It has snowed...I wish...

From: 'Over and Over', 1957
by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Garth Williams

Paper lampshades

Handpainted winter brooch

 This brooch features a black & white nature scene of glacier-covered 
 mountains through a forest, handpainted by Katie's husband, protected by resin 
over a wood pendant with a pinback closure in back. It measures 50 mm
 in diameter or about 2". Perfect accessory for a nature lover...

Purchase it here:
 Katee Marie, Etsy

Christmas cards from eBay

Noël - a Bethleem

Found here: eBay 

Les Cadeaux de Noël

Noël - Les Mages

Noël - Les Cloches

Noël - Minuit

L'étoile de Noël

L'arbre de Noël

...soon it is that time of year...

Antiqued and timeless, thes glass ornament are topped with 
beautifully detailed cast-metal deer finials. The set of six is sure 
to offer plenty of rustic Holiday charm to your home

Shop here: At West End

Christmas Art Nouveau angel with halo and tree

Illustrations by Berta Mayr Nomer

...and winter came and went...

I found the illustrations by Berta Mayr Nomer here


Vintage vogue magazine cover

The balloon man...

George Brassaï (1899-1984):
 'The Balloon Merchant', 1931

1920s book illustration

Arnold Genthe (1869-1942):
'Jewish Balloon Man, Chinatown, San Francisco'

Friedrich Seidenstücker: 'Before Wertheim', 1935
Berlinische Galerie, Museum für Moderne Kunst

'Mother's Three - Air Balls' by Honor C. Appleton

Balloons, Angela, by Harold Cazneaux 1933

Party illustrations by Frances Tipton Hunter

 'Our Patriotic Party July 4'
From 'The Children’s Party Book', by Marion Jane Parker;
 recipes by Helen Harrington Downing, and illustrations by 
Frances Tipton Hunter. Published 1923

'Our St. Patrick's Day Party' - also from 'The Children’s Party Book'

Illustration of a Children's Birthday Party

The red balloon...

by Rie Cramer (1887-1977)

From the film 'The Red Balloon' - made in 1958 by
 Albert Lamorisse and stars his son Pascal Lamorisse
Read about it here

Vintage postcard by Molly Brett

The French mouse 'La Petite Souris' (The little Mouse)
Illustration by Delphine Doreau

Young woman holding helium-filled balloon

 Unidentified ca. 1890 tintype with applied colour


I need a bit of snow...

Watercolour by Beatrix Potter her beloved 
Hill Top Farm in winter - about 1906

'Winter Evening'
by Mahonri Young (1877-1957)

Snow and Snow - Sneg da Sneg - by Aleksandr Blok, 1982

Beautifully illustrated small book of poems about 
snow in a Russian village. The book is sold by now 
but it came from Mishathe Bear, Etsy

A vintage Russian postcard...

Go here to see the back of the card...

Sweet snow babies wooden peg dolls

 The tiny snow babies! A set of 5 sweet little snowflakes. 
Adorable for your winter scene or great to tuck into the pockets of an 
Advent Calendar! Each snow baby depicts it's own snowflake, and as in
 nature, no two are ever alike! These figures are painted with non toxic 
watercolour and sealed with non toxic acrylic sealer. Snow babies 
measure just over 2.5 cm/1", so may present a choking hazard 
 to very young children. Recommended for ages 3 and up 

Purchase the snow babies here:
 Gnomewerkspdx, Etsy


The Snow Makers

I found the images here: Karen's Whimsy

Home of the Snow Makers

The Rain Makers

Home of the Rain Makers

In Fairyland

The Cloud Makers

Home of the Cloud Makers

The Wind Gatherers

Home of the Wind Gatherers

The Leaf Makers

 Home of the Leaf Makers