Thursday, April 12, 2012

Liebster Blog Award - Sharing the Love

Attention, everyone! Charlotte from Sew Far Sew Good has flattered me by choosing the Hausfrau Journal for a Liebster Blog award for blogs with fewer than 200 followers!

Source: Bloomsbury Loft

Thank you, Charlotte, for considering my work worthy of this honor.

Both of Charlotte's blogs make fascinating reads. Sew far sew good is a journey through the world of garment creation and self-discovery, whereas My Family My Way details the joys and challenges of raising her four sons with a healthy appreciation of the world with an anthroposophical bent. She also contributes to another blog, the Refashion Co-op.

Source: Birdhouse Books

True to the intention of this award, I would like to pass on this honor to five small blogs whose authors I believe deserve recognition for their work:

The values of reducing waste and embracing vintage espoused by the author of "Reduce, Reuse, and Rummage" really resonate with me. I also find her style of writing quite charming!

Lucy Santos's blog "The Glamourologist" is bursting with fantastic posts on utterly fascinating topics relating to make-up and perfume with a horde of well-chosen pictures.

When I read Frøken Toft's blog, I feel like I'm a little fly sitting on her shoulder observing her fascinating life in Denmark.

Not fluent in Danish? Plug the text into Google Translate. Personally I don't let a foreign language stand in the way of enjoying others' blogs.

And neither should you! So hop on over to the smallest blog on my list "Dengang i 50erne", which translates to "Back in the 50s". The author of this blog (another Dane like Ms. Toft) manages to dig up the most enthralling magazine clippings and photographs from the 1950s and scans them in for the world to enjoy.

Now that you've mastered Danish, why not try a little German? Beswingtes Allerlei (how in the world should I translate that in to English???) covers a range of topics for the modern woman who loves old-fashioned things. Check out her recent post on making cherry earrings a la Carmen Miranda.

At the risk of sounding cliché, there were so many other blogs I would have loved to have nominated as well. Excellent writers with creative ideas are starting up blogs every day as blogging becomes more and more popular. Sometimes getting through that first phase where you only have a few (albeit devoted) readers can be a struggle.

Source: Dibble Dibble Dee

In that spirit, I would like to make a special mention for Incurlers, who came up with a great idea for a blog but hasn't posted for a little while. I sincerely hope she develops her idea further.

As long as you're still here, I will also openly confess my love for the Debora's pristine and utterly elegant style at the Black Pinafore.

Are you one of my five nominees? Please include the picture on your blog and thank the blogger who nominated you. Carry on the tradition by selecting five small blogs with fewer than 200 followers to receive the Liebster Blog award.


  1. well done, you deserve it! I'm going to check out some of the other blogs you have nominted

  2. Thanks so much! It is so exciting to be nominated, and I've nominated five others in turn. See my post

    Thanks again!

    1. You're most welcome. I enjoyed reading your post and visiting the blogs you posted—interesting choices! Here's hyperlinked version of your URL:

  3. As someone who has always been a fan of soft, pudding-esque desserts, this lovely recipe definitely gets a big nod of approval from me. I shall tuck it away to use soon, perhaps following a dinner of fresh springtime greens and baby vegetables.

    Thank you very much for your comment on my vintage orange muffin post this week. I'm delighted that you stopped by for a visit, as it lead me in turn to discover your own wonderful blog.

    Wishing you a beautiful, relaxing weekend,
    ♥ Jessica


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