Prize Giving

Quad Royal has won a prize.

Blog award image

Awarded by Murgatroyd of the wonderful Serge and Tweed.  And what I now have to do, apparently, is pass the honour on to some more blogs I like.  Which, as soon as I have upgraded the logo to this:

Daphne Padden vintage Valentine telegram poster for GPO
Daphne Padden of course

I shall do.

So, in no particular order and mainly chosen because they’re not people I’d normally mention on here, the winners are…

Murgatroyd Hoots.  This is Murgatroyd’s other blog with some wonderful stitchery; please feel free to order absolutely anything from her Folksy shop for me for Christmas.

Lovely hare brooch by Murgatroyd and Bean

Purple Podded Peas. A visual diary by illustrator Celia Hart.  I love her cats and chickens, and she’s also made me go and buy the CameraBag app for my phone.  Plus she’s running a very decorative advent calendar too.

Printed Christmas decorations by Celia Hart

Letters from Schwarzville. Every child needs Vivienne Schwarz’s cat books, and her blog is a great treasure trove of photos, knitting, work in progress, and, of course, cats.  Besides, she put my daughter’s cat drawing up there too, so she is clearly The Greatest Blogger In History.

Moonpie from there are cats in this book

AceJet 170. Who I first started following because he posted up old Penrose Annuals, but now keep coming back to because he makes me laugh.

from acejet 170

Kickcan and Conkers. A fabulous miscellany of vintage and finds which also makes me smile.


Martin Klasch.  A never ending parade of vintage visuals.  We have a lot in common.

1952 Donald Brun ad

Shelf Appeal. Mentioned in dispatched before, always fascinating.

DRU blotter from Shelf Appeal

The Country Seat. Also been featured here before, for its erudition, interest and readability.  Plus the utter joy of looking at very big houses that I could never afford in a virtual estate agent’s window.

Tin Trunk. Because everyone needs a good wallow in the back pages of the eighties NME sometimes.

The British Postal Museum and Archive.  Another Advent Calendar, friendly people, a fabulous poster collection.

With apologies to all the people I’ve missed out, but it’s taken me a while just to do this many.

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