Every year, thousands of people head to the Mall to see the National Christmas Tree. I head to La Cuisine, in Old Town Alexandria, to see the trees in the window displays, beautifully and lavishly decked with sparkly food ornaments-hundreds upon hundreds of them. Each year I purchase one (or two) to add to my own kitchen tree, a small, rather tacky fake silver feather tree that sits on a stand near our kitchen table. It’s usually the first decoration I put up; I can’t explain it, but just looking at it puts me in a festive mood. Here are a few of my favorite ornaments-some from my collection and some from La Cuisine’s displays. Enjoy the holiday bling!
Merry Christmas, Buon Natale a tutti,