Thursday, December 25, 2008

Holiday Glow

Holiday Glow, originally uploaded by confections.

Here is a photo from my archives from Christmas 1983 in San Diego, California. The tree was a floor-to-ceiling Noble Fir and was embellished with 1,000 mini-lights and at least 400 ornaments (we counted them that year!).

The old-fashioned icicles that adorned it are no longer being made. They came from D. Bluemchen, and the German company that made them for over 300 years went out of business five years ago. I love browsing their catalog and finding treasures to add to the Christmas decorations that I collect.

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year 2009!