Friday, December 19, 2014

Sepia Saturday


Sepia Saturday





So here we are, at the end of the fifth year of Sepia Saturday, still going strong, still going sepia. Tradition dictates that we slow things down a little over the festive season with a single call covering both Christmas and New Year. And tradition dictates that it is a festive prompt. So here it is - families, festivities, trees, candles and wine. The image comes from the Flickr stream of the Archives of the Royal Family of Denmark. All you have to do is to post an old image linked to this seasonal theme (or not if you are a Sepia Scrooge) sometime over the festive season and link it to the list below. And don't forget to keep coming back to check out the updated links to the Christmas Linky List.


December 1957 - Montreal QC
This was our first Christmas in Canada. Dad had arrived in July and Mom, my sister and I came in September. We were staying with my aunt and uncle who had come over from Dublin in June.
My aunt and uncle had a rented apartment on Durocher St.

Next week I am posting a photo of the same day, later in the evening when we had some guests over.

Christmas morning - Aunty Nell in green and my sister and I opening gifts. It looks like we were spoiled as usual.
From what I can see we each received cribs for our dolls, I have a doll in the background and a stroller. Ursula got the toy piano.
I wonder what Ursula is looking at???

I love Aunty Nell's dress!




12 comments:

  1. I'm loving Auntie Nell's dress too...great colour!

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  2. Christmas presents are so exciting when you are a child!

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  3. Whenever I see a toy piano, all I can think of is Charles Schultz's "Peanuts" character (Shroeder?) who played classical music on his toy piano...

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  4. Looks like it might be early in the morning!

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  5. Or is a dark winter morning in Canada? Lovely Christmas memory anyway.

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  6. Go Aunty Nell! That dress is sensational. She's dolled up and you're in nighties. I'm such a slug that I would have been in my pjs too. Nobody will be oohing and ahhing over my Christmas morning garb. And by the way, those were great strollers -- so much nicer than today's models. (Am I sounding like an old person??) Merry Christmas, Jackie!

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  7. I had a toy piano for Christmas one year. I'm not a great piano player - I mostly play 'by ear', but I do love to play. Lately I've been thinking it might be fun to have one of those 6' long piano keys floor mat thing you can dance on to play music?

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  8. Oh what fun! Great moment captured.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  9. A universal photo for any age. Best wishes for a Cheery Christmas and New Year.

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  10. I remember those toy pianos that would plinky-plonk all through Christmas Day. What happy memories are evoked.

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