Sunday, December 7, 2014

Miniature Christmas Tree Silent Auction at Christmas Market 2014

Not only do we have the Anton Art Center devoted to thousands of unique gifts made by local artists during  Christmas Market 2014: Celebrate! , we have quite a spirited auction going on. Each year we ask businesses, organizations, and individuals to create one-of-a-kind Miniature Christmas Trees (each under 4'). Each tree is then displayed in Christmas Market and offered for bidding in our "Silent Auction".

This year we have 15 trees. Each beautifully fashioned and awaiting your bid.

#1 "Paper and Lace" created by our own Executive Director, Anne Lilla. This is the perfect table top tree at 1' tall. The tree is trimmed in red and gold with tiny flower ornaments, and a bright red ribbon. So cute!

#2 "The Love Tree" has also been created by Anne Lilla. It too is a tiny table top tree at just 1' tall. Covered top to bottom with happy Mary Englebreit characters, it is as sweet as can be.

#3 "Birds and Bells" created by the MSU Extension Smart Gardening group. This tree is like no other. Little birds, nests, brass bells and spanish moss all rest on real branches secured in a beautiful flower pot. A gardener's or bird lover's dream.

#4 "Celebrate" made by Three Boys and a Tree. The lighted tree is festooned in sapphire blue and silver in honor of our 45th anniversary.

#5 "Waiting for Santa" Also created by Three Boys and a Tree, this lighted tree has hand-made polymer clay ornaments, decorated pine cones, and a festive red plaid base.

#6 "Fairy Couture" created by Karen P. McNeil. This lighted tree is decorated with bright frosted ornaments a grape vine wound through the branches, and fluffy snow between each branch. Very classy.

#7 ""Old Fashioned Christmas Tree" made in honor of the 23rd. Annual Mount Clemens Grand Prix.This lighted tree is truly a classic with bright tinsel garland, and tiny ornaments.

#8 "Owls for Christmas" created by Mary Friedman, this lighted tree is so imaginative! It is full of frosted silver and gold ornaments, and feathered owls.

#9 "A Lofty Christmas" made by The Loft Art Gallery, this lighted tree is richly decorated with little framed art pieces and topped with a beautiful white bird.

#10 "Ukrainian Spider Tree" from Immaculate Conception Schools relates the tale of The Christmas Spider. This lighted tree is full of sparkling snowflakes, and spiders (fluffy-not real)!

#11"Rustic Christmas Tree" from the Macomb Board of Commissioners. The lighted tree is decorated with burlap snowmen, pine cones, and big felt lollypops.

#12 "The Hope Tree" from Mary's Children Family Center Day Program. This is a lighted tree full of sparkling silver and gold of ornaments made by the children of the Center. Topping the tree is a Happy Angel.

#13 "Danish Christmas" created by our own artist and volunteer Jan Dolland. The lighted tree features tiny Danish flags, and hand made ornaments made from wood shavings.

#14 "Holiday Happy" created by one of our volunteers, Diane Carlson. This lighted tree is decorated with bright white snowflakes, frosted red and lime green ornaments, and a cute little teddy bear at the base.

#15 "Frozen Tree" created by students of Lutz School in Clinton Township. This tree is a hit with any young people that visit! It is lighted and full of images of the characters from the movie, with Olaf nestled at the top in a sparkling silver bow. Such fun!

Hurry! The last day of bidding is Sunday December 14 by 2pm. Winning bidders can take their trees home in plenty of time for holiday festivities!

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