This was my fourth year designing and decorating a 15 foot tree at our Fellowship in Easton. Besides all the trees I’ve fussed over for myself, the ones at my shop, I’ve had previous experience decorating trees professionally with my friend Pama from Moonvine. Both at her shop,
and at Annie’s restaurant on Kent Narrows. This slide show is composed of those Annie’s trees.
If this tree from the Festival of Trees in Easton looks familiar, that is because it was designed by the very same uber-talented Pama.
And she probably sneezed it up in her sleep.
This big tree is my self-appointed challenge and this year, I went with the paper doll inspiration. Foreign flavored paper children holding hands.
My thoughts then went to stars and mini globes. Figured I might as well do a “think globally, act locally’ meets”It’s a small world” kinda theme.
And that’s what I did.
Understand that this large of a tree requires the right scale of ornaments to be seen.
They need to be Large. And you need different textures.
So the last-minute found me grabbing branches from the basement (you mean you don’t have spare branches lying around?),
and shredding more map pages from our old road atlas to make nests.
Plus making the requisite red bows.
We filled in with left over brown paper flowers and hydrangea from years past and voilà,
the result was just the right amount of red and texture and movement.
I’m one happy Designer. I pleased myself and everyone else as well.
This was the perfect theme and the cost? Free.