olde_fashioned: (snow trees)
Between work, Christmas presents, and general fatigue, I'm not sure if I'll be able to post before the 25th, so I wanted to be sure to say Merry Christmas to all my dear online friends! Every good thing is from God, and you guys are no exception. ♥


Image credit: "Nativity" by Lorenzo Costa | Verses on banner from Luke 2:9-14
olde_fashioned: (TDK -- you'd better watch out...)
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

I hope you all have a lovely day with friends and/or family, eat lots of good food and get lots of great presents! ;-)

olde_fashioned: (o come let us adore him)
Christmas is being able to enjoy a nice, quiet day at home with your family. Despite woes and worries, troubles and problems, bleak outlooks, and uncertain futures, all are forgotten for the expanse of a day.

Christmas is wearing ridiculous festive socks with trees, snowflakes, and/or penguins and not feeling like a dork.

Christmas is the smell of a turkey dinner roasting in the oven all afternoon.

Christmas is cramming as many marshmallows into a mug of hot chocolate as humanly possible, before scalding your tongue after taking a sip before giving it time to cool.

Christmas is waiting with barely-contained excitement as you watch others open the gifts you know they will love. Forget getting presents -- I long ago learned that the best gift truly is giving.

Christmas is watching my brother's face light up as he tears shreds into the wrapping hiding his copy of The Dark Knight and knowing exactly what movie we'll be watching tonight after dinner. ;-P

Christmas is bringing out the best dishes and setting the table with all the fancy linens (Martha Stewart red plaid tablecloth with matching napkins).

Christmas is being given the Heavenly gift of love and friendship, of closeness and memories, and warmth in spite of cold weather.

And the one thing that makes all of the above just a little bit better, is appropriate holiday weather! In my case, that's rain. We don't get snow where I live. ;-) A wet Christmas is a white Christmas in my book! ;-D

olde_fashioned: (18th Century -- Copley woman in red)
Just in case I don't get another chance, or some of you don't check your Flist every day, I want to be sure and wish all of my friends and readers a very Merry Christmas! :-D

Merry Christmas!
olde_fashioned: (winter tree)
My Christmas batch this year is hopefully something everyone will like; I didn't have as much time as I had hoped, but oh well.

Forty icons of various stock trees and chickadees, nearly all with the theme of winter. I think trees are gorgeous and chickadees are adorable, and there is also a winter tree wallpaper with a Robert Frost poem on it for those of you who want something slightly festive and yet not overtly so. ;-)

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy! ^-^

Teasers:
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Merry Christmas everyone! )
olde_fashioned: (Christmas fairy)
Is this too cute or what? :-D I think it's ridiculously adorable!

virtual Christmas presents! )
olde_fashioned: (Victorian -- Fisher's fashion)
A very random batch of various entries for [livejournal.com profile] victorianstills icontests, including the movie versions of Little Women, The Secret Garden, two different Jane Eyre adaptations, portraits of Queen Victoria, and some art ranging from work by Harrison Fisher, Kate Greenaway, and period fashion plates. Some of these are a bit older as I haven't done a big miscellaneous post in a while.

There are a few in here that are Christmas-y as well, if you're looking for those. ;-)

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

Teasers:
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know that love will shine through darkness // one bright star to light the way )
olde_fashioned: (Default)
To all my dear friends and readers, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I hope you enjoy this time with your families, or time off from school, or whatever, and that you may not forget the Reason we have Christmas in the first place. :-) Merry Christmas!

nativity
Correggio, Nativity (Holy Night), Oil on canvas, 1528-1530


"And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

~ Luke 2:9-14
olde_fashioned: (Christmas fairy)
This time it's some Christmas-themed icons, including Currier & Ives, and two paintings by Sophie Gengembre Anderson.


001 - 003 Currier & Ives images
004 stock
005 holly botanical-style print
006 Sophie Gengembre Anderson's An Autumn Princess
007 - 008 Sophie Gengembre Anderson's Take the Fair Face of Woman


As always, please credit/comment if taking, and enjoy!

Teasers:
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Christmas pipes, calling us, calling on Christmas night )

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