Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Wreaths



Each year different departments at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
make Christmas wreaths for auction.
The wreaths are displayed on the walk-way between the main building and the Mays building.
The auction goes on for two weeks with the proceeds going to family programs.

Here are a few of my favorites.
Please excuse the quality of the images.
The reflections were horrible, the lighting terrible and there was a lot of pedestrian traffic to shoot around.


Mosaic wreaths

I loved the pink "Ride 'em Cowgirl" wreath with its boa like feathers.
Curious George was a hit with the kids as was
the Mickey and Minnie Mouse wreath.
Then there was the "My Fair Lady" wreath with it's fancy feathers, fabric roses, ribbons, pearls and
plenty of lace.



Mosaic Gulf Coast


It was the "Happy Texas Gulf Coast Holiday" wreath that really captured my attention.
Photos of the gulf coast, fishing lures, weights, shells, lighthouse.
You name it. If it had to do with fishing, it was on the wreath.
There was even part of a fishing pole hanging off the side!
Love the jingle bells, too.
Christmas is less than a week away.
Wishing you well, a JOY filled week, and many blessings this holiday season.





30 comments:

EG Wow said...

I very much like the selection of wreaths you're showing here. They are so creative!

Janet said...

What fun and creative wreaths....and a great way to raise money.

Merry Christmas to you and Mr Dragon!!!

eileeninmd said...

They are all beautiful wreaths. My favorites are the MIcky and Minnie and the Curious George. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I think you did great with the photography considering your obstacles. So much to love here, I would be bidding on a few of these if I lived there. Happy Mosaic Monday, Snap.

Dishesdone said...

They are all so creative! I love the Curious George! What a nice thing to do for a good cause!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Millie said...

SOme interesting wreaths!

Bernie said...

You've chosen a great selection to highlight in you mosaic ... the Texas Gulf Coast Holiday wreath is definitely a find! Great photos! What a great idea to raise money for this worthwhile cause. Have a fabulous festive season!

A Garden of Threads said...

There is nothing to excuse, fabulous pictures. Have a wonderful holiday.

Lavender Cottage said...

The wreaths are all beautiful and created by very talented people.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful wreaths. Lots of talent there. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They are all beautiful -- I hope they raise a bucket o' cash!

Jeri ~ said...

Beautiful and very creative and for a great cause!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh boy! Now I want to dig out all my bits & bobs and make some wreaths!!!

m ^..^

Mary said...

Curious George & Texas Gulf coast are my favs! Merry Christmas to you & yours :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Snap,
Thanks so much for your lovely words and these pictures are great, you are very talented with your camera!
purrs and love
LUna - WE LOVE LUNA and hugs from mommy Léia

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a wonderful fund raising idea for MD Anderson. They are all very clever and so well done. Would love to have seen them all, but I like your choice as a favorite, too! Merry Christmas!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a wonderful type of fundraiser!!! I think everyone would get a lot of value from this project!!! Wishing you a beautiful Christmas season!!!

bj said...

Aren't these all just fabulous.
Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

I am partial to the "My Fair Lady" wreath. I hope they do well in their fund raising. My BIL was there last year. Sadly, we lost him, but my SIL said everyone there was so good to them.
Now don't forget to have your vodka and tonic sometime this week! LOL
~ Sue

lisaschaos said...

That's wonderful! They are all so pretty! I would certainly want to buy one of them!

Kate Tracton said...

Merry Christmas, Snap!

I love that wreath with the feathers. Just goes to show that Christmas doesn't have to be all red, green, and white.

I hope you and Mr Dragon have a peaceful Christmas, filled with joy.

Hugs,

Kate

BailiwickStudio said...

I love the white wreath, but they're all so festive! Merry Christmas to you!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful idea for a good cause! I love the Mickey Mouse wreath :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What wonderful wreaths! I really like them all. It's a very nice way for MD Anderson to fundraise for a good cause. I am also on their e-mail list!

dosfishes said...

What a marvelous tradition, I agree, Gulf Coast Texas has it by a mile! xox Corrine

Sue ( Lavender Lady) said...

Wow what a great idea. Lovely mosaics.

LDH said...

Great theme for a mosaic! Lots of fun and pretty wreaths! Curious George won my heart!

Vee said...

What a great fundraiser and so much creativity. It's giving me ideas...not good at this late stage in the game.

Kit said...

Wonderfully creative wreaths! I love them. And thank you for visiting my blog! Kit

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed your mosaics. Hope they raised a lot of money.
Hope you are enjoying the holidays.