Thursday 22 December 2011

What's So Great About Blogs?

Oh my, where to begin?  I admit I am a blog addict.  I love reading them!  Writing them stops me from talking to myself.  Well, not entirely, but it certainly cuts it down to just being odd and not certifiably crazy!

I get inspiration and tons of how to info from endless numbers of truly clever people on everything from cooking to design, crafting to finding bargains.  I can peek inside their homes and get a glimpse of who they are are what things they care about.

I've met people in South America creating English cottage homes and Brits creating Canadiana in their homes.  From Greeks that are in love with Southern colonial to Americans thrilled with the vibrant colours of India we are all on the quest for an environment that most speaks to us. I, of course, copy anything that says old world Europe.

Occasionally, I get a lovely award like this one from Wendy at Her-Ballistic Garden ~


Thanks, Wendy!

I love that blogging has led me to so many wonderful people around the world!  The Leibster award gives me an opportunity to introduce you to five of my favourites.  I know you will love them as much as I do. Here's my list of up and coming stars! ~

Rukmini lives in India and has created a wonderful Shabby Chic home.  You also get to see India through her eyes.  I feel like we are friends and can't wait to see what she is up to in each post!

The Vintage Chateau

She has my style down pat! The pics are beautiful and everything she touches has a wonderful element of elegance.

Eclectically Vintage

The name says it all here.  This is a really fun site and Kelly is full of ideas!

Sweet Girl Expressions

This young mom is full of more great ideas!

An Anglo In Quebec

Here's you chance to poke around a wonderful chalet and soak up some of that style.

Those are just some of the friends I visit regularly.  You will love them as much as I do when you check out their sites!

If they accept the award, they link back to this site and go on to nominate five more up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  I know none of them will be in this category for long, so add this award to your sidebars, ladies!

Thanks to all my readers!  It's been such a thrill to have you with me on this terrific journey!!!


  1. Thank you Maureen. It might take me some time to pass on this award, but I will, definitely :)And you've written such lovely things about me! I will wear my pink hat today. I promise I will. Inspite of never meeting you, I feel so connected to you. You are a sweetheart.

    Love, Rukmini

  2. I can't wait to check out the people you chose Maureen! I'm sure they're all as wonderful as you are! xo

  3. Thanks for presenting more blogs for our inspiration. I love this new world that has opened up and all the laughter, tears, inspiration and sharing it has brought my way.
    Keep up the good work.

  4. Thank you so much!! I'm flattered :)
    I can't wait to check out all of the other blogs.....

  5. Thanks Maureen - I appreciate this so much!

  6. Hello, Blogging is fun and does allow us to meet Kindred Spirits! I have enjoyed visiting your blog today and am happy to be your newest follower!
    Merry Christmas,

  7. Well, thank you et merci! I have never really decided how I feel about awards but I think this one seems lovely given that I get to support some blogs in my acceptance. So, I will most definitely created a post about this tomorrow. Again, thank you and I will be following along with your blog now as well. Looks like fun around here!

  8. Well as one blog addict to another I just want to say Thanks for introducing me to a few new to me blogs. I'll be checking them out.

  9. Thanks for the tips. It's always fun to visit new sites!


  10. Thanks so much Maureen, so glad we found each other! Isn't blogging great fun?

  11. Thanks for sharing these blogs. I always enjoy reading seeing more wonderful blogs. Merry Christmas. I am your newest follower.