Boudoir by Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria, best known as the scheming Gabrielle on "Desperate Housewives," has joined other celebrities in the home-decor market. J.C. Penney's Eva Longoria Home collection features four different bedding styles with complementary decorative pillows and window treatments inspired by Longoria's world travels. Color palettes range from deep royal navy, evoking the Mediterranean Sea, to a damask print of subtle shades of lavender and gray. Comforter sets come in full, queen and king sizes and start at $129.99. For details, go to

DIY window repair

Can't afford to replace the drafty weather-worn windows on your old house? "Repairing Old Windows" is a hands-on workshop showing how to fix original wooden windows, improve operation, boost energy efficiency and maintain architectural integrity. The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota program also gives an overview on topics such as drafts, glazing, sashes and broken glass. "Repairing Old Windows" is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 16 in the lower level of Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. Cost is $50. To register, go to

Mission meets modern

Find out how two different furniture styles — Mission and Midcentury Modern — can be compatible in home interiors. Mike Danial, Stickley corporate historian, will look at how Stickley Mission designs are having an unexpected effect on the trend in the revival of Midcentury Modern furniture. Bring your vintage Stickley pieces, or good-quality photos, to be evaluated. "Mission to Modern: The Progression of Stickley Design," is from 3 to 4 p.m. May 16 at Gabberts Galleria store, 69th St. and France Av. S., Edina, and 2 to 3 p.m. in Gabbert's Little Canada store, 3201 Country Drive. The program is free; call 952-927-1500 or go to to register.

Captivating containers

Summer pots give patios and front entry steps pops of color all season long. Bachman's is holding Summer Container Design workshops in May and June to show how the "thriller, filler, spiller" formula can create a show-stopping container that will last all season using shade or sun-loving plants. Cost is $50 and includes materials. Shade workshops are 6 to 8 p.m. May 12 and 2 to 4 p.m. May 30. Sun workshops are 6 to 8 p.m. May 21 and 1 to 3 p.m. June 7. Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. To register, go to or call 612-861-7600.