Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas tree festival and metal sculptures

I thought I would be knee deep in Christmas decor by now, but I had some minor back pain that changed my plans. I'm finally on the mend now, so I'll be sharing some home decor soon, but in the meantime here are some photos from our recent visit to our annual  festival of trees event that is held every year at the Hilton downtown. 

It's been much larger in the past, not as many trees for some reason, but the ones on display were quite pretty. It was rather dark inside so I did the best I could with these pics.  They also had a nice Farmer's holiday market which we really enjoyed since the tree festival was smaller than usual. 

I'm really loving tabletop trees this year and this pretty flocked tree was my favorite. 

I wanted to share this photo of the skiing moose. Quite a character.  All of the trees had a theme and were being raffled off at the end of the festival. 

They had a talking tree for the kids and I enjoyed watching this little girl all animated talking to the tree. Of course her older brother was looking bored. 

This tree had a tropical theme. Love the soft pastel colors and decorations. 

 All you would need is a pitcher of margaritas and you'd be all set. 

This blue spidery tree decoration was quite unique looking. You could have a lot of fun during the holidays decorating your tree in a non traditional way for a change. 

This tree was so pretty in person, but I just couldn't get a good photo of the whole tree. 

 Closer pics reveal the detail of the pretty vintage ornaments. 

The decor left a lot to be desired in the holiday market conference room  at the hotel. I'm not sure what decorating theme they were using in here, but it looked like something  from the 60's Star Trek series. Maybe they were going for a retro theme in here, but it didn't work for me at all. The funky looking ceiling lights and gaudy carpeting took some time to get adjusted to. 

The carpeting looks right at home with these quirky metal sculptures made of tools. 

 Love this crabby looking bird and its wild spiral hair. 

The artists are so creative putting these sculptures together with different metal parts and tools.  This dog is so cute with the wrench in its mouth.  

Love the handle for the tail and the creepy spider. 

 This glam looking bird is so unique and love the hoops. I think I would want something a little friendlier looking in my garden though. With a face like that she might scare the  little birds! 

Another peculiar looking sculpture that reminds me of the cootie bug game that my older brother played with as a child. It matches perfectly with the carpeting. 

I always thought it was a rather creepy looking bug, but fun to put the pieces together. 
I really liked this dog toaster, but after seeing this picture the imposing  looking penguin is pretty cute too. 

A little reindeer is perfect for Christmas. 

My favorite though is this Petunia pig planter. She would look perfect in a garden or outdoor space with overflowing plants or flowers. From her snout to her curly tail she is one cute pig. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sorry to hear you were having back pain. I can so relate to that. I herniated 3 disks in my lower back years ago and despite lots of physical therapy, chiropractic work, acunpuncture and yoga, I still have discomfort and sometimes pain most days. Yoga and stretching are the best for keeping the pain under control. I enjoyed seeing all those Christmas trees. Quite unique!

  2. Hi Diane! Back pain is a terrible thing! Hope you feel better and just take your time. The trees are lovely and some cute ideas! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Olá amiga, hoje quero agradecer a Deus pelo dom da sua vida, e desejar a você e sua família
    um feliz e santo Natal, cheio de saúde e alegria!!!
    Que seu coração esteja preparado para receber o Menino Deus!!!
    Um grande abraço, Marie.

  4. Diane, I sure hope your back got feeling better! I went to our local Festival of Trees this year and saw so many gorgeous trees! The sculptures are so creative! Thanks for sharing with Creating Christmas.


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