The 2012 Festival of Trees

Filed Under (Personal) by Lisa on 27-11-2012

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I can’t believe it’s less then one month till Christmas time! Where has the year gone? It feels like it was just summer a couple weeks ago.

This year once again I decided to decorate a tree for the Vancouver Island University Festival of Trees.  Since my chocolate themed tree in 2011 was pretty popular I decided to make another chocolate tree for the festival. This year I called my tree “Chocolate Heaven“. I wanted to make a completely different style of chocolate tree then my previous one so I changed my color scheme. I went with burgundy and gold with red accents for my tree colors. I loaded my tree up with a lot of chocolate! I admit my tree this year wasn’t was glamorous as my 2011 tree but it was much more delicious. Hopefully a true chocolate lover takes home this tree at the end of the festival.

All the trees get raffled off this year (for the cheap price of $2.00 per raffle ticket). Sounds like a bargain to me!

Here is my chocolate themed tree

And other favorites from decorating day

The 2011 Festival of Trees

Filed Under (Personal) by Lisa on 13-11-2011

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This year once again I decided to decorate a tree for the local festival of trees. I chose to do a chocolate themed tree which I called “Cocoa Christmas” which featured edible chocolates including Godiva chocolate bars, Godiva chocolate covered strawberries, Toblerone chocolates and Lindt chocolate balls. It was difficult to not eat my ornaments but I managed. Here is my tree at the festival.

And here are some of the other trees.

First off “Hark the Bark” a dog themed tree. One of my favourites.

Another favorite “Diamond in the Ruff”. I just love dog and cat themed trees : ).

A very pretty tree that I like “Vintage Chic Boutique”.

More trees from the festival

I love Christmas and it’s always fun to into the spirit decorating at the Festival of trees. How do you get into the Christmas spirit?

Cocoa Christmas

Filed Under (Personal) by Lisa on 10-11-2011

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This year I decided to decorate a tree again for the Festival of Tree’s in Nanaimo which supports student scholarships and awards at the university I attended (Vancouver Island University).

This time I chose to do a chocolate themed tree. I called my tree “Cocoa Christmas”. It features many edible delectable chocolates. Yes it was hard for this chocoholic to hold back and not eat the decorations, but I did. 😛

All of the trees are either auctioned off in a silent auction or given away in raffles (I won’t know which way my tree is given away until after the festival since I have had previous trees some raffled and others auctioned).

Here are some photos of my yummy tree. I’ll have some festival photos once I decorate my tree at the festival in a couple days.

2010 Festival of Trees

Filed Under (Personal) by Lisa on 13-11-2010

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This year I decided once again to decorate a tree for the local Festival of Tree’s. The Festival of Tree’s supports student awards in the form of scholarships, and bursaries at the university I attended (Vancouver Island University).  The theme this year was “A West Coast Christmas”. I decided to make a nautical tree which I called “A Sailor’s Christmas”, for the festival.

Here is my tree.

(The distant view of my bright blue and white themed tree)

My tree with it’s neighbor “A Teddy Bear’s Christmas”.

Here are some of the other beautiful and unique trees from the festival.

This was my favorite tree. It was a tree about succeeding with disabilities.  It is unique and beautiful on so many levels. Here are a few of it’s many decorations.

Another one of my favorites a pretty nautical tree!

Peace on Earth This Christmas

Filed Under (Personal) by Lisa on 15-12-2009

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This year my mom and I decided to design a Christmas tree for the local festival of trees.  We went with a heart and dove theme for our tree which we called “Peace on Earth”. Our tree featured warm white LED lights, a magnificent dove tree topper, and a handmade tree skirt crocheted by my mom. Most of the decorations are handmade, crocheted by either my mom or me. Here is our tree and it’s decorations.

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