Sunday, December 13, 2009

The MAGIC Christmas Book

Hello Bloggy friends. Today I want to show you one of my favorite books. I love this version of "The Night Before Christmas" because of the beautiful and magical illustrations by Cheryl Harness.

If I had a Victorian house, I'd want it to look just like this one. Wouldn't you? And wait till you see the inside!!!!

Here's the parlor. (I can only show you one side of the room at a time because my scanner wasn't big enough) :(

See? Everything is dark and quiet. See the little mouse under the stairs? He's even got his stocking hung. Study the room carefully. Notice the angel on top of the tree.

Now look! Santa has come! It's straight up 12 midnight on the clock. All the lights have come on.

The mouse woke up and he's taking his stocking to Santa. Look how the angel has changed. Notice the little figurine in the corner. She is now pointing at Santa.

OK, now here's the other side of the same room. The dog and cat are asleep. Notice the pictures of the man and woman on the wall.

Now the lights are on and Santa has arrived. The dog and cat have both woke up to see what's going on. Look at the pictures now. They are smiling. Did you see the face on top of the mirror? It changed, too.

It's fun to look at the pictures and see what all has changed, and the illustrations are so beautiful. When I taught day care, the kids just loved this book. Now I love reading it to my granddaughters. :)

Thanks for visiting me today. And as Santa says, "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night". :)

I'm linking up to Met Monday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch, and Joan at Anything Goes Here for Vintage Christmas Monday.


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I would want my victorian house to look just like that too. I am so glad that you left a comment so I can come by and take a look at your neat post. Thanks so much for being a part of the VCM party! xo Joan, your hostess.

Jeanette said...

I would want my victorian home to look like that also! Merry Christmas.

Judi said...

No wonder we all love "vintage" so much! I remember those images from reading The Night Before Christmas! It is just perfect and just how I want my Victorian House to be decorated :) Merry Christmas! ~ Judi

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Precious book! I loved peeking into the log cabin on the previous post, too.

Shelia said...

Hi D! Oh, what a wonderful magical book. I love those beautiful illustrations too! The illustrator was a true decorator wasn't she? It's all so lovely. I could live in that sweet house.
Thanks for popping in to see my home tour and Merry Christmas,
Shelia ;)

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Twas the Night Before Christmas is my all time favorite holiday book. I love the beautiful illustrations and seem to remember them from my own childhood, especially the last page.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love this story. I memorized it when I was a little girl. The pictures in this version are wonderful. I love the photos from your friend's log cabin on the previous post too. So pretty. I'm really enjoying your blog. Great music too. I'm a country music lover.

Anonymous said...

I collect Night Before Christmas books and agree with you! This is one of my very favorites.


A Hint of Home said...

Who wouldn't love to live in such a lovely victorian.
Your friend's log cabin is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.

Bonnie said...

I'm new in Blogland too! It is a big world and I am having a ball .

Just found your blog tonight and look forward to reading previous posts.