Saturday, December 24, 2011

And now for sparkles of a totally different kind......

Karl and I went on a field trip last night.  Oh the lights!  You know I like sparkles of all kinds.  Metallics, beads, crystals, diamonds, holiday lights......

There is no other word for some of these displays other than outrageous!.  Do you ever wonder where these people store this stuff?  Maybe they don't have needlepoint stashes to last them well into the next Millenia.

I hope you enjoy these pictures.  And that they bring a little sparkle to your holidays.



Baltimore has a quirky area named Hampden that is totally a throw back to the 50's.  Remember the movie Hairspray?  That's what I'm talking about.  Beehive hair -dos, pink flamingos, John Waters movies, pink poodles, cat's eye glasses.  It's a funky little area and they do Christmas right. 

We headed off to 34th street to see the lights and were instantly greeted by Santa!


There's a one block stretch of 34th Street row houses where every home is decorated for Christmas.  Some traditional and some artsy but all done with love. 





Santa's Sleigh driven by crabs is perfect for Baltimore!






This winking guy, Natty Boh, is the icon for an old Baltimore Beer and has a place in the Christmas displays.



Of course no holiday display is complete without a manger scene created with robots.



Merry Christmas everyone from Baltimore, with love.


Thank you Karl, for taking all these pictures!  Thank you to all the people who took the time to set up these displays.  Great job everyone.

6 comments:

Denise & Linda said...

Thank You Ruth . Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
Linda

Andrea said...

Ruth, thank you for the trip down memory lane! 34th Street is a Wonderland and there is nothing like it anywhere else............great pictures, Karl.......
Andrea

Goldylox99 said...

Ruth, how beautiful! Looking at these wonderful photos (thank you, Karl!) is a lovely break from all the hustle and bustle at Christmas and all the issues of dealing with my in-law's health. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

~Judy

Vicky said...

Thank you for these wonderful pictures! My favorite is the cans of Old Bay Seasoning... Merry Christmas Ruth & Karl!

LIZ said...

What fun! Thanks & Merry Christmas!

BamaCarol said...

Thanks for the pictures of the lights! I hope you had/have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

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