Monday, 21 January 2008

Pretty in Pink



Hope you all had a good weekend. Very lazy and relaxed here. Much eating of chocolates and oranges, lolling around on the sofas watching films and playing games and 48 hours later it's over. Weekends really should be one day longer. Something that more than made up for the greyness and apparent shortness of the weekend was this little parcel here. I love getting parcels (even when I'm expecting them). Look how beautifully wrapped it is, shame to open it up ...



... oh my, how pretty is that?! A parcel from Michele that had had me glued to the front door waiting for its arrival, since I ordered it on Wednesday night, a belated Christmas pressie for me, much nicer than a new woolly jumper! Michele at Cowboys and Custard makes the most beautiful box frames filled with vintage and nostalgic childhood items that more than feeds my need for whimsy! A beautiful vintage 1920s/30s bisque doll stands cradling her little doll against vintage ephemera and the whole thing is charming (can't think of a better word to describe it). If you click on the photo it should enlarge. I followed a trail a few months ago that landed on Cowboys and Custard doormat and was made to feel very welcome indeed. It has been wonderful catching up on all her funny, warm and touching posts and I am so pleased to have been able to have made contact with her too. Thank you Michele, I love it. Go and take a sneaky peek at her blog, you probably won't be leaving empty-handed!

22 comments:

Tracy said...

Sooo sweet! I adore Michele's blog and the fun things she makes--she's clever one! Happy week ((HUGS))

French Knots said...

I love it when the postie brings something wonderful and that lovely picture certainly is. As you say much better then a woolly pully!

Garden girl said...

I love getting mail, it's always exciting, whether you're expecting it or not!Hasn't your lovely parcel been beautifully wrapped as well?

Two Crofters said...

ahhh
i adore everything this lovely lady makes
lucky you - i plan to be the proud owner of one......
one day
have a great week
t x

driftwood said...

what a lovely weekend, and a delightful parcel too!

Rowan said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me, glad you enjoyed it. The little 20s/30s vignette is so pretty, it's a perion I love so it really appeals to me.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Hi Kim!
You are the second blog with a new prize from Cowboys and Custard this a.m.! I love their things!
I just saw the most wonderful movie you might like. The Holiday (I know I'm a day late...as everyone else has already seen it...)

Nonnie said...

Oh, love the frame. Michele is so clever isn't she? I'm definitely going to have to treat myself to one before long. Sounds like a perfect weekend. Mine wasn't quite so relaxed as I spent it with my gorgeous nephew but it was equally lovely.

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hello Kim
Thank you thank you thank you for your glowing reference... you are so kind and generous with your compliments and I really appreciate your support of my business.
The feeling is mutual Kim.. it has been such a pleasure to 'meet' you in the world of blogdom and I love to share our mutual interests.
Michelexxx
P.s My naughty Pickles brought home a feathered gift today... I am not impressed!

She'sSewPretty said...

That is so precious!! I'm off to look at her blog. I gave you an award the other day and forgot to tell you. Ooops!

Sew Recycled! said...

I love her blog too (thanks to your side bar some time ago!).
I love her little badges, yehah!
Looking forward to that coffee and catch up. See you then
Emx

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh my! Your box is so precious! Don't you just love Michele's work? I have my little goodie from her posted, too. A few back, or so. Enjoy!!

xo
Becky

K said...

Oh! Unexpected nostalgia for my schooldays! The two cloche-hatted ladies in the background were lovingly traced by me for ideas sheets when I was doing my final design project in sixth-year Art. (I was, of course, designing a cloche hat.)

I looked out those project sheets a while ago and was mildly encouraged by how well I used to be able to draw. Must have been practice.

Your self-gift is very pretty, even without particular associations.

Heidi said...

Hi Kim! Glad you had a good weekend. Lark Rise is just so fun, isn't it. I love the two sisters from the shop in their matching dresses. And such busy~bodies! They are so humerous.

Your vintage picture is adorable. Where do she find those little bisque dolls! How cute. Which room will you use this in?

Happy Monday!

Hugs ~
Heidi

weirdbunny said...

Oh there's nothing more exciting than receiving parcels through the post !

Rubyred said...

How pretty is that picture!Don't you just love it when you get a parcel especially when it's as lovely as yours!

Isobel said...

Isn't it wonderful to get things from the mail? Specially when they are such a treat like that. :)
Take care.
x

mollycupcakes said...

Beautiful present very sweet.
And what lovely things she as on her blog.
Hugs.

Catherine x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I LOVE Michele's creations! I've been drooling over them since I found her blog through Niki late last year. One of these days I hope I can snatch up one of her gorgeous shadowboxes! Yours is STUNNING!

Lynda said...

That little doll in your framed box is so cute! In fact the entire vignette is adorable. Sounds like the perfect weekend! ~ hugs, Lynda xo

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Kim,
Sounds like the perfect weekend (even if it wasn't 24 hours long enough) - and to have one of Michele's gorgeous box frames to admire in that time too - how lovely!
Niki

julia said...

That is so cute, I don't blame you for treating yourself!
Julia xx