Every year, the Barrington community comes together to put on
the Barrington Country Garden & Antique Faire. The goal of this fabulous affair is to raise money for Hands of Hope, a nonprofit organization that raises money for
struggling African peoples.
The background of Hands of Hope is truly inspiring! A Barrington resident took a trip to Nigeria and realized the plight of women in Africa. Due to lack of medical attention and educational resources, early childhood marriages resulted in pregnancy complications in women as young as 11 years. "As a result of that trip and of others hearing about the plight of women and children in Nigeria a northwest suburban community of Chicago came together, bringing their skills and resources, to help address the critical needs of women and children a world away." And the Barrington Garden Faire has been taking place for its 12th year to again raise money for this important cause.
The Barrington Garden Faire will take place June 15-16, 2012 from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Tickets purchased prior to June 10th are $40; after that, the price increases to $50 per person. Please call 847-381-7367 for more information. The tickets can also be purchased online at the website link above.
Christina Currie Events, Inc. is so excited to get involved! We have been invited to create three separate garden vignettes. Our theme is Partie Dans le Jardin and we're celebrating the French gardens of Versailles on Vicky Wauterlek beautiful property. Here is a sneak peak into our plans for what you will see when attending the event:
Vignette 1: Charming aged farm tables with blue vintage china set for six guests. Be sure to peek at all the the fabulous details, including edible party favors, French garden inspired centerpieces, heirloom flatware, and calligraphy style placecards celebrating the women of Africa!
Vignette 2: Charming cocktail area will be situated around a stone walkway. Guests will receive a party favor in this area; hand crafted by Christina Currie Events, Inc. team.
Vignette 3: Sophisticated high tea lounge area with lovely French-inspired furniture will be centered around a classic French coffee cart.
We can't wait to see YOU at the festivities! Buy your tickets now before it's too late and enjoy this French garden fit for King Louis and the Palace of Versailles. See you there!