Connecticut Valley Garden Club's
T a b l e s c a p e D e s i g n s
Healing Meals Community Project
America's Top Lifestyle Expert
November 15-16, 2019
Preview Party November 14
Town & County Club,
22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105
About Set 2 Celebrate
photos by Deb Key
The Connecticut Valley Garden Club will host its 9th annual Set 2 Celebrate, featuring more than 30 tablescapes by Hartford-area decorators, florists and other creatives. Come get inspired for holiday entertaining and everyday dining.
America’s top lifestyle expert, Mar Jennings will be adding his flair to the event this year and will be on hand from 11-4 both days to mingle with the crowd and share his favorite design secrets.
The festivities begin November 14 with a preview party and continue November 15-16 at the historic Town & County Club at 22 Woodland Street in Hartford.
Set 2 Celebrate is CVGC’s major annual fundraiser. This year’s proceeds will help fund the Auerfarm Nourishing Garden Expansion & Healing Meals Youth Project. Healing Meals provides organic meals for patients and their families in a health crisis. Their location at Auerfarm allows them to plant, harvest and utilize fresh produce directly onsite. Additionally, their program provides unique gardening opportunities for youth and adult volunteers. Healing Meals has already prepared and delivered over 40,000 meals to 330 clients throughout the region.
Preview Party: $75 | Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 6-8 pm
Mingle with the designers and Mar Jennings | Enjoy live music, cocktail and buffet dinner
S2C Main Event: $25 online | $30 at door | Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 | 10 am - 5 pm
Included in the price of a ticket: S2C Boutique | Tabletop Treasures | Raffle
Tabletop Treasures Sale: eclectic mix of dinnerware, accessories, crystal, linens
Boutique: delicious chocolates, organic soaps, teas and other hostess gifts
2 Raffle Tables: $20 per ticket
Celebration de l’artiste: dinner setting for 8 created by Jennifer Moreau Designs
One Starry Night: buffet setting for 12 by National Designer Cindy Montgomery
With a long history of civic projects, the CT Valley Garden Club has actively contributed to many iconic CT public spaces including the Heritage Rose Garden and Sunrise Overlook at Elizabeth Park; The Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden (a joint initiative with the Garden Club of Hartford) and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center topiary garden. Many historic gardens have also been recipients of CVGC’s fundraising activities, including the Noah Webster House, The Stowe Center, The State House and the Asylum Hill neighborhood, to name a few.
photos by Deb Key
Many of our perennial favorite designers and florists will return in 2019, including:
Beth Burgess - Stowe Center
Bill Cusano - Devars-Phillips Florist & Antiques
Cindy Montgomery - National Designer
Kathleen Schwartz Flower Design
Kevin McNamara – KPM Arts & Antiques
Martha Fanelli - The Gilded Garden
Nancy Mather - University of Hartford President’s College
Ricardo Reyes + Students - University of Hartford Art School
Robin Jones – Robin Jones Designs
Sandy Lamo - A Special Place Floral Studio
Sharene Wassell – SRW Designs
Melanie Bourbeau + Holly Maynard - Hill-Stead Museum
and many more!
Town and County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105