Dayton House to host Holiday ExtravaganzaWORTHINGTON — It may seem early for holiday planning, but with winter right around the corner, the Dayton House Tour and Events committee is preparing to give people a helping hand.
WORTHINGTON — It may seem early for holiday planning, but with winter right around the corner, the Dayton House Tour and Events committee is preparing to give people a helping hand.
From 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, the Dayton House will host a Holiday Extravaganza, complete with holiday gift shopping, decorating ideas and a wine and cheese bar.
“It takes a lot of money to keep the Dayton House up and running, and this is one of our two big fundraisers each year,” said Marlene Jueneman, co-chair of the event. “We’re very excited about a new look and new vendors, plus the return of some favorite vendors.”
In the past, the event was called the Fall Market Place and featured more of a fall theme, but this year things will be a bit different, she explained.
The Holiday Extravaganza is more focused on Christmas and winter decorations and gift items.
One of the vendors will be John and Tammy Roos of Prairie Decorating. People are used to consulting with Prairie Decorating for flooring and paint, but, recognizing a need for more home accents, John and Tammy have been adding a unique stock of florals, lamps, furniture and decorator items to their store.
“We’re established as consultants, but wanted to take it one step further,” John said. “Some people have trouble visualizing a finished product, so we try to help them pull a look all together.”
The items they are bringing in, both to the store and the Holiday Extravaganza, are unique pieces that are reasonably priced.
“We’ll have a lot of holiday things, garlands, wreaths, snowmen and winter floral arrangements,” Tammy said. “We also have everyday items, though, including some furniture, interesting lamps and rugs.”
Tammy has considerable talent when it comes to making beautiful arrangements, and people are welcome to bring items into Prairie Decorating that they put together.
Photo frames, baskets, vases — all can be used to create centerpieces and arrangements that will suit a customer’s individuality.
With quality flooring and paint, Prairie Decorating has always been ready and able to help customers achieve a look they will admire, but the gift and décor items will help the customer complete that look.
Tammy suggests customers keep an eye on the board on the sidewalk outside the store on Second Avenue for sales and specials.
At the Holiday Extravaganza, John and Tammy will have plenty for customers to peruse, but 16 other vendors will also have items sure to get people in the holiday mood.
Several lines of jewelry, interior decorating ideas and items, wall art, coasters, wreaths, scarves, table runners and skin care products are just some of the things that will be on display.
“There are so many beautiful things — jewelry, handcrafted items, pottery, photography, gift and health items,” Jueneman said. “We’re excited by the diversity of it.”
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Hy-Vee and Lake Shore Clips, and presale tickets are eligible for a $25 drawing.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Jueneman said all vendors will have door prizes.