Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Katherine Cameron, R.W.S. R.E. (Scottish, 1874-1965)

The Legend of the Christmas Rose
An illustration for Amy Steedman's Legends and Stories of Italy

"And now when winter-time comes and the days are dark and the nights are long, when the snow covers up all the sleeping flowers and the Christmas bells ring out, the white blossoms of the child's flowers appear above the cold, dark earth. We call them the Christmas roses now, in memory of the little one who had no other gift to offer that first Christmas morning, but the gift of her sorrowful tears." - from Legends and Stories of Italy
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons [1909].

Information about Katherine Cameron from Calton Gallery, Edinburgh.


  1. The Legend of the Christmas Rose by Selma Lagerlöf was my mother's favourite story...the most wonderful story of all stories...a story of beauty and wonders. THANKS for blogging this wonderful post!

  2. How very special ... thanks so much for sharing about your mother!
    Much happiness at this magical time of the year.