Tree of Treasures: A Life in Ornaments


Price:$20.00


Author Bonnie Mackay
Publisher Penguin Books
Date 2016
Country United States
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 5.4 x 0.8 x 7.8 in., 244 pages
A beautifully illustrated look at Christmas ornaments and the memories they hold on our trees

First highlighted in the New York Times, Bonnie Mackay’s annual Christmas tree showcases a lifetime collecting almost 3,000 ornaments.

Now, through beautiful photography and illuminating vignettes, Tree of Treasures shares the heartfelt stories behind a hundred of those cherished possessions, whether it’s the story of a family member, like Mackay’s grandfather, a well-known vaudeville performer; long-held relationships with friends and colleagues in the international community of Christmas crafts makers; a memory of a beloved pet; and much more.

From serene lace angels and vintage Santas, to exquisite glass-blown spheres and small silk purses, Tree of Treasures showcases ornaments both beautiful and well-loved, illuminating how ornaments, as we unpack and hang them each holiday season, tell the story of our lives.