Discover Colonial Morristown

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Stroll through downtown Morristown with local historian and Alexander Hamilton expert, Pat Sanftner.  You’ll visit Revolutionary War sites and hear the stories of the Continental Army’s time in Morristown during two winter encampments. Tour begins at 6 Court Street.  $15.00 pp Limited to 30. More info:  973-631-5151

Saturday, July 21st from 10 AM to 12 PM

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Discover Victorian Morristown Walking Tour

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The Morris County Tourism Bureau (MCTB) welcomes you to “Discover Morris County” and join us again for our annual summer walking tour and lecture series. Experience the rich history that Morris County has to offer with a knowledgeable guide. Summer programs will be held over nine successive Saturday mornings during June, July, and August.

Some programs will be held only once, and others multiple times. Starting times and places vary. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes. Tickets are $15 per person. Please pre-register and pre-pay online and eventbrite.com or morristourism.org/tours. Call the office at (973) 631-5151 for more information.

Learn about one of the grandest periods in Morristown’s 300-year plus history – Victorian Morristown. Your guide will be Karen Ann Kurlander, a local expert in the period. Walk through Morristown, visiting commercial and residential buildings int he Historic District that date from 1850-1910. Karen Ann will also enlighten you on the social customs of the day, and explain how the houses known as “painted ladies” came to Morristown.

10 of the hottest interior trends for Spring Summer 2018

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House Beautiful has some great ideas for Summer decorating … 

Ice-cream pastels, glittery golds, indigo blues and super zingy color pops – these are all trends for this year.

EMBELLISHMENTS

Macrame, fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers – you name it, it’s here for this season and you’ll see it on cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugsand accessories. This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room, beautiful tactile cushions on the sofa and a sumptuous throw with tassels on the bed, and a wall-hanging or two on plain walls .CONTINUE READING >>>

Summer Tablescape Ideas

summer-tablescape-2-copyWelcome to the summer edition of 10 Minute Decorating!  Today we’ll all be sharing some simple outdoor decorating ideas that reflect that more relaxed summer vibe that I love.  You can find all of the beautiful projects from my blogging friends at the end of this post.  They’re all quick, easy, and add that pretty summer touch!  But first, some simple summer tablescape ideas from me!

Summer is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year!  I look forward to it all year.  The weather, the more laid back schedules, the fresh fruits and veggies, evenings on the backyard patio – I love it all! {well… except the mosquitos!}.  We also love BBQing and having our meals outdoors.  Our patio is east facing so I can get some morning sun while having my breakfast and enjoy the cooler shade once the later afternoon hits. Continue reading at .cleanandscentsible.com >>>

Volunteer day at Vallevue

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Sunday, June 17th

Come outside and enjoy Fathers Day, 6.17.18, while lending a hand at Vallevue of Morristown. (Rain date 6.24.18). This beautiful property – many of you have come to know and love – is hosting a “field day” for the community. The goal is to bring people together for a fun day filled with education, recreation, and service. This event strives to be a collaborative effort, “crowd sourced”, where the feed back from those coming determine the activities/programming provided.

Some ideas for activities include:
feeding the resident farm animals, planting tree seedlings, picking up sticks for a campfire, spreading wood chips and compost, learning about gardening and farming, drone flying, kite flying, yoga, music, water slide, obstacle course, scavenger hunt, food truck, byob picnic, hay rides, and other ideas you guys come up with.

Please reach out if you have knowledge that you would be willing to share or resources that could enhance this event. Only together can we make this happen.

How To Arrange Spring Florals Like A Dutch Painting

a-colorful-spring-floral-arrangement-inspired-by-dutch-paintings-floral-tutorial-on-coco-kelleyDo you remember the potluck dinner parties our parents’ and grandparents’ used to throw? Mom or Grandma would get a bundle of grocery store flowers (mums or carnations, anyone?!?) and plop them in a big pitcher or some random family heirloom vase. A giant stack of plates would get posted on the end of the banquet and that was that.

Well, we thought it’d be fun to take a little inspiration from classic Dutch paintings and make a non-traditional, traditional floral arrangement to go with our modern take on the family buffet. Everything old is new!

Continue reading on CocoKelley.com >>>