Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas!

Marissa and I aren't quite as heavenly as these two darlings from an early Christmas card, but as our Christmas present to you, we offer these two short videos on nineteenth century dancing. The first group is the Quadrille Club, dressed in early nineteenth century costume, dancing to Duval’s lancers at the National Trust’s Ham House to celebrate a Regency Christmas in 2007.

And this group, dressed in later nineteenth century costume, is dancing to the 4th movement of Hart’s Lancers at the Wallace Collection museum in London.

Marissa and I wish you all the very merriest and brightest of Christmases and a wonderful new year full of books to share and family and friends to treasure. We certainly treasure you!

Happy Christmas, all!


ChaChaneen said...

Merry Christmas Regina and Marissa! Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and families making memories! It's been a joy to find your blog and of course the highlight for me was winning Marissa's Betraying Season book! I lurve the gifties inside of it too... your personal note, the bookmarks and the privacy door hanger ~ the BEST!

Marissa Doyle said...

The joy has been ours--we wouldn't do this if we didn't love finding fascinating bits of history to amaze and delight you. :)

Happy Christmas, all!

QNPoohBear said...

Happy Christmas Marissa, Regina and those who celebrate. I spent my Christmas vacation going to see The Young Victoria! I loved it and wrote a review on my blog.

Gillian Layne said...

Thank you--these are wonderful! A very Merry Christmas to both of you.:)