First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. As the harvest season approaches I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
Each year during the first week of November, Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae host The Theta Flaming Festival. The festival features tablescapes, some created by members and friends and some created by local merchants who also offer their wares for sale. Although I am not a Theta, for years I have done tablescapes for this marvelous event with dear Theta friends. This year a small group of us was asked to create the centerpiece for the tea table, where guests are served tea or coffee and cookies throughout the day. Because the speaker for the luncheon today was Walter Scheib, the former White House chef for Bill and Hillary Clinton and George and Laura Bush, we decided that we wanted to build the White House out of Haviland Ranson china. We had so much fun, and I thought that you might enjoy seeing the fruits of our labor.
I also thought that you would enjoy gleaning ideas from some of the gorgeous tablescapes that were on display today at the Flaming Festival. I do need to warn you that you are entering a photo intensive zone, but I think that you'll really enjoy them!
I loved this table because of the old doilies. Do you have a drawer full of these that belonged to your grandmothers? I thought that this was a darling idea!
Is your mouth watering?
You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube. I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen. You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site. The girl can really write! Her latest CD is called "Orchid."
Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, "Tablescape Thursday. I'll be linking my post to "Tablescape Thursday. Click on the button below to hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 9:00 pm on Wednesdays. You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.