Coffee Table Design

2017-06-14_13-35-31Designer and Southern style expert Phoebe Howard solves one of our most pressing decorating dilemmas, offering her foolproof formula for arranging a coffee table.

The Coffee Table Decor Formula: Using these elements, you can apply Phoebe’s chic and simple method to any space or tabletop.

1. Something Tall
Hurricane vases or candlesticks are great because when you light candles, they add sparkle and make everything festive.

2. One Oddball Object
Choose something that’s sculptural and quirky to express your personality. Some ideas: a piece of coral, a glass orb, or a small ginger jar.

3. Something Fresh
A nice pot of ivy, a fern, or some fresh-cut flowers add life and easy-to-change color to the room.

4. A Stack of Books
Use a few large, pretty art books to make a stack, and top it off with something decorative.

Get more ideas at SouthernLiving.com

Sprinkle at Little Fairy Dust

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It’s almost time for Fairy Day on Sunday, June 25th at the Frelinghuysen Aboretum located in Morris Township. 

Welcome these wee folks into the garden by designing and creating a miniature garden home made from all natural materials. Enjoy free lemonade and tasty treats, make a craft to take home and even decorate your own tiny fairy boat to float on the water! Perfect for fairy believers, both young and young-at-heart. Preregistration required. $30 per fairy house.

MCHS Revolutionary Times Celebration

maxresdefaultOn Sunday, July 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., as part of Revolutionary Times 2017, Morris County Historical Society will host a wide range of activities including tours of the current exhibits, 1917: World War, Women’s Rights, and Weaponry Sciences and the new, limited-engagement exhibit, Sabers, Swords, Guns, and Glory: Militaria in Morris County; “Hearts of Hope,” hand-painted hearts to be donated to local veterans’ associations, and “Operation Gratitude,” hand-written postcards to be sent to soldiers and veterans throughout the U.S. and overseas.

At 2:30 p.m., there will be a hike to a Revolutionary era Powder Mill archaeological site along the Whippany River. The guided hike tour will follow Patriots’ Path to where the mill once stood, giving an opportunity to learn more about the history of this resource, once used by Washington’s Continental Army. The hike will also offer insight into the progress made towards recovering Acorn Hall’s woodlot, lost during Superstorm Sandy.

Admission for the day’s events is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for students, and free, for children under age 12 and MCHS members. To honor Ryan Doltz, a local fallen hero, MCHS will be donating proceeds to the Sgt. Ryan Doltz Memorial Foundation, Inc., which distributes scholarships to local graduating seniors and members of the NJ National Guard and their dependents. For more information, please contact Morris County Historical Society at 973-267-3465.

Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1945, is a member supported 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morris County

Family Farm Day at the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

2017-05-25_11-37-19June 3 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm

$3.00 – $5.00

Please join METC and the New Jersey Farm Bureau for Family Farm Day, an afternoon of drop-in farm fun for the whole family! Meet farmers, participate in a craft, sample farm fresh popcorn, meet adorable baby goats, pet a friendly chicken, and learn about vertical farming. Family friendly tours will be held throughout the day. This event is included with paid admission to the museum; $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children.

Giralda 2017

giralda-2017-banner-768x347Gates open at 4pm for picnicking and activities. Concert begins at 6pm.

Enjoy a concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ. Gates open early for picnics and activities, including an art show/sale. Prizes will be awarded for the most inventive picnics, and a 50/50 raffle for generous cash prizes supports our scholarship program.

Barbecues and pets are not permitted.
Click HERE to see the Symphony’s 2017 Giralda program
Individuals needing special assistance or accommodation should contact Kadie Dempsey at 973-285-5115 x 17, or kdempsey@morrisarts.org at least 14 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.

Beer, BBQ, Bacon Showdown

logo2xBeer, BBQ, Bacon Showdown is New Jersey’s only festival featuring only all New Jersey Craft Beer and Food Festival.  Admission into the event includes sampling from over 100 different styles of beer.  The event features restaurants, gourmet food trucks and chefs, offering a delectable array of mouth watering BBQ & Bacon Creations, all available for purchase.  There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer.  30 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 4 styles of beer for sampling.  One of these styles will be either a rare beer or a brew created specifically for this event.  The event will take place outdoors and under tents with some fantastic Music!  This is destined to become a New Jersey Classic.  VIP includes 1hr early entry, a vip gift, appetizers, meet and greet with the brewers and first access to the rare/specialty beers being created for this event.

– Lewis Morris Park – Doe Meadow Field, 270 Mendham rd, Morristown, NJ
– a benefit for Eleventh Hour Rescue
– VIP 12pm – 1pm
– General Admission – 1pm – 5pm
– For tickets and information – www.njbeerbbqfest.com