Flowers of the period

On the Home Front

April 07, 1996|By Elizabeth Large

Spring will flower in earnest at the Johns Hopkins University during "Homewood in Flower: A Country House Spring."

The neoclassical home of the Carroll family, now a museum on campus, will be decorated with cut-flower arrangements appropriate to the Federal period, using tulips, sea lavender, lilies and dozens of other flowers.

Tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 11-13; noon to hTC p.m., April 14. A brown-bag lunch, lecture and demonstration, "Planning, Cultivating and Arranging Your Own Flowers, 101" is scheduled for April 12 at noon under the homecoming tent in the Freshman Quad. Call (410) 516-5589 for ticket information and directions.

Tradition, with a twist

A pretty new twist on the traditional can be found at the Kellogg Collection, with Asmara's series of Chinese needlepoint rugs in light, fresh colors. The look is new but reminiscent of traditional designs like a decorative ceiling motif or an antique Bessarabian design. The rugs, the inspiration of Pam Green, owner of the Kellogg Collection, go well with both traditional furniture and more relaxed, comfortable pieces.

Take note

Ruth Bear Levy, called by some "Maryland's Grandma Moses," grew up at the turn of the century in the small Western Maryland town of Lonaconing. It became the inspiration for her charming, dreamy folk-art paintings. The paintings aren't for sale, but you can buy a line of note cards reproduced from her original oils. New to the collection is "Jumping Rope," depicting children playing the classic game in a spring-like setting.

Ruth Bear Levy note cards are on sale at the Designer Showcase Ltd. in Stevenson, Papers Plus in Pikesville, and the Maryland Historical Society museum gift shop.

On the Home Front welcomes interesting tidbits of home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Elizabeth Large, On the Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Or fax to (410) 783-2519.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

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