Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ever wonder....

....why we drop a ball in New York and other cities on New Year's? Traditionally, ball drops were not only meant for New Year's Eve, but rather as a method to measure time and were first employed in Greenwich, England where a ball was lowered each afternoon at one so that ship captains were able to adjust their navigation accordingly. And over time, the concept traveled to New York City, and is now used to usher in the New Year. So what's your resolution?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Trip the light fantastic...........

.......meaning to dance gracefully or lightly, or move to a pattern of music. These light displays at Callaway Gardens dance nimbly through the trees to onlookers in the trolleys. Enjoy the pictures that I took on our eventful trolley ride. First we entered a forest of rainbow coloured trees (ROYGBIV).

Can this be swan lake......Pop art flowers.
Snowflake valley........
7 swans a swimming.....I only caught two with my camera :(
The twin trees.....

Sunflower fields forever.
More pop art tulips.
A Warhol butterfly.
Dancing deer. What better creature to put in a forest display?.....well I admit there were squirrels, beavers, fox, rabbits, but my camera only managed to catch the deer on film.

A tree grows in Brooklyn......or maybe my home town ;)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.....

While browsing Martha Stewart Living...well I should confess I am subscribed to the daily holiday email from the website.....I saw this precious idea! A snowflake garland, but not just any snowflakes, crocheted snowflakes. My grandmother had a penchant for making these and this is perfect was to re-purpose them other than hanging them on a tree. Now all I need to do it find them, and maybe add some glitter ;) well just maybe.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Idea book....

It is snowing three hours from me and I admittedly have been dreaming of a white Christmas or at least some flurries, so to get in the Christmas spirit I have been looking at Christmas-y images.......

One thing I look forward to each year....well every season for that matter is looking at the gorgeous displays in Anthropologie. These intricate displays are whimsical and well planned, I don't know whether it's the aesthetic, the creativity, or that you feel as if you are walking into a storybook. These displays and windows rival the Christmas windows in New York at Barney's, Saks, and Neiman.

I would love to go into a store and start snapping pictures for ideas but I have not had the confidence to do so. I have lucked out and found several images posted online.

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