You receive the PSB seal of approval for the banner! ;^) Suitably old-fashioned for the kind of Christmas I prefer.
I LOVE the old-fashioned picture of Santa and his reindeer that you chose -- it fits your blog perfectly...
Thanks, John and Becky. I love it too. It's from a painting by William Holbrook Beard. He's famous for mostly drawing bears and for painting animals in human clothing. Fun stuff.
Love it, love it, love it! You are a woman of great taste, Yvette. mjoy
Oh goodness, THANKS SO MUCH, mjoy. I'm beaming. :)
Oooh beautiful. It's awfully cold here today, so this is perfect. I love the patina on it too. Gorgeous.
Oh, of course, it's beautiful. You always make this blog a sight to behold, a respite in a hard day of blogging and more.I miss the Van Gogh reading woman, but I'll get accustomed to Mary Cassatt's painting.As long as I can find the movies and Nero Wolfe recommendations, I'll be fine and will adjust.
Thanks, Picky. Soon as I found this painting a while back, I knew I wanted to do something with it at holiday time. :)
Kathy: Oh, she'll probably be back when I do the Ten Best Books of 2011. I switched to the Cassatt because it was more colorful, in keeping with the seaaon.
OOOooo! You always have the prettiest window dressing, no matter the season.JNCLThe Beauty of Eclecticism
JNCL: Thank you. I really do appreciate the kind words.
Your blog looks very festive, Yvette! I used to change my blog header for the holidays, but I have become either too busy or too lazy to do that anymore. Perhpas you have inspired me! :)
Great makeover! The painting by William Holbrook Beard is truly beautiful. I also like the selection of book jackets, film posters, and vintage paintings in the sidebars—they remind me of books I haven’t read, movies I haven’t seen, and paintings I haven’t feasted my eyes on. Frankly, I didn’t know you could do so much with Blogger.
In 'two words' - simply lovely!Greetings from the Périgord,karin
Looks great !!
Pat: I didn't do it last year because I simply didn't know how, besides I was afraid to tinker with the blog. But now I'm fearless. HA! Now I need to get around to decorating the house...My neighbors all have their lights up already. Jeez. :)
Thanks, Neer and Karin and Skye! Very much appreciated. :)It was fun to do.
Prashant: Thanks. I was surprised myself at how much I can do with blogger. (Even if my blog is still not operating at 100 percent.)Now that I'm feeling more comfortable with tweeking the colors and such, watch out world!
I keep thinking how I can spruce up my blog but I'm afraid I'll wipe out what's already on. I think one can save one's existing template. Will check it out again.
I know! I was afraid of the same thing, Prashant. But keep checking, you'll figure it out. Hey, if I can do it, you can do it.
Really pretty header picture! I like it. :-)
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