Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pink and Red Ornaments

My grandparents had ornaments like these. A few have survived to dangle from the branches of my own Christmas tree. They are back in style now, sought out by those who do not remember when Mid-Century Modern was not yet a "design style," but instead, simply the new living room furniture in your great-aunt’s house. Grouped in rows on the ground floor of New York's ABC Carpet & Home, they have a graphic impact. With such similar colors, the differences in shapes becomes more noticeable. But in the end it was the shadows cast on the wall that entranced me; distorted curves in shades of gray adding another pattern to the mix. Grandma would appreciate this but we wouldn't dare let her look at the price tags..