Archive for August, 2008
I’m not an expert when it comes to porcelain; probably because every vase immediately ducks and covers when I approach which, in all fairness, is a wise move.
But there are some incredibly charming artworks to admire, and today I’d like to share some of them with you. Porcelain is more than tea services, and some artists created wonderfully humourous pieces.
is a wonderful blog integrated in the website of the Maine Maritime Museum, and it’s truly a treasure trove for the researchers or simply curious among us! There are 34 entries so far, and each of them is well worth reading.
The latest entry, “Pretty Hair”, sure kept me glued to the screen for a while. It’s both informative and touching – call me an old romantic, but there’s just something very sweet about the custom of giving your lover a lock of your hair. Now even a complete pigtail!
You can find links to all entries under the cut.
From the blog of Emma Collingwood:
“Huzzah! We have a publication date for “The Radiant Boy”, dear readers!
26th SEPTEMBER 2008
“THE RADIANT BOY”
Four Georgian Royal Navy Ghost Stories
by Emma Collingwood
- “The Radiant Boy”
- “Crawford’s Casket”
- “Last Service”
The Penny, Dreadful & Tarbottom Series.
Illustrations: Mlle Amandine de Villeneuve
Editor: Timothy T. Tarbottom, Esq.
The book will be available first as an e-book (*.pdf download), later in printed form. While I can’t give you a date for the print version yet, I can promise that “The Radiant Boy” will be available just in time for the festive season!
Note: “The Radiant Boy” has no erotic content and is suitable for all age groups.”
I need an icon for that…
Now really, Mr. Pepys. You rogue.
Oeuf, oeuf, que lac je? (If you get that one, you’re awarded bonus points!)
I’m currently a bit under the weather and behind with both my mails and blogs. Those who I owe replies to: I’m not ignoring you on purpose and I’ll answer your questions. Thanks for your patience.