Monday, November 08, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas.

It is never too early.

With the warm weather it is a great time to put up outdoor Christmas lights.  Christmas ads are just beginning to hit the airways, and store's have their Christmas stuff out.  Creative people who make things have to start early as well - making things takes time.  I'm painting a detail of the Giotto Nativity from the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua - in between yard work and starting blog-fights that is.
Anyway - here are few of my favorite things available from a couple of catalogs I received already...
Mary's Starry Crowns from Wisteria

Sacred Heart/Milagros from Wisteria

Neapolitan Angel Christmas Ornament, handcrafted, painted terra cotta and silk, 5.5" x 6.5" from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, NYC  


Top photo credit:  Scranton Christmas Windows


  1. That's right, it's NEVER too early! I need to add some Christmas music to my blog just so I can irritate all those Ebeneezers who wish to postpone Christmas indefinitely. Oh and I'm thinking about doing a Christmas post on fav. Christmas movies, fav. Christmas songs, fav. Christmas hangovers, etc. Very busy indeed:0)

  2. Anonymous7:07 AM

    "Like" this post! :)

  3. When I was overseas in the military I essentialy had to have my cards, presents etc inthe mail back to the states by early/mid No to reach everyone by Christmas..s I got into the habit of getting everything done early. Even this day I get my cards in the mail over Thanksgiving.

    But I also don't have a very big family and no kids/grandkids/ nieces/nephews to shop for so that is a real big help :)

    I think Christmas this year will be in not alot of house decorating either :)


  4. I love fifties movie American scenes of Christmas, especially 'It's a Wonderful Life' the one with Jimmy Stewart. American nostalgia is perfect. I know it's not really like that, my own childhood Christmas aren't. One year, Mom and Dad didn't have any money (literally) for presents and we had no chairs until friends brought two, but heck, you still need to dream!!
    I get soooo excited in November, the Christmas spirit arrives, and the hope that He brings.

    Deck the halls with bells and holly, tra lalalla.......

    Ahem, excuse me. I intend to go quite over the top, this advent.
    I keep thinking about Tex Ritter. And musicals. I bet no-one even knows who he is.

  5. Terry, thanks for the Wisteria link, that is a cool site!
    Shadowlands, yes, I know who Tex Ritter was. "Soyo Triste Vaquero.."
    Tom, I like your Christmas music.

  6. Yes, thank you for those pictures and links of those gorgeous ornaments.

  7. IF only, IF ONLY - we could get the world to get the season synched with the REAL calendar (the litugical one). We wouldn't start to celebrate til Christmas Eve and party thru the first half of Winter, til Candlemas Day. We celebrate winter now, and we want to put it all away five days after the solstice!


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