The W.H. Stark House Decorates for Easter
The Dining Room has been prepared for a traditional Easter dinner with Sèvres china, special order Lenox service plates, monogrammed sterling flatware, brilliant Hawkes stemware, and more treasures that were originally part of the W.H. Stark family’s collection. Visitors will also view an inspiring Dresden porcelain centerpiece overflowing with sweet peas, fuchsias, and Gerber daisies centered on a vintage Italian white linen, fillet lace and white worked embroidery tablecloth. Sterling silver baskets filled with assorted faux eggs complete the elegant spring theme.
Upon entering the Breakfast Room, guests will be treated to a cheerful arrangement of opulent serving ware, including Copeland-Spode china circa 1891 and Hawkes cut-glass water tumblers in a Louis XIV pattern. A Gorham centerpiece bowl holding faux eggs and German silver salt dishes in the shapes of a rooster and a hen brighten the room for the Easter season.
More Easter decor can be seen throughout the first floor. In the Library, a sterling cake plate holds faux chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs, and a sterling Jensen compote bowl is filled with faux chocolate eggs. The Foyer, Music Room, and Back Hall are also elaborately decorated.
The W.H. Stark House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. All tours begin at the entrance through the Carriage House at 610 Main Avenue. Regular admission for a full tour of the House is $5 per adult (ages 18-64) and $2 per senior ages 65 and older and per youth ages 10-17.
For more information on The W.H. Stark House or to make a tour reservation, call
409.883.0871 or visit www.whstarkhouse.org.