Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Theta Flaming Festival, '11 - Part 3.

"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. During this beautiful season when we celebrate harvest and Thanksgiving, I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.

After a trip to see the grandsons for lunch two weeks ago and a weekend at my sister and brother-in-love's home in Texas this past weekend, I am still inundated with the process of deconstructing Christmas.  Since I'm not entertaining this week, I thought that I would take the opportunity to share Part 3 of the Theta Flaming Festival with you.  Hope that you'll find some inspiration on your journey.  If you wish, you can also take another stroll through PART 1 and PART 2.

The pumpkins are covered with textured pantyhose.  Pretty cool look.

Did you notice the crowns on each plate?  The tiered stand is gorgeous.  It's also $350.00...won't be coming home with me any time soon.

Reminds me of Sorrento, Italy....sigh.

The centerpiece is an antique German punch bowl.  Did you notice the shotgun cartridges?  This one was designed for the men.

This was one of my favorite tablescapes.  The woman evidently has an amazing collection of antique fans. The Minton, "Consort" china is on my "I shall have this in my collection someday." list.

For you Kentucky Derby fans!

The governor of Oklahoma is a Theta.  This is her state china.

If you happen to be coming our way during the first week of November, I'd love for you to join us at the Kappa Alpha Theta Flaming Festival.  It's always so much fun!

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."   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.

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."  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her!   

Entertaining Women
Entertaining Women

Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer wanna-be...no credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. What a treat! Every table is so unique and beautiful! I could spend hours looking at each one! Thanks for sharing the table tour!
    Hope you are enjoying the New Year!
    Miss Bloomers

  2. What a fun event! I enjoyed seeing all the tables. My two favorites are the one on the salmon-pink cloth -- stunning china! -- and the one with the sunflower centerpiece. Those dishes really appealed to me, too!

  3. I'm looking for our portable defibrillator. These are some knockout, heart-stopping tables!!! The dishes on the hot pink (or was that kind of a coral?) one just about knocked me out of my chair!!! I'm a Derby lover, so that one really appealed to me, too! The one with the State dishes...unbelievable!!! I have been after my Mom to get Missouri State dishes for me. I'm not sure if they're as pretty as the Oklahoma ones, but I could figure out a way to "prop them up" if not. She's out of the Senate now, so I'm not sure how difficult it will be to do that. Rats! I love both tables using the brown peacock dishes. I have those dishes and LOVE them!!! Everyone did a fantastic job with their tables!

  4. so very very pretty! I loved the Wintery look of the raindeer and angels table, though they were all stunning! Have a great week!

  5. What amazing tables!! So glad you captured them. Each table is so stunning. I think we would all be blown away :-)

    Jocelyn @

  6. Wow! I love these kind of events. Panty hose covering pumpkins, pure invention and innovation. Oh my! So much inspiration here, and you are the inspiration diva in the midst of it all. As always, you bring me great joy! Happy week to you. ~CJ

  7. Beautiful tables! I could look all night!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. wow.. these are stunning tables. I too loved the fans, so intriguing. Loved the table for the guys! And oh my, they are all just wonderful.. thanks so much for taking pictures and sharing with us.. so sorry we missed you!! xo marlis

  9. Wow that is quite an array! I love so many of them- that Derby one is really nice! I love those chargers and the red roses on the horse! That bright pink one at the beginning is amazing! Thx for sharing!

  10. Stunning tables! Your governor's table is gorgeous!

  11. So many gorgeous tables! I think the Imari china on the pink tablecloth is my favorite, but it is hard to choose with so much!

  12. Wow! What an event. I sure wished I lived closer. Such amazing inspiration.

    - The


  13. Oh, would I love to attend! What a huge array of beautiful tables, and all so different! Thank you for sharing; it's a true feast for the eyes! ~Zuni

  14. What a FANTASTIC collection of tables, Cherry Kay...SO much inspiration to be found among them! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos. It must be a thrill to get to see them in person.


  15. What a fun trip. Such amazing creativity. Lots of wonderful inspirations.

  16. Oh, what fun to walk around and see all of these gorgeous plates! I just love the first one with the moss on the table. I am going to have to try that. I also adore the Halloween table cloth. It is so fun. What a fun take on Thanksgiving too. What a treat to get to see all of these gorgeous tables.

  17. Hi Cherry Kay,

    What pretty and interesting tables!! Am I correct in thinking they represent various holidays? I can definitely pick out Halloween and Christmas, and it looks like Thanksgiving is in there, too, along with possibly Mardi Gras. Everything is so bright and colorful. I'm definitely with you on the Minton "Consort". That is gorgeous china!!

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!


  18. Hi Cherry Kay,
    Really enjoyed all these tables, so beautiful and abundant.
    Thank you for sharing them all............a fun eye fest.

    Blessings and Happy New Year to you,

  19. Some of the prettiest table settings evah! My favorite is the silvery, reindeer one. Just stunning.

    Thanks for popping by.. :-) Yep, that was one nasty procedure. Hoping not to have to repeat the darn thing. Metal taste in my mouth and more pain than when I started. YUK.


  20. That was fun! I would love to go to something like that, we don't have them here.
    I would be there for hours studying!
    I dont know what a flaming is! I am a DZ. :)

  21. Thanks for sharing these lovely tables -- truly a feast for the eyes.

    It would be hard to choose a favorite, but the fuchsia one with the Rose Medallion(?) china really greabbed my attention.


  22. What wonderful inspiration! Each table was unique and absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing! :)

  23. I don't know how I could have missed this!
    I enjoyed all the settings, but have to say that the pink table and the one with the fans were my favorites - that Minton China is lovely!

  24. Wow-that was fun! There are some wonderful tablescapes here! I really love the Halloween table...I'm going to remember that pantyhose idea. It would even work on the front porch.

    Is it possible that your blog background changed as I was typing this? It blinked and I swear it changed design. Maybe I need a nap:)


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