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Still Hanging Around the Mistletoe?


A bit of Dickens in Holland.  Why not!

(as seen on the street at Deventer's Dickens Festijn, December 19)

This is for Mick, who is still looking for his French Maids!


Still Hanging Around the Mistletoe?


A bit of Dickens in Holland.  Why not!

(as seen on the street at Deventer's Dickens Festijn, December 19)

This is for Mick, who is still looking for his French Maids!


comments (48)

This is such a beautiful shot. I love the girls faces..

Now I must know, did you love seeing all of the festivities around? Was this all so different?
Ginnie Hart: I have seen more of Christmas festivities this year than in the last several years combined, Jen. It's been a magical ending to 2009 for me, as you can imagine! Thanks for knowing.
I would kiss gladly one, two, or all three of your subjects... purely in the interest of cross-cultural understanding, of course...wink
Ginnie Hart: I don't doubt for one second your motives/intentions, Larry. They WERE standing by all that mistletoe, after all! Actually, they were selling it. grin
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Dec 2009, 03:09
delightful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: The entire Dickens Festijn was like this, Tony...very charming!
i've always thought "santa red" was too red anyway. bright red tries to hard. i love the muted red and the plaid. it's more festive, and seems more sincere.
christmas in holland is so fun. i can tell from how happy the girls are.
Ginnie Hart: It was such a fun day, Seraphine, because it was a good mix of the old with the new, the past with the present. It works so much better in Europe (than in the States, that is!). Burgundy is my kind of red...I agree. smile
  • Elaine-
  • canada
  • 30 Dec 2009, 04:01
awww what a pretty shot!!! are they waiting to be kissed? smile
Ginnie Hart: They were selling the mistletoe, Elaine (a la Dickens), and certainly were waiting/wanting to be kissed. HA! But I never saw anyone try while I was watching.
Three beauties. That is so good.
Ginnie Hart: They were having so much fun, pretending to sell their mistletoe, Michael. Maybe they really were selling it?!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Dec 2009, 05:54
smile....of course I am still hanging around the Mistletoe... wink.....
We watched these three beauties in the very cold, they stayed happy in spite of it....
I love the tones in this picture, the DOF is just perfect.
Mick will be delighted I hope....
Ginnie Hart: If Mick isn't happy, something is wrong with him. grin I will never forget that day in Deventer. What a memory. I'm so glad we were able to share it together!
What a delight Ginnie! I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. It was so fun. smile
Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire is famous for its mistletoe festival. http://www.activworcester.com/community/detail/TenburyMistletoeFestival-3664.html

This is a delightful picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Wow! The things I find out here on SC, Bill. I have never heard of a mistletoe festival. Thanks for the link. It was so fun to watch these girls selling it, even though it was freezing cold outside (14F/-10C). Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Dec 2009, 07:32
Yes, a lovely snapshot (with refined after-play) of the drie meisjes who are enjoying the Dickens festival despite the cold- I wish them to get one day kissed by good princes = friends= echtgenoten!
Ginnie Hart: I think we have already found many princes on SC ready to give them their kisses, Philine. smile Bedankt.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Dec 2009, 07:35
This is a wonderfully happy photo. Love the candidness. They can be my guest any day...al three of them grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think we have many takers for them today, SAVO. How fun. smile
Lovely ladies you got here. I also like the focus on this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Delia. Even though it was freezing cold that day (14F/-10C), they seemed to be enjoying themselves.
  • Alan
  • Warkworth, Northumberland
  • 30 Dec 2009, 07:50
Superbly captured, Ginnie. I love the sparkle in the eyes of the girl to the left and the smiles of all three. Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: I bet they had fun all day long, Alan, in spite of the bitter cold. Thanks.
great Dickens style capture
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal. It's definitely worth the trip if you've never been there. However, I'll wish for you warmer temps!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2009, 09:22
Well I certainly would Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you would, Chris. smile Thanks.
Nobody to kiss them, poor things.
Ginnie Hart: I think now "they're" all popping up out of the woodwork, Chad, based on the comments thus far. smile
I am sure these young girls would not need the mistletoe! smile Its a lovely shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. They would love you you for that comment, Linda! Thank you. smile
I like the softness of the colours and how the mistletoe frames the shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Pamela.
Charming shot, Ginnie - the subdued colour really fits the season!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tom. smile
  • aussie
  • Australia
  • 30 Dec 2009, 11:40
What a lovely shot, very pretty girls
Ginnie Hart: I think your sweet little birdie is on the lookout for them, Aussie. smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 30 Dec 2009, 12:12
Just love their faces so relaxed and happy. Mistletoe is the province flower of Västmanland (Västerås)were I grow up.
Take care!
Ginnie Hart: I guess you really know your mistletoe, then, Frida. smile I love it.
How could one not walk past these three lovely ladies holding that mistletoe and not be tempted, even at my senior age! I wish I could read Dutch to learn all about the Dickens Festijn.
Ginnie Hart: HA! We're never too old, right, Brian?! smile I think there's an English link on the sight? Maybe not.....
They look very at home in the cold Ginnie. Nice to see their happy smiling faces. Well captured.
Ginnie Hart: They all seemed to fare just fine in the cold, Janet, which amazed me. I can't remember when I felt that cold! Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Dec 2009, 13:10
What beautiful girls!!! Love their hopeful...joyous expressions!!!
Ginnie Hart: They were having so much fun, Marcie...and so were we. smile Thanks.
A delightful picture Ginnie..A very festive fell to it.
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely festive, Ron. Thanks.
These girls would never need mistletoe to get kissed.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Mary. So right! smile
...waiting for a kiss!? I would not have hesitated.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I promise not to tell a soul, Wim. grin
A lovely shot, Ginnie and as always, beautifully presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Paul.
What a beautiful shot. In spite of the winter theme, it has such a warm feel to it.
Ginnie Hart: They did seem to warm up their spot of the street, Odd. smile Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France.
  • 30 Dec 2009, 14:11
Superb portraits photos and the composition is really very beautiful. Have a lovely day. Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Dec 2009, 14:33
A great pic and they seem to be natural actresses. Of the dutch blond type smile
Ginnie Hart: As Astrid is fond of saying, Blonde and Dumb. NOT.
  • Oscar
  • spain
  • 30 Dec 2009, 15:48
Very good portrait. the girls angel face
Ginnie Hart: They do look like angels, Oscar, for sure. Muchas gracias.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 30 Dec 2009, 16:25
They look so happy. Wonderful portrait.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it was very fun for them to be a part of the festival, Andy. It was such a great showcase for everything Dickens...in Holland. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 30 Dec 2009, 16:28
Lovely tones and a fun capturesmile
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely fun, Sherri. Thank you.
A cool portrayal of three nice lassies.

I guess the Dutch Royal family must be increasing - and there's a few less frogs hopping around!
Ginnie Hart: Come to think of it, George, I haven't seen one frog yet in my one month here in Holland! grin Thanks.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 30 Dec 2009, 21:02
belle atmosphère dans cette image.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. Merci.
Love this...so old worldly. Love the tones!
Ginnie Hart: Old-worldly is a good term for this, Caroline...I agree. Thank you.
ha! Expressions are priceless! nobody knew you were there I take it?
Ginnie Hart: Well, the streets were narrow, Heather, and hoards of people were passing by the entire time, taking pictures, so I'm guessing the girls were aware of something. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2009, 08:23
Today is Oudjaarsdag- and I think the tro of these beautiful- lovely girls or meisjes (it sounds lovelier, isn't it?) could stand for three wishes for the new year we may have: pleasure- love- and confidence!
Ginnie Hart: I love that today is OLD Year's Day and not NEW Year's Eve, Philine. I'm still getting used to that. And yes, those are 3 very good wishes for the Nieuwjaar!
Thank you my little pumkin pie.Still no joy on the F/Ms.Hows the peeling and painting and the cooking going on, send postcard when you arrive.Love and kisses to you both and a happy new year.Am working on some more saucy shots when model finally gets out of bed.She likes a cup of tea in bed every morning.Things you have to do to keep ones wife happy.
Ginnie Hart: I can just imagine how that wife has to keep you happy, Mick. grin Too bad about the F/Ms, though. I'll keep looking, too! Happy NEW YEAR!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 31 Dec 2009, 17:30
Why not indeed???!!!
Wish you a year where you can shape smiles with the good things of every moment...as you shape art with that special way of looking to and through things. Missed you!
Ginnie Hart: May this year only grow the joy for both of us, Lina. You have been part of my joy so many times. I've missed you, too.
Love their smiles, really a wonderful and appealing photo. Hope you and Astrid have a great year in 2010, Ginnie. Take care and best of luck.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John. There is so much promise for the new year. Let's grab it while we have it!
A very happy New Year Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar to you, too, Albert!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 31 Dec 2009, 21:57
Now I love this shot. What a neat capture.

Health and wealth in 2010 to you both.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Maria. Coming out of the 2009 tunnel has made 2010 seem so bright! smile
Magnifique portrait aux tons rétro.
"Au gui, l'an neuf !"
Meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle année.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rachel. I, too, love the retro look. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jan 2010, 03:15
Please include GPS co-ordinates when posting images like this, Ginnie.

[grin]
Ginnie Hart: HA! You just made me smile, Ray! smile
Just coming back for another visit... smile
Ginnie Hart: You tickle me, Larry, and bring a smile to my face. smile
ey Ginnie! After all this time I go by you "home" to tell you that this photograph I liked it. Well, this was an excuse, you see not accustomed lately to leave comments or reply to them, but rest assured that with some regularity visit your blogs. A big kiss for you!
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, José Angel. Gracias. And Astrid and I were just talking about you the other day!!

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