Darling Debbie at Talkin Trash sent me a truly lovely award. I must pass this on to 8 more deserving bloggers and they in turn must do the same. A wonderful way to be exposed to even more soul sistas in Blogland. This award is based on the premise that we can connect to friends we may never meet in person but who share the sames dreams and visions as we do. I must also pass along the text that accompanies this award..."This blog invests and believes in Proximity:nearness in space, time and relationship.
These blogs are exceedingly charming.
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
They are not interested in praise or self aggrandizement.
Our hope is when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated. Please pay attention to these writers.
These are some very wonderful gals to visit.
They are thoughtful and friendly and have so many wonderful ideas."
I am including a photo from each of my award recipients along with a link to give you a taste of what fun is going on in each of their little corners of wonderful Blogland.
(I also had to post a picture of Debbie's fabulous tablescape below.) Thanks for the award TnT, you are a treasure!
Photo:Debbie, Talking Trash
The Savvy City Farmer, outside of Chicago is a furniture reclaimer extraordinaire. She can turn junk into gold. I am inspired by the way she uses vintage treasures to make an exceedingly elegant home for herself and her loving family.
Photo: Savvy City Farmer
Next on the list of deserving blogs is Joys of Home. She shares some wonderful decorating and craft ideas. She is another gal who can turn a piece of junk into a jewel and shows us how to as well. A very generous blogger.Photo: Joys of Home
A blogger who isn't afraid to speak her mind and share her views, Sue at Love His Appearing , is also a fellow Bengals (dare I say?) fan. If there really are any left. She will give you food for thought.Poster borrowed from Love His Appearing
Under the banner of exceedingly charming as well as ready to share wonderful ideas for making art is the lovely and stylish Amy at Inspire Co. Such colorful eye candy and lovely instructions for charming crafts can be had at her place. She also shares the ups and downs of her experience with fostering a little boy that will touch your heart. Photo:Amy, Inspire Co.
The next two gals on my list I had the greatest pleasure meeting and becoming long distance friends with at Silver Bella last year.
Geralyn at Greetings from Geralyn is a vintage artist who uses lovely old postcards and buttons in her work. She is the proud mother of twins, a boy and girl, soon to graduate from high school. (same age as my daughter) She is a kind and lovely person and I was lucky to meet her and am so glad we can keep in touch through blogging. Being from New Jersey she is also a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. (me too)
Photo: Geralyns New Year trip to Paris
Another treasured friend I met in Omaha is Jodie of Everything Vintage. This girl has a real reverence for vintage ephemera and the sense of history and lives that were lived before us that it contains. We spent a lovely afternoon hunting for treasure with Sandy from Pittsburgh (Who still doesn't have a blog if she is reading this!) She has a camera to die for and a photographers eye to accompany it. She also makes beautiful beaded jewelry. (She collects funeral cards as well, but thats another story) Photo:Jodie LeJeune
This Ohio girl, Lisa of Urban Farmhouse, is included among "the Romantics" in this months issue of Romantic Home Magazine. She has a shop in Thornville, Ohio, a few hours from me. I vow to get myself there sometime this spring. Her photos are gorgeous. I can't wait to visit her shop. Again, lots of eye candy and inspiration.Last but not least, Sandi of Victorian Gypsy. I met Sandi at Silver Bella as well. A talented artist and lover of vintage treasures. She recently posted pictures of her creative space. Isn't this beautiful? You must visit her to see some more of this room and her thoughts on all things creative. She has Victorian heart and a gypsy soul.
Photo:Sandi at The Victorian Gypsy
I know you will find new friends and kindred spirits among these lovely, thoughtful and creative women. I did.
Have a caring Friday, P.
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