Monday, January 18, 2010

An embarrassment of wealth

What a joy it is to be thought of fondly. I was give these awards and I gladly pass them on to 12 lovely bloggers. I encourage you to follow the links provided and discover the talent that awaits you on the other side.

Willem Claesz Heda's Still Life
The Honest Scrap award was given to me by both Victoria S. and Michele E. My thanks to each of you for the lovely honour.


The award has two components. You have to first list 10 honest things about yourself (and make them interesting), and second present the award to seven other bloggers.

My ten honest things:
1. I’m somewhat terrified of clowns.
2. I’m a list maker
3. I never forget a face but often times forget names
4. I love films, music and television shows from the 70’s
5. I’m sort of obsessed with reading the obituaries
6. I love the stone angel in cemeteries
7. I’ve never dated someone younger
8. Or shorter than I am
9. I’m a feminist
10. And a news junky

My seven nominees are all Gems. They have lovely hearts and I love visiting their space.






This love award was given to me by the very sweet Jacquie. Her blog is one I've been visiting right from the start of my adventure in blog land. She is very kind and is forever offering me words of encouragement. Thank You Jacquie.
The rules for this award: Put the name and link of who you gave this award on your blog.Then pass it on to five blogs that you think are amazing!These are the five I have chosen.

These are my five and all are artist in their own right or have inspired me in one way or another.


Paris Pastry


Little Augury
Happy Monday and My Love,


  1. I came to say congratulations and now I see you've nominated me! Thank you so much Simone! I will put up the award soon. I look forward everyday to your beautiful words and charming photos! Have a nice day!

  2. Hey Simone, thanx for my second Honest Scrap award, I feel I'm becoming like Meryl Streep at Oscars now :))))
    And you've chosen a nice picture to present me with here :)
    I'm not sure about reading obituaries, but those stone angels surely are stunning and romantic ;)

    Love, Dezz, who hopes you'll enjoy his blog forever and for always ;)

    I shall display your award immediately up in my award shelf in HOLLYWOOD SPY's headquarters :)

  3. Simone, I am honoured you thought of me, I will kindly take your award and relish in my Oscar moment! I will have a ceremony to celebrate very soon! Thank you so much!!

  4. Congratulations, Simone. It's always fun to know a little bit more about blog friends!

  5. Simone, How wonderful to give me this Honest Scrap Award! I am thrilled. I have received one But am happy to accept this one, I hope to acknowledge it soon thanks! pgt

  6. Gorgeous, love it- better and better, I have you already on my list of blog reads-so I am ahead of the game! wonderful.thanks again.

  7. Congratulations! I love the images that match the blogs - hope I can find enough time to visit them all :)

  8. Thanks for the award! Very sweet of you. And congratulations on your awards. You have a very interesting and fun blog and it shows.

  9. Congrats, Simone! Also, I wanted to be sure you saw that I passed you an award today...

    Have a wonderful week!

  10. Congratulations, Simone! You deserve the awards!!

  11. Thanks Simone! I'm so happy to receive an award!! I'll pass on the award asap. Your blog is one of my faves too. If I could give the award back to you, I would.


  12. Congratulations on your award. I'm a list maker as well.

  13. Clowns are creepy, I don't blame you. I'll have to check out these blogs.

  14. Simone,

    Congratulations! An award well deserved. Love your blog. Hope you are well.

  15. Hi Simone! Thanks for becoming a follower of mine. Your blog is sooo my type :) suuuper cuute! Congrats on award.

    Have a wonderful week!

  16. Dear Simone,

    Congrats on your award! You really deserve it !!!

    Thank you so much for your precious and so lovely comments on blog, I always love hearing from you... your kind words warm my soul :)
    I wish you a wonderful 2010 full of all great things God can allow you :)


  17. oh wow congrats, Simone!
    think im gonna visit their blogs also :))


  18. Congratulations Simone! Your blog is beautiful and inspiring. Love your 10 honest things. (I forget names too ;-)

  19. Thank you so much for the award! I love your blog tto. : )

  20. Congratulations to you and to all of your winners, Simone! Enjoy!!!


  21. Thank you so much for the award, Simone. I really apreciate it !
    But I must say I have an award free because I haven't got enough time to accept them and give them. (perhaps I have to mention it on my blog ?) I also don't post a lot because of this lack of time.
    I hope you don't worry...

  22. My thanks to you all and Congratulations to all the nominees you are all lovely.

    Dawn my every thanks for the lovely award and I will make a post in a week or so.

    Dsata I understand completely, yours is a lovely blog and I wanted only for you to know much I liked it.

    A lovely week to all,

  23. Bonjour Simone,
    Congratulations on your award - very well deserved. Your blog has evolved into something special with all your delightful stories and gorgeous images.
    Enjoy your week!

  24. Thank you so much! This is so very kind of you!
    I absolutely love stopping over here, if only to ogle your lovely pictures. (Of course, that's not to say I don't love reading your wonderful tidbits, too, because I very much do.)
    Thanks again!
    Lydia :)

  25. Congrats again my dear Simone! I am not crazy about clowns either. There is just something about them...creepy!
    I will be sure to visit some of these awardees.