Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Joys #3 - Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell has brought us images of American Christmases from the past.  They are very special to me, since so many were depictions of Christmas during the 1950's and 60's -- my childhood -- as featured in another staple in our home, The Saturday Evening Post.

These two favorites are part of my collection of Christmas books.  The one on the right was originally a Christmas gift to my stepmother, Jo Ann, who passed away last November.  It was given back to me as a keepsake and a reminder that we both loved Christmas and Norman Rockwell.   It contains Christmas stories, carols, poems and recollections, all illustrated by Rockwell.

The other, smaller book on the left is a collection of more than seventy of Rockwell's holiday paintings.  The buildings in the foreground are also featured on the book's cover, part of Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where the artist maintained his studio. 

Here's hoping that your holidays are as peaceful and magical as those portrayed in Norman Rockwell's work!



bj said...

If I get to choose a new name in Heaven, I just might choose ANNIE.:))

BECKY said...

I, too, LOVE Norman Rockwell! I have photos of my NR plates on my Thanksgiving post.

And loving your 50s and 60s Christmasy things! I’ve been posting about that on my Nostalgic Sundays, if you have a minute to stop by.

It’s so fun to share in others’ happy memories! Thanks, Annie Joy!


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