A Visit to the Past

It seems like yesterday, we were walking the cobbled streets of quaint Bavarian villages acting like children given too much candy to eat. Indeed eye candy abounds from  magnificent storybook paintings embellishing stuccoed walls, Hansel and Gretel cottages, crooked chimneys spewing real wood smoke, geraniums popping up like dandelions, feather comforters hanging over timbered railings basking in the sun, bratwurst with German mustard, thick pretzels and lebkuchen cookies, centuries old store fronts beckoning us to enter and indeed we did way too many times.

Each Christmas I pull out my precious little cache of card size German Christmas books. Can't read a single word of German, but the paintings tell their story on the walls of my mind. I am so delighted to share the covers of these little tiny pieces of art and see what your mind conjures up. There was a time in my art career when I painted these types of scenes, but that was so long ago I haven't a single photo to share.









I wish I could take you inside one of these books and share each wondrous  watercolor.   
Take Joy in your own Holiday Traditions.

Posting to Kim Klassen's Friday Finds
Kim is sharing complimentary new holiday brushes.



Comments

cheryl said…
Delightful! Thank you for sharing.
Beverly said…
Oh these are simply precious! I love the bottom little angel and the little forest animals gathered around. So sweet!
Beverly said…
Oh these are just adorable! I love the bottom one with the angel and forest animals gathered around! Precious!
Margie said…
Such beautiful books, your descriptions transported me to Germany for the holidays. Thank you.
Sherry said…
What a lovely treasure. The books are beautiful and I would love to see inside. Thanks for sharing these.
Sherri B. said…
Your words are as magical as the lovely illustrations in these books you shared...I'd love to see inside each and every one! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, Sharon. :)
seabluelens said…
These are wonderful, Sharon. I can see why you love and treasure them. They so beautifully capture that childlike sense of innocence and joy that is so much a part of Christmas.