Beautiful bloggers...

I have been fortunate enough to be honored with several awards recently. Maria-Therese at afiori has given me the Beautiful Blogger Award. If you have never visited her blog, please do. It is beautiful and her work is lovely. As part of the award, I am now supposed to tell you seven things you didn't know about me and pass the award on to seven other blogs.

1. I love British TV shows - comedies, mysteries, the Jane Austen dramas - you name it.
2. I think the South Carolina Lowcountry is possibly the most beautiful, peaceful place on Earth and I would love to have a home there one day. I would also love to live in an English village and regularly shop in Paris. Hey, we all have our fantasies. :)
3. I could watch The Golden Girls pretty much every day. I own all seven seasons on DVD.
4. I was named editor of a newspaper at 26 - a bi-weekly paper in a small town in the Carolinas. In addition to being its youngest editor, I am also the only woman ever to have held the post in the paper's 140-year history.
5. Early in my career, I wrote a headline that appeared on Jay Leno's Headlines segment. Don't ask. :)
6. I turned an extra room in my current house (probably most suitable for an office or nursery) into a huge walk-in closet - and I still have overflow.
7. If I could have dinner with any two people, living or dead, I'd ask Winston Churchill and Stevie Nicks. And I'd want Ernest Hemingway, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Gabrielle Chanel to join us for dessert. Now that would be a party.

I would like to pass this award on to seven of my favorite blogs. (Just right-click or drag it to your desktop.)

Such a Wondrous Place This Faerytale Space - Each visit is an amazing journey.
Rose Tea Cottage - Long may the Duchess reign.
The Comforts of Home - Always full of beautiful ideas and creations. And her home is lovely.
Just a Happy Housewife - Cute, fun, pink. What else could you want?
My French Country Home - A lovely, lovely place to visit.
How Sweet the Sound - The founder of Pink Saturday.

I have also been blessed to receive the Stiletto Award 4 excellence in blogging from Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife, along with the Blogger Buddy Award below. I'd like to pass this award on to a few of my favorite bloggers. (Again, just right-click or drag it to your desktop.)

And last, but not least, I would like to pass the Blogger Buddy Award on to ALL of my followers. Please enjoy it in good fun. :)

I would also like to say a special thank you to Sam for passing on the Honest Scrap Award. I'm keeping that one to give away later.

Beauty and blessings to all ~


  1. Hi Bella,
    I can't believe it, my first blog award! Thank you so much, I'm really touched, this is a lovely gift for my Easter weekend.
    Congratulations on all the awards you have received.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words and for playing along!! I find this so interesting to read.

  3. Bonjour Bella,
    COngratulations on your well deserved awards. I head over to visit all the lucky blogs.
    Happy Easter,

  4. aww, thank you! I'm so honored!!! :-)

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  5. Hi Bella! I LOVE the British comedies on PBS! Keeping Up Appearances is my favorite! Are You Being Served is good too! Congratulations on your awards, and thank you for your Blogger Buddy award.. I do enjoy stopping by, and your posts are beautiful inspirations as I "choose" not to dwell on the negative/ugly things in life, but to appreciate, or "embrace" the positive and beautiful things I am blessed with! Have a very Happy Easter! ~tina

  6. Bella, thanks for the Stiletto award. I would give anything to have a pair of those red ones.

    Hope you and your family have a fabulous weekend.

  7. Congratulations!!!!
    I am in agreement!!!!
    Happy Easter/Spring!!!

  8. Bella darling thanks so much for your visit and best wishes, much appreciated. Luv, congratulations on this much deserved award, I so enjoyed reading more about you. I too would love to have dinner with Churchill, he was fascinating. Luv, thanks so much for this great honour, and so kind of you to include my among this impressing list of bloggers. I will post it on my award blog ASAP and will treasure it forever. I will do an award post next week. Thanks again.

    Happy Easter my friend
    Love & Hugs

  9. My darling, I now know that I have been taking too many meds for this horrid migraine. After I posted my comment, I realised that you have in fact received multiple awards, so my luv, congratulations on all of them. My daughter had all four of her wisdom teeth removed last week and was in lots of pain and to this day she is unable to properly chew her food. I hope you are doing better and are on the mend completely so that you can enjoy all the Easter sweets.

    Love & Hugs

  10. Gratitude overflows, I am so happy to know my place touches your spirit and gives you joy. Thanks thanks thanks. I will go answer the questions and post tonight or tomorrow! Thanks dear. Blessings, light and wishes to you.

  11. Congratulations on your awards, Bella. Many of us enjoy the beauty of your blog.

    And, thank you for the honor of sharing with me. It means so much. I see we share many favorite blogs.

    The lowcountry is one of my favorite areas, too, and Charleston is my favorite city. I feel a spiritual kinship to Charleston.

  12. Hi! I'm So sorry it's taken me so long to come on over and collect my wonderful award. THANK YOU!!! I loved reading these details about you...I definitely think it's fantastic you were the youngest and first female editor!! I too have dreams of living in England or France. Wonderful!

  13. Congrats on receiving all those wonderful awards... your blog deserves them truly!

    I was quite interested to see that you'd want to have dinner with Winston Churchill. Ever since I started reading about him, I've been 'smitten' too.... I think he'd be a lot of fun to visit with.

    Thanks for the 'kindred spirit' moment.


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