Vintage Easter Cards edited by Suzi LoveContinue reading →
1840 ca. Yew Games Table, English.
This Games table from circa 1840 has a rotating top veneered in burr yew which opens to reveal an oval baize playing surface with a burr yew surround.
A pull-out frieze drawer has playing surfaces for backgammon and chess.Continue reading →
The custom was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a civil servant who wanted ordinary people to become more interested in the new ‘Public Post Office’.
With his artist friend John Horsley, they designed the first card and sold them for 1 shilling each.Continue reading →
Vintage Christmas Cards
.Bells Beautiful Bells
They hold a long time association with Christmas – In Victorian times, carol singers used small handbells to play the tune of the carol – Sometimes there were bells without singing – Church bells are rung after sunset to signal the start of the Christmas Eve service, the first of Christmas.
I love these vintage cards with their gorgeous Christmas Bells.
History of Christmases Past is Book 1 in the non-fiction Historical Events collection and is a companion book to Easter in Images.
This book focuses on the history, customs, and traditions celebrated around the world for these important religious holidays.
A collection of historical information about the traditions of Christmas through the centuries, including the religious aspects, decorations, games, food and plays.Continue reading →