Monday, December 13, 2010

Victorian Christmas Photo Shoot


I love this postcard!  I wonder how many times they had to take this picture--from her facial expression, the Mom here is about to drop from frustration.  Her look seems to say, "Good Lord!  Can't he behave?"  Obviously that little boy didn't want to pose for the camera. It seems he never did.  Meanwhile, his big sister is obviously playing the "angel."  Don't you just love that doll she's holding?

Their clothing is wonderful!  The boy's shoes just crack me up--how did little boys back then play outside wearing shoes like that?  Of course, maybe these are his dress shoes.

I really enjoyed the decorations--that ball of mistletoe draping the chandelier, the elegant rug and flowered background, the carefully placed gifts, the candles on the Christmas tree--so perfectly Victorian.

Merry  Christmas!

10 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

A classic card of its time.

peggy gatto said...

So delightful!!!

Paula said...

Oooooooo! I LOVE that mossy chandelier!!! I shall have to recreate that bit of whimsy in our nest! :)))

Beautiful card, Beth! Thank you for your visit the other day ... always a pleasure to have you stop by. Sending a giant squeeze your way ... Wishing you love, joy, peace, and contentment. Much love,
P.

MrCachet said...

"I thought I asked for a REAL pony"!

Note: that is a horse on the floor near his feet.

c said...

Re your comment about the clothing in the postcard: Styles have a way of coming back -- I can hardly wait for bell bottoms to return!

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Lyneen said...

Love this card... such a true to life Christmas photo! TFS

Aimee said...

Beautiful card! The dad and kids do look like they are having a bit more fun than mom though!

Lisa West said...

I just found you through Teacup Tues. I have a collection of postcards that came from my family's 200yr old farmhouse. The collection was in the pile to be tossed. I will have to check back for your next Postcard Friday. It sounds like fun. I actually have one of them within my blogbanner.
Have a nice week, Lisa

Clytie said...

I love Mr. Cachet's explanation of the inattention of the little boy to the photographer. Too cute!

This card is one of my fav Christmas postcards of all time, I think! It truly is delightful.