I was very proud with our tree. Our theme was duct tape and the tree was called, 'Duct The Halls'. Very cute. The tree sold for 150 dollars and won second place ribbon in the 'designed by children' category. So without further adieu, and because I'm awkward and shitty at segueing into things, here are the pics of every one's awesome trees. I apologize ahead of time for any somewhat blurry pics. It was very crowded that day and hard to shoot around people.
Zanvyl and Isabelle Kreiger Fund. Designed by Dantech, Inc. and Out Of Sight Home Theater.
Flanigan and Sons Inc. Designed by Natty Boh Gear and O'Crabby Creations. Another Baltimore themed tree with lots of cute decorations. They even had them made out of crab shells. I remember my Grandma Frieda sometimes used to save some of the backs of the crabs to clean and make ornaments out of.
Weyrich, Cronin and Sorra, Chartered. I love a good monster or Halloween type Christmas tree. They're always fun.
Valley Motors Inc. I have no clue what category they won first place in, but they totally won it.
Fandango Productions. I absolutely loved this tree. You can't see it in the picture but it's base was a trashcan with more graffiti on it and the star was made of chains. Had I had the money I would have bought this tree, and if there weren't a ton of people (and if I wasn't parked halfway across the parking lot) I would have stolen it that's how much I loved this thing. All your 'tis the seasoning's be damned! This tree was awesome.
'Tree Huggers' Sponsored by Merritt Properties, LLC. Designed by Fandango Productions.
Fabiani and Company. Designed by Fandango Productions. Apparently they were very busy people this festival.
Sodexo Services. Designed by Kennedy Kreiger Institute Patient Accounting. This was covered in tiny little alcohol bottles and the garland was wine corks. And that is completely awesome.
'The Peanuts Gang' by The Kennedy Krieger School LEAP Program.
BARCS gift card.
Ellin and Tucker Chartered. I loved the little W2 forms.
science center vouchers. I've never been there but it looks neat.
'Rubber Dub Dub' by Fluteskateers.
'Homespun Christmas' by Prettyboy Tiny Tots.
Spidersmart Learning Center. Being as I was just learning how to use my new iphone I didn't realize I could turn off the flash, so I was unable to get a close up of the glass ornaments since they were in a shady area and light reflects off glass. But they were these cute, plain glass bulbs with strips of literature curled inside. The tree came with 18 books.
And this I just thought was cute. This woman was selling hand made matryoshka and had this cat lady of the matryoshka dolls.
I wanted to get more pictures but by the time we had viewed all the trees and eaten something my sister was getting bored, having run off with her friends and saw everything at the lightening quick speed that only kids can. I love the Festival of Trees but that is the part that kind of whomps about it. Unless you have little kids, or are a little kid, after you've seen the trees, gingerbread houses, and shopped a bit there's really not much to do afterwards.