I came across these great multi agate beads that would make fun, beautiful eyeglass chains. So I made 1 in gold and 1 in silver! Available at Miss Val’s Creations.
Festival of Trees
The Methuen Festival of Trees is in full swing again! I took these photos in dim lighting with a flash which probably comes out better than taking the photos when they are lit!
I have not seen Frankenweenie yet but love Tim Burton and really want to see it!
More Tim Burton! Remember a Nightmare Before Christmas?
The Festival takes place in the building where I work. It is open to the public on nights and weeks. 200 Christmas trees are lit up when it is open.
Anyone can donate a tree to be raffled off. Each raffle winner takes the tree they won along with any goodies that come with it!
Awards are given for things such as best tree topper, best tree skirt, best theme etc.
You can tell who is going for which award! The toppers and tree skirts can be really amazing.Each year in the center of the building is a super creative tree created by a local hairstylist. The use of materials is always really cool.
Of course the photo does not do it justice. It is really amazing lit up with twinkling lights.
Those of you in the US are probably familiar with New Balance sneakers. Their factory is in a city next to mine.
There is a store at the factory where I purchase my sneakers for a small fraction of retail! Well this is their tree. It shows how creative people get. A tree is not necessarily a tree!!! I did not read what comes with this one but my guess is a serious gift card.
The Festival is organized by the Methuen Historical Society and the proceeds go to maintaining historical buildings like the ones I have been showing. The Festival gets bigger each year so they now donate to local towns as well. There is tons of history in the area where I live so it is wonderful to see such a successful, entertaining fundraiser for these sites!I will be back next week with more festive fun! Have a great week everyone! ~Val