Saturday, January 23, 2010

Oh. My. Goodness.

Oh! My! Goodness! I just wanted to thank several bloggers who have very generously nominated my blog for awards lately. I feel so lucky to have the vintage/fashion blogging community. Everyone is so supportive and wonderful and being part of it has been such a great opportunity for me to meet other people with similar interests from all over the world. I really appreciate everyone who visits, comments and/or follows.

Thanks to Quincy of Q's Daydream for the Over The Top Award! (She has the most wonderful vintage style and Etsy shop if anyone hasn't visited yet.)

Thanks also to the very generous Ines of Cinnamon Eve for the following awards. I've admired her style (along with many others) so much and was so flattered that she would pass these along to me.

Thanks Amelia of Amelia is... for this award. If you haven't visited Amelia's blog yet, please do. I really admire that she creates all of the images on her site and that she takes the time to post every day. Its one of my daily must-views.

And finally to Kirsty of Giggly-Cupcake. Kirsty is such a sweetheart and her posts have an infectious quality to them that makes me happy whenever I read them.

I'm so bad for having waited to do this, I apologize to the people who thoughtfully mentioned me. There are various rules that go along with all of these, but I thought that I would just post seven random things about me as I was also tagged by Rebecca of Cubic Dreams to do a Random 7. So here goes...

1. When I was home last, my sister told me that when I really, truly smile, I still look like I did when I was a little girl.

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2. I love Agatha Christie novels. I actually find the similarities in the plots and mysteries, and even the characters, comforting. We have a growing collection of them found in used book stores.

3. I also really love the smell of old books. I know now that this smell is really the mold in the pages spreading through them and ultimately destroying them, but I can't help it. They remind me of the playroom/dressing room where my grandparents kept lots of interesting things when I was growing up, including paperbacks from the 60's and 70's.

4. I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self not to worry so much about all the boys and men who broke my heart because one day a man would come along whose love would make me want to throw a ticker tape parade in our honor every day of our life together.


5. I've come to realize lately that my memory is triggered by smells and tactile experiences. My husband remembers everything, and can recall facts or events in chronological order. My mind resembles an old attic filled with random objects. I secretly like this about myself, but I'm not sure why.

6. If I were a fictional character, I would love, love, love to be Miss Marple, but I think more realistically I would be closer to Annie Hall...a little kooky, silly, not completely sure of herself and with a sense of style that tended towards the unconventional.

7. I've always liked my rooms to resemble old museums where the art on the walls climbs towards the ceiling, layered, instead of one right next to the other. I love the idea of order, but a lack of clutter might just drive me batty.




Thanks everybody! I'd like to pass on the Random 7 to Pemora of Urban Rhetoric, Hannah Sadie of Rethink, Gloria of Alla Cuelga MI Vestido, Anne of A Cup Full of Sunshine, Melly of Green Laundry, Sabrina of Slovly and MJ of dreaming spires and old car tyres.

Thanks ladies!


  1. Ooo I love that pic of you as a little one, so cute.

    Congrat's on the awards my dear. Just love your you know we share a love of Miss Marple (Joan Hickson is the best, I do love David Suchet as well) and I love the smell of old books so much that I keep sniffing the pages as I read them. I sound like a loon. I adore the old dustjackets on Agatha's books too, the artwork is great...okay I'll stop going on about old books.

    I think that is the most precious thing that you and your husband are so in love, way to go guys.


  2. Such a great post. Well done on all the awards, you deserve them.

  3. It makes me so happy that you are getting some well deserved recognition!!

    I also feel very honored that you tagged me in 7 random things. That will be my goal this weekend to work on!! (or tonight!)

  4. Congrats on the awards sweetie and I soooooo love that "kissing" pic. You are soooooo sweet.

  5. thank you so much for your comment on my blog, you also have such a great style.
    I also wish I could go back in time and tell myself thousands of things :)

  6. Ah such a sweet post. I love all the photos - you and your husband make a cute couple :)Congrats on the awards!

  7. congrats to all your awards, and you&your sweetie look so cute together! :)

  8. That picture of you kissing your boyfriend is so lovely. It actually gave me butterflies in my stomach.

    Well done, you deserve these awards!

  9. And by boyfriend I ofcoure ment husband... ;)

  10. What a fabulous post !!! You are so lovely ! Congrats for these awards dear !

  11. I know! I love the picture of you kissing. It looks like he was peacefully reading and then was more than happy to be interrupted by you flouncing down on his lap for a kiss. Thanks for the mention! Looks like I will be entering three "Kelley Annes" into my high tech name selector :)

  12. I too love the smell of old books and having a lack of clutter makes me feel awful as bad as that sounds. Every time I clean my bedroom I can't sleep the night after because it's too clean to me.

  13. congrats on all the awards! you have amazing style and a unique voice, so i am happy that you are being acknowledged.

    and thanks for the shout out. i will definitely work on my list in the next couple of days.



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