Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Teddy Bear Christmas Tea

It was another Teddy Bear Tea at the Florence Griswold Museum.
And this time the Princess went with Grammy and Grandma
which caused a lot of excitement.

There were projects, and stories...
and looking at the decorated trees.

The highlight of the event is Miss Florence's Tree.
Miss Florence’s Artist Tree is back for its seventh year with additional painted palettes, bringing the count to 120 artists from across the country who have donated works to this one-of-a-kind tradition. The 12-foot tree has become a holiday icon for the region. The idea of artists painting on palettes relates directly to the Museum’s history as the center for the Lyme Art Colony, and alludes to the doors and wooden wall panels the artists painted throughout Miss Florence's house over a hundred years ago. The palette artists’ styles and subject matter are as varied as the individuals. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, ceramics, collage, and even glass are used to transform the palettes into traditional holiday scenes, delightful landscapes, and more than a few surprises!

The Princess is looking for the palette that matches the picture
of a part of a palette. Binoculars were provided to help in the search.

A close up of the tree.

Other trees on exhibit were...

The Old Lyme Tree,

the Needlework Tree,

The Liberty Tree,

and The Knitter's Tree.

More trees were displayed in the gift shop.

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