December 23, 2010

All Decorated

Another year goes by that I don't go out to capture what I know are gloriously decorated streets and churches and other public places. Daunted by traffic jams and short on time are my lame excuses. 

But I did go out last night around the neighborhood and found some lovely decorated villages (what you may call subdivision) and homes to show you and the community at Alphabe-Thursday who are sharing their holiday cheers. [All images can be enlarged.]

 My personal preference is for simple and elegant white.

Here you see the smaller home version of the grand parols I posted two days ago. What I like most are the decorations made of capiz shells aka window oysters: thin translucent shells. I will tell you more about this versatile shell in future posts.

 And another holiday e-greeting for new visitors.

Manila, 2010


jabblog said...

They are very pretty, delicate decorations. They look quite fragile but I expect some of them have been in existence for generations.

anemonen said...

Lovely decorations! Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love walking around the neighborhood to look at light too.

cieldequimper said...

Hi Francisca, thanks for showing us these really lovely lights!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

All best for the year 2011 to you too ;-) The light decorations are beautiful!

fredamans said...

Merry Christmas and Happy 2011!

Sue said...

What a great Christmas light show!

Merry Christmas to you!!


Pagan Sphinx said...

I love the lights. It's what it's all about if you think pagan! :-)

Happy Holidays to you and yours, Francisca! Thank you for enriching our lives with your lovely photos and adventures!


VP said...

So many decorations and so different!

Judie said...

Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing them. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Jacob said...

A very nice series. We also have lots of lighted homes and businesses. I don't understand why people do that but that's OK 'cause it does make for nice photographs!

Love your card...that is heart-warming, too!

James said...

The lights and decorations are beautiful and you did a great job of photographing them.

Jingle said...

Hope you well, season's greetings!

Awards 4 U, Merry Christmas, Thanks 4 Being My Friend!


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Jo said...

those are some gorgeous decorations! lovely photos!

Jenny said...

What a joyous and lovely link to A-T's holiday post!

I am visiting you very late but this still made me smile!

Please accept my warm wishes for a 2011 filled with joy and beauty.

Thank you for linking.