Saturday, December 11, 2010

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY: 14 days left

Don't you just love the vintage images so popular these days. This winter scene gives hints of the influences and inspiration common to the first quarter of the 20th century: look in the background to see Lombardy Poplars and a mountain which curiously resembles Mount Fuji - reflecting the japanese
influence to be seen in all decorative elements at that time, from textiles to architecture. 



The above is an image of one of a set of three children's books I own which were published in the 1920's and which clearly shows the keen interest in things japanese at that time. This was my favourite book as a small child and I rediscovered the woodcuts and traditional 17 syllable haiku verse at university some years later.

I want to remind you that I am hosting a very attractive GIVEAWAY leading up to Christmas. Go to
http://quiltingwithjanet.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-christmas-giveaway.html  and leave a comment and become a follower if you aren't already. You can have your choice of one of 5 items if you win and one of those items is illustrated below.


Anchors Aweigh, a 40x54 wholecloth quilt kit by Holice Turnbow for Benartex. This kit has everything you need except for thread and batting and would make a lovely statement in your beach-themed home. A hard-to-find item these days.
Easy and fun to make!

Keep watching my blog as I add a vintage postcard Christmas Greeting each day.
CHEERS! AND WARM HUGS from
JANET!!

1 comment:

gill said...

I love today's postcard - Thank you