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Happy Holidays!

I love this theme since decorations are so much fun to photograph.

December 12 was the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The last time I visited a Catholic church was several years ago in Venice, but I heard that a local church had an amazing altar so I went. Click on the photo for more images - it was beautiful. All fresh flowers, roses and lilies, and the scent was incredible. Though there was a big difference between this altar and the ones I've visited in Italy.....LED candles! I put my donation in the box, pushed a button, and the candle came on. :)

Our Lady of Guadalupe

I have a set on Flickr of some of my favorite holiday decorations, mostly roadside nativity scenes here in NC. Lots of people decorate their yards for the holidays, and if I spot a nativity, I pull over.

Many people have plastic figurines in their yards so this first one is kinda special. Folk art at its best - I can't imagine how long it took to sew and create all these nativity characters.

Roadside Nativity #1

Away in a Manger

But even the store-bought decorations have their special magic, especially at night~

Roadside Nativity #4

I like the black/white simplicity of this one~

roadside nativity #7

And from the sublime to the ridiculous, here is my all-time fave indoor holiday decoration. One of my aunts gave it to me as a gift and every year when I bring it out, I laugh. Cheerleader reindeers with sneakers on...who thought of such a thing?!?


I love Christmas lights, LED or other~


And now for a few shots from Venice. First, a glass Christmas tree next to the Basilica di San Marco (sponsored by the Casino di Venezia).

Christmas in Venice

In Venice, you see a lot of these climbing Santas scaling buildings~

Christmas in Venice

And I've posted this one before but it's my fave. The little blue tree in a campo in Venice.

blue christmas

Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend. Have a great holiday next week! :)

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Comments (9)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, oh I love all of your photos. The nativity scenes are very cool. And your Reindeer decoration is so cute and funny. Santa's ladder looks a little short.:) And the blue christmas tree with the hanging laundry in that campo is just too precious.

Have a wonderful Holidays!


Love the photos. Would you believe that my favorite is the 4th from the bottom? :)

What a beautiful selection of decoration pictures !

These are all great, but those cheer-leading reindeer made me smile :)

Happy holidays my friend :)

Wonderful decorations. I enjoyed all these shots but the second one is my favorite. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


Such wonderful decorations, and such variety! I do love your reindeer, they are great fun. Buon natale, Annie!

that glass christmas tree is absolutely gorgeous!

All wonderful. The last three make me homesick for Venice. Let's not ignore the solitary Santa hanging on the wall behind the beautiful blue tree and is that a snowman in the laundry? Very cool.
Merry Christmas Annie!

Venice was gorgeous at Christmas. We enjoyed the great variation in nativity scenes in each church we went into.

We were in Rome for Christmas itself and went on a Nativity walking tour- it was great to learn the history of this tradition.

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