If you had passed by Morven’s Carriage House last week, you would have seen a roomful of crafters elbow deep in greens, bows, cones, and nuts. The inspired outcome was nearly 100 holiday wreaths, all available for purchase at Morven’s museum shop. As the creators embraced their inventive right brains, wreaths of all styles materialized: classic Colonial, snowflake-bedecked modern, chic and natural, funky and fun. A few kissing balls, bursting with boxwood, emerged from the whirl.
The (first annual) Wreath Workshop is a natural add-on to Morven’s Festival of Trees, an event that features trees in every gallery, decorated for the holidays by area businesses, groups, and individuals. Floral educator Cheryl Wilks instructed an enthusiastic group of 15 in bow-making, basic design, and kissing ball construction. Each of the trained decorators then volunteered time over the next four days to help others transform plain greens into wreaths that sparkle with style and holiday spirit. The bonus: funds raised from the sale of the wreaths will support Morven’s programs and events.
Sale start Wednesday November 27th at the Morven Museum & Garden Gift Shop. Hours are Wednesday -Friday from 11-3pm and Noon – 4pm on weekends.
Submitted by Pam Ruch who also writes over at http://www.helpinggardenersgrow.com/