Celebrating Christmas in mindful simplicity this year. Handmade cards, dried herbs and teas from the garden packaged in old mustard and jam jars, an altar of favorite ornaments and foraged greens in lieu of a tree, and one pine garland from Sweet Berry Farm to climb the stairs. Wishing you all peace and a very Merry Christmas eve.
Working on a series of New Years notecards inspired by friendly neighbors, winters in the north, and the myriad of colors that exist within the layers of birch bark. Since each one is unique, I figured I better document them before they make their way to friends across the globe.
2016 has been a year of many exciting projects and collaborations, most of which I am very behind in sharing, but among my favorite images are the ones I was able to take for the Newport Restoration Foundation this Christmas. Rough Point, the seaside estate of tobacco heiress Doris Duke, has been curated for the holidays the way it would have actually looked during Ms. Duke’s lifetime: shuttered for the winter, as Doris spent Christmas at Shangri La, her house in Hawaii. Rough Point’s sole occupants would have been her staff, thus the staff wing has been decorated to reflect their own holiday celebration. I found the interior spaces, draped with white sheets, rather eerily inspiring, and thought I’d share.
There’s still time to check out this exhibit, entitled “Undecked Halls,” which will be open for the last viewing on December 27th, 2016.