I love it when readers send me their images and here are a few of them for Christmas. Lin Utzon, the Danish artist, is a painter, a sculptor and has created many designs for Royal Copenhagen which sadly does not exist anymore. Her whimsical set of porcelain with blue dots is perfect for the Christmas season as is her series of Hans Christian Andersen plates which she created for the Queen of Denmark to celebrate the writer’s two hundredth anniversary in 2005. She set this table in her house near Helsingør, North of Copenhagen, where she celebrates Christmas with her family every year.
I loved poet Henri Cole‘s picture of the Christmas tree in Old Stonington, Ct. which is made of lobster traps. I met Henri through Parisdiary when he wrote a beautiful book “Orphic Paris”, and we’ve been having lunch tree times a year since. He is very mischievous and a faithful friend. His new love is the little town of Stonington where he spends time writing.
My niece Colombe sent me this picture of illuminated trees and animals at Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The garden is open until 8 pm and you can walk around and discover these lit animals and wildlife from the jungle.
At Saint Eustache, the fashionable Nativity by Clara Daguin illuminated the midnight mass, while in the countryside, this very modest crèche sculpted in the stump of an oak tree is the work of a new artist J.D.
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