These are the shoes that spent the day walking the streets of New York City.
With their gray tweed and their fancy black flowers.
Kicking up their Kentucky heels straight down the sidewalks of Broadway.
They took a ride through Central Park.
And saw The Plaza Hotel.
And shopped on Fifth Avenue.
And made a bus full of seasoned New Yorkers (and one toll-booth operator)…..laugh out loud.
And then they spent the afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Where those fancy shoes had lunch and then got lost.
Somewhere between the suits of medieval armor and the silver candlestick display.
But that is a story for another day.
That was yesterday.
Today is a new day.
Today they are ready to meet the editor of Country Living.
And those shoes are so excited.
And a little nervous.
Because I hope the editor likes high-heeled shoes with fancy black flowers and bloggers who write about dust bunnies and Captain Crunch and Lee Press-on Nails and bringing an over-cooked roast to garden club.
Bloggers just like me.
Can you even believe it?
Thistlewood Farm is the 2012 Country Living Decorating Blog of the Year.
And my fancy shoes and I are here….in New York City….because of you.
Each and every one of you who voted again and again and again……and cheered and encouraged and supported this blog.
You are wonderful.
And to my little farmhouse and the twinkling stars in the night sky in Kentucky.
I miss you.
So don’t worry.
My fancy shoes and I will be home soon
PS While this Country Living thing is exciting and all….did you know that Thanksgiving is 9 days away? So just in case you need a little centerpiece inspiration…..I posted some really fun ideas over at the Lamps Plus blog today! Stop by and say hello
PPS For all the winners and details on the contest….click here!