June 21, 2001
The indoor tree is about eight feet high.
The mantel is decorated with miniatures.Durell Godfrey
A small boxwood surrounded by doves graces the dining room table.Durell Godfrey
They say you can never really go home again.
Robert and Judy Millner are seen at home at Christmas with their daughter.
Florence Rewinski’s smile tells the story during a LongHouse workshop.
From grandmother to me, a family tradition
Feliz Navidad gets its hue from Curacao.
Lemons can be substituted for limes in Feliz Navidad.
Sag Harbor rum is great hot and buttered.
HUMOROUS (1 of 20)
Neurotics, science nerds, and feminists can choose a secular saint from among these candles. Each has a prayer specific to the choice on the other side. $16 each. Kites of the Harbor, 75 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
UNREAL (2 of 20)
As a neck wrap or collar, this is not only chic but politically correct. Perfect for a little black dress or to add some dash to a jean jacket. $84. Shoe-Inn, 52 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
ART for ARF (3 of 20)
This calendar keeps you organized and also helps critters. This year it has Eric Fischl paintings on its covers. $25. Look for it in local shops or at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Thrift Shop, 17 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, and ARF Adoption Center, 90 Daniel’s Hole Rd, East Hampton.
CLUTCH IT (4 of 20)
Felt bag for gallery openings or the Met gala has 3-D effect and comes in white, charcoal, or black. Very stylish. $125. Lisa Perry, 67 Main Street, East Hampton.
CHEERS, DEARS (5 of 20)
Wrap a special vintage or fine champagne in a knitted coverup to make the gift doubly delightful. Recipients can chill it later, if need be. $6.50 each. Country Lane, 85 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
DAZZLE (6 of 20)
Tart up old faithful votives with sparkling holders. Light a candle to get the party going. They look great lined up on a mantel or windowsill. $30 each. Elizabeth Dow Home, 14 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton.
PANACHE (7 of 20)
Great color and design make these necklaces extra festive. Pile them on for a real statement or just display them in a bowl. $20 to $58. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill.
GRACE NOTES (8 of 20)
Anyone who receives a thank-you note like this might decide to frame it instead of putting it in the mail. Share Ellen Watson’s images of the East End, which are printed on blank cards. Eight-card assortment with envelopes. $22. ellenwatsonphotography.com
GLOW (9 of 20)
The shine of vintage copper and glint of glass ornaments make quite a focal point for a celebration! Container $145. English Country Antiques, 26 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. Assorted ornaments. Ladies Village Improvement Society Bargain Box, 95 Main Street, East Hampton.
GOOD WISH: (10 of 20)
The right message for the season. Charming ceramic plate on wooden holder. $6, Salty Home, 2044 Montauk Highway, Building 1, Suite 16, Bridgehampton Commons.
WOODSY (11 of 20)
Made from fallen twigs, this assemblage provides endless possibilities. Use it as a fruit bowl or hang it on the wall. You also could embellish it with paint or tiny battery-powered lights for the holidays. $37.95. The Golden Eagle, 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
GROSS (12 of 20)
For kids’ pranks, or the adult who has everything. This will get attention. $15. South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton.
INSPIRED (13 of 20)
Even Cleopatra could have used a 24K gold bio-collagen mask. Anti-aging, deep tissue rejuvenation in a presentation box. Revive yourself after the party season. $125. Orogold, 11 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
BRILLIANT (14 of 20)
A fresh — and beachy elaboration of the holiday star. Big enough for salads, ornaments, candy, or beach stones, but also stunning when empty. $198 bowl, $48 per utensil pair. Rumrunner Home, 330 Montauk Highway, Wainscott.
SNOW BUNNY (15 of 20)
Miffy is a nifty floor lamp. Mid-century design, it would be at home for a kid in a loft or a full-of-fun couple in a starter castle. A floor lamp that looks like a book is also available. $220. Clic Gallery, 60 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
FABULOUS (16 of 20)
Dress up a crisp white shirt and leggings, and voila, your outfit is festive. How about wearing one red and one green? Give them to yourself or a friend who will trade. $25 per pair. Medusa, 62 Park Place, East Hampton.
GRAB BAG (17 of 20)
For the kitties, of course. Give them a present even if they won’t say thank you. They’ll be grateful in their own way. Natural muslin bag. $2.99. One Stop Pet Shop, 136 Main Street, Amagansett, or 20 Hampton Road, Southampton.
SUNCATCHER (18 of 20)
Handmade by Lorraine Pepper, a local glass artist, this fused, six-pointed star is perfect for a window or indoor Hanukkah decoration. $22. sagharborglass.etsy.com.
HEALTH (19 of 20)
Soothe tired dancing muscles? Sweat out some toxins? Clear your sniffles? An ancient remedy is having a therapeutic bath and going back to bed. $14. Naturopathica Holistic Health Spa, Red Horse Plaza, 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton.
A SERIES (20 of 20)
It’s going to be a long winter so consider more than one. An armful of books is better than one. How about a pot boiler or a boiling pot? Prices vary, of course. Bookhampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, 16 Hampton Road, Southampton, and 50 Love Lane, Mattituck.
Mary Busch sets it up.Durell Godfrey
Getting Out of It is Another Story
Could it be? The suits have minds of their own?
James Katsipis Photo