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tile fish copy

It’s that season again!  Time to showcase my husband’s mini sculptures lovingly carved from our family’s discarded Christmas trees. He’s created over thirty of these sculptures. Each honors the tree, a memory and our family.

I’m picking up where I left off last year, at 1994.  This is Niles The Tile Fish.  I know the year is ’94, because I can easily find a penny of the same date expertly inlaid under the mount of the carving.

The story behind the fish:My family upholds the tradition of eating many varied fishes on Christmas Eve.  The tile fish is a once a year favorite.  The scales are beautifully iridescent.  This carving honors this fish and all of the many fishes that have nourished our family for countless years. It’s also a symbol of our gathering on Christmas Eve;for all of us who will celebrate this year and for all who will be missed at the table.

Posting the images of these carvings and sharing them with you, offers me the opportunity to honor my amazing husband. Happy Christmas T.

Comments on: "Christmas Tree Stump Carvings" (36)

  1. what a beautiful thing to do and honouring your husband.. lovely

  2. buddhafulkat said:

    How beautiful – love it!

  3. artblablablablog said:

    That’s a lot of talent under one roof, awesome elena, thanks for sharing him with us!

  4. exiledprospero said:

    What a lovely piscatory carving. Your husband is also very talented.

  5. So much talent between the two of you! The fish is gorgeous. One Christmas Eve, I offered to do the dinner and I served seven fishes to my sister and her husband. They were not impressed. Neither was I. There were a lot of leftovers…

    • Most everybody enjoys the fishes. I’m a vegetarian, so I opt for the pasta or spanikopita, depending on the year, but my clothes smell just like fish.

  6. What a lovely idea to create a sculpture from every Family Christmas tree. Such a special way to keep hold of memories.

  7. YOur husband’s work is beautiful. What a creative couple you are!

  8. What a neat tradition and so gorgeous.

  9. Beautiful!

  10. Love this!! Lucky you to have a life/partner who creates such beauty!!

  11. What a great idea, and a lovely fish!

  12. Wow, what a cool fish! Great tradition, too!

  13. A very effective and attractive carving – so much creative talent in one household!!

  14. settleandchase said:

    Oh that is just such a lovely idea! And a lovely sculpture too!

  15. What a treasure. The little guy looks very stoic. Beautifully made, T!

  16. All this talent in one family! Nice!

  17. Elena, my dear, your husband is very beautiful sculpture!
    Your husband is very talented! Congratulations!

    Have a wonderful Sunday with your family! Big hugs always with love, Stefania! 🙂

  18. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing a symbol of your family. I like the way that you’ve intentionally incorporated things you value into an art form. Buon Natale!

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