Store Windows Photographed on Seventh Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. Merry Christmas, to All of My Readers!
Geoffrey and I went all the way down town on a mission to investigate the Museum of Feelings, which turned out to be a bust, because the line was (realistic estimate) 90 minutes to 2 hours long. And we are about waiting in lines no. So, while we were down there (because Battery Park City is a fucking haul from our respective residences), we decided to just see what kinds of cool snaps we could take. Because Geoffrey is obsessed with the Instagram, and I know that I can always score a few blog hits with a fun photo.
And what we saw as soon as we walked into the Brookfield Place mall, which is what you have to walk through to get to the Museum of Feelings, was this awesome Christmas Tree studded with Disco Ball Ornaments. Super Groovy.
As you can see, the ornaments are mix of the classic mirror disco ball variety, and red or green mirrored mosaic designs. Festive!
As we walked through the mall towards the water, we entered the famous Winter Garden, (which was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, but as since been beautifully restored) and that is where the full-on Disco Ball Christmas Trees were hiding.
If you end up in that part of town for whatever reason during the Christmas Holidays, take some time to walk around and enjoy all of the decorations, because it is really beautiful down there.
The American Museum of Natural History has its Holiday Tree on display, and what’s special about this tree is that it is decorated entirely with Origami Ornaments! The theme of this year’s tree is Wicked, Wild and Wonderful, honoring the Museum’s new exhibition The Power of Poison. The ornaments were created especially for the tree by volunteers who began a Facebook likes campaign for it and started folding them in July to complete hundreds of creations that are displayed on the tree and around its base. Here are some of our favorites from this years display!
There are tons of Dinosaurs on the Tree, including the orange Stegosaurus seen above (visit the the Museum’s 4th Floor to see his Bones!)
The Origami Holiday Tree will be on Display through January 12, 2014 at the AMNH, Located on Central Park West Between 77th Street and 81st Street (Take the C Train to 81st) in the Grand Gallery, Near the 77th Street exit on the Museum’s First Floor.
It’s a Must-Have for the Holiday Tree of all Doctor Who Fans!
Red Dalek – Doctor Who Christmas Ornament Features:
- Christmas ornament shaped like the Dalek
- Includes Hanging loop
- Hand-painted Details
- Material: Glass
- Size: 4″ x 2-1/2″ x 5″
Get Yours for just $14.95 at (sadly this product has been Discontinued).
From Unusual Life:
Shown: Walter Dymond, groundskeeper of Harold Lloyd’s estate, Greenacres, with the Lloyd Christmas Tree. Dymond was responsible for the construction of the Christmas tree from two trees (wiring the branches of one into the other), and placement of the ornaments where Mr Lloyd directed. Harold and his wife Mildred decorated it every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, and collected thousands of ornaments for it from all over the world. It was 20 feet tall, 9 feet wide and almost 30 feet around. The tree was fire-proofed and remained up all year. – (1972)
These vintage glass Christmas Tree ornaments of The Fab Four (circa 1964) were made in Italy and are hand blown. An entire set intact is quite rare, but sometimes you can find single ornaments from the set for auction on eBay for upwards of several hundred dollars each.