Fall & Holiday Wreaths By Ellen Askren

Ellen Askren 

Ellen has been making wreaths for 20 years. Most of her work is for sale in a local Geneva IL gift shop. When Ellen moved into Covenant Living at the Holmstad, she realized her skills could benefit the Holmstad Bazaar. She has made two seasonal wreaths that will be for sale at the Bazaar on Saturday, September 21, from 9 am – 3 pm.

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Ellen’s Fall Wreath Will be Offered on September 21


Ellen’s Colorful Holiday Wreath for Sale on September 21


Shop for Beautiful Gifts Made by Our Resident Woodworkers!

Our Holmstad Wood Shop has expertly crafted wooden toys, holiday décor, and various home and garden items. Click on the Artisans section to learn more about the featured woodworkers and needlecrafters who are selling what they’ve made this year for the Bazaar on September 21. 


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Around Your Home


Bird Houses by David Anderson


 45.5″ Tall Solid Cherry Candle Stand

This 45.5” tall solid cherry candle stand is just right by a fireplace or an entry way. The cup at the top holds either artificial flowers (shown) or a battery-operated candle of up to 3” in diameter. There is only one for sale in the Wood Shop. To see more about resident Jack Franklin and what he has created for the Bazaar, visit the Artisans tab.





Holiday Decor: 4th of July, Halloween, & Christmas


4th of July Plaque

Halloween Lantern with Battery-operated Light

Christmas Ornaments with Battery Operated Tealights

Resident Jack Franklin hollows each wooden sphere before adding a hand-turned finial and inserting a battery-operated tea light. The light is on a timer with six hours on and 18 hours off. The battery is replaceable for many years of enjoyment. Find out more about Jack in the Artisans section. 

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