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Monday, May 5, 2014

Tablescape Treasury

We were invited to take part
in the 2nd annual
Festival of Tables,
a fund raiser for the
Wessington Springs Senior Center...

This was such a fun event...

the table hostesses came
from all over
to decorate beautiful tables 
and share their flowers, their china,
their best silver, crystal stemware,
creative centerpieces, 
napkin folding skills,
and decadant desserts 
with the whole community...

enjoy the many photos 
I took of all the tables...

there were picnic themes and Christmas themes...

a lot of thought and creativity went into
every table...
don't you love the mason jar candle?

Clever little touches and 
dainty little details were at each
lovely table...

this table was filled with cheer...
a pansy plate on a polka dot placemat,
funny little bunnies and umbrellas,
 look,even indivudual bouquets
and chocolate-covered strawberry
on a "flip-flop"

Happy - Happy - Happy!

and if finding fun vintage things 
makes you happy,
this table is sure to delight...

Decorated with antique lanterns 
and vintage oatmeal prizes this table
brings back days of old and 
good memories from mom's house...
see the pumpkin pie?

Something I gave up on was the folded napkins...

the napkin Christmas trees put this
table over the top!

These two hostesses
brought some Christmas cheer to the party,
complete with vintage punch bowl!

 Elegance reigned at these masterpieces...

the 3 foot Rose and Wisteria centerpiece
was a real show piece and made 
this table the perfect setting for 
a 95 year old Elegant ladies day!

 There were roses and tulips...

linens and doilies...

everything absolutely sparkled!

 The desserts were as extravagant
as the tables....

this one was three stories high...
(must be nice to be a professional pastry chef)
It was provided by our local bakery and coffee shop...

 Somebody took extra care
to design their cupcakes
to match their rose teapot...
(how beautiful)

With a stunning red and purple table
and a dessert fit for a Queen,
The Red Hat Society Ladies
showed us they still know how to
light up a party...

and what a delightful party it was...

local musicians sang and played 
though out the whole luncheon...

Music, flowers, and fancy dishes...
 it all makes for
happy hostesses, and delighted guests

and finally a picture
of my table and my guests,
Dorry and Marilyn.
It was a treat to share with you...
Sall's Gamebird Ironstone dishes,
Mother Erdy's Ruby Red Glasses,
my new placemats and napkins,
and my thrown-together-from-the-garden center piece.

and thank you to all the volunteers
that helped put this fund-raiser together
for the Senior Center.



Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! All so very pretty and looks like all had a great time . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day 1

Lynne said...

Wonderful event, beautiful . . . and fun tables.
Thank you for the photos about this festive event and fund raiser for the Senior Center.

We have an event here, every two years, called Tempting Tables. A fund raiser for breast cancer . . . Our themed tables look like some of yours.

Greg and Donna said...

Those tables are gorgeous~ what beautiful imaginations everyone had! Donna

Melinda said...

Oh, what fun I bet this was.
All very creative.

M :)

ann said...

It is nice to see that elegance and tradition abound. What a neat idea.

Ida said...

Now that's a party I would enjoy. It all looks so pretty.