Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Deck The Halls

I stopped in at the Chateau Laurier some days ago to take in the Christmas decorations.


It has been a tradition at this hotel for years to host the Trees of Hope, a charity benefit for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's foundation. Businesses and organizations come in to decorate Christmas trees in the lobby areas around the hotel. People can submit their choices for favourite tree, along with a cheque for CHEO, and can come on in and have a look at the trees.


I happened to be before this quite tall nutcracker in the corridor when a staff member came up and we chatted. She said this dates back to the 30s or 40s.


I carried on with photographing. I have more of these tomorrow.

28 comments:

  1. For the moment when I open a Blog, I only know where I am reading the profile ! The Christmas decorations are all the same, wherever I look, lol ! I am glad that it's over !

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  2. Those trees are beautifully festive and for a good cause too:)

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  3. Gostei destas decorações e aproveito para desejar a continuação de umas Boas Festas. 🎄

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  4. A very worthwhile annual event if it raises money for children’s hospitals.

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  5. So many pretty trees and I rather like the large nutcracker.

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  6. so fancy ... i always wonder if those nutcrackers are for show or do they really work? curious? i can not be the only one, right??!

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  7. ...Deck the Halls' for sure, Happy Boxing Day.

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  8. That is such a wonderful tradition. The trees are all so pretty.

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  9. It almost starts to dizzle me from all those lights and glittering decorations ...
    But when it's good for raising money for children, I'm OK. :-)

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  10. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing all these great trees. :-)

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  11. Great idea for a fund raiser! The trees are beautifully decorated!

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  12. this is such a special tradition, truly capturing the spirit of the season.


    Janis
    GDP

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  13. It is a Christmas wonderland, William!

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  14. @Gattina: there is no shortage of Christmas stuff on blogs right now.

    @Rosie: I agree.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @David: I agree.

    @Janey: so do I.

    @Beth: just decorative.

    @Tom: thank you.

    @Sharon: I like it too.

    @Jan: good!

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Marleen: quite so.

    @Sallie: they are!

    @Janis: true!

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  15. These people go all out with decorations for a good cause.

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  16. Christmas can be a happy or sad time of year but it sure is colorful
    MB

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  17. Nice decorations, William, I like the tall nutcracker too.

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  18. I love the elegant and classy Christmas decorations photos that you find ~

    Happy New Year to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Lots of beautiful trees! And I must admit they are very festive and leave one with a good feeling. That huge nutcracker is very special, too.

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  20. @RedPat: that it is.

    @Red: they do!

    @MB: quite true.

    @Karl: I certainly did.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Lowell: I agree.

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  21. How wonderful that you have access like this.

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  22. I enjoyed seeing all of these photographs William, thank you.
    That nutcracker is very tall indeed!

    All the best Jan

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  23. It's a great cause. Hope your Christmas was a merry one, William.

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  24. All the greenery must smell wonderful!

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  25. Gorgeous. Seeing this post reminds me I need to get to our own Festival of Trees before the new year. Maybe this weekend.

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