Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sepia Saturday - On the eve of Saturday 29 2012


Greetings on this eve of 2012's last Sepia Saturday for this year.   It feels, to me, like we have extra days before we ring in the genuine New Year's Eve which opens the door for January 2013, and many more Sepia Saturdays.
Gee, is 2013 really almost here?

Let the celebrations begin.

Direct from a giant mailbox-stamp-selling booth in Times Square, New York City in 1961.
I sure hope you've already received your invitation
for this year's New Year's Eve dinner and dance
because they've all been sent.
Ladies, have you finished window shopping for your perfect holiday selection?

Okay then,

Bring out the champagne and the wine and let's open a bottle or two.

1940 Celebrations

Have you ever wondered where all those bottles of wine and champagne come from?

A good share of them arrive from California.

On a lovely day, off a dusty lane at an old winery somewhere in California,

sits Picchetti Winery at 13100 Montebello Road, Cupertino, Santa Clara County, California where many bottles of wine have graced the tables for many New Year's Eve celebrations.

As well as, here at Fountain Grove Winery in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.

Perhaps, you'll discover that Palo Alto Winery, on Welch Road at Quarry Road, Stanford, Santa Clara County, California is much more desirable.

But, they were all something in their day.
Out with the old, and in with the new, that's what New Year's Eve is all about though, isn't it?

Or, not.

This photo taken around 1980 at unknown Napa Valley, California winery and vineyard.

Best quote ever-
"Let's not spend all New Year's Eve trying to figure out where to spend New Year's Eve."

On December 31st, 1942
Greetings to you all, from Mulberry Street, in New York City where the Di Costanzo family, owners of The Marconi's Restaurant delight in preparing special New Year's Eve family dinners to celebrate the new year arriving!

For those who care to share a much calmer and quiet New Year's Eve celebration, they will be striking a fire in the old fireplace.

Or perhaps, joining together around a table to share a friendly board game or just good old card game.

However you plan to spend your New Year's Eve, enjoy yourselves, and be sure not to miss the ringing in at midnight everyone.  A very merry and Happy New Year to All of you!

Our actual next Sepia Saturday begins in January on the 5th but if you care to see other past posts just go here


Ms. Corby said...

I wonder how long they had that gigantic mailbox and what they did with it? How neat!

K.C. said...

WHAT MAGIC! They sure knew how to celebrate, in good fashion! That window is priceless, with the ladies out shopping and the magazines, are they on the window sill? That mailbox is just a riot! Happy New Year!

Gail said...

Wonderful pictures.

Happy New Year.

Bob Scotney said...

All I can do is whine because I can't drink wine anymore.

Loved the winery tour,Karen. Happy New Year!

Grace said...

We have 4 wine bottles as gifts so we are ready to ring the new year ~

Wishing you Happy New Year ~

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

The mail box is outstanding in every way. Happy New Year!

tony said...

Karen!!! Cheers My Dears Have A Happy New Year.Tony x

Karen S. said...

Tony- Cheers to you too, I have to come back and try opening your Bob Dylan (Minnesota boy) video from 1968, it wouldn't play for me! Enjoy your NY celebrations!

Postcardy said...

I love the giant mailbox!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i always love to wander through your 'sepias'!!

Have a happy, healthy & joyous NEW YEAR karen!!