Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Glitter and Sparkle and Lights, Oh My!

Wow, we just got back from the Christmas tree festival. Individuals or companies decorate and donate trees, wreaths, or vignettes to the festival to be sold. The profits benefit The Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center.  There were over 150 trees , rows and rows that looked like this in the convention center.

This little guy was so cute, I have a thing for flocked or plastic deer. Yep, anything tacky pulls at my heartstrings!
This beauty won a prize ribbon but I can't remember which one as they had so many categories to win in.
Some pretty pink ornaments that caught my eye.
This was a smaller tree decorated by a girl scout troop in a princess theme. Why do all the pink ones end up in my pictures? He-he!
Elegant is how to describe this lavendar and lilac beauty. Not my color but gorgeously done.
Do you see the cupcakes on this one!?  They should have done the whole thing in cupcakes in my opinion. They were so stinkin cute!
This was a heavily flocked all white tree . It was so peaceful and calm

Ok, can you tell this is the cotton candy tree!?  Yeah, those puffs are pink cotton candy, not real of course or it wouldn't have lasted the show!! I know you are saying "again with the pink and food themes!" I must have been hungry.
Ok, there should be a drum roll here.....this was my absolute favorite tree titled "O Holy Night". I couldn't capture it's icy blueness. It was so sparkly and I wanted to get close enough to see the lighted manger at the bottom so you can't see that there was a white trellis with white lights surrounding the table. It was already sold. I wouldn't have bought it anyways because as much as I like looking at designer and theme trees, I have to have mine with all the construction paper, pipe cleaner, tissue paper, ornaments that my kids have made over the years.  I buy the kids an ornament every year so that when they have to leave they will have a small collection and maybe they will keep their hands off the handmade ones they have given me. 


Connie said...

I love them all, but I think my favorite is the lavender tree, honey pie! That is really stunning! I've never seen one like it before.
Happy Thanksgiving

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

They are stunning! I like that sweet little deer too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Lori said...

that looks lovely...i did my peds rotation for nursing school at that hospital...some of the littles i took care of there still have a place in my heart...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

natalea said...

have a fantastic thanksgiving!!

vivian said...

hi! thanks for stoppingby my blog! I'm with you.. the pink trees would definitely be the ones that caught my eye, and of the ones you posted, my favorite is the last one! in fact I snatched up the picture to send to my daughter, she has her first apartment (which is adorable) and she is trying to decide what type of tree to buy and how she wants to decorate it.. this one would be adorable at her place!
Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

rosechicfriends said...


Oh, those trees look so divine! I love going to things like that for ideas! I do the same thing for my daughter..and she has a boat load of ornies now!

Also..I just love that sweet lil basket and can't wait to fill it with more pretty ornies! I hopefully will get a picture of it when I get my rooms decorated for Christmas.

Hope you have a blessed day with your family!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Karen! What gorgeous trees. I'm not even sure I can pick a favorite. I'm like you, have to have all the "special" ornies B & A have made for me over the years.

Happy TDay!!

Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving and sweetest blessings!

Sharon said...

Karen they are all so beautiful I don't know how anyone could possibly judge for the best in any category. Don't think I could have picked a favorite, loved them all.

vickie said...

WOW, they are beautiful! I like the last one and the lavender one.

Katie said...

Wow don't you just love tree shows like this? Oh so unique!

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, Wow all those trees are gorgeous but I love the same one your chose for a favorite. It is just stunning. The sweet deer is so cute.
Hope you are enjoying the season.
Merry Christmas,
hugs, Celestina

Bethany said...

Wow loved this "tour of trees"!! Soo many pretty ones :)

Mo said...

Beautiful! I love events like this!

IsabellaCloset said...

Karen, We LOVE going to see the trees in Akron Ohio, they truly are fabulous! My Daughters, Grandchildren & I always have such fun picking out our favorite trees. Akron Children's Hospital is a great hospital. My Granddaughter Isabella must go there often.
I hope you & your family have a lovely Christmas :-}
~Mary~ IsabellasCloset