A Holiday Sail

My dad used to collect boat ornaments for his tree in the TV room – well actually, my mom collected them for him…but I think he enjoyed them none the less.  Maybe you have a similar tradition in your family or you decorate your tree in a sea shore theme, then this ornament will be perfect for you.

Here in Seattle there is another tradition, the Lighted Boat Parade on Lake Union.  The event was begun in 1941 by Captain Chet Gibson and is being carried on under the sponsor ship of Queen City Yacht Club.  This holiday event inspired the strings of “lights” on my ornament.

Holiday Sail Boat by The Tiny GardenSailboat parade on Lake Union Seattle