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Holiday Ornament Making with Sister Parish and Riley Sheehey


Festive Cheer in the Countryside

This holiday season, discover a festive ornament-making kit guests of all generations can enjoy, specially curated by celebrated interior design firm Sister Parish and artist Riley Sheehey. Inspired by Sister Parish’s signature pattern, Serendipity, which features charming festive stars and dots, Riley has created a step-by-step guide for you to create your own one-of-a-kind ornament in the snow-coated, idyllic countryside. Disconnect to reconnect at our stylish inn, creating special keepsakes as a memory of your family’s stay and a tradition to deck Christmas trees for years to come.

  • Available daily throughout the festive season | Beginning November 27th
  • Available to do in the Lounge, Garden Room Private Dining Room, or to take home | Pick up design kit at the Front Desk


Auberge Resorts Collection is partnering with nonprofit organization Baby2Baby to provide children living in poverty with gifts, diapers, clothing and other necessities this holiday season. With a goal to ignite the spirit of giving this holiday season, we will be donating 15% of this signature festive experience to Baby2Baby.

About our Festive Partners

About Riley Sheehey

Riley Sheehey is a celebrated watercolor and multimedia artist and textile designer. Before becoming an artist full-time, she taught elementary school art and developed a love for whimsical styles and playful details. Her artwork reflects this childlike view of the world with fun color palettes and an attention to detail that evokes a viewer’s curiosity.

About Sister Parish

Founded in 1933, Sister Parish Design finds inspiration in the past to design for today. With a sensibility rooted in traditional, American decorative arts history, Sister Parish celebrates the beloved designs from the prolific Parish Hadley archive. With a deep appreciation of Sister Parish’s craft heritage, from the artisans on the Lower East Side to the banks of Louisiana, every print has its own American Story. As the brand moves forward under the vision of its newly appointed Chief Creative Officer, Eliza Harris, great-granddaughter of Sister Parish, they continue to honor the story of great American houses, which reflect the people who lived in them.

A Home for the Holidays with Sister Parish

This holiday season, escape to our countryside oasis to see our idyllic inn transform into a winter wonderland. Experience the magic of celebrated interior designer Eliza Harris of Sister Parish Design who will decorate the hotel with exuberance inspired by great American design and quintessential New England homes, filled with timeless and whimsical decor. Revel in the holiday spirit and enjoy the pristine 18-foot Christmas tree in the Inn’s lobby, handcrafted, colorful ornaments, twinkling lights and wreaths throughout our Connecticut escape. Settle into our cozy Parlour room for an afternoon of classic games next to a garland-adorned fireplace, sip on a warming hot cocktail in the Tap Room amongst handsome festive decor, or find yourself under mistletoe in the Main Inn with your loved one. Experience the Mayflower Inn & Spa enlivened by Sister Parish this holiday season.
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