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No Christmas Trees available on the Coast, Sooo..., Roxanne creates one out of bamboo--and more!

This year, we could not buy our usual live Christmas tree.  In addition, the local stores did not carry fake trees either!

We had an artificial tree for several years, and when it became a little weak, we passed it on to Agripina.  She almost cried, since she had never had a Christmas tree of her own.  She and Isidro lovingly restored it, and now it is blinking merrily away each evening.

Rox drew up a plan showing the kind of tree she wanted, and then asked Fernando, our neighbor craftsman, to craft up the stylized tree out of bamboo (cana).  She reasoned, that it might last several years, that would be good.  Here's a shot of him delivering the bare bones tree...

Fernando even carved out the slots for the "branches"...

Here's a shot of Roxanne, as she decorates the tree...


Later in the day, we got Fernando to pose with Rox.

Although, the tree is really pretty during the day, it knock you socks off at night!

Rox's bamboo tree floods the living room with good vibes...

She also commissioned Fernando to cut and sand up several sizes of bamboo rings.  

These looked pretty nifty when glued together into a Christmas tree wall hanging!

The plan today, is to provide red felt as backing to complete the Christmas look.

Rox will continue to be on the lookout for little goodies to add to the remaining cubby holes...

Here is a shot of how the red backing adds a new dimension to the overall effect...

The camera was slightly tilted, but you get the idea...

Posted on Wed, December 10, 2014 at 05:01AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

Great idea! Cost effective and looks awesome!

December 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Kouwenhoven

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