Saturday

'Aaaaappy New Year!


Dear friends,

I wish you all a Happy New Year
filled with love, joy and good health!

Thank you for visiting my blog
in 2011...and you are always welcome
in the new year of 2012. Thanks for
all your lovely comments!





...and no blogging tomorrow...
I'll be sleeping ALL day!
Looking this good (I wish....;O)...):


Lovis Corinth (1858-1925):
'Sleeping Young Woman'
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Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) :
'The Artist's Wife Asleep', 1903
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Friday

Enjoy your New Year's Eve!


Franz von Stuck (1863-1928): 'The Dinner'
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I'll drink to your health tonight!


E. T. Paull Sheet Music, 1901
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Antonio Cortina Farinós (1841–1890):
'Portrait of Farancisca García de Mora Belenguer'
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Child_and_glass.jpg

Child drinking (he's a bit too young to be drinking, isn't he?)
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/20-alimenti_vino_rosso_Taccuino_Sanitatis_Casanatense_4182_detail_chaperon.jpg

Skål! Cheers!
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...and DON't drink TOO much
(you know what happens!):


From:
Helius Eobanus Hessus: De tuenda bona valetudine, libellus,
commentariis Ioanne Placotomo (Bretschneider)
Frankfurt, Egenolff Erben 1564
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Adolf Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel (1815-1905)


Ballsouper, 1878
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and details:



Pietro Longhi (1700/2 - 1785): 'A banquet'

French banqueting....


'Histoire d'Olivier de Castille et d'Artus d'Algarbe', Paris
15th century French banqueting
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'The Marriage of Renaud of Montauban and Clarisse'.
A 15th century illuminated manuscript of
Renaud de Montauban by Loyset Liedet (1420 - 1479)
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Also from the 15th century illuminated manuscript
of Renaud de Montauban by Loyset Liedet (1420 - 1479)
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Banquet_de_Charles_V_le_Sage.jpg

Jean Fouquet (1420–1480): Banquet of Charles V le Sage
Grandes Chroniques de France, ca. 1455-1460
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The old and the new year...


Father Time and new year Baby Time
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Father Time and Baby Time shaking hands
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Father Time and the clock
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Father Time and Baby Time bringing
in the New Year, 1909
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Beautiful shoes for a party...


Cinderella vintage 60s silver lurex sparkle shoes
Women's US size 7 - European 37½

Holly, Etsy


New Year celebration, 1910-1915


In New York...
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Berchmans , Champagne L'étincelle
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Year 1838 started on a Monday...


New Year's Eve 1837-38, from
George Cruikshank's : Comic Almanack, January 1838
Purchase it here


I wish you all a happy New Year,
Plenty of books, and very good cheer

Parley's Magazine, January 1838
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Party mouse - mini trophy head sculpture


Winding, Etsy

Partyyyyy!


Happy New Year - a 100 years ago...


Bright happy days I wish for you
In the coming year 1-9-1-2
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We bring you New Year Greetings, 1912
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Prosit Neujahr! 1912
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Bonne Année, 1912
Purchase there card here


A Happy New Year, 1912
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A New Year...sooooon...



Waiting for the new year to come... ;O)
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Arctic scene with a polar bear...waiting...

'The Magic Soap Bubble'


'The Magic Soap Bubble', 1922
by David Cory (1872-1966)
illustrated by E. I. Jones & P. H. Webb

The Project Gutenberg eBook



'Give me the bag', the Steward said,
A frown upon his face.
'I'll lock you in a dungeon deep
That you may know your place'.


'Help, help! The Polar Bears are left
Upon the Iceberg chill.
Turn back the Ark; we cannot leave
Them on that icy hill!'


'Your Highness', cried the Polar Bear,
'The fast Iceberg Express
Has broken into smithereens;
Too bad, I must confess'


When Little Hero met the Goose
He asked her what to do.
So, children, read the Wind Wagon
And learn how it came true.

'Little White Fox and his Arctic Friends'


Illustrations from the book:

'Little White Fox and his Arctic Friends'
by Roy J. Snell
illustrated by George F. Kerr
Boston: Little, Brown, and Coppany, 1916

The Project Gutenberg eBook