May 23, 2010


I am honored and flattered that one of the most interesting blogs out there... Little Augury has personally selected My Dog-Eared Pages for two awards—Prolific Blogger and Beautiful Blogger Awards. The Prolific Blogger Award is given to blogs recognized as "...intellectually productive, keeping up an active blog with enjoyable content." Wow, I am speechless as a recipient, and in return for this Prolific Blogger Award, it's tradition that I pass along the award to seven other bloggers, referred to as the "Magnificent 7."

Of course, I would naturally vote Little Augury as one of my Magnificent 7 because I love her blog. Author, PGT has a life-long career as an interior designer and delights us daily with her Devastating Beauties series, Edith Sitwell tales, and so much more. Little Augury is social history, style, design, and architecture all wrapped-up into one smart, interesting and sophisticated blog. It's a must-read! Thank you Little Augury for recognizing My Dog-Eared Pages.


Ivan Terestchenko
I love artists and Ivan is an extraordinary photographer who blogs a daily visual diary

Le petit salon de Marladas

The Plastiki
A voyage drawing attention to the health of our oceans

Expedition leader, David de Rothschild

Hollister Hovey
Hollister and her sister Porter are on the pulse of authentic cool and are fabulous "it girls"

Hollister {left} and Porter {right}

Trail of Inspiration
Designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski's bright new blog that genuinely inspires

Batik Shells by Lulu de Kwiatkowski

The Impossible Cool
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn." ~ Gore Vidal

Joni Mitchell

Style Court
A wondrous, historical weave is created with every post about textiles, art and interiors

A globe-trekker inspiration board

Slow Love Life
Dominique Browning's inspiring blog that reminds me to "slow it up"

Dominique Browning

As promised, and as a recipient of the Beautiful Blogger Award, I am to share seven facts about myself. Oh my... here goes:

1. When I was seven, I met the original Spanky from The Little Rascals... of course, he was quite a bit older then!

2. While at art school in London in 1977, I house-cleaned for a very rich Iranian family whose chauffeur delivered me back to my flat via Rolls Royce {not too shabby for a part-time job at 19!}

3. I love being an auntie.

4. I am a closet decorator and a lover of good style.

5. I love swimming in the ocean every day possible from May through October, sometimes November {brrr!}

6. I am lucky to have many life-long friends.

7. I love dachshunds, especially my dachshund Billy. ox


  1. Barbara your sevens blogs are all inspiring ones. Bloggers that get the mind thinking and the heart pumping. I love your personal 7 too. I adore knowing all I can about the incredible you. I forgot you had a dachshund too. Your Billy & my Buffy would make a magnificent pair!

    Thanks for sharing and I wish you the best kind of week ahead and a few extra dips in the ocean. I too LOVE the ocean. Hugs xx deb

  2. Thanks Deb! Billy & Buffy how fabulous!! I just love Little Augury and learn so much there. I also love the way that she crafts her posts. I remember your personal 7 list... it was much more entertaining than mine!! ox Barbara

  3. Barabara -- I'm so honored! What great company. Thank you!


  4. This is so cool! Thank you, thank you!!!!!!

  5. a well deserved award! Congrats, Barbara!

  6. Courtney, thank you for such a wonderful blog!
    And, you too Hollister!! You and Porter have such great style. ; )

  7. Hey Viv!! Thanks so much ; )

  8. I just found your blog and I'm smitten!

  9. Hi Nichole... I am so delighted to hear that!! Best to you, ;) Barbara

  10. Congratulations on the honor! I am a new blogger and new reader, so I'm happy to gather a hint of your style from those you chose as your seven best. By the way, I love the title of your blog! I'd welcome a visit to mine: My tag line is: Inspiring Winsome Homes & Hearts. Please, stop by. I found you through NetworkedBlogs!

  11. Thank you Maurie... I'm delighted you are reading my blog, and I will certainly stop by your new blog! Best to you, ; ) Barbara


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