Here's a festive start to Dimitrios' holiday project. New Orleanians are known for two things: we love spicey boiled seafood, and we don't mind "tacky" things.
No matter where we may live now, by place of origin and birth, Mrs. VF and I are forever New Orleanians. And on our tree one of the tackiest and most fun ornaments is this porcelain boiled shrimp (they were all the rage in New Orleans a couple of decades ago). Our one remaining shrimp still hangs on our tree proudly every year and reminds us of better days back home.
And in addition to this photo being my wish for the merriest Christmas and the happiest New Year to everyone, it's #6 in my random "Treasures on our Tree" series. Jingle bell rock, y'all!