Here is a vintage clip art image of a woman carrying a warm pie. She is using a potholder that appears to be one of two attached to the front of her apron by long narrow strips of fabric. The image is from the December 1919 issue of The Modern Priscilla magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a fun vintage Christmas postcard! Santa has arrived and is about to come into the house through a window that is decorated with branches of holly and berries. Santa is carrying a bag of toys that is too full to keep a doll and toy horse hidden. Two of Santa’s reindeer are visible, patiently waiting for Santa, as fluffy snowflakes gently fall, in the background. The greeting on the card in a small swirly yellow frame is: A Merry Christmas. Click on image to enlarge.
See them go;
One, two, three -
Chloe, Prue, and me;
Up and down,
To the Town,
A Lord was there,
And the Lady fair.
And what did they sing?
And the Black Crow flew off
With the Lady’s Ring. This vintage storybook image and poem, Tip-A-Toe, is from Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, circa 1892. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a Victorian trade card advertising Atmore’s Mince Meat and Genuine English Plum Pudding. The image on this card is of a woman carrying a platter of plum pudding with one hand and a tea towel in her other hand. She is wearing a white blouse, red skirt and blue and white apron. Her hair is up in a bun and tied with a red bow. Click on image to enlarge.
This warm winter hat, or worsted toque as it is referred to in the vintage catalogue listing, is from the H. O’Neill & Co. 1897-8 Fall & Winter Fashion Catalogue. Click on image to enlarge.
This aged page, from a vintage dictionary published in 1922, includes the words: chorus, chowder, Christ, Christian and Christmas. Click on image to enlarge.
This lovely one-sided vintage Christmas card includes a wreath of holly and berries on a window above a table that is covered with a white cloth. A burning candle sits on each end of the table and a bowl of fruit is in the center. The greeting is written on the drop of the tablecloth. It is: With All Good Wishes, may Merry Christmas be a bright promise of a Happy New Year! Click on image to enlarge.