Thursday, December 17, 2009

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Hannukah

This brass Hannukah menorah or Chanukiah was my grandparents on my Dad's side. You can see that its been well used ...its a little wonky and leans a bit to right. Not sure of the date-this is a traditional style so its hard to date. This is an illustation from a children's book of Jewish holidays that was my mother's. It was published in 1928 and she received it as a gift in 1933 (by the inscription) from her father.
The illustrations are by the Jerusalem Bezalel artist: Ze'ev Raban. It is a wonderful book!

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and New Year! (in case I don't make it back before 2010-I seem to be more hit and miss than I used to be :)

For more vintage treasures, please go to Coloradolady...she holds the key to wonderful vintage goodies!

19 comments:

Ulla said...

The book illustration is lovely, I like the framed picture and the festive clothing of the children. Little girls don't wear bows like that any more!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Beautiful book! Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Postcardy said...

I love your illustration.

Vonlipi said...

I love menorahs! I love what they represent. To me it's a great symbol of faith.

Thanks you so much for sharing. I wish I could learn more about the jewish culture.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Those are fabulous and that illustration is amazing! I always think current illustrations are fine and dandy until I see the old ones...than I remember why I think the old ones are better!

karenfae said...

I love the book illustration - it is such a lovely book. Have happy holidays
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Lee said...

What a family treasure to have. Greetings to you and yours.

Amy said...

I absolutely love vintage books. The illustrations are detailed and vibrant. I particulary like this illustration and what it represents. Your menorah is lovely and a wonderful heirloom Thank you so much for visting today.

Maureen said...

Happy Hannukah Miri. All the best in 2010.

CC said...

What a beautiful book and illustrations. It's wonderful.

Jane said...

Happy Holiday and New Year to you too! Enjoy the season.
Jane

Barb said...

Love your vintage thingie.....what wonderful things to pass down through your family.

~~Carol~~ said...

Your menorah is so beautiful, and I'm sure it has seen many, many celebrations! And that book looks like it's probably full of great illustrations. Both are such wonderful family heirlooms!
Happy Holidays and Happy VTT!
Carol

Roslyn said...

Your DWR is looking lovely but I can't deal with the yo yos Miri. I love your vintage Chanukiah, happy Hanukah!

Coloradolady said...

What treasures you have, and how wonderful they are family treasures. Your book is really nice, love the colors. Have a great VTT!

Manang Kim said...

Wow that looks so vintage....thanks for sharing!


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mannequin said...

How sweet that you have that book and menorah. I've always been a tad envious that I'm not eligible to use a menorah :), what a meaningful tradition.

What wonderful things to bring out during the holidays.

Mim said...

Lovely illustrations and menorah. Happy Holidays!

Marina said...

great illustration: I love it!