Tag Archives: Angels

CHRISTMAS in my apartment

 

Christmas in my living room…….and the decor changes every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My 25 Ideas for CHRISTMAS GIFTS

It was a fun day of shopping………….5th Avenue……….a flea market………a silver emporium………and a crafts show.  [I am exhauested].  But I did make 5 purchases…………gifts for family…….friends………and my stockbroker!

The TAXIDERMY DEER HEAD………..was NOT among my purchases.

However…………..this Courtly Check Moose Head at MacKenzie Childs did tempt me…………..at $15,000 [cough]………….but it was the $695 delivery charge that killed the purchase.

BETHESDA FOUNTAIN in Central Park

The Bethesda Angel looks her best in the summer……….  her pool  is filled with water lillies.

In 1868, Emma Stibbens was given the commission to design the largest fountain in NYC..  She was the first woman in New York City to receive such a commission.

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50 people were at my Christmas Party

 

MANY OF THEM YOU WILL RECOGNIZE.  Churchill, Dr. Who, Santa, LUCY, Frosty, Ernie, Justin Timberlake, Fu Man Chou, Renoir, King Tut, Shakespeare, PEE WEE HERMAN, a Guardian Angel….and 4 of the 7 Dwarfs.

The three Wisemen were here too………oh, Queen Elizabeth is in attendance……….and they all fit into my living room.

 

 

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CHRISTMAS EVE with Jorge and his sister Nicole

They were on their way to the ski resorts………..NO SNOW…………so they dropped in for bubbly instead of the slopes..  George is a decorator who worked on the Bergdorf Christmas windows…………and his sister is a model in Miami……..and both are just the sweetest!

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My ad hoc menu…………leftovers………….caramel corn and cookies………but it was the company that counts.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……….

In my apartment.  The only thing missing are the stockings……….but also missing is a fireplace.

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Christmas Shopping at GRACIOUS HOME

Last minute shopping for my Christmas Eve dinner……..stockings to give to friends………a manger for the piano…….a few more orns for the tree……and that about does it.  Oh. and a reindeer for somewhere!

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A Few of my Favorite Cartoons from THE NEW YORKER

Oh my GOD…………..

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33 FACES staring at me every day

This gallery contains 33 photos.

THESE ARE A FEW OF THE FACES ON THE SHELVES AND WALLS OF MY APARTMENT CLICK ON the Jester to open up the Gallery

TIFFANY WINDOWS at the Mobia in NYC

MOBIA?  Museum of Biblical Art on the Upper West Side………an exhibit of 83 works by the Tiffany workshops.

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Artist and designer during the gilded age, Louis C. Tiffany catered to the wealthy……..their wishes for memorials………..windows for their homes…….and for their churches.

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Sir Galahad……….a figure of Arthurian Legend……..one of the Knights od the Roundtable. You can find him and his horse in the Dune Church in Southampton.

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The Righteous Shall Receive a Crown of Glory……….a memorial window for the Methodist Church, Waterville, New York.

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I am the Resurrection and the Life 1902 was a memorial window.  It is now in the Richard H. Dreihaus Museum in Chicago.

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Fathers of the Church….circa 1892…..were writers of early Christian doctrine…….Saints John Chrysostom, Augustine and Ambrose were all bishops.

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DETAIL:  This mosaic was an an exhibition piece for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

 

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His name is in the halo…….Saint Andres.

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The HOLY MOTHER and CHILD……….a theme often used for church windows.

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The CROSS is composed of glass jewels…….the angel above the cross is lowering a CROWN OF JEWELS onto the cross.

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Angels flank the cross…..a symbol of the sacrifice made by Jesus……….

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so that believers could have an eternal life in heaven.

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A corner of the Vine-covered Cross Window.

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The Soldier of the Lord [in the Epistle of St. Paul]……using the “streaky ” glass technique for texture.

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A loyal soldier of Jesus Christ……..2 Timothy 2:3 and 4.