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Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 22 December 2007 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

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!

NIKON D80 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 100 92 mm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

happy holidays dear VF,this could pass off as a mascot for seafood restaurants here:)

22 Dec 2007 10:39am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

He he! a brilliant decoration VF, please say were going to see the whole tree in all it's glory soon! :)

22 Dec 2007 10:48am

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

BEST of the bunch - this is a GREAT ornament!

22 Dec 2007 12:04pm

Shades of Mandee from Vandergrift, United States

Very cool and I love your blog!! Have an amazing Holiday!!!

22 Dec 2007 3:03pm

Eleftheria, 9 years old, from Athens, Greece

Merry Christmas and happy new year 2008!

22 Dec 2007 3:03pm

Shades of Mandee from Vandergrift, United States

Yes, After looking at all the ornaments I hope you will show us all a pic of the whole beautiful tree soon!!!

22 Dec 2007 3:06pm

Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, Québec, Canada

I agree with Shades of Mandee!

22 Dec 2007 9:17pm

Mingo from Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain

¡Felicidades en estas Fiestas!... con el deseo de que esta Noche de Paz sea tan sólo el comienzo de un Año pleno de éxitos!

22 Dec 2007 9:20pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Hah-hah! By popular demand, I submit to your requests and on Dec. 26th I will post a photo of our tree. It's really nothing special though, so I hope no one is disappointed; the individual highlights are far more interesting. But then maybe I just don't know how to photograph a full Christmas tree.

22 Dec 2007 10:05pm

Kami from Tehran, Iran

so nice! Merry Xmas from Iran :)

22 Dec 2007 11:31pm

Jacksta from United States

I just lovehate this ornament. It is just so dawg gone tacky. It would definitely be on my tree.

23 Dec 2007 3:28am

Rebecca from Leicester, United Kingdom

Mmmmmmm, the very mention of shrimp, and my mouth starts watering!! :) This image certainly helps!!! I, for one, like it. :O)

23 Dec 2007 11:59pm

1/125 second
ISO 100
92 mm