Ready, Set, Christmas

Glam Vintage & Moderne's entry for The Festival of Trees

Glam Vintage & Moderne’s entry for The Festival of Trees

The Port Hope Festival of Trees starts this Friday, which conveniently takes place:

a) after this recent snow dump has cleared b) on the same night as The Candlelight Walk and LIghting of Memorial Park and c) on the same night as Moonlight Madness.

Festival of Trees 2013

This is a night where you can kickstart your Christmas.  In the afternoon visit the Capitol Theatre and enter a draw for your favourite of the 80 trees .  Glam’s tree is the one without a single bare spot.  It is fully laden with berries, bows, balls and feathers in warm tones of gold and peach.  It is DONE…I mean totally!

Glam Tree Ornaments 2013

Have a little dinner at one of Port Hope’s great restos then at 7pm warm your heart by watching the traditional Candlelight Walk to the lighting ceremony in Memorial Park.

Finally snap out of the glow and  “START YOUR SHOPPING”.  Most of the retailers will provide discounts “Friday night only” so take advantage of their generosity and get your list ticked off locally at reduced prices.  Call some friends and make a date for this special night out.

port hope santa claus parade

Better still,  invite them to stay over.  Nothing takes the edge off like the sights and sounds of the following day’s whimsical Port Hope Santa Claus parade coupled with a Tylenol extra strength.

Pa rump a pum pum.

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The Spirit of ChristmasTree Decorating 101

Glam Christmas Tree Close-up

Glam Vintage & Moderne’s Christmas Tree Decorations

1.  Start with one really great bauble/ornament inspiration piece:  In this case Richard loved the whimsical sparkly glass fish ornament.

2.  Purchase or scavenge other pieces using the same colours that are found in said inspiration piece.  Limiting oneself to the colours found in the whimsical fish…hot pink to fuchsia and gold helps keep you focused and may even keep you on budget.

3.  Place the clear white mini lights in an even distribution on all parts of the tree.  Always remember to just say “:no” to coloured lights.

4. Garlands are next.  Richard chose a sparkling flexible rope-like garland in both colours.  Note they are not placed in the contrived evenly spaced wavy rows of days gone by.

5.  Make your own bows like Richard did,  but we won’t go into this here.  There are too many “how to’s” on the internet on this subject already.

6.  Place various sized glittering balls and ornaments sporadically on tree.

7.  Give the tree to Charity.  The Festival of Trees starts tonight at the Capitol Theatre is Port Hope.  You can bid on Richard’s tree during the next few weeks.  All the money raised goes to Charity.

Glam Christmas Tree 2012

Christmas Tree Designed by Glam Vintage & Moderne