I'd like to thank the academy....oh, no, sorry, wrong notes...here we go...Brenda :-) of The Jewelry Box recently has bestowed upon me The Marie Antoinette blog award ~ isn't it beautiful? Brenda, one of my wonderful and talented friends from Artisan Beaders, creates beautiful jewelry which you can find on Etsy and at 1000 Markets.
When I received this honor, the background of this award was vague except for the rules. Naturally, I wanted to know more, including, perhaps, if I might have been getting an extra slice of cake as part of the deal...and, there was also the little concern about keeping my head. Love the dress, Marie, but still want to hold onto my hair ~ I'm sure you understand.
So, before officially accepting *wink* *wink*, I attempted to find the origin of this prestigious award and how its recipients are determined. Several clicks of the mouse showed me quickly that most past award-winners were as clueless as I was until I discovered Sheila at Ma Vie Folle.
Another Marie winner herself, Sheila also had done some digging to try to understand the essence of the award. You can read in detail what she found out about Marie Antoinette in this wonderful post, but in summary, yes, indeed, our dear Marie did more than wave a cake fork around and perhaps that is the mystery behind this intriuing award. What I take away from all this is, if you are a special woman ~ strong, out-spoken, and willing to stand up and be heard for what you believe in ~ you may see Marie gracing your blog sometime soon.
Now go, get some cake while you check out these blogs...
Now for the rules of this award. The rules are as follows...
1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them. And that's it!
So, without further delay....my awards go to:
1. Broken Teepee
2. The Maaaaa of Pricilla
4. Abelee's Handcrafted
5. Red Bess Bonney
6. Studio Marcy
7. Not Your Everyday Supergoddess