Friday, February 20, 2009

What do Friends, High Heel Pumps, Marie Antoinette, and Premios Dardo Have In Common?

Claudie, Claudie, Claudie... from "Bubblin Over", Thanks for sharing your own uniquely created award! I first met you after I posted my Meta Monday post where I transformed (payed someone else to do it) a fur coat left to me by my grandmother into customized teddy bears and named them Claude, after my dad. When you left me a post that day commenting on my bear., your name popped up as if in neon lights! I quickly became enamored with your blog, with your "super" personality, and your kindness! You are a hoot (a kind comment when you live in the south), and I love getting to know you better every day!

THANKS Claudie for creating this prestigious and adorable award! You just make me wanna "kick up my heels" about being one of the first to receive it! Now I have the honor of paying it forward!
Description of the award: Finding the Heart and “Sole” of Friendship. It is the perfect “platform” for recognizing that each of us wears unique qualities of friendship (like a favorite pair of shoes that we wear comfortably and repeatedly). These qualities contribute to the lives of others.

Claudie bestowed this first award she created on the following bloggers as her first recipients:
Deborah from: Picture, Pots, Pens
Betty from: She’s Sew Pretty
CC from: Catherine De Thé Cups
Kim from: Daisy Cottage & Miss Maggie
Dana from: The Stone Rabbit
Deena from: Can I Be Pretty In Pink?
Sheila from: The Quintessential Magpie
Susan from: A Southern Day Dreamer
Susan from: Between Naps on the Porch

All she asked was that we “pass this award on to 3 friends that have made a contribution in your life”. I have spent quite a bit of time to decide who to pass the award along to…..and as you can tell, some of the nicest people above have been her first recipients. So, here are three unique individuals that I'd like to pass the "Finding the Heart and “Sole” of Friendship" award on to:

Kathleen from "
Kathleen Ellis Life Style Designs" , Lady Katherine from "Lady Katherine Tea Parlor" and Kathy from "Welcome to Mimi's Garden" .

Trust me fellow bloggers, these ladies have not been selected because we they all share a similar name, (wink)! If you follow any of these ladies blogs, you'll realize that they are very well deserving of this award! CONGRATS, I'm so honored to know each of you in such a special way!

To continue on with more Thanks & Congratulations & More Awards:

This Marie Antoinette Award was awarded to me from Susan, from "A Southern Day Dreamer". Thank you Susan, I have already learned so much from following you and your blog! You are always so kind and I do appreciate you so very much!
So, here are the rules for this award:
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. (See names at end of this post)
4. Put links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

The Premios Dardo Award ( Blog Thinker) from Marty39 from "A Stroll Thru Life" . Marty, this was a great surprise to find on my plate this week! You are my most dedicated friend to comment (probably daily) for the past four weeks. Like yourself, I've found this new community of bloggers to be very warm, open, loving, and kind! I enjoy our visits and look forward to the many days ahead where we learn from one another and grow!

The Premios Dardo Award ( Blog Thinker) from Sheila from "Note Songs" . Thanks Sheila, I so appreciate this kind gesture! Sheila has a trademark that everyone knows when she signs her name... (Be a Sweetie) Her other trademark is always leaving a tune on her post...and she is just the "sweetest" lady that embraces everyone from the time they enter her blog. It's like there is this GLOW and huge smile on the blog the entire time. Sheila, all that know you in Blogland have come to love you...Thanks so much for this award! ;)

The rules are to post it on your blog and pass it on to 10 other deserving bloggers. (See at end of this post)

Thanks to Linda C. @ "Seasons of Life" , she was so kind to nominate me for this award called "Let's Be Friends". I will tell you something I've learned in the past four weeks since taking blogging much more seriously...there are many people in the blogging community that are very caring and precious people, like Linda. I so appreciate all the virtual relationships I'm building and consider it an honor to have had this award shared with me.

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

My nominees to receive "any or all" of the last three awards are the following:
Claudie from "
Bubblin Over"
Olive from "Olive Rue"
Lisa aka French from "British Colonial Love Affair"
Sweetie Pie Shelia, from "Note Songs"
Roberta Ann from "Little House In The Desert"
Helen from "Living Boldly"
Marty39 from "
A Stroll Thru Life"
Ldydy Loves Cake from "Roses Cakes and Pearls"
Thanks once again to all the ladies who graced me with these awards these past two weeks and Congratulations to all those I've passed them on to! All my fellow bloggers are worthy of these awards! I so enjoy our visits and comments we pass on to one another!

~CC Catherine


Kathy said...

Thank you, Catherine...I love it! I'm honored to be on the receiving end of this "friendship" award. And Claudie's award is so pretty - is that an incredible shoe or what?! Thanks again, Catherine. I'll post it on Mimi's Garden very soon.

marty39 said...

Catherine, how special to be thought of in such a great way. I am so honored that you selected me to receive this wonderful award. You do have a wonderful blog and it reflects all the elements of the awards that you've received. Thanks you and I will pass this along proudly. Hugs, Marty

JudyBug said...

How sweet of you! I am so honored to be included. Your blog is just a joy and I always look forward to your comments on mine. Thanks for making my day!


Lady Katherine said...

Catherine, Thank you so much for the honor of this friendship award, I am so happy to accept this award from you and will pass it on gladly! I love Claude's high heel shoe! Its so lovely!

Helen said...

I feel doubly honored as I received this friendship award several weeks ago .... like you, meeting wonderful people through blogging has been an amazing experience. I am a bit overwhelmed by the outpouring of compassion, support and caring that I encounter on a daily basis. You are very deserving of every award bestowed upon you ....

Karen said...

Catherine! Oh my goodness this is so fun! Who knew the friendships that would form from my venture into Blogland! I am so tickled for you to pass this friendship award on to me! Our shared passion for "everything Grandma or tea" is just too fun. Thank you and I will be sure to pass it along (once I figure out how). ;)
HUGS! Karen

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Catherine, thank you so much for this friendship award...I feel honored to have you as a blog friend and for making me feel welcomed! I'm excited with some of the friendships I've made. Plus, it is so much fun! I will pass these along as soon as I can! Thank you for starting my day in such a lovely way! Hugs!

Claudie said...

Your words CC are making my heart BUBBLE OVER.
Yes "Claude" brought us together. Who new a little furry bear from your grandma's coat would be so magical. I'm proud to call you my "friend".
You wear the shoe with class.
Love You
P.S. Congratulations on all your beautiful awards. I'm honored to accept.

Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you Catherine for the lovely award. I will come back for it this evening as I am having a really crazy day today.

Thank you so much...and I get to pick too!