A most thoughtful Madame de Pique, history obsessive and blogger of peculiarities, has bestowed upon Life Takes Lemons the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’, so here I am, passing on the blog love. This, incidentally, is the best part about awards, discovering fantabulous new-to-you blogs. There are also
rules guidelines to this sort of thing, but they are generally the same across time and space:
- Thank the person who nominated you. (Thanks again, Madame P!)
- Add the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ image to your post.
- Share seven things about you.
- Pass the award on to seven nominees.
- Include this set of rules.
- Inform your nominees* by posting a comment on their blogs.
7 Random Things about Your Host
I decided it would be more fun to reveal in pictures 7 places I’ve been . . .
Bloggers I recommend on account of their excellence in loveliness
Joyful Molly – Molly keeps a wonderful blog on naval history with lots of 18th century posts to boot. Her ‘list of naval and historic resources’ is so, so useful.
Number One London – I could spend afternoons browsing around this blog on English history and daily living in the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras.
Treasure for Your Pleasure – a tumblr curating all things Marie Antoinette (and Versailles court) that’s visually diverting. Good luck trying not to Pin during your visit.
The Virtual Victorian – I’m getting more and more interested in the Victorian era and Ms. Fox is partly to blame. Her ‘facts, fancies, and fabrications’ are delightful.
Regency History – Rachel Knowles’s blog on a well-rounded variety of topics from the late Georgian period through the Regency makes for pleasurable and informative reading.
World of Poe – a self described ‘crotchety, contrarian chronicler of the stranger and more neglected highways and byways of all things Poe’. Pretty much, yeah. If you like a sharp-tongue, you will absolutely love Undine. Her tweets are amusing as well.
Dressed in Time – One of my go-to blogs for historical costuming. Caroline’s posts make me wish I could attain the patience for sewing, but for now I have her creations & inspirations to drool over.
To the seven bloggers named above, thank you for keeping our web spaces lovely!
*If you’re curious about the ‘nominee’ part, I’m not sure either. One supposes we are all winners by default of nomination. Either way, enjoy!