Monday, December 13, 2010

A special Christmas post


It’s a December tradition on Tea Stains that I roll out my Bangkok Christmas pictures.

The collection of the Christmas pictures started for me back in November when I was in KL. One afternoon I made my way to one of the hundred malls, Pavilion, in search of Bookbinders Design. Inside, a lavish exhibition space of ballroom proportions was bedecked with red carpeting, hundreds of yards of billowing gold fabric and a Christmas scene to rival any in Northern Europe – probably even the real one at the North Pole.

Here we were, the third week in November, and already we were knee deep in Christmas hysteria spirit. I made my way up the escalators to the sixth floor to find my shop but first I stopped and marvelled - even in cynicism - for a moment.

I peered down to the ground floor, bemused and I spied this: what looked like a life size display of Father Christmas’s sleigh and a complement of reindeer.

After I’d failed to find my shop I went down to check out the flamboyant spectacle so that I could include it in my Christmas Decoration posts. And really, who wouldn't be moved? Just maybe not quite as I first imagined...






8 comments:

Boonie S said...

Great post! Very amusing. Excellent photos too.
And those baubles…. They’re quite something, uh? – unusually large….

Have a nice day, Boonie

L'Aussie said...

These are exquisite! Such detail! Beautiful Christmas photos. Thanks for sharing.:)

Sue Guiney said...

My God -- i was afraid you were going to say they were real and stuffed!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks for making me laugh first thing on a Monday morning!!!

Su said...

Yep, looks like they got *every* detail, all right.

Tara said...

Thank God I'd just swallowed my mouthful of coffee! Ha!

Beautiful pictures, though. Well, mostly.

Angie said...

Wow, they really go all out there! That last one cracked me up. Thanks for the dose of Christmas, er, spirit?

Maci Miller said...

LOL!