Category: Home, Garden, Design

At Edith’s Table: Food and Dining in Wharton’s Life and Work


In this illustrated online talk, writer and food historian, Carl Raymond will present an overview of how food and dining are represented in Wharton’s major fiction and memoir.

Attendees will get a sense of how Wharton used food and dining to convey character and background in passages from some of her most memorable work.  Raymond will also present examples from Wharton’s own life including food memories from her childhood as well as insight into how she designed her own dining rooms and her thoughts on entertaining. In addition, attendees will come away with a glimpse of how dining functioned in the overall Gilded Age society and how it defined social class.

Carl Raymond is a writer and lecturer on food and social history.  He has spoken nationally as well as in Europe on various aspects of American and British food history and culture for organizations such as the Royal Oak Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the English-Speaking Union as well as various museums and societies. He has written for the publications of the Royal Oak Foundation as well as the Culinary Historians of New York and was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press).

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 11, 2021 / 4pm – 5pm

LOCATION: The Mount Online
Streamed live via Zoom

TICKETS: $20 General; $15 Mount Members
Available online here

MORE:
www.edithwharton.org
facebook.com/TheMountLenox
instagram.com/themountlenox

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Stair Galleries’ Online Auction, Thursday Morning, Nov 19

Stair Galleries is holding an  Online Auction this Thursday Morning, November 19th.  

As winter approaches, we naturally return indoors and refocus on our interior living spaces. Perfect for updating any home, our November 19th sale offers a selection of fine art, furniture and decorations from traditional to early 20th century, including porcelain, rugs, lighting, paintings and works on paper. We are pleased to offer works from the Collection of Michael G. Moye, Greenwich, CT and Property from the Collection of Ezra & Cecile Zilkha, complemented by property from many private collections and estates.

Stair will be accepting phone bids, absentee bids and live online bidding for this sale.

To view the full catalogue, visit stairgalleries.com

DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 19, 11:00 am

LOCATION: Online
To register for bidding by phone or absentee click here.
Register for live online bidding via Bidsquare.comInvaluable.com or LiveAuctioneers.com.

MORE:
For inquiries regarding the items in this sale please contact Stair at 518.751.1000 or internetrequests@stairgalleries.com.
stairgalleries.com

 

 

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Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale, Oct 5

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The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is the organizer of a Fall Plant Sale, Workshop and Garden Advice event happening on Saturday, October 5.

Locally-grown perennials will be available for sale. Due to the invasive jumping worm occurrences reported in both counties and the lack of a proven, researched-based solution to the problem, this event will be strictly plant sales as opposed to swaps conducted in prior years. Master Gardener Volunteers will be using best practices to provide both annual and perennials grown from seed in sterile soils to prevent further broadcast of worm cocoons into our soils.

Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions and preform pH tests on garden soil samples. The cost is $2.00 for first sample and $1.00 for each additional sample.

A hands on workshop about Putting the Garden to Bed will be held at 10:30 am and Winterizing Your Garden Tools will be held at 11:00 am.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, October 5, 2019 / 9am – 12pm

LOCATION:
Cornell Cooperative Extension Columbia & Greene Counties
Extension Education Center
479 NY-66

Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
ccecolumbiagreene.org
facebook.com/CCEColumbiaGreene
instagram.com/ccecgc

 

 

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The 2019 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

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The leaves are already changing in Columbia County. If you want to know when the peak leaf-peeping time is in your area? Check out the 2019 Fall Foliage Map. Each year, SmokyMountains.com publishes this interactive, online map that bills itself as the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. On their site, you can use the slider under the map of the US to see when the leaves will be at their peak across the country.

Check out the map now, at smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map

 

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The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Spencertown Garden, Sep 14

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The Garden Conservancy invites you to visit the private garden of 
Linda B. Horn, in Spencertown on Saturday, September 14.

“The restoration of my landscape has been the goal for the fifteen years of living here after a move from Chicago. There are four restored ecosystems: wetlands, waterfall, domestic area of native grasses, and woodland. The last section of restoration was started last fall with eliminating dead trees and then new seeding. This year goldenrod was weed-wacked and new trees planted. The landscape was featured in the September 2017 issue of New York Cottages & Gardens with a five-page spread (images are available). Native restoration workshops have been held here through the Columbia Land Conservancy, Spencertown Academy, and Berkshire Botanical Garden”.

GARDEN EXTRA: Linda will be exhibiting a collection of her own prints of native insects, which includes nearly 80 prints created over a 20 year period.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 14, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

LOCATION:
Landscape of Linda B. Horn
5015 Crow Hill Road
Spencertown, NY 12037

ADMISSION:
$10 per person
Children 12 and under are free

MORE:
gardenconservancy.org
gardenconservancy.org/open-days/garden-directory/landscape-of-linda-b-horn

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