Kim Grey of the ever-lovely lamb & blonde has just awarded Buttercup Bungalow a Liebster Blog Award! "Liebster" means favorite or beloved in German, and the award helps to draw attention to blogs that aren't too well known -- but should be!
My love of lamb & blonde -- and Kim's aesthetic / curator's eye -- are well established. The world through Kim's gaze is a beautiful place, full of enchantment, elegance and beauty. To be picked by her for a Liebster Blog Award is a REALLY big deal for me!
With the award comes the opportunity to pass it on to five other deserving blogs. In no particular order, my selections are:
One woman's on-line inspiration folder. Her decor vibe is "Romantic vintage, floral designs and a relaxed elegance". What's not to like about all of THAT? Oh, and she lives by the sea in Ireland. Sold!
On a man or a woman, a well turned leg is a thing of great beauty.
(Yes, I'm a "leg woman". A man with nice legs turns my head!)
The advantage women have in the "leg department" is stockings (which don't necessarily feel like an advantage, though they look good), and heels. There's no denying the allure of an elegant shoe, one that accentuates the curvature of the instep, the contours of the female ankle and calves.
All the great Hollywood sirens have known this -- and used it to their advantage. With the possible exception of Katharine Hepburn, who did things her own way, and got away with it because she was inimitably and always gloriously herself.
Whatever happened to showing "just enough" skin? I'm tired of too much skin on TV, in the movies, on the street. I think men's imaginations need a bit more mystery to work with. Then again, I am old fashioned to the point where I'm thoroughly -- probably hopelessly -- out of step.
I'm afraid I was a bit Grinch-y this year, but there is always next year for a re-do. My Kitten Girl's health has begun failing more seriously than before, and I can't be completely certain she'll be with me next year. She's been mine for sixteen years, and contemplating life without her is more painful than I can handle with complete equanimity.
I'm on a week's self-imposed blogging vacation from my primary blog The Daily Corgi, which means I'm blogging ahead of time and scheduling posts when I ought to be leaving the entire thing alone and taking a REAL break.