2:30pm – Bruce Elsass took us through his antique Christmas collection along with his presentation. Looking forward to seeing more of his designs in the big department stores in the coming year. 12:30pm – Connie and Judi have completed their lectures and the painters are starting to take their break to enjoy some lunch being served by the Vaillancourt staff. Bruce Elsass is preparing the stage for his lecture at 1:30 followed by Luke’s lecture on technology at 3:00pm. 10:00am – Painters have been fed and starting their painting workshop while Connie Porcher from Celebrate 365 magazine begins the first lecture on the evolution of decorating the tree with ornaments. 8:00am – Set-up has begun for Saturday’s festivities! Sue, Lisa, and Barbara are in the kitchen preparing breakfast, making the coffee before they get to work on lunch. The store is being reorganized and Blaxton Hall is being set up to accommodate breakfast, lunch and then the lectures.