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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 44 N Puzzles, page 45 Al so on lin E M 42 HO GE EN PA OP IDE, GU HOME & REAL ESTATE PA L O A LT O W E E K LY e at w w w .P al o Al to On lin e. co m Home Front SUCCESSFUL BULBS ... From flowering bulbs from South Africa to local natives, UC Master Gardeners will give a free talk on “Successful Bulbs for California Climates” on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. The gardeners will also offer tips on growing garlic, onions and shallots. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http:// Veronica Weber INSIDE FINE HOMES ... The Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, Inc., will kick off its holiday fundraiser, “Finishing Touches,” on Thursday, Dec. 2, with a cocktail party (6 p.m. for donors at the sustainer level, 7 p.m. for other guests) at a private home in Atherton ($135, includes home tour). On Friday, Dec. 3, a Festive Luncheon & Boutique will be held at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton ($95, includes home tour). The heart of the event is a home tour ($40 in advance, $50 at the door) and boutique on Dec. 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will include several homes in the Atherton area, and the boutique will take place at Sacred Heart Schools, 50 Emilie Ave., Atherton. Information: 650-321-5026, ext. 18, or www.juniorleaguehometour. com. Holiday home tour with a Spanish twist Three Atherton homes are open for Christmas at Our House tour ONE WARM COAT ... Local Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices are participating in the annual “Operation: One Warm Coat” campaign, accepting donations of new or gently used coats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, hats, mittens, as well as towels and blankets for the homeless and needy. Donations can be dropped off at Palo Alto offices at 245 Lytton Ave., Suite 100, or 2745 Middlefield Road through Dec. 17. Spanish touches at the Wedekinds’ home range from the gently sloped arches in the foyer/ living room (top) to the hand-made mother-of-pearl and crystal ornaments. Above, the fireplace and its decorated mantel take center place in the great room, by Carol Blitzer C hristmas at Marga and Cris Wedekind’s Atherton home reflects their Spanish roots, from their capiz-shell tree ornaments and nativity scene at the base of their winding stairway Veronica Weber (continued on page 43) Veronica Weber TOYS FOR TOTS ... And, even more local Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, in partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserves, as part of the annual Toys for Tots campaign. Toys may be dropped off through Dec. 17 at 245 Lytton Ave., Ste. 100, and 2745 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto; 800 El Camino Real, Ste. 300, and 930 Table settings were designed by Dani Johnston of Mackenzie Johnston Interiors, Mountain View, with greenery and flowers by Chrystal Keller of Sweet Peas Floral Design. The settings incorporated handpainted family china, wedding crystal and a hand-embroidered Filipino tablecloth. (continued on next page) *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ œÛi“LiÀÊÓÈ]ÊÓä£äÊU Page 41

Palo Alto Weekly 11.26.10 - Section 2

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