July 16, 2009

Seven Interesting Things (about me) Kreativ Blogger Award

Over the past few weeks I’ve had the honour of getting to know one of the sweetest souls you could ever hope to encounter, a creative and kind blogger by the name of GypsyFox. Since our first online encounter, Gypsy and I have shared many wonderful conversations and discovered that we have numerous things in common. She has also graced my blog with an incredibly stunning graphic (visible on the lower right hand side bar of this site) and created a stunning birthday graphic for me last week as well.

As if those kind acts weren’t enough, on Wednesday she bestowed a delightful award upon my blog called the “Kreativ Blogger” award. The premise of this accolade is that bloggers who receive it must list seven little known facts about themselves and then pass along the award to some of their fellow “Kreativ Bloggers”.

Before I push my perpetual shyness aside to muster up a few snippets of info you may not already know about me, I must extend my very heartfelt thanks to Gyspy not only for this awesome award, but for being such a dear friend!

♥ Seven little facts about moi ♥

{Illustration from a 1944 children's book, via Paula Writh's lovely Flickr stream.}

1.) I am really, really eclectic! I have such a never-ending stream of diverse interests and I am quite convinced that even if I had all the energy, money and time in the world, I would only begin to scratch the surface of spending time enjoying everything that I find fascinating and/or that brings me bliss.

2.) I met my husband, the light of my life, joy of my world, online in the spring of 2004 and we’ve been together for over five years now. I like to say that it was “love at first email”.

3.) There are number of different things that I collect (which naturally ties into point #1) – from Japanese miniatures to Girl Guide related items, yet I despise clutter with a passion and am the polar opposite of a pack rat.

4.) Paraphrasing my sweet husband, to call me a girly-girl would be a gross understatement. For as long as my memories stretch back, I have been consumed by all things feminine, beautiful and elegant. Whether my outfit on a given day reflects my love of vintage fashion or not, if I’ve stepping even so much as one pinkie toe out the door, I will be dressed femininely. To doing anything less would be akin to being sacrilegious (to my own personal aesthetic) in my mind.

5.) I am a dyed-in-the-wool homebody with the slightest underlying spark of wanderlust. It seems like a strange contradiction and yet it works perfectly well, as it often means I’m up for moving across the country (or world) and setting up home someplace new and exciting.

6.) My favourite parts of my own body are my small hands, green eyes, and slender wrists. (Don’t generally mind my ever-so-slightly pear-ish hour glass figure either, it makes 50s styles a dream to wear but on the other hand does rule out ever looking like a convincing Flapper girl ;D)

7.) I absolutely adore animals of all types, but have always found myself inexplicably drawn to the slightly “offbeat” ones in particular (for example manatees, platypuses, ferrets, hedgehogs, and anything that’s an albino, are all favourites).

There are so, so many astounding blogs I follow that I never feel as though I can just select a mere handful to extend a blog award to. Should your name not appear on this list, please know that you are a Kreativ Blogger through and through, and that by absolute all means you are more than welcome to give yourself this award, from me, as well!

{If you’d like to share this award, please save the image below to your own computer or online image hosting site and distribute to whomever you desire.}

According to Gypsy’s post, the following rules are suggested for the Kreativ Blogger award:

• Thank the person who nominated you for the award
• Copy the logo and place it on your blog
• Link to the person who nominated you for this award
• List seven things about yourself that people might find interesting
• Nominate and post links to the seven Kreativ Bloggers you nominate
• Leave a comment on each of the blogs (or otherwise notify the recipients), letting them know they have been nominated

Should you the fancy doing so, following seven people are welcome to pass along the Kreativ Blogger award. I thank each of you deeply for the inspiration and beauty your blogs continually bring into my life, you are definitely all very Kreativ Bloggers!

1.) Andi B. Goode

2.) ~*Just Add Glitter and Stir*~

3.) Casey’s Elegant Musings

4.) Tattered Saints

5.) Fashion After Forty

6.) Cpaphil Vintage Postcards

7.) The Vintage Kitten

{Adorable vintage thank you card from Look Homeward, Harlot’s Flickr stream.}

Warmest of thanks again to you, Gypsy dear, you are such a wonderful, talented and inspirational person! Despite being reclusive to dish about myself (in general), I had a blast putting together this post and am really touched that you see me as a kreativ blogger!


  1. I really loved this post and finding out more about you. You are the sweetest, kindest person and gorgeous to boot!

    Gypsy is a total doll too, I agree!xxxx

  2. Oh my. Thank-you again! You're such a sweetie. And it was such fun to read your facts!
    -Andi x

  3. Jessica, great to get to know a little more about you. I can relate to some of your traits. I love being home, but would move in a heartbeat! I also love all things girly. Thanks for sharing and I agree that your are a wonderful, sweet woman.

  4. wow! Thanks for sharing that. I'm really eclectic in my interests too..it's hard to pick only one thing to follow because there's just too many things!

  5. I loved reading about you! I'm eclectic too...so much so that I sometimes am overwhelmed with all of the things I want to be able to do!

    Thank you so much for giving me the award!! I'm honored and flattered!



  6. Hi Jessica!
    Congrats on yr so well-deserved award - and it's great to know a little bit more about you! You're such a sweet, generous person - in fact, you remind me a bit of myself!!*wink*

    xxxLOL LOLA:)
    PS Left a little message for you at my place!

  7. I think you might very well be my long lost sister or at the very least my soul sister! Nearly every thing on your list could have been written by me! Great to learn a little more about you!

    Have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend!!


  8. awww Thank you for such kind words, you melt my heart dear!! I love your facts, I love that your a homebody,& that your so girly :) we have something else in common too, we both have green eyes! love you honey have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Wowowowowow thank you so much! You are the sweetest and I'm so glad to have found your delightful blog! GypsyFox is fabulous!

  10. Congratulations on your well deserved award. Thankyou so much for picking my blog, it was so sweet and kind of you XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  11. @ Dustjacket attic, thank you deeply, sweet soul, you are so extremely kind.

    @ Andi, you're very welcome, honey! Thank you very much for your lovely words.

    @ Tracey, thank you so much! It's great to know that we share a love of all things feminine and are up for a move now and then :)

    @ Trains and Sewing Machines & Randi, that's so true, there are countless interesting things and never enough hours in the day to focus on them all! I wouldn't change being electric though, it ensures boredom is never an issue! :D (Randi dear, you are very welcome, the pleasure is all mine!)

    @ Nora & Lola, thank you very much, you two! You are so very sweet, I'm touched by your kind words.

    @ Karyn, how absolutely wonderful that we share so much in common! Thank you being so sweet, I hope you had a marvelous weekend, too!

    @ gypsyFox, thank you so much again for absolutely everything, my precious fellow green-eyed girl!

    @ The Vintage Kitten, you're very welcome, honey! Your blog is an absolute delight, I'm so happy that our paths have crossed.

    @ Maggi, you're very welcome, sweetie! I totally agree, Gypsy is one heck of a wonderful person! :)

    My very sincere thanks to each of you for your touching comments, they really helped me to be less shy when it comes to future posts in which I divulge tidbits of information about myself.

    I hope you each had a splendid weekend and that the week ahead will be filled with happiness for you!
    ♥ Jessica

  12. I met my husband online the spring of 2004 ALSO! Very fun! :)