Saturday, December 19, 2009
Know what it is?
Wanna know what it is?
Leigh from Tales from Bloggeritaville blogged about this tree today. Well, actually I sent her an email with some photos and I tried to describe the tree a bit.
I did not make this tree. A guy named Todd Mack made the tree for an event called Festival of Trees in Lansing, MI. Companies and organizations around town would decorate trees for this event, then the trees would be auctioned off. Some businesses would get a tree and fill it full of ornaments and a few wrapped gifts underneath or piled high with toys. Hardly anyone actually made the tree from scratch like Todd did. His tree was exceptional. Todd was a friend of ours (my sister Alison worked in his frame and gift shop for awhile) and we all fell in love with this tree. Thankfully the trees had a Buy It Now price as well as a silent auction feature. If someone used the BIN option, the auction feature was void. My Mom used the BIN option and just got the tree. Whew! It saved a lot of heartache trying to get the tree for less.
So anyway, that's part of the story of the tree. The rest of the story is over at Leigh's place. Go on, take a look :) There are a lot more photos over there, too.
Edited to mention -- Festival of Trees is no longer an event in Lansing - bummer because I loved it - and Todd Mack moved from Lansing, MI to the Chicago area. Here is a link to his company blog - Foursided. His stores are called Twosided and Foursided.