Deck the Tables
Celebrate the Seasons

November 22 and 23, 2013
Hotel Winneshiek

Open Houses

Admission $10
Friday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy live jazz music by Tom Bourcier.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides (weather permitting)

• View 29 unique and beautifully Decorated Tables to spark your holiday decorating ideas (in the Steyer Opera House, third floor)
• Visit the Holiday Home Décor Showcase featuring goods and services to help make your holiday celebrations festive and joyful (in the Ballroom, second floor)
• Complimentary Coffee and Treats 
Door prizes drawn throughout event at both open houses 
• Bid on one-of-a-kind Auction Packages – great items for you to keep while helping a great organization
• Purchase Raffle Tickets to win one of 3 fabulous prizes:
A complete table setting for eight including the centerpiece donated by Anundsen Publishing / Erik and Melanie Anundsen and Latham Furniture; a new Civia Twin City 8 step through bicycle donated by Oneota River Cycles and Hovden Oil / Terry and Charis Hovden; or a brand new I-pad (4th generation OS7 and Wifi), plus a one-of-a-kind sleeve donated by Sims TV & Electronics, Decorah Physical Therapy and Rehab Center, and Blue Heron Knittery!

Saturday evening Gala Dinner and Auction

Seating for the dinner is limited. Please contact Stephanie Johnson at Vesterheim to inquire about availability.

Vesterheim would like to extend our deepest thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who decorate tables.
Check here to see a list of this year’s Table Decorators.
Check here to see a list of this year’s Auction Packages.
Check here to see a list of this year’s Holiday Home Décor Showcase exhibitors.
Check here to view tables from 2012.

Deck the Tables is part of the Holiday Open House— Decorah All Decked Out

 “Deck the Tables” is proud to be a participant in Decorah’s community-wide kick-off to the holiday season! The weekend will include many exciting activities including: trolley rides, carolers, free carriage rides (weather permitting), Bed & Breakfast Open House Tour, and lots of great specials and discounts at local businesses.

The Bed & Breakfast Open House Tour, organized by the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB), will be on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. There will be free trolley rides to participating locations (weather permitting). Guests may also drive or walk to participating B & Bs on their own. Maps will be available at the WCCVB office and the Deck the Tables Open Houses at the Hotel Winneshiek.

Be sure to stop by the Vesterheim Courtyard for kettle corn (Saturday only) from Pinter’s Gardens and Pumpkins and for: “Hedgie’s Pajama Party!” on Friday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and “Hedgie Tales!” on Saturday from 10:00 am until noon. These great events are part of The World of Jan Brett Exhibition and Activities made possible by proceeds from Deck the Tables 2012.

Holiday community spirit at its best!

Learn more about Decorah’s Holiday Open House weekend at the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce website at and the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau site at


“Deck the Tables” is organized by a volunteer committee—Melanie Anundsen, Karla Erdman, Llew Jenkins, and Syd Stephenson.

For more information contact Stephanie Johnson at or call 563-382-9681, ext. 103. Also, search “Deck the Tables” on facebook and “like” our page.

All proceeds benefit Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.

Thanks to our sponsors:

A Perfect House Realty
Anundsen Printing
Bank of the West
Bieber Insurance and Real Estate
Dan Huebner
Decorah Bank & Trust
Decorah Furniture
Dragonfly Books
Eileen and Duane Bruening
Gail Larson
Uller Farms
Decorah Auto Center
David Finholt Construction, Inc.
Decorah Chiropractic Center
Olson Explosives, Inc.
Decorah Mobile Glass
Decorah Chevrolet, Cadillac, Inc.
Midwest Group Benefits, Inc.
Becky and Bob Shaw
Viking State Bank