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Holiday Boutique and Floral Design with Emily Neuman December 8, 2021

“Tis The Season” for a Holiday Boutique! On December 8, 2021 THE GARDEN CLUB OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST will host their annual Christmas Boutique and FLORAL DESIGN PRESENTATION at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. The boutique features an array of unique goods made by the many creative members…perfect for hostess gifts, Secret Santa exchanges, teachers, neighbors, and friends. Early bird shopping begins at 11:30 am. (Credit cards accepted). Refreshments and socializing starting at noon. At 1:00 pm, the presenter, Emily Neuman of the EcoWilde Flower Co., will give a one-hour demonstration of floral designs. Three of her arrangements will be raffled at the end of the program. You’re sure to enjoy this festive event at the Cheney Mansion, beautifully decorated for the holidays!
Street parking will be available. Invite friends…ALL are welcome!

Seasonal Decor featured for December 3 meeting

Seasonal Decor featured for December 3 meeting

large snowflakeFour or five good reasons to come to Garden Club OPRF’S December 3, meeting at Cheney Mansion (220 N. Euclid, Oak Park):

1. ” FROZEN” in miniature:  Susan Milojevic lead the troops Tuesday in transforming Cheney Mansion’s entry hall and library into a vision of ice and snow in glistening blue, silver and white.  Very pretty.  You will want to see it.   Festivities  begin at noon with food and sales; 1:00 demonstration and raffle.

2.  FRESH GREENS for decorating your door, mantle, table or whatever your imagination can dream up.  Deb Cullen will again provide us with the favorite choices of the last two years such as:  magnolia tips; silver bell Eucalyptus; mixed green bunches; incense cedar; white pine tips; traditional deluxe swags with cones.  Prices will range from $7 to $10 a bunch.  Arrive at noon for best selection!

3.IMG_3279    AMARYLLIS:   Amaryllis pre-planted; Amaryllis bulb kits; Amy and the Amaryllis book with book signing by the author Roberta Raymond.   Purchase a book and a bulb and get  a young friend started on the gardening path or buy yourself a blooming plant.

4. SEASONAL DESIGNS:   Welcome the changing seasons indoors with elements cut from your landscape (or the greens from the Garden Club Ways and Means sale)  combined with decorative pieces to create long lasting floral arrangements for your home.  Garden Club welcomes landscape architect  and designer, Ward Wilson to instruct the audience in how to create fantastic seasonal décor.  Bring cash for raffle tickets ($5 for 6 chances).  Maybe you will be one of the lucky winners.

5.   FOOD AND UGLY SWEATERS!  There are  always good things to eat at our meetings but even more so for the December festivities.  Here is your opportunity to appear in an ugly holiday sweater to add to the good times.