Paige over at Baby Steps Into Vintage gave me a fabulous blog award. Thanks so much Paige! Now I have to list 10 things that I like. I'm going to stick with 'things' as opposed to 'people' because there are way more than 10 people that I like! I also have to name 10 Blogs that I love. Ok, here it goes.
1-Dancing. I've been swing dancing now for over 10 years and I still love it! I dont do it as often as I like but every time I go I have fun. My latest obsession is Collegiate Shag.
2-Bakelite. Carved Bakelite bangles and earrings in particular. I have quite a post to follow here soon of all the new pieces I got for Christmas. Santa was very good to me this year, even though I'm not sure I deserved it!
3-50s R&B. Love, love, love this music!! Wynona Carr, Ruth Brown, Laverne Baker, Little Esther, Wynonie Harris, Little Richard...do I really need to explain why???
4-Boardwalk Empire. While being unemployed I had the chance to get caught up on the whole series, which I promptly did in two days. Then I rewatched them all with Oscar. This series is so good!! The fashion alone is enough to get me hooked, especially the mens clothes. They even make Steve Buscemi look good! I can't wait for the new season to start!
5-Vintage Hawaiian Dresses. I can't get enough of them. Sarongs in particular are my favorite. They just make you look so good!!
6-Hats. I've always loved cloches but I'm trying to branch out more. I've gotten some new 40s hats recently too. The only thing I don't like are veils. There have been lots of hats that I liked, but since they had veils I passed them up. I just can't bring myself to cut off the veil. Unless its already damaged that is.
7-My Electric Blanket. It gets cold in Denver and this thing rocks!! It gets so hot that I've yet to go past #3. I also love my space heater.
8-Viva Las Vegas. I've been to 9 or 10 of them now and I still love going. I love the dancing, the drinking, the people watching. But mostly I like seeing all my friends. They are spread all over the world now so this one of the only times I get to see some of them. Its always a good time!
9-Dessert. I love ice cream, cup cakes, strawberry shortcake, creme brulee...I love dessert!! I especially love the tres leches from Cuba Cuba and the Tiramisu from Gaetanos. Yum!! In fact, I'm going to have a bowl of Belgian Chocolate ice cream once I'm thru with this post!
10-30s Hair and makeup. For some reason those styles seem really appropriate for winter. The hair styles also look really great with hats (see above) and its been a nice break from the 40s and 50s styles I usually do. Still can't do pin curls though.
Ok, now for the 10 blogs I love. This is by no means a complete list as I read and love so many of them!! They are also not in any particular order.
1-Pin up Kitten
2-The Rockabilly Socialite
3-Betty's Vintage Musings
4-Andi B. Goode
5-Welcome to DeluxeVille
7-The Kim Show
9-The Freelancers Fashion Blog
10-The Mysterious Life of the Metropolitan Housewife
I'm also going to give an honorable mention to For the Vintage Fashionista. I just started following her blog and I'm really enjoying it. She's pretty new to blogging too so go on over and say hi!