Wednesday, December 5, 6-9pm
Get your shopping done early, while socializing, enjoying wine and holiday goodies. Volunteers and staff will be selling wonderful handcrafted items and foods. It's a relaxing alternative to the frenzied holiday rush. You will find a wonderful selection of botanical and edible items, including herbal teas, handmade pickles and mustard, jewelry, hair adornments, ornaments, crocheted and felted bags and scarves, candles, notecards, books and plants.
Wine and holiday goodies
Find a gorgeous greenery wreath or swag for your home made by staff and volunteers.
Bee Natural Candles by Lesley
Lesley Segedy has been making her beautiful hand-rolled, honeycombed beeswax candles for more than 25 years. She is now melting wax and mixing dyes to create interesting shapes and colors for the candles and beeswax figures, using all North American, organic and unbleached, 100% pure BEESWAX. It's the buzz!
Slow Poke Felt creator Linda Mitteness has volunteered in the Helen Crocker Russell Library for the past 5+ years. This season she has a variety of crocheted and felted gift items, including felt pincushions, bowls, wallets, mini-shoulder bags, jewelry rolls; crocheted fine scarves and cowls in extraordinary wools and silks; crocheted baby blankets and hats. All items are one-of-a-kind and prices range from $5 to $75.
While living in Africa, Mona Bourell was inspired by the colorful and diverse traditional beadwork. Using techniques she learned from her aunt, she started to crochet with a variety of beads, developing her own techniques for incorporating patterns, such as flowers, grapes, mushrooms and trees, into the crochet work using natural beads of fresh water pearls, natural and semi-precious stones, wood, bone, shell...anything with a hole in it.
Long-time nursery volunteer and pastel artist extraordinaire Pat Wipf offers adorable bear ornaments.
Aunt Biddie's Pickles
Associate Curator David Kruse-Pickler's family recipe Southern-style pickles from his Aunt Biddie in Franklin, Tennessee. Crisp, tangy, and just a little kick...these pickles are great for snackin'!
Staffer Heidi Wohlwend will be purveying the wares of I.K. Bonita, floral hair adornments made by hand. Each piece is unique and exquisite. Find the perfect accessory for your hair color or to go with a festive holiday outfit.
Other makers include: Cydney Sinks' ceramics, textiles, and botanicals; Ellyn Shea's mustard; The Garden Book Store; Patsy Kobe's bead jewelry; plants from the Garden's nursery and more...
Bee Natural Candles by Volunteer Lesley Segedy
Bahia Beads from Plant Collections Registrar Mona Bourell
Floral hair adornments by I.K. Bonita
Aunt Biddie's Pickles by Associate Curator David Kruse-Pickler