The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington,
THE GOLDEN MOMENTS OF CHRISTMASTIME
Karen Tierney, right, looks on with delight, as her littlest apprentice, her granddaughter Julia Rose ("Ju-Ju") Tierney, age 2, adds her own sparkle to a hand-made Holiday Boxwood Tree. Karen recently moved full-time to her and husband Michael's vacation home in Niantic, from Bolton, CT, where she owned and operated "Karen Tierney Floral Designs" for 17 years. Floral design elf, Julia Rose, is the daughter of Cassandra and Brendan Tierney, also of Niantic.
Karen will debut her full line of 2015 Boxwood Tree designs, at Stonington Velvet Mill's new Indoor, Winter Weekend Vintage Market, this Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, from 9-3. This new indoor Market is a meeting place for antiques market/flea market/tag sale vendors, all gathering inside the 1888, two-floor, former fabric factory that has transformed into a center of commerce and creativity for the community over the past ten years. On Saturdays, only, the new multi-vendor Vintage Market, is sharing space with Stonington Farmers' Market, which moves its busy base of operations inside The Velvet Mill for the cooler months, November-March. The Stonington Farmers' Market at The Velvet Mill is open every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, until Spring.
In addition to offering her Holiday Boxwood trees for sale at Stonington's Velvet Mill Vintage Market this weekend and for the next two weekends leading up to Christmas, (Dec 12/13 and Dec. 20), Karen is also taking orders for pick-up and delivery this holiday season, near her home and studio in Niantic. Contact: email@example.com for further information on these ecologically-green, diminutive, decorated holiday trees (topiaries/centerpieces) which range in price from $28.-$100. Custom designs are available.
Karen Tierney "sculpts" her Holiday Boxwood Trees from branches of the evergreen shrub of the same name, thus avoiding the need, for a Christmas Tree to be cut. Ecologically-sensitive people, gardeners and floral design fans, make grateful recipients of these hand-designed holiday gifts. With proper watering, the Boxwood Trees will enliven holiday decor for several weeks.
For further information on Stonington Velvet Mill's new Indoor Weekend Winter Vintage Market,
which opened November 14-15 and will continue on until March, 2016, contact:
860-245-5208/http://www.thevelvetmill.com. Interested vendors may contact the Flea Market's coordinator, Al Golia: 86401-596-0267/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO by Brendan Tierney