Thursday, 26 March 2009

Belated Kreativ Blogger Awards...


Thank you so much to Nicky from Hollypops who passed this award to me and also to Maggie from SweetScarlett who passed this award to me a couple of days later.


Being new to this, it took me a little while to get my head around what to do. I should have posted this about a week ago really , so a bit belated here are the Kreativ Blogger Award winners:


Seven things I love, in no particular order. (I haven't included my family as that goes without saying)

1) Chocolates from the 'Chocolate Line' in Bruges
They do fantastic window displays. The second picture
depicts Cyrano de Bergerac, all made of chocolate!)

2) My Daughter's laugh (It's a good hearty laugh!)

3) Freshly made Belgian Waffles (The ones with lumps of sugar in)

4) Chanel's '31 Rue Gambon' Eau de Toilette

5) Wearing vintage clothes -I love this faux fur coat,
I bought it on Ebay (Here shown modelled by the
seller or seller's model)

6) Anything relating to Grace Kelly/ Princess Grace

7) Garden flowers in vases throughout the house

Here are the seven blogs whom I am passing the award on to

Stephanie from Bonjour Madame
Laura from 52 Flea
Marie Reed from My Vintage Wedding
Carole from Maynard Greenhouse
Beth Niquette from The Best Hearts are Crunchy
Mate from Bleu de Lavande
Clare from Daisy Darling

Not sure if I have to do 2 lots as I have received 2 awards??? I'm sure someone will tell me if it's wrong.....and I will know for another time.


Seven things I love, in no particular order. (I haven't included my family as that goes without saying)

1) Walking around the Helford River (Cornwall) area

2) Morris Minor car in cream or green

3) Afternoon tea

4) Bruges, Belgium

1940's/50's Glamorous look

6) The Song of Bernadette (Film)

7) Niki's book Living with Nostalgia
(That book was made for me!)

Here are seven blogs whom I am passing the award on to

Denise from A Bun Can Dance
Ruth from Oh So Vintage
Ann from A Vintage Mood
Bashayer Make Room for Living
Robin from Robin's Nest
Julia from Julia Crossland
Diane from Lavender Dreams

REALLY HARD to chose, there are many more I feel deserve the award too!

Whether you wish to pass the award on to another 7 bloggers and list 7 things you love is entirely up to you. Please don't feel obliged, only do it if you feel like it!

A bientôt!

Isabelle x

P.S If you live in Somerset, you may be interested in this Afternoon Tea Invitation post from Denise A Bun Can Dance


~Vintage Nina~ said...

Congrats! How wonderful for you! I love your deserve it!
Have a wonderful day!!!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oooh! I just logged on to check something and have found your new post and the award passed to me - Thank You so Much! I shall start thinking...
What great choices you have for the things you love - I agree with many of them but in particular Afternoon Tea (my most favourite celebration!) and Morris Minors! My perfect Morris Minor would be cream, with red leather seats and either a convertable top or a Traveller. I do love the woodwork on a Traveller....! Have a super weekend Isabelle! Maybe we'll do afternoon tea in Wells one day?! Best wishes
Denise x

This Vintage Life... said...

Better make some room on the mantlepiece!

I keep missing your posts so I've finally got around to adding you to my bloglist.
Have a lovely weekend
Deb x

Stephenie said...

Those belgian waffles look yummy!!!!! Love the faux fur coat...I can relate to the seven things you love. I got to see Niki's book from Heather. I think I might have to buy one...

Marie Reed said...

You're such a sweetheart! Thank you! Big cyber hugs:)

Lori said...

you have wonderful things that you love...very sweet that you said your daughter's laugh...that really is the best sound in the world...i love Grace Kelly too, she was so glamorous and classy:)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
Congratulations on your double award!
A lovely selection of 'loves'!

Thanks for mentioning my book - I'm glad it was made for you!
Niki x

Vintage Tea said...

Congratulations on your awards. I love the faux fur coat, very glamourous.

I was lucky enough to meet one of Grace Kelly's biographers a year or two ago and get a signed copy of the book.

I really wish I'd been able to visit the exhibition in Monico last year.

Victoria xxx

A Vintage Mood said...

Sweet Isabelle, thank you for thinking of me. I'm humbled. Being a new blogger, I feel like I'm still sort of "getting my legs" or "earning my wings" or something along those lines.

Your photos are great. My husband and I have a desire to visit the UK. Maybe someday!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Victoria
Thanks for your lovely comments. It was a fantastic exhibition, I was there in August 2007. I am hoping it will come to England so that I may see it all over again. How nice to have met the biographer, I would have found that really interesting being a fan of Grace Kelly. Look out for my Grace Kelly post coming soon! I used to live down there as a child and met Grace Kelly in the 1970's. Have liked her ever since.
Take care
Isabelle x

Carole said...

Suzy...thank you so much for passing on your award. It's so sweet of you. I hope I can live up to it. Your blog gives me so much pleasure. I feel transported to such a warm and loving place everytime. I love all your loves too. I'll have to try and see the movie "The Songs of Bernadette" and maybe someday get a chance to go to Bruges, Belgium and try some of those delicious chocolates.

Beth Niquette said...

Dear Isobelle, Thank you for the award--and for passing it on! My goodness! I am so very honored.

I LOVE your blog!

Lavender Dreamer said...

Thank you so much! I am honored to receive this award! I love your blog and always have fun here! I hope everyone will visit my blog and spend some creative time there, too! You are SO sweet!

Bleudelavande said...

My God Isabelle,
I'm really moved and I feel flattered by your gentle deed for me! I'm very very happy!!! Tank you very much!Now I have to discover what I have to do totransfer the award to my blog.
Your post is fantastic today I agree with many things you love, in particular 1949's/50's Glamorous look and Vintage clothes. love Mate

Bonjour Madame said...

Thank you so much! I am honored to be included. You have been so kind to me since I started my blog and I truly appreciate your kindness and support. I like what you've listed as your things you like. Grace Kelley was so pretty and that vintage coat is amazing!

Les Cotrions said...

Thak you so much for yor nice comment on my blog! You have a lovely one too! Your daughter is very beautiful and you live in a marvellous country! I agree with most of the things you love! I'll come back and visit you again!
have a nice week end!
Warm Italian greetings

Anonymous said...

Dear Isabelle, I´m very pleased to meet you and to discover your lovely ´vintage´ pages! :)
I write my first comment on this post here, because I live near Bruges (it´s only 10 minutes by car) and when I was a child I´ve seen that film about Saint Bernadette as well and I still remember the black & white scenes. Now I´m going to browse through your blog... :)

(I tried several times to post my comment, but impossible with my Google account; so I try the ´anonymous´ way...)

Something White said...

Well, that´s strange, I can get in here as an anonymous, but not as Something White/Marjolijn.

Something White said...

... I don´t understand Blogger anymore...

Vintage Tea said...

Wow Carole you met Grace Kelly, now that is really something!

Let's both keep our fingers crossed that the have an exhibition in the UK we can visit.

I love the story that Grace had Chanel design one of their classic bags in a rabbit shape for her daughter. Oh to be a princess.

Victoria xx

gingerwine said...

Thought I would pop over and say hello - your veronica lake pic caught my eye!!


Laura said...

Congratulations Isabelle on your double award! You deserve it as your blog is always so fascinating and I look forward to reading it. You are so kind to pass the award to me as I am so new as this.....I appreciate your vote of confidence! I enjoyed this post so much.....Grace Kelly is a favorite of mine as well...and chocolate...well....need I say more?
Be well, Laura

Hollypop's said...

Hi Isabelle, thanks for your comment. I love your faux fur coat, and reading your other loves. Your daughter is very cute.
Just popped over to A bun can dance, can't remember the last time I had tea in Wells, used to do the antiques market there many moons ago.
Take care.

Tiedupmemories said...

Wow! What wonderful awards and such lovely things that you adore!Very sweet blog! Thanks for stopping by mine! Nice to meet you!

Redwoodhouse said...

Well done on your double award..well deserved and thank you for the well wishes..

Room design studio said...

Oh Thank you Isabelle so much for this award!! I was away busy with moving into a new home and when i found out about this I was so happy!! Many thanks!

ohsovintage said...

Hi Isabelle

Thankyou for passing on the award to me, that was so nice of you. Several of your favourite things are mine too. I notice you mentioned the Helford and I wondered where you'd been in particular as I used to live between St. Keverne and Coverack when I was younger. Glad to have found your blog and I shall regularly revisit.
Ruth x

Stephenie said...

I forgot to add, Your daughter is a little cutie...

A Vintage Mood said...

Me again Isabelle. Wanted to let you know your package is on its way to you. Thanks again!

skippinginthemeadow said...

I have followed over from Denise's blog. I am just about to do the award thing myself having been presented one by doolallysally, good to see how it's done.
My you have a glamorous blog. Very lovely and stylish, I like your choice of music too.
Nice meeting you

Shabby Chick said...

Hi Isabelle

Thanks v much for your comment, glad you like the green bedroom! I couldn't resist a bit of colour in the girls' rooms and it's worked out well so far :)

Am just going to join myself up as a follower on your blog, not sure why I haven't before as it's so lovely. I really like your pictures from the day at Shepton Mallet and you have such a beautiful home. Is that a Caroline Zoob pic on your wall I see below?

Mel xxx

Beth Niquette said...

By the way, I'm married to an "Alan" too--and he says that is the RIGHT way to spell it! (grin)

sweetscarlett said...

Oh Isabelle, I have so much to say about the things you love but not enough time or space!
What I really want to say the most is that we have something you 'almost' love: a Morris Minor car - almost because 'Betsy' is blue!
She is lovely!
Jim has her stored and has now brought her out to work on as we will soon be using her every day as our family car.
We are all very excited about this!