog instead.
Upon acceptance of such award it is tradition that the recipients carry out the following instruction. We are to share with you 10 things which you may not have previously known about us, and to recommend 10 blogs which are worthy of the Kreative Award.
10 Things about us you might not know:
I) When we were little we had a pet Iguana named Bad Bart!
II) We sold jewelry, scarves and vintage clothes at flea markets when we were teenagers.
III) Once upon a time we had a gift shop in San Francisco called The Lion & The Unicorn.
IV) We used to own a red 1969 Jaguar E Type.
V) We have played Pooh Sticks at Pooh Bridge.
VI) We collect dragons and owls in all guises.
VII) We love castles and our favourite is Hampton Court Palace which we used to live quite near.
VIII) Henry VIII is one of our ancestors.
IX) We are looking for larger shop premises so that we can sell bigger items!
|Alice shot by Annie Liebovitz and published in Vogue,|
X) We have never owned a white cat, but there is still time.
10 blogs we recommend:
It is the age of communication and thanks to Mercury we are witnessing in our time that the world has magically been made smaller and more accessible to anyone with an internet connection. There is much beauty and wisdom on the net - and many opportunities to make friends, enjoy, and share.
We have tried to chose 10 lesser known blogs to recommend here for your enjoyment. We also noticed that a very similar award called The Sunshine Award is being gifted to blogs as well, and some of those we read have just won that! Well done everyone and thank you for enriching our lives.
One Time One Meeting
Snowwhite lives in Japan and writes about her country, it's beauty and traditions.
This is perfectly illustrated by her delightful photographs. The text is so lovingly written it is like poetry such is her way with words. It is a joy to read.
Artist and storyteller extraordinaire Rima Staines lives on magical mystical Dartmoor and her art is inspired by her surroundings. Her creations are very unique to her way of looking at the world, and so beautiful we want them all! She has an Etsy shop (you can access from her blog) where you can explore her work.
Jane the booklady - The Life of an Eccentric English Booklady
Listen, you can never have too many books! Being a total anglophile I have always admired the way that being eccentric is not just accepted in England but celebrated. I love this blog !
Domythic BlissThis is a new blog which we are enjoying a lot. Grace writes about subjects dear to our hearts, as she herself says: 'fairytale, mythic, and otherwise enchanted decorating'!
An English Travel Writer
Jenny Woolf creates this blog. As she says, she casts an eye on London, Europe and places nearby. And it's delightful! We love reading about her adventures and her photos are lovely.
Stitch and bake
Jacqui Wise writes about crafts, life, cooking and things she loves. It's inspirational and a beautifully presented blog- as William Morris said, 'beautiful and useful'!
Nicola wirtes this blog about our favourite National Trust property, the enchanting Ashdown House set in such a stunning landscape. She trained as a historian and writes for a living. She works as a volunteer at Ashdown House. Her knowledge, passion and devotion to history and this amazing house shine in this blog. We want to live here!
Essie lives in The Cotswolds, a part of England most dear to our hearts, with her family and collie Mo Mo. She runs Pingere Antiques from the Station Mill Antiques & Interiors in Chipping Norton. She has a great eye for beautiful things! (Please see Footnote below, Essie already has a Kreative Blogger Award and so, we get to give another one to someone else!!!!!) But we can still love her blog.
Wolves at the Door
Nadya writes a very interesting blog, has many idea I feel inspired by, her photographs are lovely and she sells through a Cartel store.
This blog is written from a stone house between two ponds in the Pacific Northwest. She writes lovingly of her beautiful surroundings, family, friends and animals. She has many intrests, less time and a large heart which she wears on her sleeve.
A BIG Footnote: It was very hard to chose just 10 blogs to award and it took me ages. And now I realise that Pingere Antiques has been awarded this twice as Sharon at Bluebells and Lavender Interiors also gave Essie the award. I can only say that the lovely summer sun must be getting to my head .... or it might be The Pimms!
Sooooo, I think I am allowed to bestow the award upon an 11th (technically, as Pingere already have one). But Sharon may say she has won it twice! : ~ )
We would like to present The Kreative Blogger Award to another fabulous blog we stumbled across called The Custards. This picture really does it no kind of justice at all and does not show you that this blog is overflowing with vintage items, fantastic ideas, pretty photographs and lots and lots of Objects Of Desire!
You can find The Custards Here: