Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Victorian Christmas 2010 - Decorating Part 2

For a certain portion of our community there are three areas of concern with our annual Victorian Christmas celebrations at the O'Dell House Museum. These concerns are created by expectations developed over many of attending this event. What are people wondering about you ask? What will the newel post at the bottom of the stairs look like? What are you doing for a centerpiece on the dining room table? Most importantly, are you having a fruit pyramid this year?

At this point, I can answer two of these pressing questions. We will indeed have a fruit pyramid. Earlier today this eye catching construction was assembled by Garry Freeman. This year the design is more toward the humble side with apples, boxwood and a pear forming the pyramid. The centerpiece is an pineapple sitting in a nest of apples, oranges and boxwood. The pineapple is a traditional symbol of welcome and hospitality so we normally try to include one in our Christmas decorations. As for the newel post, I am not able to offer an answer just yet. I will offer a hint that earlier today we made a special trip to the woods to collect a miniature Christmas tree. Garry will be back at the museum tomorrow to finish this much anticipated part of the decor.

All for now,

1 comment:

  1. Yay, Garry! What a craftsman! What an artist! Hope Garry plans to enter a decorated tree in the Parade of Trees exhibit and auction at ArtsPlace next month.