Hello and happy December 1st. Didn't that sneak up on us? It did me. But the outside lights are up and the tree is up but not all decorated. Will find the Christmas CDs & videos in the closet and...Bob's your uncle!
For Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser's blog and Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady, I have chosen a prennial favorite of mine...Christmas Tree by Spode, which has been being made for about 30 years now. It is really a classic pattern, and so nostalgic. Unfortunatly it is no longer made in the UK, which is a shame. But... There are different versions with and without green trim and mark differences. This set was made in the UK in the 1970s. Cool! I love the little sprigs of mistletoe!
For more info on the Spode Christmas Tree teacup at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.
When I was a kindergarten teacher in the 1970s I worked with a woman from the mid west who introduced me to the American Annual Of Literature And Art which was produced by the Augsburg Publishing House in Minneapolis, Minn. The first annual was published in 1931. I don't think it is still published, but I have a few I get out annually at Christmas. This is the 1978 edition. It is a large size paperback, and I had difficulty photographing it, but here are a few of the pages and articles:
There are stories, poems, music manuscripts and art works in various media. One of the annual features I love is a story or narrative of the people in a small town in the Victorian era through the first World War leading up to Christmas with all sorts of fun vignettes, snippets of lore and custom and the cutest drawings. Wonderful!
Then there is always a full page contemporary...to the date of publication...art work relating to the nativity. This is the one for 1979 by Richard Huele:
Have a wonderful day visiting the teacup and vintage thingies...and Christmas is coming!