Inge glas champagne bottle Christmas tree ornament, Antonio Petruccelli January cover Fortune magazine 1937 and vintage champagne illustration. “Sparkling cyanide” (1945) is an Agatha Christie’s novel. “A beautiful heiress is fatally poisoned in a West End restaurant. Six people sit … Continue reading →
Hansi‘s illustration of an Alsatian little girl and Alsatian Christmas pastries.
In the set, there are my favourite Alsatian pastries for Christmas : Cinnamon stars or Zimtsterne (soft cinnamon cakes recovered with icing sugar), Kouglof (Brioche with raisins and almonds, shaped in a special mould with a hole in the middle) , Shortbread linzer (chocolate and spiced biscuit filled with jam), Spiced bredele, Florentins (biscuits with almonds, crystallized orange and lemon barks), Stollen (Christmas fruit bread with almond paste), Spitzbueben (filled biscuits with jam) and Berawecka (Christmas fruit and nuts bread).
Halloween’s origin dates back to the Ancient Druidic (Celtic) festival of Samhain taking place in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. On the night of October 31, about 2000 years ago, people celebrated Samhain. They believed that the ghosts of the deads … Continue reading →
F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was a reknown American illustrator. He drew especially portraits of women (Pictorial review, American magazine, Modern Priscilla…) and realized illustrations of movie stars. Among the actresses he drew, there were Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Shirley … Continue reading →
Coles Phillips (1880-1927) was an American and Art Deco illustrator who worked from World War I to the late 1920s. He was a pioneer : he introduced for the first time the Art Deco style into adversitings and fashion magazines. … Continue reading →