The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

An Attic Advent: Day 6

I'm sure there are some of these in my late Grandma's Chrimbo decorations stash...


Christmas decoration (Pale green paper lantern with floral decoration suspended from a wire), 1961-1970
Manufactured in Hong Kong for F.W. Woolworth and Company Ltd.

2 comments:

Jeanette said...

Don't know about your Gran, but I remember those from my childhood! Showing my age there...

Christmas in NZ is a rather surreal experience - snowmen and bikinis - you get the idea... I was in Australia recently experiencing 30 degrees C plus and they were playing Jingle Bells... However, in recent years there has been a tendency to use more summer like imagery on cards. Here's a link to a picture of a pohutukawa tree which is known as 'the NZ Christmas tree'.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/MetrosiderosAK.jpg

Enjoy!

Amy said...

That tree is ever so familiar! Probably my Grandma again. She visited New Zealand a couple of times when my Uncle and his family lived there. I've probably seen pictures before...

Anyway, nice to hear from you Jeanette - how's it going down under?