Philbrook Museum of Art’s 2013 Festival of the Trees

Tree Collage 4
(I have decided that I like trees with bosoms. What about you? The tree at lower right was made out of recycled materials. I don’t know about you but we recycle our tree ever year. Yep, we pull it out of the attic and put it back ever year.)

Saturday afternoon Heather, Logan, and friend Patty took the world’s greatest Mother in Law, Nana to Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art for some lunch and to see the Philbrook’s Festival of the Trees.

Tree collage 3
(These are nice but I don’t thing the kid is buying these kind of trees. Plus where would I hang my Dallas Cowboys ornament. I have a hard enough time sneaking it on the tree every year. Heather has no problem making sure that it goes on the interior side of the tree facing the wall.)

The Festival of the Trees is something I look forward to every year. The trees are all very creative.

Modern Christmas Trees
(These are unbreakable trees. You could use them for Christmas trees during the season and for traffic barricades off season.)

I don’t think that I would really want one of these in the living room but they are fun to look at.

Collage 1- cowboy tree
(You may have figured out that I’m a new subscriber to picmonkey dot com and by gum I’m going to get my money’s worth. Yep, so expect a torrent of collages and treatments. I’m not a huge fan of so called SOC. so leave me alone.)

One tree was a cowboy tree. It didn’t photograph to well as a whole but I loved the wire and rope ornaments.

Gingerbread Collage 2
(I just wish I could eat some of this stuff. I’m a big fan of gingerbread. I’m afraid that they might be a little stale and taste like Elmers.)

The gingerbread houses are also a favorite of mine.

Gingerbread Collage 1
(Ah, some favorites here. The top left was done by some kids in a class at Logan’s school. Top right is of Holy Family Cathedral where I was forbidden by a member to take photographs of the church. And that is why I’m going to hell when I die. I’m going to have lots of company though. Bottom right, Girl Scout Cookies!!!!!, bottom right is actually the gardens at Philbrook museum. Cool.)

It doesn’t take too long to go through both the trees and gingerbread houses.


One of the gingerbread exhibits getting lots of oohs and ahs with this scene of Tulsa. You get a whole tour of the city with this. From upper left clockwise to lower right you have the Golden Driller, the Blue Dome, the Mayo Hotel, and the BOK center. The Christmas tree and ice rink are the Winter Festival. This was nice but…


This was my favorite. Santa needs to go on a diet and so does Yogi.


Nana however is looking great!! Happy Birthday Nana!!

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17 thoughts on “Philbrook Museum of Art’s 2013 Festival of the Trees

  1. Gaelyn

    I Love the gingerbread houses. Used to make one for my family and could barely get it finished before all were nibbling away at it.

  2. Leedslass

    I look forward to seeing these trees each year. You appear to have some wonderful places to visit or, perhaps, it seems more so to me as I don’t get out and about around Leeds. We probably have equally super displays – who knows?

  3. Birdman

    Best lookin Nana I’ve seen in awhile. Whooops. Did I overstep? Sorry Nana!
    Hey, I love to visit these types pf festivals too. Gets me in the mood.

  4. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

    This tour had everything–Christmas trees and gingerbread houses! All so unique and creative. It was fun to see in your post. Happy birthday to your mother-in-law. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. Cynthia

    Love looking at the creative Christmas trees. I think my favorite is the one with the red parrot in it. Wouldn’t put it in my living room though. I’m kinda traditional.

  6. eileeninmd

    Happy Birthday to Nana!..The trees are cool and I love the gingerbread houses, Santa in the chimney is great too. My tree also, comes from the attic. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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