Home and Garden Events
Through January 16 | Good Tidings to You
This display of Victorian Christmas ephemera at Winterthur is sure to inspire your holiday decorating. The exhibition of printed materials from Christmases in the late 19th and early 20th centuries explores the artistry of greeting cards, books, sheet music, calendars, and more, to tell us about the time when they were created. For more, call 888-4600, or visit www.winterthur.org.
November 3-5 | Tool Sharpening
This popular service at the Delaware Center for Horticulture in Wilmington is available for most common garden tools, such as hand pruners, hedge trimmers and shovels. The fee is just $10. For more, call 658-6262, or visit www.TheDCH.org.
November 5-7 | Delaware Antiques Show
The country’s most distinguished antiques dealers make this a premier event at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Organized by Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, it has featured celebrity guests such as Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno. Honorary Show Chair Martha Stewart will speak at the opening night party November 4. For more, call 888-4600, or visit www.winterthur.org.
November 6 | Whale of a Sale
This Junior League of Wilmington event offers a little bit of everything, including gently used furniture and antiques. For more, call 652-0544, or visit www.jrleaguewilm.org.
November 9 | Beauty and the Beets
This session conducted by Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops in Georgetown will discuss a gardening concept called Potager, a process of artistically pairing vegetables and ornamentals. Learn ways to incorporate elements of the design into your next vegetable garden. There are several other workshops hosted by the Master Gardeners. For more, call 856-2585, or visit www.rec.udel.edu/Extension/MasterGardeners/index.html.
November 13 | Second Saturdays Garden Walk
“Late Fall Color in the Garden” reveals interesting yet little-known details about Winterthur Museum & Country Estate courtesy of its acclaimed horticultural staff. Wear walking shoes—you’ll trek for about 90 minutes. For more, call 888-4600, or visit www.winterthur.org.
November 14, December 30 | Potter’s Wheel Workshops
Here’s your chance to exercise your creative side by maneuvering the potter’s wheel at the Rehoboth Art League. Instruction will cover methods of centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will decorate finished pieces with commercial underglaze, and teachers will clear glaze pieces after they are bisque-fired. For more, call 227-8408, or visit www.rehobothartleague.org.
November 17 | Grow Wildflowers from Seed
This 90-minute course at the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin teaches enthusiasts how to collect, clean, store and prepare seeds for germination. For more, call 239-4244, or visit www.mtcubacenter.org.
November 17 | Arrangements for Winter Containers
This workshop at the Delaware Center for Horticulture in Wilmington will offer tips on how to use cut greens, dried flowers, lights and hardy winter plants to create lovely containers to brighten winter gardens. For more, call 658-6262, or visit www.TheDCH.org.
November 26-January 2 | Christmas at Hagley
The 1803 du Pont ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills in Wilmington, is decorated in Colonial Revival style for the holiday season. Dried flowers, greenery, fruits, and other natural materials create an ambience heightened by soft lights, Christmas music, and more. Call 658-2400, or visit www.hagley.lib.de.us.
November 27-January 2 | Historic Odessa Holiday Celebration
Step back in time at the Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration. Don’t miss the wreath-making workshop and tree lighting on November 28. For more, call 378-4119, or visit www.historicodessa.org.
December 1, 8, 15, 22 | ’Tis the Season Demonstrations
This is Winterthur Museum & Country Estate’s way of helping you entertain during the holidays. December 1: pomander making; December 8: flower arranging; December 15: napkin folding; December 22: gift-wrapping. Winterthur offers other holiday events. For more, call 888-4600, or visit www.winterthur.org.
December 2 | Greens Get-together
This workshop at Delaware Center for Horticulture offers tips for creating wreaths and table arrangements from fresh greens, dried flowers, seeds, fruit and ribbons. For more, call 658-6262, or visit www.TheDCH.org.