Sunday, January 01, 2012

Greenwich Village greenery

During this past week's immersion in Manhattan, I missed my mid-winter pilgrimage to the High Line. However, between perfume shopping at Aedes de Venustas and nibbling Nizami rolls at Thelewala, I did happen upon the most wonderful Greenwich Village holiday greenery.

Almost all of the houses along West 10th Street were decked out for the season. I had to stop, admire, and take a few 'phone pix. Lots of wrought-iron railings were swagged with evergreen boughs.  In front of this double door, pots of paperwhites were additionally stacked on the stairs between miniature pines and trailing ivy. 

At another house, there was more liberal use of miniature pines and ivy, embellished with pots of ornamental cabbages and strings of white fairy lights.

The same house viewed obliquely displayed lights just starting to twinkle along the railings and tree branches.

Across the street, the bare branches of these two small trees were hung with tiny glass drops. Around the trees were bedded red and fuschia cyclamen and pink ornamental cabbages. Rock my world!

These black painted window boxes were filled with evergreen branches, ilex berries, ivy, and white ornamental cabbages.  Perhaps a more conventional arrangement but nevertheless a satisfying foil to the iron grillwork.

Even if the balmy weather didn't seem very seasonal, these swags, wreaths, and abundances of greenery certainly did!

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