Now.... not for a moment do I think this will compete with Sephora's amazing display, but while watching Love Actually a few nights ago (an annual tradition at my house) I had the idea to show you our crab ornament. What's a Christmas crab you ask? Well, if you've seen the movie, you know there was more than one lobster present at the birth of Christ. Thus it stands to reason a crab was there as well.
Here he is, with claws re-glued after barely surviving this year's great Tree Topple. I'm not positive what the fellow is made of, but I'm fairly certain that under the coating of red lacquer there's some sort of fibrous paper, and marvel that he was crafted by hand. Chesapeake Bay crabs are a popular summer feast here in Delaware and we think of them fondly all year long... and that's the real reason for owning a Christmas crab.
One last shot of holiday decorations for today. Licia Politis sent me this photo that her daughter snapped in a Sydney shop - huge ornaments that hit all the trendy notes in this season of making.... black/red/white, sheet music, and buttons... quite eye-catching!