Monthly Archives: November 2011

11-28-11 - gratitude

Our local Oliver Wolcott Library is a treasure – an indispensable small town resource, as well as a design gem that exemplifies the marriage of old and new. Its structure features an original Connecticut Colonial home built in 1799 combined with an elegant modernist addition designed by Eliot Noyes in 1965. We fell in love with the library when we discovered Litchfield over a decade ago.

Now that we live here, we want to do everything we can to help the library flourish. Their annual Festival of Trees fundraiser generates more than 50% of the annual operating budget.

A silent auction is the highlight of the celebratory event – including a collection of holiday wreaths created by designers and artists with connections to this area. We asked a few of our favorite NYC designers (who are lucky enough to weekend in the Litchfield Hills) to create custom holiday wreaths for the event and we were thrilled with their creations.

Philip Gorrivan's architectural marvel - with the twenty2 Maxwell wreath in the background

We are certain that these unique wreaths helped this become the most successful Festival of Trees ever! Thank you Philip Gorrivan, Amie Weitzman and Lisa Mahar for your inspiring creativity and generosity.

Lisa Mahar's wreath composed of stacking cups from her kids toy collection, kid o.

 

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