Tuesday, 24 June 2008

I never get too old to be excited when I hear.....

....the faint chimes of the ice cream van


99'ers mmmmmmmmmm made with Mr Whippy icecream & raspberry sauce!

A beautiful gocco print from Denise Simon arrived today, I am a sucker for packaging & Denise's is just gorgeous, she even included a little limited edition book about called 'Things I've Done this Winter to make it better and failed' Russ and I chuckled over it drinking our morning coffee.

I found this vintage frame a couple of weeks ago in Manchester


& I think you'll agree the little girl looks right at home in it. Thanks Denise.

23 comments:

  1. This is the perfect frame for her print! I had to laugh at your excitement for the ice cream truck :) Me too!

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  2. Awe! That looks so sweet! Thanks for the kind words :)

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  3. Love the print,and it does look like it has found its perfect match in frames!

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  4. Wow, your ice cream trucks look so much cooler than ours. :P

    And that frame is perfect for the print, I love it!

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  5. that frame is so pretty, it suits the print perfectically

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  6. Oh what a lovely frame and so perfect for such a cute print.
    Love Alison x

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  7. oh, that looks so nice!
    jbxo

    p.s. wish we had 99's in canada... my husband often reminisces about them :)

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  8. Hi Mandy

    Ahhhh, the ice cream van, it makes me stop what I am doing and coming running every time!!

    That vintage frame was made for your gorgeous new print.

    Love
    Elise

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  9. I think the frame was meant for you to find...and that picture looks great in it. A very good match!

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  10. That print is just adorable, and the frame is perfect!

    I always crack up when I hear the sound of an ice cream truck. My husband's childhood friend was told that when the ice cream truck is playing music, it means that they are sold out of ice cream and to come back tomorrow. I think of that every time I hear the music now! But I still always stop and get ice cream anyway, because who can resist over priced ice cream from a truck?

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  11. Stumbled on to your blog somehow and was amazed at how beautiful your illustrations are! I'll be back for more peeking :)

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  12. oh yes...my fav ice cream. Never can get enough of that sweetness. I haven't see an ice cream truck yet this summer =(
    ...makes me remember what Rupert Grint said in an interview~ that one of the first things he bought was an ice cream truck!

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  13. Oh, I could SO use some icecream right now (imagine an office building that hasn't heard of airco).

    Can I have one scoop of chocolate please?

    Tania

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  14. eee...nice print!

    you know I really really really want to draw a proper 1950s style ice cream van ... you wouldn't know where I could find one would you? Mmmmm... flake .....

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  15. I love the red riding hood.. I think she looks just fancy in that old frame. Btw I posted something about you on my blog.

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  16. Oh, ice cream 99's! It's years since I had one. Must listen out for the van! Love the print in that frame.

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  17. I love frames like that! They're full to overflowing with charm, I think.

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  18. i just heard our neighbourhood van go by and had an urge to dash for the door! i like to push the flake down the cone to make it last : )

    how perfect that print looks in the frame...very special. xxx

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  19. How fun! That frame suits the print so well! I am a fan of her work as well... plus she is from Chicago....yeah..go CHICAGO!

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  20. That little gal looks so adorable in that gorgeous vintage frame, what a delight!!! :) xoxo!

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  21. It is perfect! I love the ice cream truck too. They don't come around here but back where I grew up. I ALWAYS got a vanilla twist with sprinkles. If only Daddy sprang for the chocolate dip... oh well!

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