Friday, December 4, 2015

Welcome to Ohio! - Team Oolong

"The Teapot" for team oolong arrived in Ohio yesterday!

Rosemary tucked in some goodies.

This sweet little box held . . .
Thank you so much Rosemary!  I sampled the three mint tea (in my new holiday cup) and  a piece of biscotti before bed last night.  Yum!  I can hardly wait to soak in a tub with the wonderful Rosemary (How appropriate!!!) and mint soap. 

I do not have a personal blog, so I hope you will bear with me as I host the traveling teapot for the month of December.  

We hit the ground running, as I strapped "the teapot" in our vehicle as soon as our mail lady dropped her at my door.  No time for a big "Welcome to Ohio" tea party.  We were off to the Christmas Tree Festival at the 
in Lima, Ohio. Can you spot the teapot?

This was their 43rd Annual Christmas Tree Festival.  This was my first visit to the museum.  The 85 plus trees were on display throughout the historical museum. The theme this year is "The Majesty of Christmas." 

Here are just a few of the trees on display.
The Lima area Barbershops - "Barbers give Bikes"

Happy Hours Garden Club - Nature's Grandeur

I could not find the sponsor of this tree, but I loved how each of the ornaments were obviously made by different children.  
Ornament close up

Lima Lioness Club - Glad To Serve Our Veterans

Allen County Master Gardeners - Heaven and Nature Sing

Wyngate Senior Living Committee - The Magnificent Monarch's of Wyngate

RMS of Ohio - (I couldn't find the theme)

Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority - Family and Home
I liked the sign on this tree.  It says "The best of all gifts around the Christmas Tree:  
The presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

Children's Smiles Dental Care - The Majesty Of A Christmas Smile

Close up of an ornament - how cute!

The Learning Castle Child Care Center - Whoville (Dr. Seuss)

Dianna's Consignment Boutique

Close up of the ornaments

My vote for tree with the best sense of humor!
Lima Rehab And Nursing Center - The Golden Years

Closer view of their ornaments

Girl Scout-Brownie Troop 20080 - Girl Scouts - Filled with Fun!
(I loved the brownie hat as the tree topper.)
Ornament close ups - it appears the girls filled empty bulbs with "fun".

I think this tree was done by Forest Park Preschool - Jesus is Our King

Ornament close up

The Golden Bridge Academy - Glitter and Grandeur
(ornaments made by Pre-K to 4th Grade Students)
I noticed many of the trees were sponsored by schools or day cares, with many of the ornaments made by the children.

Lima Fire Department - Ladies Auxiliary - Everyday Heroes

Derek Morman in memory of Steve Morman- Majestic Memories

And "Evergreen" the talking tree
We discussed the various birds who nest in her branches.  "Evergreen" said the bluejays visited just the other day.  She really likes the cardinals, because they are so bright.  She asked us to feel her needles.  When we did, she giggled and said it tickled.  (That little hand belongs to my 2 year old grandson.)

We had a wonderful visit.  The trees are on display through Sunday December 6.  The museum complex also includes a log cabin and Victorian home.
I will try to post some photos of the regular museum exhibits, as well as the cabin and home in another post.

Glad you were able to join us for our visit to the Allen County Museum Christmas Tree Festival.  
Sips and Smiles,


  1. Did the Tardis teapot enjoy the show? I did! It is always fun to take in the holiday festivities with beautiful trees. Thanks for your sharing it with us.

  2. Looks like a fun visit to the museum!

  3. What a wonderful Christmas tree tour! I loved them all, but my favorite is the botique tree! Thank you for this wonderful post!

  4. Wow, so many Christmas Trees to enliven the holiday spirits.
    Rochelle, ATAA

  5. Beautiful trees! Thanks for sharing. I love the one made to look like a dress. Enjoy your time. Thank you for sharing with us!

  6. That dress form with the tree "skirt" is spectacular! Glad you had fun with the teapot.