Friday, August 26, 2005

The Finished Tree


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Move to Kennett Square, PA and I bet they would hire you at Longwood Gardens to decorate their Christmas trees! ; )

  2. Thank you, Dianne. I don't want any more trees to decorate! I do 2 or 3 in my home and 5 or 6 at work. I have been doing the trees at the hotel for the past 19 years. It was one of those "do it one year and your stuck for life" jobs. I used to love doing them all, but the past five years or so I have been getting tired of it and not feeling so creative. I keep trying to pass the job on to someone else, but no luck yet.

  3. Wow! That's a lot of trees to have to decorate. I can give you ideas of what I've seen at Longwood and they tend to lean toward the natural look like you do. I've seen gourds and seed pods, seashells, a peacock theme, grapes and vines, well you get the picture. I'd have to look at my photo cd disk for other trees I've seen. And I have tons of Christmas craft books too. Don't rule out hydrangeas if you have access to any. They fill in a ton of space.
    Recycling ideas is good too.

  4. Great trees. Last year I was feeling blue and not into doing a tree so all I put on where white lights. gold bulbs and gold ribbon. Funny thing is it was my favorite one.

  5. Crazygramma, sometimes the simple ones do turn out to be the best. I have been into the white/gold theme lately myself.

    Dianne, Last year I used hydrangeas (silk) and gold grapes on the hotel lobby tree.You are right that they work beautifully because they are large and take up much space.

    I have done fruit themes, denim theme, poiensiettas, -- you name it and I have probably done it. One year I even used tons of painted weeds--I would leave work, pass a field of weeds and stop the car and run out (in my heels) and cut down weeds,& take them home & paint them. (I was way more energetic back then -- lol). I have even used crushed brown paper bags for filler. I am BIG on fillers for Christmas trees! Any ideas you or anyone has are appreciated, so bring them on!


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