My tree was based on sea shells sent back to Andover by missionaries in the 1800's. These young missionaries, graduates of the Andover Theological Seminary, went as far away as China, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), Africa, India, Ceylon, Burma and Turkey. In addition to churches, they established schools, colleges, native seminaries and hospitals.
Blue mesh with a little sparkle was used for a garland of waves, strung shells, put a compass rose on the top, scattered sailing ships along the waves and hung clear iridescent glass bulbs that reminded me of water bubbles.
|My tree on the 2nd floor landing.|
|The Blanchard House on Main Street|
|Some of the shells on display.|
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