Christmas at the Dutch Tulip
November 23, 2011
Dutch Tulip Blog — November 2011
Christmas at the Dutch tulip seems to come around faster and faster each year. We are glad to be able to experience Christmas in our new location. We have moved out of one room at the Dutch Village Inn and are now located in the former location of Bo’s Pet Shoppe. We love the visibility and expanded space.
The Dutch Tulip has a beautiful selection of arrangements and wreaths for you to “Deck The Halls” in your home. We especially enjoy making something one of a kind for your home. Please stop in and see what we have to offer.
This year the exciting decorating idea is antique sheet music! We cut petals from the music as well and form them into a Poinsettia bloom. It is beautiful, creative and unique as well as “green”. With everyone being conscious of not leaving a “footprint” this is using something old to make a new design.
We have also rolled the sheet music, layering it into a wreath. We fashioned a poinsettia bloom, added some burlap and some icy cedar to complete a beautiful wreath. It can be used to decorate your home year round or now in the Christmas season.
Christmas decorations make a lovely gift. Candy canes, sparkly, glittery red and white is a whimsical decorating staple. The past few years we have enjoyed Dr. Seuss green sparkly items. We love the curly ques and notions that create a one of a kind look. A young couple planning a wedding in the next year would love a gift of holiday home decoration. What a beautiful presentation a nativity set would be, to be cherished and enjoyed for years to come.
A few weeks ago we had our first Make-it and Take-it class here at the Tulip. We entertained a group of 13 ladies for the evening. We made a vase of candy canes and called the event “Candy Cane Explosion.” The vase could be used as a candleholder or as a vase to hold flowers. It was absolutely darling. The ladies took our instructions and their own creative resources and were able to create really fun and unique vases.
If you have a garden club or group of friends who would like a night out crafting, please keep us in mind for year round Mak-eit and Take-it design classes. This would also be a fresh idea for a little girl’s birthday party activity. If your little girl is a princess we can arrange to have Cinderella or Belle come by for some crafting fun. Please give us a call for more details, 330-482-5050.
Merry Christmas from the staff at the Dutch Tulip!
Jenny, Ellen, Renee, Monica, Nick, Lauren and sometimes Holly!