Saturday, January 19, 2013

Done with the flu-cation!!! (and a special heart) ~ A Favorite Thing

I can honestly say, and with much enthusiasm, that my favorite thing right this minute is that I am finally bouncing back from the flu!!!  Yay!!!

This bug got me down a couple of weeks ago and even though, body-wise, I am feeling pretty good, there is still a persistent cough which is kind enough to wake me up several times during the night -- thus, I still feel tired and worn out (I'm sure being well over the hill has something to do with that too, but we won't mention it at this point.....) It seems that the older one gets, the harder it is to shake off an illness and get back to normal.

After dragging myself a few times to the computer to check on sales, I finally wised up and put my shops on vacation. On flu-cation, as it were.... But they are back in business now since I think I can tackle the boxing and shipping again.

So, imagine a picture of me throwing off the ice pack on my head and the thermometer from my mouth!
And, blogging again!


My other favorite thing this week is this sweet heart shaped trinket box -- it's hand painted with lovely little flowers reminiscent of the china painting done by a dear aunt. I have several of her china painted pieces -- I'll show you those another time since I'm not up to a lot of picture taking right now -- and this trinket box is exactly like one she would have painted.

I found it at an estate sale and simply had to get it. It may make its way into my shop, but for now it is residing on my dresser.

I love the little blue flowers and the swirling vines with their tiny pink dots.

It is signed M. Austin and I think that Ms. Austin did a beautiful job on her trinket box. I would love to know the story behind this little heart -- did M. Austin give it as a gift to a special friend or family member? Did she paint it just for her pleasure? Did she use it for her bits and bobs? Whatever its story, I'm happy to use it for my bits and bobs for now, and to think of my aunt whenever I look at it.

♥♥♥ Linking my trinket box to A Favorite Thing over at Mockingbird Hill Cottage




  1. Oh, it's so lovely! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better now. Flu is nasty business!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  2. I'm glad you are feeling better! I'm loving the shade of blue of the trinket box...makes it look so delicate.

  3. Yes, it does take longer to bounce back at certain ages, and, no, we won't talk about that! Beautiful box! Very well painted!

  4. Glad you are feeling better. We all got the flu a few years ago, and that convinced me to get a flu shot every year since. The flu is no fun!

    What a sweet little dish.

  5. That really is so pretty. I love trinket boxes and have a few myself. Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for dropping by today. Deb

  6. Glad you're feeling better. I think I should probably get my flu shot.

    The heart box is gorgeous. I love small things that make a big statement.

  7. Sarah, happy to hear you are feeling better. I know the coughing is really annoying. Remember to keep drinking plenty of water! The little heart box is so charming! I love the handpainted flowers on it :)
    take care and don't overwork yourself!

  8. That is a beautiful little box! And I love the term 'flu-cation.' A lot of my coworkers have been sick recently and I woke up this morning feeling less than premium. I hope I didn't finally catch it! I got the flu shot and everything this year.

  9. Sarah your trinket box is so pretty!! Glad you are feeling better. I've been on flu avoidance for weeks! So far so good!
    hugs, Linda

  10. Love that little heart box. =0)
    Now following this blog too!

  11. That is a really pretty little forget me not box. Glad you are starting to feel better. This has been a very nasty flu season.

  12. Such a beautiful little trinket box. You were lucky to find this little cutie....
    xo bj

  13. I love that heart-shaped trinket box. My mom used to have one like that. I wonder what happened to it. (You can't imagine how many things are in the 'I wonder what happened to that' category!) Sweet box.

    Thank you so much for stopping in at Cranberry Morning. Glad to hear you're on the mend.

  14. pretty box!

    Yay for the end of flucation!!


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