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Annual Decoration of Crane House


It was a fun, focused design day on November 30 as the Club came together to decorate the Crane House and Historic YWCA for December’s holiday festivities. (See the photos below, mostly taken by Susan Yu with some by Lauren Zodel and Celia Radek.)


Thirty-seven Garden Club members contributed their time and talent to this annual 'deck the halls' event carried out in collaboration with the Montclair History Center. The rooms came alive with an abundance of evergreens and a veritable feast of apples, oranges, lemons, pomegranates, cranberries, walnuts, and gingerbread woven through with ribbons and bows. Christmas trees (vintage and modern), festive staircase garland & kissing ball, and distinctive wreaths provide a seasonal welcome to visitors.


Tours begin this weekend with the Essex County Holiday House Tours on Saturday and Sunday (December 3 and 4) and continue through December 18. The schedule includes a Winter Wonderland Open House, Candlelight Tours, and Sugar Plums & St. Nick's Children’s Tours, all opportunities to visit with your family and friends.


The talent of GC members makes the house shine, and camaraderie makes the workday easy and enjoyable. All in all, a wonderful gift from the Garden Club to the community.



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