Posts Tagged ‘Persons’


May 11, 2009

Just found this!

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No comments needed, just click the image to go there! =D

Another Award – WOW!!!

April 9, 2009

Another quickie to announce that I have recieved yet another award! *FAINT* This I was so kindly given from Swillvill at Swillvill’s 18th Century and it’s originating from a blog I’ve been following for just a short while – Tempus Fugit.


And these are the criteria:

The TEMPUS FUGIT Award is given to writers & living historians whose journals represent the best aspects of the 18th Century. These writers aim to inform and entertain the public with tales from events, historic research & experiments and highlights from 18th Century arts and culture. It is the hope of TEMPUS FUGIT that this award will forge a web of friendship and knowledge that will aid in creating a tight community of reenactors and living historians on the internet and beyond. Winners of the TEMPUS FUGIT Award should pass this award along to six other 18th Century blogs that meet the above criteria, and include this text with the Award, as well as a link back to the TEMPUS FUGIT blog.

Gosh, I’m so honoured! Unfortunatley I don’t know how many reenactors I can find that haven’t already gotten the award… =/ But I’ll give it a try! =D

Coolest award EVER!

April 9, 2009

Just a quickie to announce that I have recieved the Zombie Chicken Award from Ms. Lucy at Enchanted by Josephine!


It must be the coolest award ever! =D I’m very honoured! I have no idea where the award originally came from, which is kinda sad. =/ But these are the criteria:

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…

So… I wouldn’t want to upset the Zombie Chicken! ;D Here’s my nominees:

The Excessively Diverting Blog Award!

February 19, 2009


I’ve seen the Excessively Diverting Blog Award nominations spread through blogs like a wildfire these past few days. I never reflected over the possibility to get a nomination myself since I’m so new with this blog. (I must addmit though that I’m happliy surprised by the great number of views and commets I’ve gotten since I started on dec 4th last year.) And honestly I hadn’t even taken the time to go and find out what it was all about. Today I got a message from a certain Lady Georgianna that both surprised me and made me super mega happy!

Hi there,
Due to the fabulousness of your blog, I’ve nominated it for the excesively diverting blog award! Swing by sometime and pick it up!
Kindest regards

Am I required to do like a speach or something? Because I could write one, a reeeeally long one, in the spirit of this award and Jane Austen, I love writing – I love Austen! No? Well then I’d just very quickly like to thank Lady G for the nomination and Laurel Ann & Vic behind Jane Austen Today for coming up with this great idea! But most of all I want to thank all of you readers – you’re the ones making my blog you know; with all your comments and feedback! THANK YOU!!!
   So this is not one of those awards where you just can take home the trophy and sit down and admire the shine of it for the rest of the day. I’m required to nominate seven (7) more bloggers – which I of course gladly will do! There’s just so many wonderful, witty and talented bloggers out there! I have these words to go by in my choosing though:

The aim of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award is to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humor, wit, and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove. This award was created by the blogging team of Jane Austen Today to acknowledge superior writing over the Internet and promote Jane Austen’s brilliance.

1. A blog I just very recently started to follow is Costumes, Cats and the 18th century. Writer Madame Berg has an utmost humorous, witty and amusing way of writing and I’m looking forward to many more posts, no – I expect them! ;D

2. And of course our queens of fashion, etiquette, irony, wittyness and… everything else, get their well deseved places among my nominations. Our beloved Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide to the 18th Century


3. The Duchess of Devonshire’s Gossip Guide to the 18th Century. These two have made many a day brighter for me and countless others with their undisputed wit and absolute fabulousness!

4. Okay, it didn’t say anything about what language the nominated blogs had be be written in. I know this excludes many of my readers from deciding on their own if the blog I’m now going to niminate deserve it, but you just have to trust me. Gustaf III:s Wänner is a Swedish blog where the many writers celebrate the 18th century in a most cheerful and witty way with, among other things, wonderful quotes and stories from the 18th century.

5. And how can I not nominate a fellow costume maker? Nicole of Diary of a Mantua Maker, like me, document her making of 18th century clothing in her blog, she does so with great detail and tutorial-ish explainations – which is very much appreciated indeed!

6. And an absolutely adorable blog is of course Une Collection Francaise where art collectors Thierry and Don blog “French miniature portraits owned by a French collector who wishes to share them with art lovers”. I just love the very idea! I know the award is about writing and this blog hasn’t very much text – but isn’t it just fabulous!?

7. The first blog I thought of when I was to choose my nominees was Johanna and her 18th century blog – Fashion and culture from the 1700s. This is one of the first blogs I started subscribing to, there’s just something about her. ^^

So, I hope I did this right and just to be sure I’ll just copy the instructions for my nomination recipients from Jane Austen Today.

Recipients, please claim your award by copying the HTML code of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge, posting it on your blog, listing the name of the person who nominated you, and linking to their blog. Then nominate seven (7) other blogs that you feel meet or exceed the standards set forth. Nominees may place the Excessively Diverting badge in their side bar and enjoy the appreciation of their fellow blogger for recognition of their talent.

Thank you all again!!! *Kiss on cheeks*

I want your blogs!

February 18, 2009

I’ve discovered that many of my readers have blogs of their own. I had guessed that it would show by a link on the name in comments and such, but no…
   Honesly people! You have to tell me these things – if you have an 18th century related blog or site or what ever! ;D I’d love to see what you are making, what you are thinking and finding! I eat this stuff! Of course I’ll put a link up in my blogroll! =D

Made a lot of new friends…

February 17, 2009

Since I started this project I’ve made sooooo many new friends! Love it – love YOU!

I got to talking to the girl I bought the wig from and I thought that I should advertise her a little bit. She sells more 18th century related products on a Swedish auction site – could be of interest. I’ve also now learned that she’s thinking of starting a site or selling her wigs on Ebay – so I’ll get back to you about her! 😉

Miss J – Badin reborn?

February 4, 2009

Okay, this is not really concerning the dress (which has been on ice for a while for different reasons). But it is concerning the 18th century and I just had to write about it!
   I’ve been following Swillvill’s 18th Century and yesterday he wrote about a man called Adolf Ludvig Badin, a servant of the Swedish Queen Lovisa Ulrika (qeen between 1751-1771 ). When I first saw the picture of him I lol’d so bad!!! He looks JUST like Miss J. Alexander from Top Model! It’s kinda creepy really! XD

Badin vs. Miss J

Read more about Badin @ Swillvill’s 18th Century or a more detailed article in Swedish @ Historiesajten.

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