Tree Designers: Elizabeth Gilham and Bonnie Cannon
What inspired you to design for Mary Bridge's Festival of Trees?
As a MultiCare employee, I look forward to attending the Festival on employee night with my co-workers. Last year, one co-worker turned to me and said, "E, you're creative - you should do this." I turned to Bonnie and said, "only if you help." Hence the search to learn how to design a tree started.
How long have you been involved with the Festival of Trees?
This is our first year.
What is your theme and inspiration for this year's tree?
My theme is Poinsettia's, Making Memories. While shopping at ACE Hardware in Gig Harbor, Elizabeth fell in love with a tablescape with the holiday Christmas flower plates and mugs with a plaid cloth. Since we enjoy new experiences, we are looking for new experience to make memories for the lucky buyers.
What packages are you planning to include with your tree?
We have theatre tickets, gift card to Asado, two 75 minute float experiences, a garden bench with trellis, two handcrafted quilts (one is the tree skirt), bakery cookies & certificate, a session of DJ music, a 3-hour sailing experience, a week stay at The Ridge Tahoe Lake Resort and so much more!
We are always accepting ideas and in-kind donations of experiences. Please text me at 253-221-6576!
Make sure to note in the comment section this donation is for Elizabeth Gilham or the Poinsettia's, Creating Memories tree.