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Christmas cards!

Posted on 2010.12.25 at 08:46
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Christmas cards arrived in my mail slot from frolijah_fan_54, julchen11, verangel and jan_u_wine. Thank you so much!

Also, jan_u_wine surprised me by sending a stunning copy of the 1979 edition of Pictures by J. R. R. Tolkien. I mulled over buying one of these books all this year. It's a beautiful volume, with excellent plates, and comes in a handsome protective slip case. For those interested, here are photos of one here.

Again, to you all a very Merry Christmas!


~ Mechtild


shirebound at 2010-12-25 14:49 (UTC) (Link)
What a wonderful gift. I didn't even know about that book.

Merry Christmas to you!
mechtild at 2010-12-25 16:52 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know about it either, Shirebound. I had a copy of "J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator", a paperback volume that came out a few years ago. It's very good in terms of the text and the number of illustrations included, but the quality of the plates is quite mediocre compared to the plates in the book Jan sent. These truly are the best Tolkien plates I've seen. And the book as a book is beautiful, with lovely binding, quality paper for the pages, and that wonderful -- and useful -- matching slip case.
primula_baggins at 2010-12-25 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
Merry Christmas, Mechtild.
mechtild at 2010-12-25 16:48 (UTC) (Link)
Merry Christmas, Primula!
bagma at 2010-12-26 17:27 (UTC) (Link)
I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and I'm wishing you all the best for the new year.:)

mechtild at 2010-12-26 23:22 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Bagma. And I LOVE your icon!!!!!!! I think it's my favourite Christmas icon I've seen. Where did you get it from? I'd love to request a copy. :)
bagma at 2010-12-29 15:16 (UTC) (Link)
The icon is one semyaza shared a few weeks ago, and I don't think she'd mind your using it.:)
mechtild at 2010-12-29 16:52 (UTC) (Link)
She has made beautiful icons in the past, details from early paintings, illuminated manuscripts and such. I might have known! Thanks, Bagma. :)
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mechtild at 2010-12-26 23:24 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, Mews, I am on easy street. All my entertaining finished today. Yes....! I am just beginning to enjoy it. Now I finally have time to really examine my book. Yes, it's a beaut. I had never seen one until Jan showed me her copy.
julchen11 at 2010-12-29 12:28 (UTC) (Link)
What a wonderful gift and what a sweet card!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, my dear!
mechtild at 2010-12-29 13:53 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, Julchen, we had a good Christmas. Busier than I like, but that's the usual. I hope you also took pleasure and joy in the feast day. "Busier than I like", probably applies to you, too. :)
alyrthia at 2011-01-02 20:30 (UTC) (Link)
I haven't kept up at all this year,Mech--but wanted to come in to say Happy New Year. I hope it's a good one for you and the family. Lotsa love!
mechtild at 2011-01-04 04:11 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Alyon, it's good to see you! I hope you and your family are well and that your coming year is good, too. :)
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