Holiday Market Updates and Announcements

Open Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday through Sun., Dec. 23

10 am to 5 pm

We’re so appreciative of the support that you, our fellow community members, brought to our Holiday Open House this past weekend!  We also extend a big thank you to our musicians and artisans who shared their talents.  And of course, gratitude to our hard working staff who worked long and hard to pull everything together!


Hannukah begins at sundown on Sunday Dec. 2nd and ends Monday Dec.10th.  We have local hand-dipped beeswax candles for your Menorah!

We also have a great selection of outstanding Amber Lights beeswax candles, including dragons and faeries for you Pagans out there, Santas, reindeer, angels, pine cones big and small, fir trees, and classic Christmas village candles, roses, gnomes, botanicals, many bee-themed designs, tea-lights, votives, birthday candles and simple pillars.

In addition, our elegant taper candles from Niwot Honey Farm are perfect for just about any person and any occasion!

Two Special Events on Saturday!


Saturday, December 1st, starting at 10:30 am
Hands-on papercraft demo with


This Saturday, December 1st, starting at 10:30 am join acclaimed Colorado papercraft artist and teacher Helen Hiebert, who will walk participants through making one of her beautiful and original folded and cut paper projects! This is a chance to enjoy a unique hands-on experience that will surely inspire you to make more of the projects presented in her ‘Twelve Months of Paper’
Helen Hiebert’s 12 Months of Paper calendar will inspire anyone, young or old, to work with paper in new, exciting and fun ways. Helen now makes her home near Vail, CO, and is an internationally renowned artist who has been exploring paper for decades, stretching and redefining its possibilities and character. She has produced a number of books and films on paper craft and knows how to make it accessible and exciting. The calendar offers illustrated instructions for making a new paper project every month and comes with a template for cutting the pieces.

Get further inspiration from Helen’s best-selling handbook ‘Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds’.

Saturday, December 1st, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Book reading and signing with


Join us this Saturday, December 1st, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm for a reading & book signing of ‘Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living’ by local author Karen Auvinen.  Karen will be available to sign copies of her book, and at 1:30 pm she will read passages from this beautiful memoir of a longtime Jamestown resident.

Karen is an award-winning poet, mountain woman, and teacher. Her memoir, in the evocative, contemplative spirit of such writers as Annie Dillard and Terry Tempest Williams is an “outstanding…beautiful story of resilience” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), a luminous, lyric exploration, “a narrative that reads like a captivating novel…a voice not found often enough in literature—a woman who eschews the prescribed role outlined for her by her family and discovers her own path” (CSM) to embrace the unpredictability and grace of living intimately with the forces of nature.

Support our Local Authors!

Colorado is blessed with many of the foremost experts in horticulture, gardening, herbs, native plants and wildlife, as well as insightful and beautifully written books on interesting subjects.  In addition to Karen Auvinen’s ‘Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living’, we have a great array of books by local authors.  Come see our entire collection including:

  • Foraging & Feasting by Dina Falconi and Wendy Hollender
  • Kitchen Botany by our own Garima Fairfax
  • Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree by Mark Andreas
  • Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies by Mary O’Brien & Karen Vail 
  • The Wild Wisdom of Weeds by Katrina Blair 
  • Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for All Climates
    by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden
  • Meet the Natives by Dan Johnson
  • Organic Gardener’s Companion: Growing Vegetables in the West by Jane Shellenberger 
  • Pretty Tough Plants by Plant Select 
  • The Natural First Aid Handbook by Brigitte Mars 
  • The Herbal Medicine Cabinet by Debra St. Claire
  • Homegrown Herbs by Tammi Hartung
  • A Bushel’s Worth by Kayann Short
  • Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region by Vera Stucky Evenson and the Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates by Leo J. Chance
  • Xeriscape Plant Guide by Denver Water
  • Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range by Janet R. Chu and Stephen R. Jones
  • Cattail Moonshine and Milkweed Medicine by Tammi Hartung 
  • Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region (hot off the press!) by Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Steppes by Michael Bone, Dan Johnson, Panayoti Kelaidis, Mike Kintgen, and Larry G. Vickerman

Holiday Party Treats & ‘Hostess’ Gifts

New Beat Quinoa Crackers in 3 flavors
Zing Nuts in 5 flavors
Seed Ranch Hot Sauces Mixed Pack: Umami, Thai Green, and Smoked Jalapeno
Eve’s Pecan Shortbread cookies – Grain-free and irresistible!
Haystack Gardens amazing Fruit Preserves
Cultura Chocolate bars and Mexican Drinking Chocolate
Robin Chocolate’s fabulous chocolate truffles
Askinosie Chocolate – Peppermint Bark, Vegan Milk Chocolate, Gingerbread Spice bar
Indigo Shibori Napkin Sets and more by Tehya Macintosh
Leo’s Dry Goods unique Napkins, Tea Towels, Aprons and more
Hand-printed Napkins, Teatowels, Sachets and more from 10 Digit Press
Theresa Haberkorn’s woodblock-printed towels, calendars & cards
Colorful Quilted Potholders, Peace Garlands and more by Lynn Mattingly
Small Cutting Boards and more by Hidden Gnome Woodworking
Goatmilk Soaps, Lotions and more from Lamborn Mt. Farmstead
Dryland Wilds’ Uniquely scented and beautiful soaps, and more
Holiday ornaments from many artisans, in many materials

Too many more to list!

Bulbs, Just as many for Half the Price!

Our outdoor bulbs have been further discounted and are now 50% off!


‘Ice Follies’, ‘Hawera’, ‘Geranium’, ‘Pipit’


christophii, moly, caeruleum, ‘Rosenbachianum’, ‘Graceful Beauty’


‘E.P. Bowles’, ‘Gipsy Girl’, ‘Fuscotinctus’, ‘Blue Pearl’


‘Danfordiae’, ‘J.S. Dyt’, ‘Harmony’


linifolia, ‘Tinka’


Galanthus elwesii (Snowdrops), Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’

Indoor bulbs are also 50% off!

Five gorgeous varieties of Amaryllis (Minerva, Mont Blanc, Vera, Red Lion), plus Paperwhite Narcissus and pre-chilled Delft Blue Hyacinths with growing glass!

Door Prizes!

Each day of our Holiday Gift Market, anyone who comes to Harlequin’s and makes a purchase will be entered in our DAILY DRAWING for a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE!   In addition, we will conduct a drawing at the close of the Holiday Market for two $100 GIFT CERTIFICATES, winner to be drawn at 5:00 on Sunday, December 23!  To enter, simply show up, make a purchase and fill out an entry form.  (One entry per person; entrants need not be present to win.)

Wishing you all a heart-warming and meaningful holiday season.  We hope to see you soon!  

Eve & Mikl

and the Most Wonderful Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens