Friday, December 17, 2010
Oh, Christmas Tree
I made this ornament many years ago from a photo I took at a Geoffrey Beene exhibition uptown. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
This week TD and I got our Christmas tree up and decorated which is always a creative project. You know already that we have been getting our Christmas tree from Billy Romp on Jane Street for twenty-three years. Billy comes from Vermont and lives in his truck for a month selling Christmas trees, and he wrote a successful book about it, Christmas on Jane Street.
When we went to get our tree the moon was shining over the scene.
We caught up on events of the past year with Billy, shown here between us.
We picked out a frasier fir and Billy delivered it to our apartment himself. He said he only does that for a couple of customers. After sitting down for a glass of wine he was off into the night, and then it was on to a weightier business: decorating.
First the lights, which are a serious affair; lights must be properly placed.
Out from under the bed came the two big boxes in which we store ornaments – including antiques and ones we've made.
We put on the ornaments and adjusted them and spun the tree a little too to get it to the right position.
When the tree is done it's like a big jolly gift in the room.
People don't use colored light much but I love them and I like how they look with our colorful art work.
Bell approves too.