Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas Past






Cover  -  from an early twentieth century illustrated edition of this well known Christmas poem
attributed to Clement Clarke Moore (American) - first published 1823.



Page one.



Page two.





Victorian Christmas card illustrations collaged on a piece of wrapping paper (modern).
























Merry Christmas!



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31 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

My daughter used to have a copy of that book when she was little. What fun to see those illustrations again! A very Merry Christmas to you too!

Lynne with an e said...

How utterly charming! Wishing you a warm and merry Christmas that's cheery and bright!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely,charming and fascinating illustrations & poem. Merry Christmas !

Charlotte said...

Happy Christmas to you Ruby. Enjoy the season and here are very best wishes for a peaceful New Year.

stardust said...

Lovely collection of book, card, and other Christmas items. The dog looks nice in Santa Clause clothes. I’m excited to imagine how my three-year-old granddaughter would be pleased when she gets awake on the Christmas Day. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, ruby!

Yoko

The Greenockian said...

The first Santa looks like he's had a wee drink or two!
Liz

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images! Love your cute puppy dog! Thank you for linking up to Saturday's Critters.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

biebkriebels said...

A Happy Christmas to you too. Those old illustrated books are so wonderful to watch. I see they called Santa "St. Nicolas", like our Sint Nicolaas or Sinterklaas as we name him.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I have the very SAME book!!! And I treasure the 'old time' images within.

Your doggie is just too cute in its Santa suit!

EG CameraGirl said...

I enjoyed seeing the old illustrations of that famous poem!

Gunilla Bäck said...

You have the cutest Santa! A Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Midori said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely dogs! : )

bailey-road.com said...

I love the vintage images and your cute little dog!

lessandragr said...

Lovely artwork. And what a sweet Christmas doggie!!

Our photos said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
RW & SK

Kleine Waldameise said...

Wunderschön diese nostalgischen Fotos, das mag ich sehr.

Ihnen auch frohe Weihnachten und ein gesundes neues Jahr

liebe Grüße
Waldameise

MeOfCourse said...

I would love to find a book like that at the thrift store. Just awesome Ruby. Woke early so I can plan my day of things to do. Just popped in to check my email and hopped over to my blog and seen your very nice comment. I came here to say to you that I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by my blog this past year. I appreciate your comments and love your blog. Time now to plan day. Take care and God Bless You.

dritanje said...

Great images particularly of Maddy in her santa coat! As I thought there might be, there was a sprinkling of snow on the hills when I got back. Thanks so much for a lovely solstice
Mxx

kissed by an angel said...

Dear Ruby,
Such a lovely post!
The Victorian Christmas card illustrations and page two of the book are so beautiful and cute!!!
I also love your rose picture, your candle lights and your beautiful little dog...
I wish you Merry Christmas! Enjoy a wonderful and quiet time, full of joy and blessings!
Katrin

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful illustrations...love your photos..so cheery. Merry Christmas!!

rebecca said...

i love the way you see life. always a close up birds eye view of the beauty that surrounds always. you make seeing a special gift every day of the year!
warmest love and generous light to you dear friend in this new year and always.
xo

judie said...

Beautiful images. Brings Christmas home.

Is Poppy a doxie?

A wondering star said...

I love the gorgeous Christmas pictures!

Merry Christmas to you!

Laura said...

Beautiful momentos! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro~ wishing you joy and peace now and always:-)

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Charming post. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Ruby, thank you for these lovely illustrations and photos. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Suman said...

So charming! Love the vintage paintings. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Love and hugs,
Suman

Palomasea said...

I have always loved this poem, dear Ruby....the Victorian illustrations are gorgeous, as are your photos...the pup is precious!! :)))
Thank you so much, sweet friend, for your kind wishes...I wish you a beautiful Christmas and all the best in the New Year too!!
Blessings,
- Irina :)

Stewart M said...

The man in the red coat would need some iced water here today!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: Christmas day is ending here - its a wonderful warm evening - hope you have a good day.

sarah said...

Lovely book or cards. Those make me remember my daughters' childhood. The Santa dog is especially cute.
Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I hope you Christmas was as merry as the ones depicted in the images you've shared.

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