Friday, May 7, 2010

My first blog award!

The lovely Nifty*Thrifty*Retro*Mama was kind enough to honor myself and 9 other lovely bloggers with the Beautiful Blogger award! So, a big thanks to Nifty*Thrifty*Retro*Mama! If you haven’t checked out her blog click on the link and have a peek. She’s a self described “stay at home mama, army wife & all round thrifty dame”.

The rules of the award are as follows:

1. Thank & link to the person that gave you the award.
2. Pass this award onto 10 bloggers.
3. Contact Blogs to let them know they’ve won.
4. Tell seven things about yourself.

Since I had created the “Inspirational Blogger Award” I have already awarded some of my favourite dolls… that in mind that there are so many amazing, or in the case beautiful blogs that deserve it so I will try not to repeat.

Here goes nothing, in no particular order:

This Swedish dame is only 19 years old and has already perfected the art of amazing hair! I was literally addicted to her blog last week reading her posts all the way back to 2008. I am so glad that she posts small English translations at the bottom of her posts, but even if she didn’t all the pictures are amazing.

Children of the 90’s
Although this isn’t vintage (or is 90s vintage now? lol) I am a 90’s child and every single post on this blog has brought a smile to my face. From cartoons to floppy discs this is bound to inspire nostalgia in anyone who grew up in the 90s.

Celia Rose
This lovely lass is fresh to the blogging scene but has most definitely hit the ground running. From the posts she has already done and some comments I can tell that this stylish girl is one to keep you eye on.

Retrophile Diaries
This rockabilly guy not only digs She & Him but is the founder of Tropical Tuesday and Western Wednesday, need I say more? :)

Tales of a Retro Modern Housewife
I just love this glamorous housewife’s Picture And A Quote, and if you are throwing a dinner party be sure to check out her How To Throw A Dinner Party for all the etiquette, flower arrangements and inspiration you could wish for.

Vixen Vintage
This girl would look good in anything she puts on, and sure enough she does. With almost daily outfit posts of great vintage finds or clothes she made her self (her Kitty dress is adorable)… Not only does she ooze style but she is also kind enough to write some How To’s for filling a vintage compact, tie a 1940s headscarf and creating rag curls.

Tuppence Ha’Penny
This is another blog that I was addicted to for a while. I devoured every page soaking up the fantastic vintage magazine posts to her beautifully presented outfit posts that look like they have been taken right out of a scrap book.

Well, I used to be a lady..
This New Zealand based vintage girl has motivated me to tackle my new project… sewing. She took night classes and has now been sewing for 2 months. It’s good to know that I am not the only vintage loving girl who hasn’t mastered the art of sewing.. yet :)

Gatsby and Me
Although I have only recently started following this blog I truly think that anyone who can make an amazing dress out of bed sheet found in an op-shop deserves and award. This lass is another kind enough to share her knowledge with tutorials for hair-do’s and sewing.

Vivian Von Dimples
Another blog I am new to following but already have great appreciation for. This Western Australian beauty has her own label and has graciously written and photographed tutorials for how to make your own seamed stockings and sailor hat.

Now, I will pretense this next bit with a warning that I am not very good at talking about myself (which has been a real downer when writing resumes) but here are seven things about me.

> I do not have any tattoos.

> I have Aqua on my iPod.

> I own lots of TV shows on DVD. Buffy, Angel, Scrubs, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Dollhouse, Invader Zim, Veronica Mars, That 70s Show etc.

> I don’t like pizza.

> I didn’t realize how bad my sight had become until I got my glasses and realized how things should actually look.

> I drink at least one XL red bull a day.

> I was born in Chicago.


  1. Congrats and those are some great choices. Children of the 90s rocks!

  2. Yay for Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me. Do you own Wonderfalls? I loved that show.

  3. Thanks! :)

    Sadako - Children of the 90s is amazing :) Since reading your comment I also discorvered your blog Get a Pencil and you Casebook! "I love Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Keep up the good work!

    Amber - I only bought Pushing Daises 2 days ago and have today purchased Season 2 and plan to watch the rest tonight :) I hadn't heard of Wonderfalls but have just googled it and I think it screams the need to be in my collection...

  4. Thank you so much for the award!
    Isn't it quite amazing that we can share this interest from one side each of the globe?
    I think it is!
    Thank you again for the lovely description of my blog and the award:)

  5. Thanks for the award! And thanks for such a nice description! It's been so nice to have a fellow blogger who has also started out fairly recently, I read every one of your posts xx

  6. Good golly! Thank you so much for all your kind worlds. You're too sweet! I have a bit of a soda addiction too. I drink a coke almost every day.

  7. Miriam Parkman - I agree, it it amazing. Thankyou for having such a lovely blog, keep up the good work.

    Celia Rose - Not a problem. So nice to hear that someone has read every one of my posts! blows me away :) It is a good feeling when you realise your not the only who has only recently started, isnt it?

    Vivian V. Dimples - Not a problem :) Ah, I understand your addiction, coke used to me my vice until I recently switched to redbull hehe.

  8. Thanks for the award! I'm glad you enjoy reading Children of the 90s. Your blog is a lot of fun, too! I look forward to reading more :)

  9. No worries, you more then deserve this award! Your blog amazes me everytime :) Keep up the amazing work, and thanks for checking out my blog :)