I recently received the 'Kreativ Blogger' award from Jaynie over at the fabulous Here's Looking Like You Kid - Now I have to pass the award onto 7 of my Favorite blogs and then tell you 7 things that I love.
In no order -
Jane Austen Today - for all things Jane Austen, who I have been especially obsessed with reading this Summer
Fashion For Nerds - I always enjoy looking at this gal's outfits. She's a real gal, like someone I would know, or see around town (if I ever left my house) She's NOT one of those girls that you see everywhere online now - spindley legged, pigeon toed waifs with strangley hair and a vacant look who would probably laugh at me behind my back for wanting to dress cool.
She has a great eye for color and pattern combinations.
Glamour Splash - Because I love vintage swimsuits and I am eternally jealous of her fabulous swimsuit stock on her website.
Sew Retro Blog - This blog is a multi-poster blog where people show off their sewing projects that use either vintage patterns or vintage fabrics. Everytime I check it out I think 'damn, I gotta get some sewing done'
Starlet Showcase - I love looking at Vintage Hollywood photos
It'll Take The Snap Out of Your Garters - more great vintage photos, and vintage lifestyle and she knows about Jersey.
Vintage Bulletin - Let me whore my own little vintage promotion project, but no really, I'd enjoy the blog anyway. I started this co-op blog the 'Vintage Bulletin' for vintage sellers and collectors to show off their stuff. Many people didn't have their own blogs, or many where looking for easy ways to promote what they were selling, or wanted to share information they thought would be interesting to pass onto vintage clothing lovers. There are over 60 registered posters on the blog and I enjoy checking out what everyone has to share, all in one nice spot.
OK, now the 7 things that I love, in no order.
Strathmere NJ - The best place in the World for me. An old fashioned, quiet, seashore town. My future retirement home, if I can afford it.
English Bulldogs - we've had 3 of them - Ms. Fatty (I miss her so much) Boris and Harlow. They are sweet, goofy and funny little beings. I love all dogs really. I prefer dogs over children. Someone comes by with a baby - ehh, baby. But come by with a doggie and then I'm interested!
Vintage/Antiques - I grew up around them, about 80% of the furniture and things in our house are old. I love collecting things. I don't like minimalism, or sleek modern things. I like antiques and layers of clutter. But not dirty clutter.
Green - it's my favorite color, I like all things green. I'm a big fan of green kitchenware like Depression Glass and Jadite. I love green fabrics and clothing, housewares etc.
Mustangs - my favorite car. It was my first car and I drive one now, and my next car will be a Mustang too. Because of my Dad I like old cars too, 1930s Fords, real Hot Rods.
Boudoir Dolls and pretty lady things - like half dolls, vintage linens with embroidered ladies, pictures, paintings etc. Oh, also vintage mermaids, but I'm kind of picky about the ones that I like. I also like Rose O'Neill Kewpies.
Old Hollywood, especially the 1930-40s. Myrna Loy, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, William Powell, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn etc. I don't see modern movies, I haven't been in a movie theater for 25 years (why pay when they'll show it on tv for free someday?) I just prefer the actors of yesteryear, they had more talent, true charisma and style.