I’ve set a few stories in Manhattan, including one at Christmas time that I plan to re-release next year. This is one of the most fun times to be in New York City. Today’s photos are of Bryant Park, the NY Public Library and Rockefeller Center. Click here if you cannot see the video below.
One of our favorite holiday traditions is trekking out to the Christmas tree farm to chop down our tree and then trimming it together. The final addition to the tree is always the angel on top. It’s not a fancy angel, but it was one of the first things hubby and I bought together at a local Woolworth’s for our first Christmas.
It’s up to my hubby and our daughter to sit that angel at the tippy top of the tree. Here’s some photos of them finishing our Christmas tree.
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Saturday we went and chopped down our tree in our annual holiday tradition. The weather was brisk, but not too cold as we traipsed through the fields, searching for this year’s victim… I mean tree.
We went through a number of different evergreens, avoiding the kind that had drawn blood last year with incredibly prickly sharp needles. The white pines were looking a little yellow due to bouts of warmer weather the week before so we walked and walked, avoiding holes and stumps from prior years. Finally we found a patch of odd-looking pines. Some kind of cedar I suspect from the smell of the small round we cut from the end, another holiday tradition. Hubby has a box filled with a piece of the stump from every Christmas tree since my daughter was born, each one carefully labeled with the year.
After dragging it home on the roof of the Jeep, we set it up and began the decorating. As always half the lights were dead, so we ran out and bought some new LED bulbs. Very bright and they’re shaped like the old ones hubby and I remembered from when we were kids. Hopefully I won’t have to replace them again next year.
So today’s Fun Friday is a little video of our tree selection and decoration! Hope you all have a fun weekend!
The Chrysler Building is my favorite building in New York City. I love the exterior look of it with all the little touches that speak of its original owners. I know it may be tough to see from the ground, but look up anyway for a gander at the metal hubcaps worked into the outlines of cars along the one story. Also check out the gargoyle-looking metal corners which are representations of the hood ornaments of the Chrysler cars of that time.
Inside the building is just as lovely. This morning as I walked in, I decided to share with you the gorgeous Christmas tree in the lobby. They’ve also been having music at lunch hour to get you in the Christmas spirit.
If you look closely in this picture, you can see the beautiful marble on the walls, the metal sconces and other Art Deco metalwork on the building directory as well as a piece of the artwork up on the ceiling of the lobby. That’s actually a canvas that was painted offsite and then placed on the ceiling. I understand it’s considered the largest work on canvas in the world.
Hoping this is adding to your holiday spirit!