Holiday Decorations at the Florence Griswold Museum

My boys and I have been to the Florence Griswold Museum a few times in the fall when they host their annual fairy garden displays (you can read about one of those trips here) but I realized we had never been inside.

Evan was asking to go do something on Thursday and I thought this might be a good time to check out the museum since Florence Griswold was born on Christmas and they do a whole Christmas themed art display this time of year in honor of her and her memory.


This year they had 4 trees in the main gallery decorated with artists palettes-- 212 of them to be exact.  The trees are also decorated with paper quilled, wood carved, and other assorted handmade ornaments, garlands, and even tree skirts.






Mediums for decorating these palettes included anything from paint & paper to beads, natural elements, clay, and even tapestry.









They had two large trees flanking the front desk; one in more traditional holiday colors and one all decorated with fairys, flowers, and butterflies.



The old boarding house has been preserved and the top floor turned into even more small galleries; we also found a few holiday decorations there too.





I'll have another post up in the new year about the museum itself and some of the works of art we enjoyed looking at. 

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    1. There were 4 of them and all the palettes were so neat!

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  2. The fireplace is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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    1. If we didn't use ours so much I think I might have wanted to copy it!

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  3. Draga mea,
    Cred ca a fost o calatorie minunata, asa cum poate fi aceasta perioada a anului.
    Foarte interesant sunt decorati brazii, imi place mult.
    Calde imbratisari, Mia

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  4. Amazing Christmas tree ideas. I love the palettes on the tree.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kippi

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    1. They were all so beautiful and so different.

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  5. What a fabulous idea. Love the creativity and skill that's gone into each palette. It must have been an enjoyable time looking at them all. #mmbc

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    1. It was so neat to see how very artist had their own ideas and styles and mediums!

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  6. Oh that fairy tree! So pretty and festive, all of it

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  7. Now I want to make some palettes. What a wonderful, Christmas-y place to visit!

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    1. I know! The whole display made me want to go home and paint or create something.

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  8. This is beautiful, love it :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, hope you can join us for the Wednesday blog hop or on Friday for the weekend blog hop.

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    1. We just loved them! I wonder who thought it would be a great way to honor her.. because is sure is fitting.

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  10. Wow, amazing artist palette tree! A big variety of ideas from the artists. My husband and I lived in East Lyme for 1 year, but never made it to the museum. I'm visiting from Happy Holidays Link Party. I'm #171 DIY Dollar Tree Christmas decor.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for linking up with us at the Happy Holidays link party. I'll head over and check out that post right now.

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  11. That's just amazing! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link party this week!

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    1. It was so neat to see. I love that we can still find new and fun ways to celebrate the holiday season.

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  12. What beautiful decorations - so many creative ideas! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. Your post was one of my features this week! I will also be pinning and sharing on Instagram stories this weekend. Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend!
    Shelley

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  13. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

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  14. Thanks for joining Local Tourist. That tree with all the art decorations is beautiful!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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