Unveiled: Festival of Tables 2010

Several days ago I told you about Festival of Tables.  And then I gave you a sneak peek.  Today it's time for the big reveal! I'll warn you that this is a photo-intensive post that may put you on creativity overload!   Each table hostess (or hostesses) selects her own theme. Some people start planning their table for "next year" just as soon as their dishes are washed and put away. Others wait until the last minute then "shop their house" to pull together their tablescape.  What amazes me is that it's hard to tell the difference!  Everyone enjoys tablescaping, and that shows in their creations.  (By the way, which of those two tablescapers are you -- the "plan waaaaaaay in advance" or the "last minute whirlwind?")   OK ... Keep Reading...

Festival of Tables 2010 – Sneak Peek

Yesterday I told you about Festival of Tables.  Today I'm giving you a sneak peek ...  I hope you'll stop by later this week when I share the themes and show you each table in its entirety. You're in for a treat!       I'm linking to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House. Thanks for hosting, Mary!   ... Keep Reading...

Festival of Tables 2010

What a fun Saturday I've had! The morning began with me packing several large tubs of dishes, flatware, linens and "stuff" into my car. Today was the day of Festival of Tables, an annual tablescaping event hosted by the ladies of our church and attended by women throughout our community. When I arrived to decorate, this is what I saw ... Obviously, a few of the table hostesses either did their tables last night (or they were VERY fast to have already come and gone in the 30 minutes the doors had been opened), but the room was mostly filled with empty tables ... boring, waiting-to-be-transformed tables. All day long, people moved in and out of the room. Women -- sometimes alone, sometimes with a friend or family member.  Men -- ... Keep Reading...