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Fishink Christmas 2013 Yo Ho Ho Mid century Illustrated

December 23, 2013

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Hello everyone, and welcome. You’ve found us at the final Fishink post for the year : ( but don’t be glum, because there’s plenty to see : )

I have enjoyed us travelling together throughout the year and thank you for keeping me company with your thoughts and comments.

I’d like to also say a big H E L L O  to all the people who have ‘schnook-in the backdoor’ and are now fully signed up, (albeit silent), members of the Fishinkblog online community. Yes, that means you and that lady at the back with the big hair and fifties spectacles ! lol.  Welcome one and all. I’d just like to share with you a couple of views of the roads around my home, isn’t it great how everyone has decorated the trees outside their homes this year. Feels very warm and festive.

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I thought that I’d bring you an illustrative retro treat as the final post this year. Have a great, safe and restful holiday and I look forward to catching up with you all again in early 2014.  Here are a few with  Santa Claus, did you know that he used to be depicted in green clothing and viewed more as a pagan figure ? It’s influences like Coca Cola from the 1920’s and 30’s that helped turn his clothes red as we know them today.

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I’m loving the Beatle Bauble ! Yeah yeah yeah !

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Santa on a moped and in a flying bus, I wonder if J.K Rowling had seen these books before Harry Potter ?

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A lovely vintage Radio Times cover here.

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A few snowy themed book covers too.

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Then thinking about christmas stamps.

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Retro baubles and decorations.

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Swish and stylish reindeers.

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Christmas trees and wrapping papers.

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A few gifts I’m sure you ladies wouldn’t ‘die for’.

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The same for you guys.

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Christmas advertising.

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Some rather dodgy looking christmas treats for your table from Jello, Bakeo and Dexo… Oh No !

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And to bring us to a final more restful place. Martin and Alice Provensen and their beautiful version of the Twelve Days Of Christmas.

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Happy times to one and all and I’ll look forward to catching up in a few weeks. Thanks for all your regular comments and additions, they are really appreciated and help to make Fishink Blog into more of a community too.

If you’re missing Fishink Blog over the holidays do let me know and take a look through the back posts, I’m sure you’ll have missed one or two.

Which ones were you favourites of the year ?  Have a lovely restful break, be kind to your family and neighbours, and of course a ‘Merry Fishmas’ to everyone : ) see you in 2014.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. janelittlefieldglass permalink
    December 23, 2013 9:59 am

    Happy Christmas Craig, loved all the 2013 Fishink blogs, looking forward to next year!

    • December 23, 2013 1:05 pm

      Thanks Jane. Here’s to some great glass collaborations for 2014, and in the meantime, have a lovely festive family break first lol 🙂

  2. Elaine permalink
    December 23, 2013 10:24 am

    Craig, thank you for sharing all the wonderful artwork, its been delightful and educational! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and also to all those people out there who have enjoyed the postings as much as me!

    • December 23, 2013 1:04 pm

      Thank you Elaine for your comments, well-wishings and contributions. All very welcome and appreciated. Have a great break.

  3. Isobel permalink
    December 23, 2013 5:10 pm

    Thank you Craig for all your lovely informative posts this year. I’ve enjoyed them all, but favourites? Hmm – I think I’d say your recent ones on Mary Sumner and Laura Carlin and I really enjoyed seeing your stained glass window take shape, as well as Jane’s lovely work. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year

    • December 23, 2013 5:17 pm

      Thank you Isobel for your comments and list of fav’s. The stained glass was definitely a memorable part of the year for me, glad you liked it too. Perhaps more glass ideas to come next year… watch this space lol Have a great break.

  4. December 24, 2013 2:39 am

    Merry Christmas and have a great New Year. Loving all the retro Christmas graphics, reminds me of my childhood Christmases.

    • December 24, 2013 9:26 am

      Hi Joy, you’ve changed your picture, it’s looks wonderfully sunny : ) Thanks for your year round comments, much appreciated. Have a great Christmas time.

      • December 25, 2013 1:49 am

        It’s ‘Joy of Sunnybrook Farm’… ha! Taken a couple of years ago at my brother’s farm.

  5. December 24, 2013 3:46 am

    Thank you for all the lovely holiday art. What a plethora of festivity!! The Christmas tree card at top is absolutely brilliant. Merry, merry Christmas and a wonderfully auspicious New Year!

    • December 24, 2013 9:27 am

      Great sentiments Cindi, cheers for your thoughts and well-wishings too. Have a top time yourself. All the very best. Craig

  6. December 24, 2013 9:33 am

    Thank you for absolutely everything you have posted, it is the highlight of my emails, as I adore Christmas this is a treat for me to savour over the year, Mary Sumner too. I cannot thank you enough for all the hardwork and enthusiasm that gets put into this blog. Fabulous!

    • December 24, 2013 9:38 am

      Thank you Jacqui, reading through all these comments make the blog writing worthwhile 🙂 thanks everyone, keep spreading the Fishink word. Have a lovely break too Jacqui.

  7. December 24, 2013 11:43 am

    I came across your blog earlier this year and I want to say how much I love it. This Christmas collection of retro graphics is just the best thing I’ve seen in a very long time. Long may your wonderful blog continue. A very happy and peaceful Christmas to you.

    • December 24, 2013 3:04 pm

      Great to hear from you Pat. So pleased to welcome you onboard as it were lol, I hope to hear from you more in the year to come. All the very best for your holidays.

  8. December 25, 2013 11:11 pm

    On balance I’d rather have Muscles for Christmas than a Hoover. And goodness me but the bakeathon of recent days would have been so much simpler with bakeo…have a lovely time over the holidays!

    • December 26, 2013 11:11 am

      Or maybe muscles with his own hoover would be a good selection box lol Have a great recharge too : )

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