A perfectly good Christmas tree, abandoned on Swanson Lane:
And a camouflaged reindeer is spotted nearby on George Street:
You might have to look closer to see it:
And you'll have to look very closely to see this, surely Newtown's smallest wreath:
At the opposite end of the spectrum is Pleasant Avenue in Erskineville, where most of the residents have gone the whole hog with their decorations:
Irene and Oscar have even had a Pleasant Avenue sign professionally made:
The owner of this house was out the front when I was there so I was able to congratulate her personally on this extreme Seasonal makeover:
I love it!
There's also a house which has taken an environmentally-friendly approach to Christmas lights:
Passers-by can light up the sign by having a go of this home-made bucket contraption:
Ingenious! Plus it makes all their neighbours look bad! A clear winner for Pleasant Avenue.
And on the subject of winners, I award the best shop window display to All Buttons Great And Small for managing to make buttons tie in with Christmas giving:
And one final festive winner: the 370 bus, which came first in the bus decorating competition judged last week by Sophie Delezio.
"The Glebe" newspaper chose to feature the story on its front page with the headline "The good old 370 is Sophie's choice". Yes, I imagine choosing the winner from all those decorated buses was just like Sophie's Choice. And since when is the much-maligned bus route (see The Universe Would Cease To Exist if the 370 Bus Arrived On Time) the "good old 370"? All that tinsel must have gone to their head.