the weather's cold,
by tavern fires
This picture seems to be of a store window exhibit... With little "dolls" placed about. The window and tree size, are rather super-sized. And this effect, is charming.
You know what ISN'T charming?
In all the illustrations of old fashioned family gatherings, the rich are enjoying themselves. And the "downstairs" people, are serving them. After a while, I notice this. And the reality of it, is ...... not-so-nice.
If the serving class was being well paid, then that would be a different matter. But it wasn't so, in these lovely old fashioned times, we see illustrated...