Thursday, 26 June 2008

Life on the high C's....

Please forgive me the dreadful pun title but today my post has a bit of a nautical theme..
The high C's being the doses of said Vitamins that I am taking to try and rid myself of a tenacious head cold...
Feeling stuffy and with a throat like sandpaper I will not be saying very much today...
I would like to show you what I have been up to whilst sneezing and sniffling..
My latest vintage nostalgia box frame was inspired by a memory I had of messing about in boats during my childhood Cornish holidays... endless days of sandy feet and a sun burnt nose...
and as I grew older and far from wiser... holiday romances.. one that has lasted 35 years..
I would like to present to you

'HELLO SAILOR'


I must try and find a way of photographing my work without having a camera lens reflection in each frame..!
I will be off now to pop some more pills and seek lemon and honey..
In the meantime.. thank you so much for all your lovely comments re: my garden..
I get so much pleasure from my plants but after all it is not I who should receive the credit for my garden .. it is dear old mother nature who does all the hard work!


21 comments:

Ragged Roses said...

Sailor boy Custard is very charming indeed - I'd go as far as saying that I love him! Your cold has not hindered your talent Mrs Custard, he is gorgeous. Wishing you lots of get well soon wishes and perhaps the odd hot toddy or two. Take care
Mx

Simone said...

Sailor boy has the sweetest face! I love the paper boat and the bunting and the map and everything about this little scene. I hope that you feel better soon and get rid of your 'sea-sickness'!

amy said...

very cute! and i love the title!

LiLi M. said...

I hope you'll soon be on the mend Michèle, though your cold doesn't seem to bother your creative work! Your sailor boy is so cute!

OhSoVintage said...

Hi Michele
Love the latest scene. I know this area well as it is near where we live. I too have a cold. I just never get colds, the last one must have been years ago but I just feel YUK! Hope you feel better soon.
Ruth x

Sal said...

Gorgeous,Michele!x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Absolutely love it!

So sorry you've been feeling rough - hope you recover sooner than I did with that awful lurgy!

If you get time have a look at the Dairy House site as I've added a Gallery page with lots of photos. I'm sure you'll get there during the summer hols!!

Sue xx

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEE that one, Michele!

Hope you're on the mend, my friend! =)

Dana Jones said...

He is quite the captain isn't he?

May I recommend, if your children are self-sufficient, or your husband can take the helm, add a little irish whisky to your tea and honey and get a good night's sleep!

I have been known to towel drape my head over a bowl of steaming water and eucalyptus oil too! It works wonders if you can take the smell of it!

April said...

hope you feel better soon

April xx

Garden girl said...

your sailor is very cute, I must say!I love your frames, they really are so incredibly unique. Hope you are on the mend, and taking lots of special chocolate flavoured therapy.x

Linen & Roses said...

Sorry to hear you're not well but it doesn't seem to have stopped your creativity. I love the latest frame. I see the map in the background is Southampton Water, somewhere I have sailed quite a bit myself and my Dad was sailing in and out of there the other week. So I really love the frame. Love the cute tiny bunting too. Hope the cold starts to get better soon and you have a good weekend. x

Michael House said...

I love the mini bunting!
Tenacious, what a great word, shame it is applying here to a cold...

LOUISE said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather Michele. I hope you have had some time to relax and no big orders which need processing yesterday? Aye, aye Captain, I love the sailor box. Lemons are good for you when you have a cold. How about a big slice of Lemon Meringue to make you feel better? x

julia said...

Sorry to hear you're not well, but that little sailor boy is enough to make anyone feel better!
Hope you're back to full strength soon
Julia x

the flour loft said...

Hope the vitamin C is helping and that you are feeling much better. What a sweet frame... i love the paper bunting and the newspaper boat. I must say that i didn't notice the camera reflection until you mentioned it. If it bothers you, could you perhaps, take the glass out just for the photo?
Wishing you a speedy recovery and a happy weekend.
ginny x

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Soooooooooooooo darling!

M ^..^

Rosie said...

Summer colds always seem to be the worst ones.
I love your sweet little sailor and the paper boat reminds me of when I was a child and we used to sail them in the washing up bowl!
Hope you feel better soon
Rosie x

silverpebble said...

Your last post was delicious - such beautiful pictures. Love the house leek hair on that fab terracotta pot, and I've been trying to find names of white/cream roses with red/pink stripes - thankyou! Really enjoying your posts - although a bit behind because of the new arrival.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh Michelle! You have outdone yourself on this adorable vintage box! I love it all - from the sailor, to the map and to the bunting. Too cute!

I hope you are feeling better very soon!!

love ya,
Becky

carolyn said...

Hello Sailor! Hoping the vit c has kicked in by now, I'm off to dose myself up too!