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Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's Lovely!

I received a lovely surprise today, I was the recipient of a blog award from a long time follower and friend, Lil Russia over at Fashioned By Love . Of course it means listing 7 things about myself and then passing the award on to a few deserving recipients....both are rather tough assignments. I know many do not participate, and well listing 7 things about myself when I am so very open about myself on a regular basis, maybe often too open, it is tough to come up with anything new. But I shall try. 

I believe in fairies...always have, since childhood. When I was growing up on our small farm I would lay in the fields and watch the dozens of dragonflies and imagine that they were fairies in disguise. When I was older, I planted my gardens to flatter the fairies and represent those from the books under the names of Flower Fairies, and once there even cropped up a fairy ring in the midst of it all! I would like to think I have not let go of all the magical wonderment from childhood, as I think in my most serious life it is a nice fraction of my being. 

Angels. I truly believe in Angels, both the heavenly, and those on Earth. I know often they have touched my life in so many ways. Especially those of the human variety. 
For my wedding I dressed as a 1920's themed bride. Nothing about my wedding past what I was wearing was to the same theme, it was a home spun wedding, at my parents home, in the front area of their yard, and the food was picnic style, and the cake made by a friend. My dress cost no more than 25.00, and I had a bad perm and dragon nails ( hey it was the 1980's) ! Would share a photo, but none of them are decent, and it is my dream to redo it. Done better. I still have my head dress and gloves, my dress has since yellowed and fallen apart....always dream of how I would do it and the photos that would follow. Something worth framing.
I have always dreamed of traveling the world. Seeing places from my family tree, books and movies. My husband has traveled all over Europe as a young man, and we always planned on it, but alas our lives have taken such turns as to make it something that most likely is a pipe dream, even leaving our general area for a day is barely in our budget. So instead I live through those books, movies,images and even music that transports me to the places I would like to see. 
Paris of course.....

But dream of walking through the lavender of Provence.

Though I enjoy what the city and burbs have to offer, living in the English country side is always a fantasy. I even read English style cozy mystery books.

Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables.

Rome, Italy
Though I enjoy cooking and eating gourmet foods, I am really just a burger and fries kind of girl...
And though I drink coffee daily, I am more fond of tea, and there was a time I was obsessed with having tea parties and partaking of high tea on a regular basis, baking my own goodies and making the tea sandwiches....
I adore wearing high heels, I adore shoes in general, but am happiest when barefooted, feeling the earth under my feet. 
A recent gift from a twitter friend
How I grew up.
So there you have it, seven things about me. And now a few blogs I find pressure my fellow blog friends...but I do hope you will accept it all the same, even if you do not do what goes with it. Keeping with the number seven theme....because if I list all the blogs I think are lovely, and there are so many, you would be here all day!


  1. So loved reading little stories about you, Ruby! And I really think you shouldn't stop dreaming of travelling - it will happen some day, I am sure. You just wait and see... xxx

  2. @Little Rus Truly wish I could be as sure...thanks so much again for the award

  3. Congrats on your award Ruby deserve it!

    By the way--have you heard that my 1st novel is being released on tomorrow?! Check it out on my blog! Have a wonderful Cinco De Mayo honey! Kori xoxo

  4. I love this post today! Love learning little things! I too love shoes and heels but perfer being barefoot - i'd be barefoot all the time if i could. i think it's the country girl in me.

    thanks so much for the sweet sweet award! i will be sure to do this post next week!! thank you again, you are a true doll! <3<3

  5. Really did enjoy the post, today. I'm a strong believer in the unknown and the influence of those we can't see. Know that your angels are there to catch and project you into bigger and better things... but, at their own pace, not ours. I think you were born in the wrong generation... and, that's lovely!

  6. Ooh, how lovely!! You totally deserve this award doll! I knew there was a reason I liked you so much...we love the same things! Oh, how I love to believe in magical fairies and to travel to France and walk though a field of lavender....sooo fabulous!

  7. Congratulations on the award! I hope you get to visit Paris & Provence one day! Those are truly magical places. Oh, and I'm drooooooling over your blue satin pumps; j'adore! Thank you so much for nominating my blog :) I'm very flattered.

    With Love,

  8. @Paris Pastry Thank you, and I hope I do as well. The pumps were a gift from a twitter friend!! You are so welcome for the nomination! xx


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