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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Past and Present - Sepia Saturday

It doesn't seem a year since Alan put up last year's Christmas post but already it's time he said for us to celebrate.



I usually find a link to Dickens and this year is no exception; it's time to let your hair down and have a ball


Mr Fezziwig's Ball - A Christmas Carol
1843 Hand coloured etching by John Leach
Perhaps you would prefer to party outside as they did in 1852.

A Christmas Party
1852 Oil painting by George Henry Durrie

All the weathermen seem to be able to offer us is heavy rain and strong winds. I don't think we will be able to look out of our window and see a sight like this.


Santa Claus may be coming but so far there are no presents under our tree.

Christmas Tree 2013

So I guess that all there is left for me to do is wish all Saturday Sepians (and all my blog visitors too)  a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us at:


Meanwhile take a look at more Sepia Christmases at Sepia-Saturday-208.

20 comments:

Mattias Kroon said...

A wonderful sum up for Christmas and reconnecting to old times celebrations of various kind.Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Jo said...

I can send you some snow Bob. Love the pictures as usual. Amazing how many Dickensian gentlemen we so overweight.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

tony said...

hey Bob! Wishing You & Yours A Splendid Christmas! Best Wishes Tony

Gail Perlee said...

Back in Dickens' day, it was considered fortuitous to be a little plump. In case food became scarce, you could survive better than skinny people. Loved the snowing pictures. We had a wee bit of that a couple of Saturdays ago - only about 5 or 6 inches, but then it froze up tight & lasted for over a week even when temps climbed into the high 50's F. It appears we're going to have a nice sunny Christmas, but cool. It's almost noon today & still only 45 degrees F. But Merry Christmas however your weather turns out!

Deb Gould said...

Happy Christmas, Bob! We've got plenty of snow here in New England; more coming in the next few days.
Festive, indeed!

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

I really like the Dickens first print. Very nice touch with the falling snow, there! Our tree had nothing under it either until some pkgs. arrived in the mail this week from friends; we mail the few presents that we do buy too and do not buy for each other unless it's something of a joke. Merry Christmas

Kristin said...

How did you get those snow flakes falling and the sparkling lights? And a Merry Christmas to you too!

North County Film Club said...

Merry Christmas and thanks for the snow. We don't get to see much here in sunny Calif.
Barbara

Brett Payne said...

I like that oil painting by Durrie, but it doesn't look to be much of a party scene, does it? Have a great Christmas, Bob.

Bob Scotney said...

Kristin - the snowflakes and sparkle were added by G+ to make the pictures, in their words. 'awesome'. They have done the same things to photos by others. Big Brother is watching us!

ScotSue said...

A wonderful set of images of Christmas, past and present. Loved the snowflakes effects. With best wishes for 2014.

Jackie van Bergen said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I don't think I'll get to see a white Christmas (this year) - very cold (for an Aussie) in the Netherlands, but not quite cold enough apparently.

Jo Featherston said...

Very pretty! Thanks for telling me about those awesome photos from Google+, I see now they have added some twinkles to my town hall and gingerbread photos, but I'm not sure how to copy them to my blog. At least they didn't add snow for Melbourne :-) It's wet and only 20 degrees here today, but Wednesday is meant to be 31. Merry Christmas to you!

Mike Brubaker said...

The world owes a lot to Dickens for his depiction and interpretation of Christmas traditions. However I'm glad the tree hanging from the ceiling didn't catch on. Decorating would be a challenge. My best wishes to you for a joyful Christmas and cheery new year.

boundforoz said...

A beautiful and interesting group of photos. A Merry Christmas to you.

Postcardy said...

It's too cold to party outside here! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and better weather.

irisheyes jennifer said...

Best Wishes to you and yours for a very Happy Christmas, and all good things in the New Year!

Wendy said...

We were unseasonably warm the 2 days before Christmas -- broke a record at 72 degrees Fahrenheit. But then it dropped to the 40s on Christmas day. Still no snow here though. Happy New Year, Bob!

Little Nell said...

The only snow I'm likely to see is on Christmas cards and your blog! Even here in London, I"m getting all the adverse weather but none of the pretty scenes, so thank you Bob.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Lovely gif images!!
I wish it was like that here in Montreal, but we are getting a lot of the real deal instead.
I enjoyed visiting you in 2013 and looking forward to more creative postings from you in 2014.

My very best wishes for the upcoming year, to you and your loved ones!!
:)~
HUGZ