Tree of Treasures

Tree of Treasures

A Life in Ornaments

Book - 2016
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Penguin Putnam
A beautifully illustrated look at Christmas ornaments and the memories they hold on our trees

First highlighted in the New York Times, Bonnie Mackay’s annual Christmas tree showcases a lifetime collecting almost 3,000 ornaments.

Now, through beautiful photography and illuminating vignettes, Tree of Treasures shares the heartfelt stories behind a hundred of those cherished possessions, whether it’s the story of a family member, like Mackay’s grandfather, a well-known vaudeville performer; long-held relationships with friends and colleagues in the international community of Christmas crafts makers; a memory of a beloved pet; and much more.

From serene lace angels and vintage Santas, to exquisite glass-blown spheres and small silk purses, Tree of Treasures showcases ornaments both beautiful and well-loved, illuminating how ornaments, as we unpack and hang them each holiday season, tell the story of our lives.

Baker & Taylor
Collects photographs and vignettes that share the stories behind one hundred prized christmas tree ornaments from the author's large collection.

& Taylor

An ornament collector who was featured in the 2012 New York Times Style section, describes her spectacular Christmas tree and shares memories of what each treasured piece in her collection represents, creating a vivid portrayal of her life.

Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9780143107842
Branch Call Number: 745.5941 MACKAY
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Eisenhardt, Bob - Photographer


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