Friday, January 3, 2014

The Last Christmas Post

Gentle Friends I had some snaps from the Christmas Season that I just couldn't find a spot for so I saved them for a last Christmas post ...... enjoy......

... taken on the way home from a Christmas party, down on 24th Street.....



...its really hard to capture just how pretty these trees are, they sort of blink and sparkle and really are nice...  they were coming down yesterday.

...  my friends house over on Alamo Square, they had their annual Christmas party and it was just as lovely as always.......

... with so much draught this year they told me it was hard for them to find a tree to fit in the front window, one was found and it was a lovely as always..... and....

...... the lit candles are so great!!!

......a house that gets decorated from eve to sidewalk every year, I have meant to take a picture of for years to post and finally just drove over there one evening and it is as over the top as it looks!!

...   it sparkles and blinks and flashes and is a Christmas destination on Castro Street, across from the Hospital.  While I was there taking pictures many cars also stopped and took snaps, or they at least slowed down to look.  They get a cherry picker out there to get all the stuff on and it takes a couple of days I think to get everything just right.

There you sports fans - thanks again for stopping by, dos top again!!

Take care,
edgar

24 comments:

geeky Heather said...

Oh my gosh, Edgar, I nearly dropped dead when I saw that gorgeous Victorian Christmas tree! So beautiful...thank you for posting it! And the lit candles...really too much (by which, of course, I mean just right). I wonder where they get their candles? My FIL has one of those German Nativity carousel/spinners and he can never find candles the right size.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wow, Edgar, that last pic is a true Griswald house if I ever saw it. Ah-may-zing! Love your friend's tree. Those icicles are so pretty. I'm glad you had a sparkly holiday!

LoriU said...

Oh my gosh beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing! I especially love the 1st and 4th pictures!

Are those real candles on the tree? If so that is so neat...very 'old-time'!!

Gabriele said...

Your friends house is really wonderful, also the Christmastree. It looks so beautiful.
Happy New Year to you

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing all those beautiful pictures. For some reason, I just don't feel ready to take down all of Christmas.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Loved the photos. :)

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Jodi S said...

I love Christmas lights and decorations! I hate to see them go. Thanks for sharing with us!

Kay said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for posting them.

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos! Your friend's house is beautiful, and the one in the last photo - wow!

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful. They definitely sparkle and shine! Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us! Take care.

Joy said...

Such wonderful decorations. I love the lights this time of year. We took the girls driving this year several times before Christmas to see the lights and they really enjoyed it this year, especially the two year old.

Jennifer said...

I was not really feeling the Christmas Spirit this year, but thanks to your lovely post I am feelin' it now....even if I am a bit late!

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty photos Edgar. Thank you for sharing and happy new year.

Vicki said...

So many beautiful sights around your neighborhood, thank you for sharing them. The tall tree was lovely!

Shirlee said...

Thanks for all the pretty photos : )

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: How beautiful it looks on your walk, I love the real candles on the tree, remin ds me of my Grandmother when I was little she used real candles.
The tree is so regal looking, thank-you for sharing such lovely pictures.

Catherine

Chris said...

Beautiful holiday pics. I love seeing different places. So many people don't take the time to stop and look around them.

Roberta said...

Beautiful photos thank you for sharing. Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful decorations! I always look forward to seeing your photos of your friends' Alamo Square home. Those sidewalk trees are beautiful ! And the Griswald house... I love it! Sometimes more really can be better! Nancy in NY

Susan said...

The kid in me loves the over-the-top house and the sparkly trees but OH MY! I love the Victorian tree.

Margaret said...

What fantastic pictures! I so enjoyed seeing all the lovely Christmas decorations in your area. Your friends' house is so amazing too -- I remember them from last year. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Edgar, thank you for the fun December Christmas posts, I've really enjoyed them.
Lancy

Rita said...

Beautiful!!!

When we celebrated Christmas in SF a few years ago, our DD (who lived in Noe Valley at the time) took us on a walk to see a house's decorations. It was amazing and even included a working ferris wheel all lit up. I wish I could tell you where it was.

Melody said...

Thanks for sharing these great pictures! Truly amazing decorating.