Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Citrus Christmas Tree

We had dinner at the Nueva Posada hotel in Ajijic with new friends, David and Karen, this week. We saw this most intriguing Christmas tree in the lobby. It is made of lacquered slices of grapefruit, oranges and lemons. There are also cinnamon sticks tied up with little red ribbons. It is a rounded, one sided tree which allows the light behind to show through the spaces between the citrus slices. Most unusual!! Karen was kind enough to send me a couple of pictures she made with her phone so that I could share this tree with you.

Here's a closeup that shows the citrus slices in more detail.,

It was a wonderful evening of delicious food and lots of fun conversation with a terrific couple. We'll miss them when they leave on the 31st,



Payne Holler Cards said...

Isn't that gorgeous!

Myrna said...

Isn't that a wonderful tree? Thanks for sharing.

Sue W said...

How clever is this !!!
Merry Christmas Betty! I know you'll enjoy a festive time in your new home! Hope 2013 is a good year for you too!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Totally unique! Could you smell citrus? I am imagining this amazing aroma. I love it! TFS!

Becky said...

wow..What an awesome tree. I bet it smells good. :)
Have a Merry Christmas

Payne Holler Cards said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year!
See ya in 2013!

Selma said...

Hi Betty. I want to wish you a very Happy, Healthy New Year.