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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 64 Also online at Home Front HOLIDAY AFFAIRE 2012 ... The Garden Club of Palo Alto will hold its biennial Holiday Affaire from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Featured are fresh flower arrangements, homemade marmalades and jams, birdhouses, Kool Jools, paper whites, wreaths and birch products, all created by members of the garden club. Admission is free. Information: Three long panels of stained glass, clockwise, from left, were painstakingly restored by Nzilani Glass Conservation; the stained-glass panels, including a naturalistic waterfall design, are located at the top of the grand staircase’s first landing; the dining room has original features, including Douglas-fir trim, doors and paneling. HOLIDAY BAZAAR ... Deborah’s Palm’s Holiday Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Featured will be handmade crafts, jewelry, ornaments, candy and art, as well as refreshments and music. There will also be a wreathmaking station and a used book sale. Information: C 4EPS%PXS7XERJSVH,IVMXEKI 4%78 «WLSPMHE]LSQIXSYV WLS[WSJJPSZMRKP]VIWXSVIHLSQIW Veronica Weber HOLIDAY GREENS ... Gamble Garden will offer holiday greens and arrangements for sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Greens include cedar, cypress, fir, holly, pine, juniper, spruce, magnolia and more, as well as plants and bulbs grown at Gamble Garden. In addition, Gamble expert flower arrangers will custom-fill centerpieces in a container provided (call the office to arrange drop-off before the event) or one purchased the day of the sale. Arrangements range from $30 to $50, with proceeds benefiting Gamble Garden. Information: 650-329-1356 or N Veronica Weber FREE FABRIC ... The next FabMo free fabric distribution event is Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 to x p.m.; Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds (Email with preferred date and time), but some drop-in hours are included. The distribution, with a requested donation, takes place at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: Veronica Weber SEW A PILLOWCASE? ... Diane “DeAnne” Appleton will offer a workshop for both novice and experienced sewers who’d like to learn how to make “The Exquisite Pillowcase” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Palo Alto Art Center, Studio B, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Techniques will include press-as-you-sew, making square corners, trimming bulk and finishing seams. Bring your own sewing machine. Cost is $79 for residents, $91 for nonresidents. Information: or 650-329-2366 by Carol Blitzer ommitting to letting the public in for a glimpse of her 1906 historical home was just the nudge — make that pressure — Pat DiCicco needed to finally get her stainedglass windows completely restored. The project has been in the works for seven months. But DiCicco, who serves on Palo Alto’s Historic Resources Board, seems well pleased with the outcome. And visitors to the Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) 25th annual Holiday House Tour on Dec. 9 will be the first to see the windows, a set of six at the top of the first staircase landing, in all their glory. DiCicco is no stranger to renovating older homes: She’s taken on one in San Jose, as well as an 1898 version in Coronado. Years ago she recalls admiring this Colonial Revival home, with its wrap-around front porch and beautiful leaded-glass windows. When it finally came on the market in 1977, she found it “dilapidated but not redone. Some of the woodwork was painted, but it was one of the more original, cared-for structures,” she said. Today it’s on the National Register of Historic Places and on Palo Alto’s Historic Inventory. Much is original, including the butler’s pantry with a pass through from the dining room; added Douglas-fir cabinets now display dishes. (continued on page 51) ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ œÛi“LiÀÊÎä]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 49

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