Bay Garden Club decorates for the holidays

The Bay Village Garden club designed a welcoming front door for Cleveland Botanical Garden's "Glow" display.

Normally at this time of year the Bay Village Garden Club would be busy preparing for our annual "Greening" workshops. We'd be sweeping up glitter from hundreds of bows we made and counting and recounting all the accessories for our Greening projects. But, as we all know, this is not a normal year. Although we were forced to cancel Greening many of our members are still very busy with holiday projects.

Each year the Cleveland Botanical Garden presents its holiday spectacular, "Glow." This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays." Instead of decorating a tree our club's assignment was to design a welcoming front door. The title of our display is "A Place at the Table."

Our Co-President Holly Colleran and Vice President Erika Mittermeier coordinated our 2020 Glow display. Erika conceived and constructed an exquisite wreath of vintage plates surrounded by greenery. Holly's unique silverware ornaments, accented with sparkling icicles, highlight the garland. Many accessories were added to express the joy of sharing a holiday meal.

Glow opened Nov. 21, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 3. Timed tickets can be purchased at Preregistration is required for your safety.

Closer to home, the Garden Club will again be decorating a tree at the Bay Village Post Office. It may not be as large as the Rockefeller Tree but it has the same color scheme. Soon, members will safely distance in Holly's barn to design small tray arrangements for the Village Project. Members are presently gathering greens and accessories to fill the containers on the city's welcome signs.

This year may be different but it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We wish all a safe holiday and a healthy new year. 

Karla Mussulin

Publicity chairperson for the Bay Village Garden Club

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 10:01 AM, 12.01.2020