Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Marders Open House 2013

Marders annual open house always inspires.
Wreaths and pine boughs are on display outside.
A heated tent shelters fragrant narcissus, terrariums and guests from the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons. Is this Blossom the Possum? A sweet volunteer gently held a possum for children to pet.
Across the tent, owls, a mallard and this red-tailed hawk .
The Rescue Center visits Marders often.
Check Marders events calendar.
Inside Marders garden shop - an extraordinary display.
I can't stop looking up.
Giant lit spheres fill the rafters.
A rainbow of preserved botanicals overhead.
Beautiful arrangements below.
Looking up again, a figure in the trees. 
A gown of flowers, a crown of horns, a hen in her arms.
Musicians serenading from above.
Below flora and fauna gift ideas.
Marders offers Cire Trudon candles.
Cire Trudon originated as a wax merchant in 1643. Their candles lit the palace of Louis XIV in 1687 and lit Versailles again during the filming of Sophia Coppola's 2006 Marie Antoinette.
A mandarin duck.
Various winged creatures are everywhere you look.
Above, beautiful glittering mistletoe.
A winged being presides over a bee themed display.
Beautiful bee ornament.
Magnifying glasses highlight a table filled with books.
Delicious sweets provided by Laura Ferrara Catering and Events.
Each rose is a cup cake.
Clay garden pots turned into lamps.
Outside, a gallant gentleman in flashing antlers is ready to assist….
...when you ask to bring this wreath home.
Or create your own wreath.
Marders will hold wreath making classes on December 8th and 15th.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful display. There was music too. I would have love to visit as I cannot think of any place like this around here.


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