Every year I get new ornaments for my Christmas tree. Usually just one to commemorate whatever trip we have take that year – as I have mentioned in past posts, my tree is a travelogue. Every time we go somewhere I pick up an ornament. That way when I put up the tree each year I get to relive all of the places we have visited through the years.
This year we went to visit friends in Maine and I picked up a little lobster trap. I thought it was most evocative of our trip to a place that most people associate with the crustacean.
It just needs a bit of string so I can hang it on the tree. I doubt that will be a problem. For now it sits on one of the bookshelves. Once the tree is set up I will hang it and then it will get put away with the rest of the ornaments to be brought out every year to remind me of the fun we had visiting our friends in Maine.
But this year I was browsing about the instagram when I came upon a site for a glassblower and I fell in love with his ornaments. Therefore 2022 will be the year of two ornaments. This stunning glass orb has no specific representation within the year but both of us are fans of Van Gogh’s works.
I will admit that I am more of a lover of color and the more abstract end of art than the husband but he does like the ornament. Although I suspect that were I to disappear from the face of the Earth the tree would never see the light of day again.
This really is a stunning work of art and my photo does not do it justice. It was a cloudy day when I took the photo. The ornament comes from the studio of Luke Adams Glass. (check out the url, you will chuckle)
I paid for my ornament and there are so many gorgeous things in his shop – I am in love with this pumpkin for one example. Maybe one day. If I could feel that Fang would not push it off of wherever I put it.
Good ole Fang!
I am looking forward to setting up this year’s tree. It will be the first in the new living room and we have a place all picked out in a corner between two of the new bookshelves. Hopefully it will be a happy and fun Christmas with a tree that remains standing – don’t ask, I will just state FANG.
As things turn from Summer to Fall to Winter I am very much looking forward to the second holiday season in my home in Vermont.