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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas At Windsor And Their Upside Down Tree

On December 24 1850 Queen Victoria sat down at her bureau at Windsor Castle and wrote breathlessly in her journal: ‘My beloved Albert first took me to my tree and table, covered by such numberless gifts, really too much, too magnificent!’
Now visitors to the royal residence in leafy Berkshire will, for the first time, be able to sample Christmas just as Victoria and Prince Albert did 161 years ago.
Although monarchs have celebrated Christmas at Windsor since the 12th century, the couple were responsible for popularising the celebration in the form we know today.

Christmas At Windsor And Their Upside Down Tree

I hope the lovely Prince and his Wife are as happy today as the day they were married.
They are so pretty, they would make lovely ornaments for the tree.
OOPS....who am i kidding?
I am sure they are sold all over England for Christmas.
I want one too.

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  1. Wow-
    Can you imagine. Too many gifts? A girl can dream!
    Beautiful images, Renee. The painting is fabulous.
    Have a Merry Christmas! So happy I met you this year.

  2. I think celebrations will be somewhat toned down this year, Prince Phillip just had heart surgery yesterday, but is reportedly doing remarkably well.

  3. de tout

    i am thinking that they are really playing it layed back.
    some of or bloggers have more spectacular settings.


  4. It's amazing to think that Victoria and Albert are responsible for how we celebrate Christmas today isn't it Renée ? I'm really pleased though as I love all of the traditions that Albert bought us,
    Wishing you, your mum Yvonne and all of your family and friends a wonderful Christmas. Thank you so much for all of your support and friendship and here's to more in 2012. With much love, Jackie. XXXX

  5. oh...jax,

    i feel the same way.
    and thank you for including my mum.
    she will be thrilled.
    hugs xxx too

  6. These are fabulous! I want those ornaments too! Have a lovely Christmas, Kellie xx

  7. Renee, What a year!

    Wishing you and yours all the best in 2012!


    Art by Karena

  8. I think so too,ornament at the happy and beautiful couple..wishing you and your family a happy christmas

  9. Beautiful story and magnificent images!!
    Renee,happy to count you as a friend...Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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