Monday, October 31, 2011

Blog Award

    Hello everyone! I had an exciting surprise today! The lovely and wonderful Irina at Witty and Wise has given me a blog award! Irina is the author/creator of more than one blog and always has the most enchanting posts to share with everyone! I am incredibly touched by her kindness and her sweet words. Thankyou so much Irina! I hope you will visit Witty and Wise to see her! The Blog On Fire Award has the added excitement of being one that I can pass along to five other blogs that I think are spectacular! Also I get to tell you five things about myself and in turn the five blogs I give the award to can tell everyone five things about themselves and pass the award along again to five people that they think are wonderful! So much fun! Here goes:

1. I love love love the color pink, all things French, and beautiful old-fashioned things. I never go on a holiday that doesn't involve some treasure hunting and I even work in an antique store!

2. I am an artist who has always dreamed of illustrating or in some way sharing my artwork - which is unabashedly girly! Like me!

3. I graduated University a year ago and have dreams to be a writer one day. I write poetry in my spare time, when I'm happy, or feeling blue. I have about a dozen stories on the go and can't seem to finish one before I am struck with an idea for another! Not very efficient but sometimes characters and worlds just come out of nowhere and you have to grab hold of them or they disappear!

4. I have never been to Europe and it is my heart's desire to go there! One day I will make it there and when I do my camera will be glued to my hand. :)

5. I love music. I play the piano and sing. My family thinks I'm crazy sometimes because the oddest melodies get stuck in my head and then I sing them for months. Example: Oklahoma, Some Enchanted Evening, and currently Thriller. :)

And now for my five brilliant bloggers! (Click on the titles above the pictures to go to these blogs)

Helen is an incredibly talented artist who lives in France. Her paintings are absolutely stunning and her home is the picture of old world elegance.

Glenda is a former designer who lives in an Elizabethan Farmhouse in England. Her blog is an inspiring collection of design and decorating ideas featuring truly gorgeous photos and color palettes.

Vanna's blog is a tribute to her absolutely beautiful home filled with fabulous antiques and unique objects. Her humor coupled with an eye for beautiful flea market finds makes reading her blog a joy!

Catherine's blog houses a collection of beautiful photos, poetry, and her fabulous artistic creations. It is dreamy and refined with glimpses of times past and the beauty of old ideals.

Lovely Reveries is the first blog I discovered by the wonderful Irina and it is completely magical! The photographs you will find here are lovingly collected and every post has that special touch of the extraordinary.

I hope you will visit these wonderful blogs! I honestly have so many favorites and will be adding new blogs to my blog list in the next few days. Thankyou so much everyone for the beauty you display! Take care!


  1. Beautiful! This is my first visit to you and its been delightful.

    ~ Violet

  2. Congratulations. Your blog is lovely and you certainly deserve this award.(-:

  3. Oh Jennelise!!!

    My goodness, you are too kind to add my reveries blog, and to say such dear things. I am teary eyed here!
    Thank you, sweet friend.
    I will definitely visit the blogs you have awarded here, and I am so thrilled that you included Vanna. She brings so much beauty and joy!
    You have such magnificent talent, it is an absolute blessing. You keep singing, girl! This is my daughter's passion as well ;) And we would love to read some of your poetry, one of my favorite art forms.

    Merci encore et Bisous,
    - Irina

  4. I can see why you are so admired and I thank you for thinking of me, Jennelise. Keep following your dreams, you have tons of talent. Wait till you go to Paris for the first time! When the plane took off and I knew that the next time my feet touched ground I would be in Paris...that was the most exciting moment of my life. So much for you to look forward to. Enjoy every moment.
    Best wishes,

  5. Congratulations, jennelise!!! You certainly deserve this award. When I return gem paris I will give my awards and write you a proper posst!!! I am on my phone now and can't write!!!

  6. Oh Jennelise!!!!!!! I truly don't know what to say, thank you so much for bestowing such an honour on my blog! Also a huge congratulations on winning the Blog on Fire award, most definitely deserved, you have a most enchanting blog. Warmest of wishes and thanks from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxxxxxxxx

  7. Oh Jennelise congratulations on your award!
    When I first saw your drawings I thought immediately that you must be an illustrator. I know it's only a matter of time until that dream comes true *winks* You are oh sooo talented my friend! And I have that same problem....or is it a blessing in disguise? That a song will be stuck in my head and run like a sound track over and over! At least yours are some wonderful classic songs *winks* Mine are often more annoying like the intros to TV shows *sighs*...Or quelle horror....commercials lol!

    And thank you so much for gifting me with this wonderful award! I'm so honored to be included in such an amazing group of bloggers! Some are already my favorites like Irina's breathtaking "Lovely Rerveries" And the Paper Mulberry has long been a must see. I can't wait to go visit the others because I know if you love them? I'm going to adore them too *winks*

    Oh......and if ever a girl was meant to go to Europe and soak up all the beauty it's YOU! You're going to LOVE it! Grab your closest friend (or in your case maybe family member?) and get thyself there stat! *winks* Vanna

  8. Oh my gosh! Thankyou so much for all of your comments everyone - I can hardly believe how lovely you all are! I am having such a wonderful time getting to know you better :) Vanna and Catherine your words about Paris have made me want to go even more! I can't wait until that dream is realized. I am so touched by everyone's compliments - I don't know how to express it! Thankyou thankyou thankyou!
    Love Jennelise

  9. After a few days off , how sweet to visit your blog. You know how I admire it. This award is so well deserved.Congratulations Jennelise .I can't wait to visit the lovely blogs you bring into favour. and thank you to have thinking of me too!!!I am in a very charming company, lucky me!!!

  10. I love poetry too, and have written a couple of my own. Jennelise, I want to encourage you to go to Europe. A couple of years ago Jess traveled through Europe for three months. It is an experience she will never forget. I would have loved to travel, but I had my children when I was very young, and never got the chance to. I love coming over here and seeing a splash of joy and beauty during my day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. Congrats on the award you deserve it - I am your newest follower!