I hope you had an enjoyable Holiday Season! Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for all your comments during 2013. I’d like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the gardeners and artists who generously allowed me to interview them and take photos for this blog.
For me, one of the highlights of Christmas in the Hudson Valley was this handmade Christmas tree, which was displayed on the sidewalk outside ‘Kiss My Feet Salon and Spa’ in Saugerties NY.
The salon owner, Deb constructed this tree with the help of her friend who supplied the welding equipment and expertise.
Weighing over 500 lb, the trunk and base of the Christmas tree are constructed from metal pipe. The branches and decoration on the trunk consist of lengths of rebar (steel rod used to reinforce concrete). The metal balls on the end of the ‘branches’ are actually cannon balls supplied by a friend!
Decorated with lights, balls and metal chain.
I love the way Deb added sleigh bells to her handmade wreaths.
I am looking forward to meeting more gardeners and to sharing their knowledge and aesthetics with you in 2014.There are some great items planned that I hope you will enjoy – including private gardens, sculpture and reviews.
Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!