Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sailing, sailing on Rednesday

(Please visit Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for more Rednesday fun!)



Sailing, sailing over the bounding main
Where many a stormy wind shall blow
'Ere Jack comes home again

Oh, sailing, sailing over the bounding main
Where many a stormy wind shall blow
'Ere Jack comes home again

"Sailing, Sailing" (also known by its first line "Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main") is a children's song and sea chantey, about sailing on the ocean. It was written in 1880 by Godfrey Marks, a pseudonym of British organist and composer James Frederick Swift (1847–1931). (from wikipedia)






What feels like a lifetime ago now (oh the time is flying!), for a brief time ... I used to collect Artist Teddy Bears. This adorable little girl named Wilhamenia, is a limited edition teddy from artist Lenore DeMent. She came dressed up in her sailor gear and accompanied by this most darling of RED sea going vessels. Happiest of Rednesday's to everyone!



22 comments:

  1. Oh, I love these. The little boat..so so cute and the bear if more than precious. Thanks for sharing your sweet reds today.
    xo bj

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  2. Well, just an adorable sweet little teddy bear! She is certainly dressed for a day of sailing. I love the color of her boat, too!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  3. Loved your boat and sailor feature today. That is a cute little bear. I have several of the nice Beanie Bears.

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  4. This is such a precious post. The bear and the boat are just the cutest little things. I know they are one of your special treasures. Thanks so very much for sharing them with us all. They certainly put a smile on my face and f=or a moment made me feel like a your child again.

    Happy Rednesday ....

    Hugs,
    Genie @ Buttons for Baga

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  5. the bear, the boat and the little rag dolly are absolutly adorable...I love them! mica

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  6. The little boat & bear - such treasures!
    Love all the Red!

    Happy Rednesday!

    Lola & Nora:)
    btw What Was Your Favorite Childhood Treat? We’ll Tell You Ours!

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  7. That is a very sweet bear. :) I love the little boat! How are you my friend? I've been too busy, and in a couple of days, I will be back visiting you more regularly. Hope all is well! xox Pam

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  8. What a precious bear! I have a love of the sea and nautical stuff. I even married a sailor...lol~ Hope all is well for you~

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  9. Wilhamenia is a little darling, and I love her boat! What a fun collection, and I'd like to see the rest of it some time!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  10. Sigh, I used to collect Teddys, too; but I have never seen one with as much charm as this little fella. The boat is over the top! Thanks for sharing with us. Love your Rednesdays! Elizabeth

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  11. Hi Sally!
    I love your Bear. That card that goes with her gives me an idea for something to go with my Angelic Inspirations I make...thanks for that. And, don't worry about not answering back. Look at me you all sent such nice comments and I can't get back to you til today. With work at the flower shop,Brown Gingham designs and getting ready for Craft Shows, husband, dog and cats...they keep me runnin like a chicken with it head cut off. Just say Hi and I'm happy;)
    I love the Early American stuff, but growing up we had what they called Traditional/modern of the 60-early 70's. Crushed velvet sofa and chairs with walnut mod smoke glass coffee and end tables with piller style lamps with shades that had a greek key in flocking around the top. It is still the most comfortable sofa to lay on...yes my Mom still has the living room with it but over the years has added a more eclectic feel to it. Our Dining room has the Early Am. in it. I can't wait to show more pics from the mags I found and I hope to find more mags. I hate it when sellers take these paper time capsules and pull out all the ads and sell them seperate and throw the rest of the book away. Jim's really thrilled...LOL...
    he reminds me I do have a current subscription to BH&G...see I save old issues of all kinds of recent mags....Country Living, Southern Living, Veranda, Country Decorating, and others...some back to 1975. When we got married Jim asked if a box of old mags was garbage....I asked if his old car mags were for the garbage too...we have an understanding
    :)

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  12. Oh, I love your post--it is precious!!! I love the boat and the bear--so dreamy!
    Have a beautiful Rednesday!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  13. So sweet...thanks for sharing...blessings

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  14. Your red's are so cute--the bear is precious. Thanks for dropping by. Happy Rednesday.
    Ann

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  15. What a cute teddy bear and sailboat! So sweet!

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  16. Precious. I love that sweet bear and her outfit is adorable. Second bear I see this Rednesday. I love them. They warm my heart.

    Thank you for stopping by my little corner this REDnesday. Have a lovely day.

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  17. Your bear is precious! What a wonderful collectible, you can tell she was made by a very talented and detail oriented artist. Love the little red sail boat.

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  18. Thanks for visiting me today. Your bear is so cute. Unfortunately, when I was at the age to play I didnt have any. Now I am almost at the age to collect, and I still have none. My daughter shares hers with me though :-) she is three. Would love for you to join our new meme on http://www.blessingreflections.com/p/thursday-two-questions.html

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  19. Hi Sally, thanks for stopping by my blog. That Teddy is precious and the little poem a perfect match! Have a great weekend, Nan

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  20. Oh, I love your nautical redness day today! (Grew up on a boat, so that kinda stuff gives me warm memories).

    Thanks so much on your comment on my apples (a while ago...I'm slowly catching up after a busy spell). And kudos to your husband for teaching in elementary school. I subbed just a little in elementary and I think it's even harder than junior high!

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