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FROM THE ARCHIVE 13th November 2015
The original photograph is a marvellous shot of the Art Nouveau building designed by Paul Hankar for a late 19th century  florists in Brussels. I downloaded it a couple of years ago from Wikimedia.…

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Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]

Source: Buon Natale Gift Tags | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Oil on canvas by British artist Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829–1915). Original & vintage art © First Night Design. Other shapes available.

Source: Christmas Still Life by Eloise Harriet Stannard Square Sticker | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


I had never heard of the Norwich-born British artist Eloise Harriet Stannard until I discovered her on Wikipedia and used a detail from her Christmas Still Life (oil on canvas) to create a book cover for The Romantic Manifesto. Such luscious colours and textures, such exquisite detail. Just look at those part-peeled oranges and you will start salivating. I believe I’ve seen the painting before — probably a chocolate box or two — but had never known the artist responsible.

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Eloise Harriet Stannard in 1904 (1829–1915) [Wikipedia]

Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art England

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Holly Christmas Greeting Card
Holly Christmas Greeting Card

Look, Mummy, look! I’ve decorated the inside of these cards as well.

Holly Christmas Greeting Card
Holly Christmas Greeting Card

And I’ve made them in several different languages along with a secular one. Aren’t I clever, Mummy!

Season’s Greetings Postcard
Season’s Greetings Postcard

As you can see, they’re available as cards and postcards and look, matching gift tags!

Season’s Greetings Pack Of Gift Tags
Season’s Greetings Pack Of Gift Tags

Matching wrapping paper.

Joyeux Noël Wrapping Paper
Joyeux Noël Wrapping Paper

Matching paper napkins.

Buon Natale Standard Cocktail Napkin
Buon Natale Standard Cocktail Napkin

Matching mugs.

Frohe Weihnachten Two-Tone Coffee Mug
Frohe Weihnachten Two-Tone Coffee Mug

And more…

Rather like the UK never being ready for snow which falls oh so irregularly every year, Zazzle is never prepared for Christmas when sellers and shoppers are at their busiest. The links below, therefore, are not entirely reliable as only the gift tags are showing at present.

Available at Zazzle:
Holly Christmas [US]
Holly Christmas [UK]
Feliz Navidad [US]
Feliz Navidad [UK]
Joyeux Noël [US]
Joyeux Noël [UK]
Frohe Weihnachten [US]
Frohe Weihnachten [UK]
Season’s Greetings [US]
Season’s Greetings [UK]
Buon Natale [US]
Buon Natale [UK]

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Christmas Emporium © Sarah Vernon

Christmas Emporium © Sarah Vernon

The original photograph is a marvellous shot of the Art Nouveau building designed by Paul Hankar for a late 19th century  florists in Brussels. I downloaded it a couple of years ago from Wikimedia. I’d always wanted to do something with it but the resolution was low. I looked for it again recently, having lost the image during the computer saga of this time last year, and downloaded it once more. I resized it with Perfect Photo Suite and while it would not have passed muster on its own, I knew that a duplicate in Overlay mode, would enable me to transform it into a high-resolution Christmas treat.

Everything Christmassy that has been added, such as the angel and baby top left, the Father Christmas bottom right, the holly over the door, the ‘Compliments of the Season’ etching top right and so forth, is from The Graphics Fairy, apart from a painting by Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829–1915) called Christmas Still Life, also from Wikimedia, which is bottom right behind Santa. The eagle-eyed will realise it’s the same still life I used a detail from to create the most recent book cover makeover.


A goose never voted for an early Christmas.  Irish Saying



At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
Thomas Tusser “The Farmer’s Daily Diet”


 


Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Charles Schulz


 


“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder


 


“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
Bob Hope


 

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Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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