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. 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.
This week I am in the process of preparing for a wedding luncheon for a dear friend of my precious daughter. The luncheon will be on Friday and located away from my home. I am taking the china and doing the flowers for a luncheon for 120 women. My daughter and I have the china all packed up to travel. I bought the flowers today, and tomorrow we'll create 15 centerpieces, plus a larger presentation piece for the dessert table. I'll share the results with you next week for Tablescape Thursday.
Today I am going into my archives to bring you a photo tour of another Kappa Alpha Theta Flaming Festival, which takes place each year during the first week of November. Do you remember our centerpiece for the 'Tea Table at the 2010 event'? We created the White House out of Haviland China, HERE. Tonight's post will be picture intensive and relatively short on commentary. I hope that you enjoy the journey.
We called our table, "Hot Chocolate and the Blues."
This caught my eye because my grandsons so enjoy "Thomas the Train."
Mackenzie-Child's "Courtly Check" is a perennial favorite at the Flaming Festival.
Great idea for a Gift Wrapping Party!
This tablescape does not particularly appeal to me, but I do adore the table cloths!
Interesting use of color and textures!
This precious candy party could be translated for any time of the year.
The colors...the linens...the textures...the birds...the candelabra...I love this tablescape!
A touch of Italy...
I can see several of you...Paris House!?...Fifi Flowers!?... taking this idea and running with it...pun intended...I'd recommend using new shoes!
William Yeoward, "Gosford,"...always amazing!
A gumdrop topiary and all-day suckers...
Candy trees and gum balls plus, plus, plus...a magical confection...can't you just see a tea party for little princesses!
That's my tour; I hope that you found an idea or two for your resource files. I'd love to see how you interpret some of these designs. I'm excited to hop over to Tablescape Thursday and see what you have to offer this week!
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.