2 The party was held in our large and spacious clerestory.
4 Real geodes take millions of years to form and can cost thousands! These crystal egg geodes take only 12-15 hours, are simple to make, are just as beautiful and are incredibly affordable!
5 Figgy was also selling his Crystal Fabulous Fruity Flubber Kits.
7 Kristen recently crafted these life-like mushrooms on my television show.
9 In addition to fabulous wines, the shop also sells many bar accessories, like these charming Italian bottle toppers.
10 Andrea Mason from the Garden Department made these amazing concrete numbers and letters.
11 Stephen Johnson, Deputy Art Director at Living, offered a collection of letterpress cards for sale, like this all-occasion card.
12 Stephen also offered blank note cards adorned with animal sketches.
13 This is a poster of all his animal sketches.
14 Molly Bloom, Copy Editor, sold a selection of hand-rolled truffles.
15 Such intriguing flavor combinations! I sampled them all!
16 Molly Bloom's mother attended, as well, selling her hand crocheted flower hats and blankets.
17 Jessica Rounds, Product Designer, brought her handmade jewelry.
18 This tinsel filled necklace was quite festive.
20 Blake was selling painted ornaments, as seen in the December issue of Living.
21 Laura Kaesshaefer, Editorial Assisant, Crafts, was selling her bib necklaces.
22 The bib is formed by sewing together rounds of chiffon, folded to look like rosettes.
23 Very pretty
25 Marcie McGoldrick's porcelain pendants and earrings.
26 Marcie McGoldrick, faux bois porcelain serving platters
27 Marcie McGoldrick, porcelain bowls
29 Rings made from trees
30 Rings made from shed antlers
31 These hats were knitted with yarn donated by Lion Brand, who makes my new line of yarn. All proceeds of sales of these hats was donated to City Harvest. http://www.cityharvest.org
32 Cute holiday decor on the tables
33 I was very interested in Design Director of Craft Jodi Levine's hot pink bauble necklaces, as was Kevin Sharkey and Megen Lee.
34 I was also quite taken with these silver woven baskets by Deputy Craft Editor, Silke Stoddard.
35 Silke also had these stained wooden bead necklaces.
36 Silke Stoddard's hand-bound journal sets
37 A floral version
38 Chef Pierre Schaedelin prepared hors d'oeuvres for the party, which included smoked salmon with dill butter on toast. http://pierreschaedelin.com/
39 Heather Kirkland, who planned the event and Megen Lee, VP Design Director, stopped to offer our hard working employees a snack. Rebecca Robertson gladly accepted a grilled cheese sandwich.
40 There were also little meatballs with vegetable marinara sauce.
41 And baked potato soup with toasted croutons
42 And the grilled cheese sandwiches
43 For something sweet, Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa squares were provided in glass jars.
44 There were also complimentary tea samplers from Twinings.
45 This year, we held an Employee Cookie Swap. Those who brought one dozen cookies could swap and leave with a dozen assorted treats baked by their co-workers.
46 Lilian Hough, Deputy Design Director of Living, baked these beautiful Viennese Ischler Platzchen cookies.
47 Melba Jamison, Online Senior Project Manager, baked Snickerdoodles.
48 Lauren O'Connor and Kay Lyn Byrne, Executive Assistants, enjoyed the cookie table.
49 Lauren baked this tree-shaped cake for the occasion.
50 We had a raffle to win a Harry & David gift basket, filled with delicious apples, pears, nuts, and sweets, including their signature Moose Munch snack mix.
51 You could also try your chance for the Harvest to Holidays Basket, which features my Martha Stewart's New Pies & Tarts cookbook, apples, pears, and white cheddar cheese.
52 After the musicians left, Erin Furey and Naomi De Manana, Weddings Stylists, stepped in as DJs.
53 Lincoln Patterson, Maintenance Associate, gave Erin and Naomi a break so they could dance with the rest of the crowd.
54 It was a very lovely party!