"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Lighting

The Christmas season just doesn't begin for me without what we refer to as 'The Lighting.' Last night, at the home of my dear friends, Sylvia and Ted DeGiacomo, we gathered together to witness the wonderous sights that have been created by 2 of their very talented sons. Edward and David spend months creating a spectacular Christmas display. This year it had an amazing twist. The entire display was choreographed and synchronized to 'dance' to music which you could tune into on a station on your radio dial. Amazing! The photos I took don't even begin to show how beautiful it is. We managed to tear ourselves away from the light show, where inside the house awaited a feast for the eyes and the belly. Parties at Sylvia's house always involve good friends and family, delicious food and yummy treats. One of my favorite things at Sylvia's is her candle collection. She has had these little vintage wax candles for many years. The 'choir' holds a place of honor above the mantel and the rest of her collection sits on the piano greeting lucky visitors with Christmas cheer. Click on the photos to enlarge. Merry Christmas!

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