Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Holiday Open House at Primrose
October 31, November 1 & 2

Gather your friends and ring in the holidays with a special visit to our gift shop where you will find many wonderful ideas for entertaining, gift giving and decorating during this magical season. Our team of buyers, display artists and florists are planning a sublime Winter Wonderland as we hope to inspire your creativity and jump start your enthusiasm for the celebrations of Winter. There will be new additions and old favorites including Christmas trees decorated with a mix of new and vintage ornaments and our mohair ‘snow’.

The mohair has been washed and carded by a processor in Maltby and Debra will be mixing mica into the fibers to create the glistening, silver frost look so beautiful on trees, mantles, shelves or even firewood. You can have a magical frosted Christmas tree without the mess of flocking or glitter plus you can remove and store the snow to use in future years.

Primrose01Additionally, the antique French white ironstone soup tureens appearing in so many magazines this last year will be on center stage. We purchased them from a friend in France who understands our look. Tureens in perfect condition can be used for serving hearty soups and stews and the rest will be planted with hyacinths, paperwhites and hellebores for holiday displays. These tureens are lovely for the ‘Vintage by Nina’ look that is so popular and, when not in use, they will add an old world look to your kitchen, dining room and even living room. We also have beautiful French floral antique quilts. Quilts such as these have moved out of the bedroom and into the living room where everyone can enjoy them. They can be thrown over the arm of the sofa, used as a partial slip cover over the seat and back of a chair or sofa or stacked in a cupboard or under a side table. Just being on display they add a sense of warmth and comfort to cold winter mornings and dark winter evenings.

Primrose will be closed October 27, 28 and 29 so we can decorate to our hearts’ content. We may even paper the windows so guests will be completely surprised when we reopen for our Holiday Open House.

 ArtsAliveLogo November 1 & 2

Festivities fill Christianson’s on the firt weekend in November: Many local artists display their works at this celebration of the Arts that is held throughout the La Conner area. We’ll have live music by Laurel Bliss & John Clark, cheese tasting from Samish Bay Cheese and apple cider served from our antique cider press. Join us both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artists include:

Rochell Anderson: vinatage and Steampunk style jewelry

Judy Sullivan: oil and watercolor paintings and prints

Laura Campbell: hand-made rose hip wreaths

Sally Chang: Pottery & tiles

Debra Lacy: Hand-felted Textiles

Dan Sweaney: Hand-blown glass birds

Holiday Tea & More
November 29


Wreath making with Santa
Saturday, November 29, is a special day at Christianson’s Nursery and we hope you will be part of our festivities.

Nineteenth Annual Holiday Tea
Noon – 5 p.m. reservations required

John and Toni Christianson extend their appreciation to customers with this complimentary Holiday Tea to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Come enjoy tea, cider and assorted delicacies in our 1888 Schoolhouse, decorated with a forest theme, candlelight and the live music of auto harpist Bob Harper and violinist Dennis Burkhardt. We have four seatings; make your reservations today for what has become a Valley tradition.

Arrival of Father Christmas
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Father Christmas will be in his red sleigh nestled among the trees in our South Greenhouse. He is excited to greet children of all ages and listen to their Christmas wishes. Come in your holiday finest and bring your cameras to take your own keepsake photos.

Holiday Wreath-making Classes
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
reservations required; class fee is $8.

Deck the halls with ease by using our wreath-making machine and getting the practical and inspiring help of designer Karen Harper. These are five one-hour classes. We provide a delightful array of greens (sold by the pound); but feel free to bring your own. The cost of one wreath form is included in the class fee. Wear warm clothing and bring your own pruners and  gardening gloves.

For reservations, call 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200