Sorry, it didn’t come with a bigger picture, and I traced it back over 7 blogs and couldn’t find one, so you and I will both have to wonder what the little bits say.
The rules for the award are as such:
To accept the award, you must post it on your blog along with the name of the person who has honored you with the award, and include a link to his/her blog. Then you must choose 15 other blogs that you believe deserve the honor of Best Blog. You must contact each of the bloggers you choose and let them know you have honored them. Include a link to your post, along with the rules, so they will know what to do.
The good of blog awards is that you know people out there are reading and enjoying what you post.
The bad is that you have to pass the blog award on, and it is so hard to pick the right blogs to give it to. There are so many amazing blogs out there! How to choose?!?
After much thought and glaring at my computer screen while I searched for inspiration, I’ve finally chosen 6 blogs to pass the award on to (15 is just too much pressure). My criteria was 1) Non-costuming blogs, to illustrate the diversity of blogs out there, and 2) Blogs that I haven’t given awards to in the past.
1) The Duchess of Devonshire’s Gossip Guide to the 18th Century. When I first found this blog, I was really disappointed in it. It was real history! I love history – but reading it is practically work! I was expecting a blog version of those facebook pages set up for fictional characters. Once I got into the blog, I realised why it is so popular, and now I’m addicted.
2) MaryEllePhotography. This one was easy (even though it is a Mormon mommy blog *gasp*shock*horror*!). First, Mary is the most amazing photographer, and has the cutest kids ever (if they disappear one day it’s because I kidnapped them). Second, Mary’s house is gorgeous. And she named it Pemberley *swoon*. And she calls her DH Mr Darcy. What’s not to love?
3) Tea with the Vintage Baroness. Pretty pictures, gorgeous vintage clothes, fun tidbits of knowledge, all round enviableness
4) A Peacock Bride’s Tale I’m stretching the rules as it is a website/blog, but it is gorgeous, and about all the things I love, and supports great artisans.
5) Music, Corsets, and Star Wars. OK, so kind of costuming, but I’m nominating this blog because she knits full on Star Wars figures, and makes up the patterns herself, and I definitely think that kind of awesome should be celebrated.
6) Royal Portraits. This blog is exactly what it says it is. Royal Portraits. Nothing else. No writing, no comments, no nothings. Which makes it a totally fab resource for costumes, and historians, and interesting images in general. Also totally undemanding to follow.