Tau Beta Spring Market
More than 25 specialty boutiques from Michigan and across the country will showcase their wares at Tau Beta Association's 9th annual Spring Market Thursday through April 28 at the Grosse Pointe Club, 6 Berkshire Place, Grosse Pointe Farms. The event offers two days of shopping for contemporary and classic jewelry, clothing, garden and home accents, and includes a preview party and raffle from 6-9 p.m. Thursday ($65 in advance, $75 at the door). From 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27, a silent auction will offer items such as a Detroit Tigers suite and a two-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, Italy. New vendors include the Spice Merchant of Ann Arbor, Sarah Oliver handbags of California and Sara Campbell clothing of Boston. Proceeds benefit the Children's Center, Detroit. Market hours on April 28 are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Check www.taubeta.org.
Lamp, chandelier are unique use of utensils
Just in time for Earth Day comes this clever bit of repurposing : Arthaus Furniture adds unexpected whimsy to kitchen/dining room décor with its 27-inch Rolling Pin Table Lamp ($229) and four-tiered Lucille Chandelier ($1,699), made from dozens of vintage spoons. Both fixtures can be ordered online at arhaus.com or see them in person at Arhaus stores at Somerset Collection in Troy and Ann Arbor.
'Fruitful blossoms' seminar at the DIA
Macy's hosts Waterford Crystal celebration
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the timeless Waterford Crystal Lismore pattern, Jim O'Leary, Waterford's design director, will discuss Lismore and sign purchases from 6-8 p.m. April 27 in the second floor crystal department at Macy's Twelve Oaks, Novi. Also available will be Macy's exclusive Jim O'Leary Abbey 14-inch vase ($1,600), made in Ireland. RSVP at (248) 344-7071.
Traditional Home's April issue showcases posh patchwork as a spring design trend and offers tips to add it to your living space:
- Try a subtle bronze and leather patched stool in your living room or study.
- Add charm to entryways with faded motifs from patches of vintage rugs in a spectrum of new colors.
- Create a quilt on your bathroom wall with patchwork tiles available in an array of designs and colors.
- Add pizzazz to any bedroom with a bright, vibrant garden patchwork duvet.
- Add little touches such as textile trunks, throw pillows, ottomans and patchwork vases.