Wreath Stroll at the Village of Kensington Place

Home Stager

What a clever way to raise funds!  Last night I attended a "Wreath Stroll" - a holiday fundraiser at The Village at Kensington Place in Meriden Connecticut.  Local businesses were asked to donate wreaths which were then purchased by the highest bidder after a 2 hour silent auction.  All of the proceeds from this wonderful event went to the Midstate Cancer Center.

wreath stroll village at Kensington place

wreath Stroll village at kensington place

I was very impressed in so many ways ...

First of all the display of creativity in the wreaths was amazing. A few of the themes included (but were certainly not limited to) wreaths decorated with gift cards, a few adorned with jewelry and another with lottery tickets.

wreath stroll village at kensington place



I was also quite impressed by The Village at Kensington Place itself.  It is an assisted living community where "The experience of aging is celebrated by providing the best personalized care to help seniors live well, mind body and soul."

From what I could see, it's not hard to live up to that promise.  The campus at  The Village at Kensington Place is absolutely gorgeous, the amenities too numerous to mention and the staff members were incredibly friendly and caring. I would highly recommend contacting Randi, Heather or Tina to schedule a tour of this amazing facility. 

It was both an honor and a privilege [for which I am most grateful] to be a part of an event that benefited the Midstate Cancer Center.  They offer many wonderful programs.  Click here to view their calendar of events and to learn more about the Midstate Cancer Center and what they have to offer.

THANK YOU to the Village at Kensington Place in Meriden CT for all the work that you do to support this most worthy cause.  AND thank you for allowing me to be a part of this event - count me in as a sponsor for next year.  I have plenty of time to think of a great theme for the wreath I will donate next year!  



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Karen Bernetti is a Real Estate Stager, Former Realtor®, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Staging4Smooth Transitions - specializing in assisting seniors with their downsize moves and offering Home2Home Transitions seminars. Karen is also the Social Media Manager and Administrative Coordinator for Prudential CT Realty, in Madison, CT and Co-creator of the Ready2Sellin30Days System - an interactive multi-media program teaching do-it-yourself homeowners EVERYHTING they need to know about preparing a home for sale. Stay up to date on the latest staging and home decor trends by visiting Karen & Ann's Home Sale Success Blog.  


Comments (8)

Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

They have so many really nice assisted living places now! Ours advertises that they are like a cruise ship on land! FUN!

Dec 10, 2010 04:08 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Karen, what a great way to raise much needed donations - beautiful wreaths to celebrate the season and for a great cause!! 

So, were the lottery tickets scratchers?  Now that would be even more enticing, LOL. 

Dec 10, 2010 04:44 PM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Joni - makes me wish I could live there NOW! 

Juli - yes they were scratch tickets!  What fun.

My friend was thrilled to win the Lia Sophia jewlery wreath - got a lot of her Christmas shopping done in one wreath!

Dec 10, 2010 05:54 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

LOL, Karen, I noticed you mentioned "my friend".  Was that a hint for your present.   LOL.  Sorry, that just tickled my funny bone. 

Dec 11, 2010 03:59 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Karen, Love this way of raising funds. It allows others to express their creativity and the lottery tickets...what a good idea! Look forward to your wreath creation for next year.


Dec 11, 2010 04:08 AM
Dawn Crawley
Dawn Crawley Realty - Pinehurst, NC
Find Pinehurst Homes

There are so many wonderful ways to raise money for charity this time of year. Thanks for the post.

Dec 11, 2010 08:40 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Karen I have not seen that done around here, but it sounds like a great idea to me.  I hope it raised lots of money.

Dec 11, 2010 12:22 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Karen  That is a lovely and informative post - assisted living facilities have come a long and positive way

Dec 11, 2010 08:51 PM