Friday, November 20, 2015
The Burt Stark House is proud to announce that the 2015 BSH Christmas ornament is available for a ten dollar or more donation. All donations will help fund the restoration and improvements to the flower beds and the grounds here at the Burt Stark House. Ornaments are only available at the Burt Stark House. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays 1:30 - 4:30, and will also be available at the Business After Hours Christmas celebration December 7th from 5:30 - 7:30pm.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Around the grounds several camellias have begun to flower. This early in the year the camellia sasanqua are the first to bloom.
Friday, November 6, 2015
This is the near end product. The "Mrs. Mary" tree will be filled with many different elements one of which needed to be globes to represent the travels the Stark families took. Lack of mini globes lead to creating globe ornaments.
Pinterest showed an ornament covered in gift wrap paper, that lead to this idea. Glass ornaments were sprayed to match the background color of this antique world map. Shiny cap for the globes were even sprayed to match this subdued color scheme.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Now that Fall is here and garden chores are few and far between the time has come to begin crafting for the Christmas Decorations at the BSH. The idea was proposed that each board member create and decorate a Christmas tree for somewhere in the house.
This idea is to build a "Mrs. Mary" themed tree. Fine ladies hats and hat boxes, matching ladies shoes, top hats and a hat box for Dr. Thomas Lyles Davis, passports, globes, cameras, etc. all reflect an image of Mrs. Mary as a glamourous world traveler.