Welcome Mat: Win two tickets to Boston-Edison home tour

Welcome Mat: Win two tickets to Boston-Edison home tour

A stained glass window from one of many houses featured on this yr’s Boston-Edison Vacation House Tour.
(Picture: Kimberly and Lawrence Williamson)

Win two tickets to Boston-Edison vacation residence tour
Final yr, I compelled my husband to drive by a snowstorm to attend the Historic Boston-Edison District’s Vacation House Tour. When you could have tickets to such a cool tour, you don’t miss it. It was value it. Tickets are already bought out to this yr’s tour on Dec. 10, however excellent news, readers! One fortunate particular person will win a free pair of tickets to the three p.m. tour. Electronic mail me at mfeighan@detroitnews.com to enter your identify and clarify why you’d wish to go. This yr’s tour, the 43rd annual, will characteristic 5 traditionally vital houses. The tour, which is a mix strolling and bus tour, begins and ends at Sacred Coronary heart Seminary. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Detroit markets characteristic native artists
On the lookout for distinctive handcrafted presents this vacation season? Two upcoming markets provide loads of cool domestically made choices.

■ Detroit Mercantile’s Merry Market will provide a variety of goodies from greater than 40 unbiased artisans and makers, together with Eastworks Detroit, which makes industrial-style lamps and lighting fixtures (pictured above). The market kicks off Dec. 9 and runs by Dec. 10. Name (313) 831-9000.
■ The Detroit City Craft Truthful returns Dec. 1 to Detroit’s Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., with greater than 100 artists. The present runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-Eight p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Go to detroiturbancraftfair.com.
Ashley HomeStore opens first Metro Detroit location
Ashley HomeStore is establishing a presence in southeast Michigan. The furnishings large opened a brand new location in mid-November on Central Metropolis Parkway in Westland and plans to open as many as 12 extra shops within the Metro Detroit space, in accordance with Furnishings Right now. A job honest was held earlier this fall for gross sales and warehouse positions in Westland, Woodhaven and Farmington Hills. A grand opening for the brand new Westland location is scheduled for Saturday. The Arcadia, Wisconsin-based retailer already has areas within the Thumb and Higher Peninsula however the Westland retailer, 35120 Central Metropolis Parkway, is its first Metro Detroit location. It’s open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday by Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Name (734) 672-3511.

Purchase PhotoA grand opening shall be held Saturday on the new Ashley HomeStore in Westland. (Picture: Maureen Feighan / The Detroit Information)
Grosse Pointe stroll advantages native highschool
5 festively adorned houses will open their doorways from noon-Four p.m. Sunday for the Moms’ Membership of Grosse Pointe South Excessive College’s biennial Vacation Stroll. The combo of houses on this yr’s tour features a newly constructed home and one other with a 16-foot Christmas tree. Proceeds go towards classroom enrichment tasks, scholarships and preservation of the historic faculty constructing. Tickets are $20 prematurely or $25 on Sunday. Begin at Cleminson Corridor at the highschool, 11 Grosse Pointe Blvd. Go to mothersclubgps.com.

Moms’ Membership of Grosse Pointe South (Picture: Moms’ Membership of Grosse Pointe South)

Floral designer opens plant retailer in Fisher Constructing
She’s already created a Flower Home and a flower truck. Now native floral designer Lisa Waud is establishing roots within the beloved Fisher Constructing in Detroit’s New Heart space with a brand new retail house. Waud’s Pot + Field enterprise will maintain a grand opening on Dec. Eight. Waud describes the brand new retailer as “a contemporary plant retailer and floral design studio.” “What higher spot for us to make our botanical magic than the prettiest constructing in Detroit?” wrote Waud in a Fb put up. The hours for the brand new location haven’t been introduced but. Go to www.potandbox.com.

Instagram/Pot + Field (Picture: Instagram/Pot + Field)

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