Home for the Holidays - Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver, B.C. - December's Season of Celebrating & Sharing

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT

Home for the Holidays - Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver, B.C.

6th Annual Home for the Holidays - Sutton Place Hotel Tis the season to spread joy and cheer!  This year, my Vancouver home staging company, Exit Stage Right, was honoured to be asked to participate in the 6th Annual Home for the Holidays Christmas tree event at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver.  Each year, designers are invited to decorate a Christmas tree.  For a small donation, the public is asked to vote for their favourite tree.  This year, all fundraising proceeds go to PALS, a school for children with Autism. 

There were about 10 decorated Christmas trees, each with a different theme.  I chose to decorate my tree and entitle it "Teddy Bear's Christmas Picnic".  I hung brown, bronze and gold ornaments, and tucked some Teddy bears into the tree, shyly peaking out from behind the boughs.  I added a picnic basket at the base of the tree, and used a tartan picnic blanket as a tree skirt. 

The Christmas trees at the Sutton Place Hotel will be on display from today until January 4, 2012.  If you find yourself humming "If You Go Down to the Woods Today..." I will know I've done my job! 

Have yourself a Beary Merry Christmas (sorry, couldn't resist)!

 

6th Annual Home for the Holidays - Sutton Place Hotel

Comments (23)

Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Paul - Thanks so much for your kind comment!  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend - all the best!

Hella - You probably remember the Sutton Hotel as the Meridian Hotel.  I'm happy to say the hotel has kept the wonderful French flair.  That's so neat that you used to live here and glad to hear you make it back up from time to time.  Yes, the skiing is great and there's already lots of snow on the mountains - whoooosh!

Sharon - It's been fun looking at all the other trees.  There's so much creativity and every single tree is beautiful.  Thanks so much!

Nov 22, 2011 02:33 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Sally, what a great honor and I love the idea of the Bears-creative, woodsy and lots of personality.  Great job and I wish I could see it in person!

Nov 22, 2011 02:49 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Joanna - Thanks - there's going to be a grand opening reception tomorrow night for friends and family, so I'm really looking forward to that.  The hotel has been so good to us!

Nov 22, 2011 02:55 PM
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

I love that teddy bear tree!  Nice job, Sally.....really nice!  Enjoy the celebration!

Nov 22, 2011 03:33 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Sally....wondered where you were, thought you headed to Paris for Christmas without me again...ha!

Congratulations, your peers are watching and recogised your talents...Go Girl Go!

LoveYa

Xmas Gifts-Fred carver

Nov 22, 2011 03:40 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Chris - Awww, thank you!  Those Teddy bears have such personality - they kind of stole the show!

Fred - I'm so sorry - I know, it's been absolutely crazy, but calmer days are ahead (touch wood!).  Oh, tickets to Paris wrapped up under the Christmas tree - would that be fabulous!  I took your advice and started writing again - thanks! 

Love Ya Back!

Nov 22, 2011 03:52 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Sally ~ what a beautiful and festive tree -- I LOVE the teddy bear theme and think you did a fantastic job tying the theme together!  What a wonderful way to help raise funds for such a worthy cause.  I'm sure your tree will have the most votes!!

Nov 22, 2011 04:25 PM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Sally, who does not love teddy bears? Beautiful tree, great exposure of your business. I am Beary sure your tree will win.

Nov 22, 2011 06:35 PM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Sunshine Sally! What a wonderful idea for a tree! Looks lovely! I thought you would have done a paris themed tree...

Nov 23, 2011 02:46 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - It was wonderful to be a part of such a festive occasion.  It certainly catapults one into the Christmas spirit when we're decorating Christmas trees in November! 

Anna - Ha ha - ok, I deserved the "Beary sure your tree will win" comment!  I'll post photos of the other trees soon.

Nov 23, 2011 02:49 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Peg - Actually, there is a designer that did a "Paris Opera" theme tree and it's gorgeous!  I'll post some more pics soon.  Perhaps I'll have to revisit the Paris theme next year, if I'm asked back!

Nov 23, 2011 02:52 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sally - great idea for a well worthy fundraiser!  I like your teddy bear theme but especially the addition of the pic-a-nic basket.  Enjoy the ball!

Nov 23, 2011 04:05 AM
Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Sally - Congrats on your beautiful tree. What great exposure and a chance to show everyone what you can do and you do a beautiful job at that. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and don't eat too much turkey....

Nov 23, 2011 08:53 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Susan - Gotta have a pic-a-nic basket for a Teddy Bears' Picnic!  Thanks - looking forward to the Gala tonight!

Lisa & Robert - This is nice exposure, and at the same time we're helping the PALS charity - it's a win-win!  Thanks, but we already had our Thanksgiving (it's in October up here, north of the 49th Parallel).  Our next bird is slated for December 25th.  Hope you have a happy (American) Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2011 09:48 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Teddy bears would have made for a great theme on their own, but adding the "picnic" part put it over the top...awesome idea!  Love the colors...I'm sure you will get lots of votes!

I always find myself challenged with the top of the tree...what is at the top above your bow?  It looks great!

Nov 24, 2011 04:03 AM
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Oh miss Sally, what an honor and a great place to donate money.  Pals is a wonderful organization and of course your tree is ADORABLE!!!  I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving my friend.  Big hugs to you! 

Nov 24, 2011 04:17 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Sally - What a fun theme for a Christmas tree! It looks warm, inviting, and lots of fun for both children and adults. Well done!

Nov 24, 2011 04:39 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - It's funny - I had to comb the city for a tartan picnic blanket since I didn't have one.  Finally found one at a cafe, believe it or not.  Above the bows is a gold spray of faux leaves that I found at Michael's! 

Laura - Thanks so much.  I was thrilled to be asked to decorate a tree this year, and yes, I hope PALS receives lots of donations - a very worthy cause.

Judy - Yes, I think children will definitely be attracted to the Teddy bears, and hopefully they'll coerce mum & dad into voting!  Ha ha ha!

Nov 25, 2011 02:37 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Wow! Your tree is just beautiful! I am so glad you put the link in todays post, or I would have missed this GREAT tree!! Good luck in the contest. Love the phtoto of you with the tree! CUTIE!!

Dec 01, 2011 08:48 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Fabulous tree Sally, it shows just how imaginative and creative you truly are...........best to you my friend.

Dec 01, 2011 04:16 PM