Sometimes, if we are really lucky, the people who follow our blogs and the slipstream of our life stories step though the structure of the blogosphere and make a personal connection with us. And when they do, it feels like being given a HUGE gift; something priceless, something which just could never be bought. This has happened to me with thesnailofhappiness.com and when she asked me to take part in a blog hop I thought, yes! Let’s do it! Because only good things ever come out of this incredible lady’s blog; a place where creativity, recycling, living a green life and a love of nature all swirl round in a melting pot. And where inventive handiwork and cooking exist in a version of the good life which we can only look upon with awe. So thank you, thesnailofhappiness for asking me to take part in my first blog hop. Here is my little story of what makes me and my blog rock!
It’s summer; my meadow has been cut; and I wake yearning for a pair of my childhood sandals.
This evocative thought sets the mood for my day. I open my vintage bead box, pile on layer after layer of sweet, vintage necklaces until the petals and embellishments merge into a Klimt-esque mix of pastel millefiori and muted gold. And I don’t stop until I feel just right.
Like a happy Magpie, I have been collecting vintage clothes, linen, haberdashery, jewellery, furniture and china with a passion since my early teens. I don’t want to wear something with no past I want to feel close to the soul and rhythm of other eras and to soak up the loves, lives, passions and the very heartbeat of all those women before me.
My Gardens, cooking and preserving the produce from them or simply enjoying the flowers, are my passions; along with my love for my beloved cats, Otto, Ossie and Josef.
Thank you for spending time with me today, but now it is time to do a little blog- hopping! So get ready to jump……..here we go!
Johanna’s blog, http://colorpencil2014.wordpress.com is an inspirational place to visit. Her style, creativity, aesthetic sense and eye for a bargain mean that you will find great tips for up-cycling on a budget. Her love of nature, wildlife and illustration mean that there is always something sweet and fresh to see on her blog
When it comes to gardening, there is a lot to inspire you on http://sliceofheaveninsweden.wordpress.com from the moment I saw photos on this blog I was hooked! The creator of the blog was a novice gardener and the posts tell the tale of building a garden from nothing in a part of Sweden so beautifully unspoilt that you really will think you are in heaven when you read about it. Too busy harvesting cucumbers and dill for pickling and a positive festival of every kind of vegetable and salad at the moment, Honey can’t join the blog-hop at this time, but she will love to welcome you for a visit.
I hope that you enjoy hopping round to visit them as much as I do.