July 23, 2009

When a friend gives you the Lemonade Stand Award, make more friends by passing it on :)

It seems that those in the fashion, vintage and crafting blog circles are amongst the friendliest and sweetest people I’ve encountered online. Chronically vintage is scarcely three months old and I’ve already been honoured with wonderful blog awards from several immensely lovely people (talk about making a girl feel welcome within the blogging community).

A few days ago the immensely dear Nora (of The Johnson Diaries) and her darling canine companion, Lola, bestowed the Lemonade award upon Chronically Vintage (if you’re not familiar with this wonderful blogging duo be sure to scoot on over to their blog and get acquainted with the wit, wisdom and kindness that flows through their posts).

As the sort of child who was perpetually setting up stands of all sorts to sell treats to my neighbours (I also had a door-to-door homemade bookmark business with my younger siblings when I was 11, we made about $150 in profits over the course of a summer and learned a lot of important lessons about business and marketing at an early age, but I digress), I can really appreciate this award and the cheerful message it’s designed to convey. Sometimes all it takes is a lemonade stand to help bring people together.

{A mere 35 cents is all it took to start a lemonade stand in the 1950s according to this adorable ad. Image via jbcurio’s Flickr stream.}

According to Nora, the idea behind this award is to share some of your favourite newly discovered blogs with your readers, who in turn, may click on the links to said blogs and discover them, too. As someone with a bulging Feed Burner, I can certainly say that I never tire of unearthing new blogs and likewise sharing my finds with my dear readers.

Lately a number of awesome blogs (some well established, some brand new) have caught my eye, and it’s with pleasure that I pass along this wonderful, cheery award to the following twelve sites (all of which I’ve discovered over the past month or so).

{Lemonade Stand Award Recipients}

Gina from The Modern Pinup Girl

Kirsty from Giggly-Cupcake

Diva from Vintage Me

Karen from Bobbins and Bombshells

Stéphanie from Le Blog de Stéphanie

Rosina Lee (and her gorgeous blog of the same name)

Angel from Vintage Angel

Erin from Follow the Tide

Shallow Mallow from Diversions

Guilia from Gone With The Voile

Kathie from My Net Finds

A Vintage Spirit

You are each resplendently lovely ladies with sites teaming full of inspiration and beauty. Thank you for creating the marvelous blogs that you do!

{To give this award to your favourite newly discovered blogs, please save the image below to your own computer or online image hosting site and distribute to whomever you desire.}

If you’ve been tagged above and would like to share this award with others, Nora suggests the following rules:

1.) Accept the award; post it on your blog together with the name of the person who’s given it plus his or her blog link.
2.) Pass the award on (or not, if you’d prefer) to other blogs that you’ve recently discovered.
3.) Link to your nominees within your post.
4.) Contact the nominees to let them know they've been chosen for this award.

{My own photo of a bowlful of lemons, something I always like to keep at the ready for a multitude of culinary uses - most definitely including making lemonade for friends who stop by.}

My very heartfelt thanks to Nora and Lola for bestowing this terrific award on Chronically Vintage. I adore you both and want you to know that you are always welcome for freshly squeezed lemonade, macaroons and a chat at my house anytime, sweet dears!


  1. Hi Honey! what a lovely award, you deserve all the awards, because you have a heart of gold & you are a great writer! I will defenitly check these blogs out! XOXO

  2. Hi Jessica,

    Thank you so much sweetie for the lovely award! Its my first blog award and I feel very grateful to you!

    Your blog is wonderful! :)

    Have a great day!

    Lots of love Kirsty .x.

  3. Hi Jessica,

    Well done! I'm happy to have had the opportunity to discover you through the lovely Maggi. I enjoy your blog and it's been great getting to know you.

    I love that you had a door to door bookmark business at the ripe old age of 11! I love your spirit!


  4. Congratulations!!! Well deserved award, I might add ;-) Thank you so much for passing it along to me! I'm so glad I found your blog, it's simply divine.

  5. Thanks so much for highlighting these new blogs. I checked them out and they are fabulous!

  6. Ciao Jessica!

    Thank you so much for the award! I was extremely happy when I heard the news! Put a smile on my face. It is so great to share thoughts and interests with wonderful people.

    Your blog is lovely, and I'm so glad you like mine too.

    <3 Gina

  7. I just spent forever going through your list. What great finds! How ever do you find them all? I appreciate all the time you spend to bring us your wonderful new sites.

    Thanks Doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  8. Congrats on winning that award. You do deserve it. I'll have to check out those blogs that you bestowed the award on. Take care. Enjoy your Friday.

  9. Oh thank you for this award ! You're so sweet !

  10. Dear Jessica,
    Thank you for such kind words above! I'm blushing...! Yes, totally agree that fashion/vintage/crafting bloggers are such nice, kind people! And as soon as I've hosted my first Xmas in July party giveaway tomorrow, I'll be right over for that lemonade, macaroons and chat! (Will leave Nora to clear up everything - useless PA! No siesta for her!)

    See you tomorrow!

    xxxLOL LOLA:)
    Soo pleased you like the so-well-deserved award!

  11. Congratulations!
    You completely deserve the award, you're blog is lovely and your posts are always delightful. Thank you so much for passing the award on to me :) It was such a lovely surprise when I saw my blog amongst the ones listed!!! Thank you so much!!!
    Have a wonderful Friday!!!

  12. You deserve the award! Your blog is beautiful, it surprised me to read that it's only 3 months old!!!

    What a good heart behind this award... I love it. And I agree about the vintage/crafts circles being the sweetest... I've never encountered such politeness and tact from any other online source :)

  13. Congrats on your win and thanks for sending the award to me! I have posted a link to this page and added you on my vintage link list. xo

  14. I have got so many tabs open in my browser right now I'll be content for hours.
    Thank you very much for passing on the lemons :-)

    I used to sell stones instead of lemonade as a child. Surprisingly, there was a market for it. :-)

  15. @ GypsyFox, bless your heart, sweet dear, thank you so much for the beautiful comment.

    @ Kirsty, you're are very welcome, honey! I'm delighted to have found you and your wonderful blog.

    @ Karyn, thank you very much, my dear friend! I truly adore following your blog too and am so very glad that the internet (and Maggi's stellar blog) brought us to one another.

    @ Kathie, you're so very welcome! I feel the same way, your blog is absolutely wonderful!

    @ Amanada, my pleasure, I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

    @ Gina, ciao bella, you're very welcome! I adore your blog and the fact that it combines two of my immortal loves: vintage and Italian culture.

    @ Maggi, thank you very much, sweet gal!

    @ The Glamourous Housewife, thank you deeply, honey, what a lovely complement, I'm so flattered by your kind words! I can't say as though I have any secrets when it comes to finding terrific new blogs, I just follow as many vintage sites as I can and click on any links to new ones that I happen to spot. My eyes light up when I come across a new (to me) vintage blog, as I know it's bound to be a great source of information and inspiration (just like yours most certainly is!!!).

    @ Keith, thank you very much, my friend! You're so kind.

    @ Stéphanie, you're so very welcome, honey. Your blog is such a lovely, creative spot of beauty.

    @ Nora & Lola, :D hi you two wonderful bloggers, thank you for your smile inducing comment (you gals always make me smile - I love that!). Indeed, drop by as soon as the winter festivities are over, I can't wait to bake for you two :)

    @ Lizzy, thank you so much, sweet heart! You're very welcome, I think your terrific blog is off to a marvelous start and am so happy to have discovered it!

    @ Aya, thank you deeply, precious dear. My blog is indeed rather on the new side, but my love of vintage stretches back for as long as I can recall. If was the discovery of staggering wonderful sites like yours (and your Flickr and Youtube videos) that inspired me to start my own vintage blog. Thank you very, very much for that, honey.

    @ Karen, you're so very welcome, sweetie! I adore your blog and am really touched that you added me to your link list, thank you so much!

    @ Shallow Mallow, my pleasure, honey! Perhaps you and I should pair up and start a lemonade, bookmark and rock selling business :)))

    Thank you each very, very much for your wonderful comments! I truly love hearing from you each, and hope you're having a splendid weekend!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica