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OK less than 2 weeks and things are moving along at a rapid pace!  We’ve covered Hostess Gifts, Cookies, Decorations, Gifts for Everyone, Candy Cane Dust, Holiday Advice, Holiday Humor and we’re not done yet!  Today the Christmas thought of the day is:

TREE TOPPERS

Isn’t the best part of decorating a Christmas tree putting the topper on?  Growing up I remember how my Dad would cut the tip of the tree to make sure that the Angel would fit.  She was beautiful (well have you ever seen an ugly angel?) and had a gold mesh skirt that had 4 or 5 tiny white lites wired into it.  And she held a candle in her hand.  We had that Angel for a really long time;  When I got married my parents gave me the Angel and I put it on top of every Christmas tree we had.  After I got divorced and moved to New York City, I gave the Angel to my daughter and hope she will continue the tradition.  The angel’s skirt is a little ragged but she’s still beautiful.

Just Like The One I Had

Just Like The One I Had

We didn’t always have that angel.  My earliest memory of a tree topper is one so typical of the 50’s.  It looked like this:

Retro Tree Topper

Retro Tree Topper

Then we had an angel with blonde hair and behind her was this reflector which was concave; This one has the reflector back however, I think our angel was not plastic but rather more like a doll.

Almost like half a disco ball

Almost like half a disco ball

So what was on your childhood tree?  What do you put on top of the tree now?  There are LOTS of options;  Vintage, retro, new-manufactured from all kinds of materials.  Here are few available for this year’s Christmas tree.

A Pinwheel of Stars

A Pinwheel of Stars

or A Mosaic Star

or A Mosaic Star

Really? Good Lord No!

Really? Good Lord No!

A Peace Dove

A Peace Dove

A Glitzy Lite Star

A Glitzy Lite Star

A Heavenly Angel

A Heavenly Angel

Very Kid Friendly

Very Kid Friendly

An Angel of Color

An Angel of Color

That’s quite an assortment and surely there’s one for every taste.

Please do write in and tell us all about YOUR Tree Topper!

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Well now it’s really count down time….7 days left to come up with your cleverest, spookiest, scariest, ghoulish costume.  Need some ideas?  LOOK at these: 

BLACK & WHITE RULE THE NIGHT

Greenwich Village halloween parade, murray head,
Not Getting Enough Sleep

photo by Murray Head

 

greenwich village halloween parade, murray head, frankenstein

Frankenstein

photo by Murray Head

 

strped bow, greenwich village halloween parade, Murray Head

You Don't Think The Brooch Is Too Busy, Do You?

photo by Murray Head

 

greenwich village halloween parade, Murray Head, cob web man

Elderly Spiderman

photo by Murray Head

 

greenwich village halloween parade, Murray Head, prisoners, prison uniforms

Riker's Island Call Girls

photo by Murray Head

angel, greenwich village halloween parade, Murray Head

The White Angel of .....

greenwich village halloween parade, Murray Head, ostrich feathers. white plumes

Nom de Plume

white elephant sale, greenwich village halloween parade, Murray Head

White Elephant Sale

photos by Murray Head

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The week’s Fab Fotos have been featured to show that besides good lighting, a steady hand, a great lens, a super camera and the eye of an artist, you have to have the mastered the art of composition.

Central Park, Ocean Grove

Angel Amid the Clouds

photo by Murray Head

still life,

Peanuts Still Life

photo by Murray Head

boardwalk casino, Asbury park, stained glass windwo

Pinwheel Stained Glass Window

photo by Murray Head

Red and green leaf, autumn leaf, Ocean Grove NJ,

Tricolore Leaf

photo by Murray Head

Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, beach cross, illuminated cross

The Crosses of Ocean Grove

photo by Murray Head


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