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. :)
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.
But even the store-bought decorations have their special magic, especially at night~
I like the black/white simplicity of this one~
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).
In Venice, you see a lot of these climbing Santas scaling buildings~
And I've posted this one before but it's my fave. The little blue tree in a campo in Venice.
Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend. Have a great holiday next week! :)
See a list of upcoming Saturday Photo Hunting themes on Gattina's website here.