Thursday, December 24, 2009

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo

Cartolina Natale Mtyler039Leafing through a battered old book from the shelves at Positano, a handmade Christmas card from Christmases past came fluttering out. This card had travelled from Positano to Paris in the fifties when the village was in it’s hey days of glamour and glitterati, then made it’s way back to town in a borrowed French novel as a book mark.

It’s hand printed and I believe that the artist was Michele T. who grew up a few doors away from here. Different times they were, when the children still played noisily in front of the Church square hiding in the doorways in the narrow alley ways rather than sitting glued to their video games. Of German origin, he has long since moved back to the land of no espresso, and returns for the occasional nostalgic trip to town.

But the Christmas wish is still there, fifty years on and good wishes haven’t changed.

So for you all, my friends, I wish you the very best of Christmases and a Wonderful New Year. Thank you to all those who stopped to leave lovely comments and emails, and to all those who showed their support by visiting the blog through the year.

Merry Christmas!

26 comments:

Paul Anater said...

Buon Natale Scintilla, buon Natale.

Cathi said...

Buon Natale to you too...I have so enjoyed your reading your blog! xxoo

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Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow amazing that you still have the card, and what a good year that was...I was born in 1956 :-)

Merry Christmas and a very happy New year to you and all your family, take care and have lots of fun :-) xx

Lucia said...

Buon Natalie e Buon Anno, felicita a tutti!

Annika said...

love the postcard! Merry Christmas! xx

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What a lovely card. So nostalgic. Buon Natale, Scintilla.

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous card. Buon Natale. Looking forward to your 2010 posts.

Eleonora said...

A beautiful card and a great story behind it! Thank you for sharing it.

Buonissimo Natale to you and your loved ones and may this coming year be one filled with love, laughter, health, prosperity and lots of sex!

Ciao
Lola xx

LindyLouMac said...

A lovely post. Buon Anno per 2010

The Food Hunter said...

Buon Natale to you and yours!

Chef Chuck said...

Beautiful card with great old time feeling! As they say," The Good Old Day's!" I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Merry Christmas in arrearsand a blessed new year. Lovely card!

Laura said...

Ciao! What a lovely image. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Wishing you a very happy 2010!!

joe@italyville said...

Hope you had a very merry Christmas... and buon anno! The card is very cool!

Anonymous said...

BUON NATALE alla famiglia
blog eccellente
it keeps me in touch with the beautiful coast
I wish you all a prosperous
A N N O N U O V O

December 24, 2009 6:38 PM

Proud Italian Cook said...

Scintilla, I wish you a very happy new Year to you and yours!
xox,
Marie

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Elra said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. May this year bring lots of happiness.
Cheers,
elra

Anonymous said...

Hi Scintilla. We've been away and without DSL.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
That card is a treasure!
dollyna

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

casalba said...

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.

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Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that card! Hope 2010 is starting off FAB for YOU!

peenkfrik said...

Hope you had a great time last Christmas. As for the new year, hope it's starting out right for you! :)