Monday, December 19, 2011

Week 4: A Childlike Christmas

 Hello childlike friends!  Welcome to week #4 (the final week!) of "A Childlike Christmas"! Hasn't it been lovely?  I think so. Today I present you with some lovely illustrations created by people who (I feel sure of this) LOVE children, just like us!

 Jane Dyer is a beautiful illustrator.  The way she draws and paints a bed . . . well, what child would kick up a fuss over bedtime if they lived in these two paintings?
 I love the faces in the Norman Rockwell above! The dog!  So cute!

 Do you recognize the carolers here?  Richard Scary!  Favorite.
 Yes, with visions of sugarplums!  This is a Lisbeth Zwerger.  
     The Grand Tour is currently progressing in sunny California.  Kim at Oh, For Heaven's Sake has the boys right now.  Stay tuned for a blog post soon.  I love them, don't you?  Badger.  He's a good old badger.

A few weeks ago, we were at a friend's house and they just happen to have this dream puppy.  She is the softest little wiener dog I've ever held.   I am not getting a puppy for Christmas, but for all the children who are . . .  hooray!
Thank you so very much for joining in and giving your attention to all the "Childlike Christmas" bloggers of 2011.  It's been absolutely delightful. I shall raise a mug of hot chocolate to you right now.  I'm off to watch It's a Wonderful Life.  
See you soon!  Hop to and fro with my buddies on the sidebar.  
"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
~ Charles Dickens


Farm Girl said...

It has been so much fun, thank you for doing it this year. I love that picture of that little girl and the puppy. That is so sweet. I am a big fan of Illustrators so I enjoyed every one you posted, thanks and enjoy your week!

Gumbo Lily said...

Lovely! I really do love pictures of children at Christmas (or any time). Thank you for hosting A Childlike Christmas. I enjoyed it very much.

The faces in the N. Rockwell are priceless!


Anonymous said...

Lovely PP. I may not be able to participate this week, but thank you for the lovely posts. Hugs, xxx

Happy@Home said...

Lovely ... makes me want to curl up with a puppy dog and a big stack of children's books. I have a collection of them too. I mostly love them for the adorable illustrations. You have introduced me to some new ones here today.

libbyquilter said...

love the illustrations but what totally captured my attention was the photo of the young girl cradling that puppy . . . the puppy clearly felt safe and loved and the girl seemed to be intensely content to see that she could make that happen . . .
the comfort went freely both directions. being held IS good and so is being able to do the holding~!

many happy wishes to you Pom.

M.K. said...

Lovely!! And that puppy is so kissable. What a doll!

Jayne said...

Brilliant, lovely pics. I love Its a Wonderful Life, especially that bit where the dance floor splits in two and the dancers fall into the swimming pool underneath. That fascinated me as a child.

Lisa Richards said...

It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie!

I love the illustrations you posted. Richard Scarry and The WITW are always favorites.

Have a cozy Christmas at your house, Pom Pom! (and everyone!)

Sherry from Alabama said...

I love the illustrations, the puppy too! Hope you have a warm and happy Christmas!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

ann said...

I have so enjoyed your 4 weeks of Christmas. I am certainly indulge my inner child, much more fun than being an old lady. Merry Christmas PomPom. said...

I too have enjoyed these post and today's post is just wonderful...I love each picture.

May we all have the heart of a child as we celebrate His birth

Merry Christmas

åslaug said...

Very lovely, indeed. Ben and I like the puppy picture too =) still waiting here. And with all the time I spend on the couch, I CAN'T believe that I don't go to your blog more often!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Oh, those illustrations are just wonderful! Wouldn't you love to be able to paint or draw like any one of those artists?

It's been so fun to think and read about the experiences of a childlike Christmas, Pom! Thanks for inviting us into this experience.


Bonnie said...

Thanks for hosting a Childlike Christmas. I didn't get a post up this week (we had a flood in our basement), but I have thoroughly enjoyed this last few weeks.

Merry Christmas.

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Wishing you a very happy Christmas. I was going to post a few pictures from my lovely Laura's Christmas Star book but found I had given it to my neice all the way down in Devon - which is good, she will be inspired and draw lots of stars over Christmas, I am sure. x

Thistle Cove Farm said...

How delightful and thoroughly enjoyable! Loved all the pretty pictures as well as the puppy. I'm keeping my friend's three children while they are out of school for the Christmas holidays; I'm exhausted! Each and every parent should get a medal for raising children. Not enough sleep, not enough calories, so much more added work...and that's only my first week! -grin- God help me as I finish out the holidays.

Marcie said...

Merry, merry Christmas. Thank you, dear Pom Pom, for ALWAYS "making spirits bright!"


The dB family said...

I enjoyed this series! Thank you for posting it every week. I think you would make a great illustrator!

It's funny because I was just saying to Murray last night that I think Mavy needs a doxie for a fur brother. They are so ridiculously cute!!