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"ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS,

MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME :"

Chalres II Beadwork & Stumpwork Framed Panel, England, c1670

One griffin smiling

One angel watching

One mermaid singing

One parrot preening

A big blue thistle blooming

A gentleman a-courting

With gifts and game for grilling

To a smiling maiden waiting!

A pear-tree a-leafing

One unicorn prancing

And a sunflower opening

A tree-lined garden growing...

And a lion walking on the grassy green !!!

 

Although many of us must celebrate apart from our families and loved ones this year,

MAY THE 'SPIRIT OF THIS CHRISTMAS' STILL BE

AS 'OVERWHELMINGLY ABUNDANT'! AS

THE 'TWELFTH DAY' ABOVE,

and 'REMEMBERED WITH FONDNESS' ...

... in the years yet to come.

 

 


 

Pictured above, a "Charles II Beadwork & Stumpwork Framed Panel", England, c1670

 (now with a private collection).

This example is somewhat unusual in its depiction within squares,

a technique generally seen in single panels framing 17th century small mirror plates and basket sides.

Its original intent has been suggested as a "layette" basket base.

The glass beads were likely obtained from Murano, Italy.

 

 


 

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The Twelfth Day of Christmas ; M. Ford Creech Antiques