Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce once again hosts the annual Brunswick Islands Home & Garden Show with a wide selection of activities and giveaways.
Those who register to receive chamber emails at www.brunswickcountychamber.org qualify for a random drawing of a two-night stay at Sea Trail Resort, two tickets to the Home & Garden Show, two tickets to Alabama Theatre and dinner for two at Twin Lakes Restaurant in Sunset Beach, N.C. Door prizes and other giveaways will be announced throughout the two-day event.
A staple of the Home & Garden Show is free seminars. At 11:15 a.m. Feb. 15, the first day of the show, Jennifer Inman of Coastal Floral Designs in Shallotte, N.C., will demonstrate how to make creative wreaths.
“It’s all about establishing your personality on the front door,” Inman said of wreath design. “Every wreath is a statement of who you are.” She said people should realize that making a wreath is therapeutic and very forgiving. The choices for colors, flowers and additional highlights are endless and aren’t permanent. “I think people should give it a try,” she said.
She plans to use springtime pastel colors on a 24-inch grapevine wreath. “I love flowers,” she said. “We are a full-service florist, offer every facet of need and do custom work.”
She explained that she carries florist grade, a quality that isn’t offered at outlets that aren’t strictly flower shops. She reminds people that presentation is key to having a floral creation.
At 2:15 p.m. Feb. 15 Kathy Woods of The Red House Specialty Shops in Shallotte, N.C., will do “tablescaping,” that is, set a table with a theme. She plans to bring items from the shops and show how to set a table with a beach theme and set another table with an antique theme.
“Eighty percent of the items in the shops are handcrafted,” she said. “We have everything from jewelry to furniture.”
At noon on Feb. 16 Lynn Carr-Wiggins of Island Classic Interiors in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., will demonstrate “Color Scheming and Pattern Matching.”
“I plan to show how to coordinate fabrics, wallpaper and colors to come up with a color scheme,” she said.
Other seminars are “Growing Herbs and Vegetables in Small Containers by Shelton Farms, “Sustainable Living” by Greenlands Farm and “Easy Appetizer Ideas” by Tastefully Simple.
Businesses in the show will include interior decorating, flooring, heating and air conditioning, outdoor lighting, kitchens and everything to do with the inside and outside of the home.
Oak Island Art Guild Watercolor Workshop
A Day In The Yard
Little Princess Ball
Basic Jewelry Design
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