I couldn’t let the holidays pass without some of the Christmas memories shared with flowerflinging. Above is the altar at St. Paul’s, Chestnut Hill PA, filled with beautiful flowers, poinsettia plants and illuminated Christmas trees.
The vibrant green and red colors create a stunning, graceful curve between the wreaths. I’m not sure why photography turns the lights (which are NOT BLUE) into a blue stream. Suffice to say, in church they were lovely and tiny as they show on the end vases.
At St. Thomas, Wyndmoor PA, wreaths and pew ends added to the gracious beauty of the holiday. The Nominator reports: “we were under construction and didn’t know if the altar would still have plastic all over it so we decided to do pew ends to draw attention away from the altar.”
“Then, at the last minute (Christmas miracle!) we were able to un-tarp the rood screen and altar. We ordered roses and lilies and the lilies didn’t come in so we doubled up on the roses. I like the mix of orange and red and think the arrangements popped in our dark church.”
The pew ends were a true labor of Christmas love. Loving hands made 80 of the intricately woven leaves to complement the cluster of roses, berries and ferns! Brava! Thanks to everyone for sharing the inspiration.
Here are two more secular photo memories to end and begin the year. Above, Eli’s Marketplace in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve day – doesn’t this put you into the mood to party? And of course, they can supply almost everything you could dream of to eat. They do this every year and make everyone smile. Eventually the sidewalk in front becomes plastered with ribbons and confetti as well.
And finally this stopped me in my tracks on 79th Street on January 2nd! What’s the story here? Someone got a dud Christmas tree? Or is it a tree from 2012? How hot was that apartment? As Cindy Adams says, only in New York, folks!