Jijjy’s Maison Nomination for the Liebster Award 2017

THE SURPRISE

So much encouragement from the universe this year I am so grateful. Receiving the nomination message was like a shot of red bull in terms of my creativity. I felt a burst of energy shoot to my head and genuine happiness. Writing about my handmade creations and sharing all that is- ‘vintage lifestyle’ is such a pleasure to me. Now I am all re-energized to share lovely fun content with my friends. Huge thank you to all that take their time to read my posts.

 

Liebster Award jijjysmaison

The objectives of Liebster Award 2017 is to introduce new bloggers in to the Blogging world, a great encouragement for embarking in their new creative journey. I recommend you read more about this award at Official 2017 Liebster Award (link).

THANK YOU RIVERO MANE THE GIRL BEHIND POLLYANNA

I love dropping by this lovely soul’s blog for a quick read whilst on the train, you must check her out, her travels will make you get on the next plain and go live your life. So, you can imagine the surprise when she contacts me and with a little message saying “Dear Jijjy’s Maison, I would like to nominate you for the Liebster Award. Do you accept?”  In mind I was thinking – “for real? Heaven yes, it will be an honour”. I accepted and here we are. Subscribe and join the Pollyanna Travels. I stumbled on her blog whilst reading this motivational and inspiring blog named– “Empowering and Uplifting” – check this out to. It will uplift you.

Nomination Questions From Rivero Mane

  • What inspires your blog?

I am those type of people when I see or experience something amazing I want to share with others with an aim to share the positive energy and hopeful inspire their own creativity. You will notice I share my antique / vintage finds, DIY projects, or beautiful fabrics finds and where to find them.

  • What are 3 items you would take on a stranded island?

Interestingly enough I have come across this question at a finance assessment center type interview. This would have to be a pen knife, to hack down and make a little shack or utensils or cut up some food, SPF 50 cream just in case it is a hot island and keep my skin moisturized hahaha, and my phone since I need to take some beautiful views and send to friends and family hopeful rescue team can recognize what part of the world I am in and come and rescue me.

  • If you can live anywhere where would it be?

So many places come to mind; I guess I have to go with California. Such beautiful beaches there and properties look stunning on television

  • How did you come up with your blog name?

When I was a child, back in my country I loved this American cartoon called Jijjy. When I started my blog strangely enough that is the first name out of the blues that came to mind even though I had forgotten about it for a while. The character Jijjy was playful and cheeky as my partner describes me but I luck Jijjy’s elegance.  Coincidentally it makes a great nick name in relation to my official name. Maison is obviously a French word for house. I was thinking about those fashion houses like house of House of Givenchy and others. The aim was for my brand to sound classy as well as playful, the name “House of Jijjy” popped into mind. To make it quirkier I felt it would be romantic to add a touch of Francaise in the name – and Jijjy’s Maison was born.

  • What’s one of your favourite memories?

Always going to the country side during school holidays and Dad telling us stories of when they were children as well as stories passed on to him by his parents and grandparents.

  • If you can only eat 1 thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

It would have to be Ferrero Rocher. I am sure many will agree that they are delish.

  • What’s your favourite quote?

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. “Denis Waitley

  • What’s something you can’t live without?

Out of everything in this world, it would have to be – “Giving Love and making someone else’s life that much better”

  • Favourite song?

Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. You have to listen to this song it is simply beautiful. Coldplay never disappoints

  • If you can trade places with anyone for a day who would it be and why?

There are so many inspirational individuals in the past and present and they all had amazing journey in life to take and made a difference in our world.  Let’s be unpredictable, unexpected and go with Eckhart Tolle. Reason being that his life challenges and how his experience led him to have an awaking, an enlighten really intrigues me. How would love to know how it feels like to such spiritual peace and calm.

 

Jijjy’s Maison Nominees are:

 

My questions for my nominees are:

  •  What inspires your blog?
  •  What are 3 items you would take on a stranded island?
  •  If you can live anywhere where would it be?
  •  How did you come up with your blog name?
  •  What’s one of your favorite memories?
  •  If you can only eat 1 thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
  •  What’s your favorite quote?
  •  What’s something you can’t live without?
  •  Favorite song?
  •  If you can trade places with anyone for a day who would it be and why?

Nomination Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog.
  • Display the award (feature image) on your blog.
  • Write a 150-300-word post about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  • Provide 10 random facts about yourself (optional).
  • Nominate 5 – 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers that you feel deserve the award.
  • List these rules in your post.
  • Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.
  • Post a comment in the comments of (the award post)  so your post and blog can be viewed
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Jijjy’s Maison Nomination for Blogger Recognition Award

Bloggers recognition award

What a great surprise and encouragement, with my birthday just round the corner. It feels humbling to know that my blog is able to provide happy vibes and creative inspiration to those who read it.

A warm hug and lots of blessings and success for VERKIL who nominated my blog for this award. The award exhilarates me to be more innovative as well as share more of my knowledge and creations with others. Head over to Verkil blog and see her beautiful work.  Sending you a tonne of blessings Jennifer Osuji for enjoying my blog.

Origin of Jijjy’s Maison

It was a therapeutic hobby collecting unique vintage or antique items, upcycling pieces of vintage furniture as well as sewing. After a break up and ill health I purposely found an empty studio filled it up with my creations. I project I enjoyed above ferrero rochers. Those addicted to them will understand what I mean.

In 2013 I thought it would be great to find others out there with the same sentiments as well as share my finds or creations from anywhere in the world. I also enjoyed learning from them and supporting each other through sharing our work.  This was cut short when I pursued a career in finance which I completed successfully, however; evidently I turned back to what I love most. I have returned full force, continuing where I left off sharing my sewing and upcycling projects, collectible finds and sharing my vintage, antique and handmade friends beautiful work along the way.

Apart from just the pretty items and nostalgia, this is my opportunity to demonstrate my support for recycling and protecting our environment in a beautiful and fun manner.

Guide to Aspiring Bloggers:

As a semi-newbie, these are my two cents on blogging and I will bestow to others with pleasure. Be real with yourself and be ready to invest time and dedication to your blog projects. This allows you the passion needed and enables you to explore your talents further helping you to evolve and join other experts in your niche.

Social media is your best friend in terms of marketing your blog. Here you get to sample snipets of your blog to potential followers and reel them in; it allows you to really engage with your audience. Be ready to put in some grit; hard work really pays and since its something you enjoy, it will be a joyous journey.

In the beginning all I had was my laptop, phone camera, a few simple DIY tools and a really vintage sewing machine. When you are ready you can start investing in some superior tools and equipment.

I feel my is starting to improve; I moved from blogger to WordPress after contributing in a WordPress finance blog; I preferred the features and the look. I feel that I am ready to transitioning from free hosting to paid. Choose a  hosting company that will suit your needs. It helps improve your SEOs and increase traffic or sales.  I will highly recommend after you get the hang of things. It gives you a more professional image especially if you plan to turn your work into a business.

Try to ensure your blog is readable, delightful and positively inspiring before hitting that publish button. Make your followers want to stay as well as recommend you to others.

Wishing you all the best in your blogs and projects

Bloggers Recognition Award Nominees

Preeti Gaur: Scenario of life

Ellen Tran : Zyra kuma

John M Mulindi: Business and life tips

Brook Aline Williams: Babbling Brook

Jeff Honeywood: On the eaten path

Hannah Smith: Hanna smith wellness

Sakar Srivastava: Tech Srv

Lindsay Mann: Millennial mindset

Shamira Solana: Bebe Shamo

Amanda Duncan

Participation rules for the Blogger Recognition Award:

  1. Write a short post about your award and in it:-
    • Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
    • Tell a brief story about how you started your blog.
    • Provide two pieces of advice for aspiring bloggers
  2. Choose 10 other bloggers to nominate.
  3. comment on each of the 10 blogs notifying them of the nomination. Ensure you provide a link to your award post.

Winner of the Bloggers Recognition Award 

17/11/2017

Ellen Tran: Zyra Kuma

Bloggers recognition award

 

 

 

Welcome to JiJJy’s Vintage

Hey Guys,
Welcome to the lovely world of JiJJy’s vintage.
This is my first posting, i am nervously excited. 😀

I created this blog because I am crazy about everything Vintage and Antiques.
What I love most is collecting Vintage Teacup, and just noticed my collection is really growing; some times its really hard to find the makers stamps and which year they are from. So for this reasons as well as the fact that its so much fun, i thought it would be lovely to get all collectors together, we all share the same passion, it would be lovely to share the experience and knowledge.
I have created accounts for

Facebook,:- JijjysVintage
Twitter,- JiJJysVintage
Instagram- (coming soon)

So please join JiJJy on this platforms to share images, knowledge and your latest finds and basically your Vintage/antique Journey.

I am looking forward to our chats over coffee/Tea by our Laptops, Ipads, etc… 😀
There is a vintage fair this Sunday may 19th details at www.pa-antiques.com , which I am not missing.