I remember as a young child that we had very few ornaments on our holiday tree. However, each year as the years progressed, my mother would bring home a new box of holiday ornaments. Oh the wonder when we would see what she had brought; dancing ladies, birds, teapots, sputnik stars, it was always something marvelous (she had excellent taste). This is the kind of family event that makes the holidays meaningful.
Every year there’s a holiday happening at the (already “happening”) John Derian Boutique in New York City. The entire space is turned into a holiday wonderland, full to the brim with the most beautiful, quirky (and compellingly strange) ornaments that I have ever seen. These are collectible, keepsake beauties that will want to be cherished forever.
As I have worked with John and his team on different projects, I was allowed to photograph the wonderment in person. Here are some of the highlights (there was so much folks, this is the best that I could do). Wherever possible I have included actual ornaments, but they do sell quickly so if you see something in one of the photos, you can always call the store and see if they can send it to you. Follow the links in bold. Happy beginning of the holidays! -VLR