How to Postpone your Wedding Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you have an upcoming wedding this spring or summer, you’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotions – stress, uncertainty, confusion, and disappointment. Our event staff at Gari Melchers Home and Studio is here to support our couples, community, and …

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Grow Great Spring Flowers and Pollinators Will Come!

Spring blooming Scabiosa will attract bees from the get go of the season. Scabiosa Blue Cockade. Spring blooming flowers are about so much more than just gorgeous flowers.  Those featured in my book Cool Flowers are spring bloomers, but they also offer …

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Julius Melchers and Figurecarving in 19th Century America

Julius Melchers’ ‘Captain Jack,’ now on display at Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont In 1886, a New York journalist noted that, “Few objects, policemen and lampposts excepted, are more familiar to the public than the cigar store wooden Indian. …

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Drink in the Creativity

On Thursday, August 20th, PB Mares, a regional accounting and business consulting firm, held a retreat for its administrative staff. In the morning they had a conference and after lunch, they decided to do a Wine & Design event. This is the first o …

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Johnna & Scott Tie the Knot

Saturday, June 13th was unusually hot for an early summer wedding but that didn’t keep the Lees from having a gorgeous outside ceremony. Their ceremony began at 5:30 p.m. and was short and sweet! When the newlyweds were announced, they joyfully walked …

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Group Tours & So Much More!

Can you think of a better way to enjoy time with friends than with a tour of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont? Often described as a hidden gem, our site has something for everyone ─ antiques, art, history, gardens, and a beautiful museum shop. …

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Tulips, Mimosas, & the Bride-to-Be

The coral, white, and gold themed bridal shower held recently in the pavilion reminded everyone that spring is officially here! The florist (also the maid of honor) laid tulips on each guest’s table setting to go along with the spring theme. The bride- …

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