Another Festival of Tables

Tablescaping events hosted by church or civic groups have become common in the South over the past decade. (How about you Northern friends — and friends from other countries? Do you do anything like this?)  In past posts I’ve showed you: the 2010 Festival of Tables put together by the ladies of my church; a Winter Warm-Up held at my sister’s church; and the Precious in His Sight table I did for my church’s 2008 Festival of Tables.
Because this has been a wild and crazy week here at my house — and I haven’t had much time for tablescaping — I’m going to show you the rest of the tables from the 2008 Festival of Tables. Unfortunately, I don’t remember what most of the table hostesses named their tables, so I’m just going to give them whatever names come to mind …
Here, Kitty Kitty …

Red Hat Ladies Unite!

Basketball Mania
(Have you had any of that at your house this Final Four week?)

Oui Oui Paris

Elegance: in black and gold

What’s black and white and red read all over?
(This time, it’s books!)

America the Beautiful: Stand Proud!

Garden Party

Fishing for Compliments


(Yes, it IS milk in the vases.)

Team Spirit
<   Following the Sun

Green with Envy


Did you get some good ideas? I hope so!

Next week at this time Renaissance Man and I will be in Brazil visiting the children and staff of Hope Unlimited for Children. I told you about my connection HERE in Why I Blog: Still Morphing. I’m looking forward to once again sitting down at the BEST tablescape ever.
Hope tablescape15.jpg
That’s what draws me; much of the rest of the trip will be hard … really hard. Seeing such dire poverty and abuse and neglect always is. For those of you who are willing, I’d greatly appreciate your prayers.
I still hope to have some posts ready to publish while I’m gone, but we’ll see how the next few days go. For now, thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week — and a fabulous weekend!
I’m linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Won’t you join me over there?


  1. Lovely tables, cute ideas.
    Prayers for your trip.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing all these with us. Love them all. Please drop in for a Mikasa giveaway!

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment. We are definitely on the mend here:):):) My favorite table was Reminiscence. Those pink goblets and floral plates are beautiful!!!

  4. Lots of talent in those tables…have a wonderful trip.

  5. I love all of the tables! My PEO chapter does a Tablescapes fundraiser too! It gives all of us a chance to show off our beautiful things. I’m going to steal some of the ideas from your post for this years event. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

  7. Thinking of you today as your LITTLE GUY moves south…Wishing you & Renaissance Man safe travels on your mission work…

  8. Hi lovely lady.
    I love all the Beautiful Tablescapes this must be so much fun !!! I hope you have a Great Day sweet lady. I also hope you can come is my Tablescapes. Thanks so much.

  9. Lovely and FUN tables you have treated us to see today! Each one is unique and lots of ideas popped into my mind. Thanks for letting us see these. Have a safe trip and His blessings be with you and yours!

  10. Thank you for showing us some fun tables! Lots of ideas!
    Blessings go out to you on your trip.

  11. Wow… these are amazing tables, Susan! Your church must be a fun group! Loved each and every one of these, and I particularly loved the centerpiece in the spring table. How gorgeous. All of them were, and that basketball one was FUN! Just so many pretty things.


    Sheila 🙂

  12. Olá

    Seja bem vinda ao Brasil, espero que goste do nosso País e seja acolhida com muito carinho.
    Uma pena que você venha nos visitar num momento de luto por causa da morte de 12 crianças no Rio de Janeiro.
    Que a paz de Deus esteja com você


    Léia Lima

  13. Just back from a wekk at Disney World with the grandsons. Thank you for sharing the wonderful ideas. Cherry Kay

  14. To answer your question, in the Midwest we have them. In fact I am taking a break at the moment from preparing my tables for the New Harmony Hat Luncheon, in which you wear hats that go along with your themed table. Last year, I did “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”. This year I have three tables set up, but I can’t decide which to use! So many ideas!