The Garden Club of Niagara Falls decorated the trees at HANCI for the not for profit’s participation in the annual Main Street Business Association’s Festival of Lights celebration. Many, but not all of the tree’s decorations were donated through the years. This year, many were on loan. We coordinated the ornaments to form like groupings and make themed trees. I was so happy to join them in this fun, decorating event.
This was the first time that the Garden Club decorated the windows of the agency and the comments have been very positive. It was a fun day decorating and we did it fairly fast. A couple of members came back to install the back and fill lighting to the windows. Many of the items are borrowed, like the teddy bears at the Kid’s Tree and the train set at the Victorian Pink Tree.
The board of directors were pleased with the results as it helped to brighten up Main Street. The agency has always graciously allowed the Garden Club to use their boardroom for our meetings. And, the Club loves to help out the agency when we can.
I have shown you an other post on what activities the Club does for and with its members. Lilliputian Loveliness, had us making Bonsai.
Our last meeting we made Thanksgiving/Fall arrangements. Here is what we did at last month’s meeting, pictured below. Next month we are making a Christmas garland.
After the cats got to it…
The image above was taken when we were nearing completion of the decoration. The trees are very close to the window, which proved the best for viewing them from outside. We were in and out a lot, checking and making fine tuning moves.
I just loved these white snowballs on the tree above. They gave a larger scale to the ornaments, mixing up the sizing for a nice look. We weaved ribbon through the trees to give some movement to the display. We tied bows for tree topper. We were very lucky to have many of the beautiful ornaments donated or purchased on behalf of the agency.
All of the night shots were taken last night from outside on Main Street. The windows looked really pretty. HANCI is at the end of my street, so it is really convenient for me to go there.
The pink tree had faux poinsettia’s that really looked real. You can barely see the train below, and a Santa bear is to the right. Two members brought in these items and they really gave the display some visual impact.
The Kid’s Tree is all bright and colorful. It has an element of fun and frivolity with purple feathers and a skirt of teddy bears.
I stepped back for this image so you can see the trees in context to my location on the street.
Next Saturday, The Garden Club is decorating the atrium at HANCI. I will keep you posted. We are a busy group.
I have been so very busy with websites, home decorations, Christmas design, and working at the farm, but I will try to post my Christmas decorations soon. I will post previous years too. I love this time of year and it is a great way to show more people my own decorations. I love Christmas and all the celebration. I love what Christmas actually represents too.