‘Antiquarius’ Kicks Off the Greenwich Holiday Season
Whether you’re interested in touring Greenwich’s most spectacular homes, a design maven, a lover of fine antiques, or eager to get a jump on holiday shopping, “Antiquarius,” the Greenwich Historical Society’s annual series of holiday events, is just the ticket. Festivities begin with an opening night party for the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show: “Fine Art, Jewelry and Antiques,” with Chinoiserie holiday-scape décor styled by Honorary Design Chair Richard Keith Langham. Langham, an interior designer, will attend Opening Night on Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. The doors then open for the opening night party where in addition to enjoying cocktails, passed bites, and a buffet dinner, guests can get a jump on an array of antiques from approximately 40 nationally recognized exhibitors.
Winter Antiques Show
The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show, featuring some 40 dealers, will have its Opening Night Dec. 1. Curious about the value of a family heirloom or an estate sale find? Attend a free lecture from 10 to 11 a.m. and make an appointment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an appraisal with a representative from RAGO Arts and Auction Center on Saturday, Dec. 2.
The Holiday Boutique at Greenwich Country Club will feature 38 carefully curated vendors offering everything from monogrammed children’s items to knitwear, semi-precious sparkles, décor, and sweet treats. Preview the Holiday Boutique Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; the boutique will be open Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Holiday House Tour
Antiquarius culminates with the incomparable Holiday House Tour, a once-a-year opportunity to visit spectacular private Greenwich homes. This year's tour features primarily owner-driven designs that showcase a bold use of materials and thoughtful floorplans that truly elevate stylish family living. The unique collection of homes includes a French chateau, which immediately transports you to the rolling hills of Provence, a well-proportioned family home with dramatic walls of windows offering views of the lush surroundings and a "traditional on the outside, modern on the inside" conception with jaw dropping furnishing and appointments. These stunning residences each impress distinctly while presenting an intimate glimpse into the varying designs.
Ticketholders receive by mail a map of Greenwich pinpointing the shuttle stops that will transport guests to each home. The homes on the tour can be visited at leisure Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An optional luncheon at Greenwich Country Club that is open to all is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required for both the House Tour and luncheon. All of the proceeds from Antiquarius support the historical society and will enable it to continue its education and preservation efforts. For information and tickets, visit greenwichhistory.com/antiquarius or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.