Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tapestry of Tables, Symphony of Trees

Older daughter Kara invited my mom and me to a luncheon that was held today in the city where she works. Called Tapestry of Tables, it's a benefit affair, where attendees are encouraged to bid on and buy items donated by local businesses.

Country singer Martina McBride supports children's advocacy programs and also donated several items for this auction. The proceeds throughout the event benefit The Center for Child & Family Advocacy, Inc., Henry County CASA/GAL, and the Henry County Hospital.

The Tapestry of Tables is just one part of the three-day event held every year. On display are decorated Christmas trees - Symphony of Trees -  that will be sold during the event, by live and silent auction.

Detail from the butterfly decorated tree

One of the trees was decorated with dried hydrangea blooms.

The Peace Tree

Detail from a decorated tree.

When we arrived, we had time to look around at all the decorated trees as well as the tables, each with a different theme.

"There's No Place Like Home For the Holidays"

"Deck the Halls"

"A Blessed Christmas"

Not all tables had a Christmas theme. I really liked this sunflower table!

I liked this chicken-themed table, too. It was decorated by two friends and
called "Chicks Who Love Dishes." They shop around together, seeking
out different kinds of dishes. These are hand-painted from Germany.

Kara's place of employment was one of the sponsors and she and a co-worker had decorated a table. Many years ago, I collected Precious Moments figurines and Kara borrowed the nativity set for their table, called "The Most Precious Season."

Of course, this is where we sat for the luncheon.

Kara poured the Cranberry Autumn tea.

Luncheon Menu
• Broccoli Cole Slaw
• Redskin Potatoes
• Chicken Breast Medallions in Garlic Sauce
• Assorted Pastries and Desserts

    Lots of little teapots, short and stout...

    There was a gift shop set up, which had lovely home accessories, Christmas decorations, and garden decor. I purchased a very realistic artificial Kalanchoe (red blooms!) and a fat Santa. On the other side of the room, baked goods were for sale.

    I left the luncheon wanting to go home and put up the Christmas tree. I think this was just the thing to get me in the holiday mood! Our family will all be here for Thanksgiving, so maybe I'll have the house decorated a bit by then. Or maybe I can get them to help me do it. Ha!


    CanadianGardenJoy said...

    Kylee girl this was absolutely gorgeous ! If this doesn't put people in a holiday mood .. I don't know what would ! .. even though our Thanksgiving is long gone .. it spurs me on to think Christmas : )
    I love the idea of decorating with the dried hydrangea blooms and natural ornaments .. they are all beautiful and the tables are awesome!
    I love all the tea pots .. they made me smile BIG time ! LOL
    I changed the name to my blog in case you were going to look me up .. it is now Not a huge change .. just my name, more "me" ? LOL
    Joy : )

    Lisa at Greenbow said...

    What a fun event. You come away with amazing ideas for decorating your trees and tables. The big plus is that you feel good helping some good causes.

    That Bloomin' Garden said...

    What a fun event. I love the different table settings! How does one choose? All of them were beautiful.

    Weekend Cowgirl said...

    Lots of lovely trees and decorations. We used to have something like that years ago that I used to attend and I always came home so inspired to do new fun things.

    Nutty Gnome said...

    What a lovely range of decorations and table settings - and some great ideas to pinch too!

    Hope you have/had a great Thanksgiving with your family.

    G-Pride Farm said...

    The pictures are lovely. Glad you enjoyed your day. What a beautiful place for you daughter to work.
    I would love to taste the tea. lol

    Anonymous said...

    Wow, aren't those table settings amazing? What a beautiful outing!

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