Thursday, December 29, 2011

Santa came early to Splendid Market...

I am so appreciative for the some gifts that came to Splendid Market, even before Christmas....

First of all, thank you to Barbara of Haus Design for awarding me the Versatile Blogger award, what an honor. Barbara is an example of one of my favorite things about blogging, the wonderful community of bloggers I have met, and keep in touch with, from all over the world. Barbara and I live in different part of the world but have a number of things in common {she currently lives in Germany}. Barbara has a wonderful passion for design and I love reading her blog and seeing her perspective several times a week. I especially enjoy the images she shares that combine natural elements with contemporary design.

Along with award, comes a few fun tasks... more details below.

I also would like to say thank you to for choosing Splendid Market as their Blog of the Week, what an an incredible honor, thank you very much, SOMOM's!!!

The rules of accepting The Versatile Blogger Award are that I share 7 things that you may not know about me, and that pass the award on to other bloggers.

A few {very random} things you probably don’t know about me…..

1. My favorite candies: Lemonheads and Snickers bars.

2. A night I wish I had recorded and tucked away in my library: my rehearsal dinner at the Rex Hill Vineyard, in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.

3. Pet peeves: dishonesty and phoniness.

4. I had a rare assignment to work with Ken Kesey to try to borrow the "magic bus" for a promotional event for Starbucks.  I saw the original bus, Further, where it was deteriorating in the woods behind Ken's farmhouse. The adventures he had his Merry Pranksters had on this bus were retold by Tom Wolfe in "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test". It was a thrill to take a ride with Ken and the Merry Pranksters on the reproduction bus they created to drive across the country for the Smithsonian {a prank that went a little sideways}. I'll never forget Ken serving me slices of tillamook cheese and saltine crackers on a wooden cutting board, along with a glass of red wine, very gracious.

5. When was first getting started, they used a creative and inexpensive form of advertising, wishing famous authors happy birthday in the little mini ads in the front page of the New York Times. I share{d} the same birthday as Ken Kesey, and, although they had moved on to bigger ad campaigns by then, Amazon kindly ran one last birthday ad, for Ken Kesey in the NYT, a year or two before he died.....he could have cared less, but I thought it was a very nice gesture.

6. I love paper stationary and I'm a believer in the importance of hand written thank you notes.

7. Best part of the day: the moment I take off my ski boots.

I am passing this award onto a few of my favorite fabulously versatile bloggers:

Slim Paley

Acanthus and Acorn

Red Ticking


The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Emily, Thank you so much. What wonderful company to be included with. I hope Christmas treated you well and you are looking ahead to fabulous new year plans. :)

designchic said...

Congrats on the well deserved award Emily, and love the last one...feel exactly the same way!! Wishing you all the best in 2012 ~

Barbara@HausDesign said...

It was my pleasure Emily! You know I love your blog and what fun things to read about you! Wishing you all the best in 2012 - I think our paths might even cross - more on that soon. :)

I Dream Of said...

Happy New Year, Emily! Congrats on your well-deserved honors and a gracious thank you for passing some my way, too. How wonderful to be in such great company with the other wonderful bloggers on your list! I hope you have a lovely celebration in the mountains. Cheers!

serena said...

Well deserved my dear!

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quintessence said...

Congrats Emily and wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year's Eve. Cheers to a fabulous 2012!!

Splendid Market said...

Thank you all for the congratulatory comments. xo ebh

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Please forgive my delayed response. Between the holidays and deleting files for days off my computer, I've negleted many emails until now. I apologize!

This was an unexpected surprise and I sincerely thank you for the award!