Thursday, December 13, 2012

a Christmas card

We received this Christmas card from my dad's cousin in England.  Kathleen (she and I share the same name) is quite elderly and in poor health but always manages to send a lovely card along with a handwritten message.  Underneath the picture it says "Season's Greetings from Wem, Shropshire", which is where Kath lives.  Inside it mentions that it's a print of a painting of Wem High Street based on a 19th century engraving.  It's a reproduction of a watercolour by Katherine Sprawling produced exclusively for Wem Treacle Mine Shropshire.  Do they actually mine treacle?  Wem Treacle Mine is a shop on the High Street - such a clever name for it!

4 comments:

Anne said...

Such winter beauty in pictures of the 19th century, but people were very cold back then, no central heating for sure,= just fireplaces! :) Merry Christmas!

Mii Stitch said...

Nice card, I'm from Shropshire too!!!

meijo's JOY said...

E-mail...SMS...E-cards...nothing ever beat a 'real' Christmas card...can really feel the warmest hugs and love from the sender. What a great family you have! Thank you for you sweet comment on my blog...it brighten up my day! Love PC - Malaysia

Valma said...

very nice card
it reminds me of a UFO I have !!
a winter Victorian scene like this one ... have to go in the attic and search for it =)
enjoy this last week to Xmas
big hugs
xxxx