November 16, 2008

Table Toppings 2

This week I am sharing some great holiday table ideas that came from a women's event at our church. (Go here to start)
Each table was decorated differently, by a different hostess. The only requirements were that it had to seat 8, and it had to have a holiday theme (Thanksgiving or Christmas).

There were about 30 tables.
Talk about brain overload ... I'm so glad I brought my camera!

The first table is full of autumn warmth. It just beckoned me to come sit down and enjoy!
I loved the little bird-nest favors with the verse attached.
The simple brown satin ribbon added such a nice touch!

Want another great idea for your Thanksgiving table?
I loved this one! My friend is very musical, so I guessed it was hers immediately. I thought the pumpkin was real, but it is actually a plastic carvable one. Is 'carvable' a word? Well, it is now.
She painted the music notes and the words to the doxology around the bottom. Everything was gold and orange. Brilliant!

The next table was GORGEOUS!
Very eye catching from across the room.
Black, white and silver. Dazzling!
The centerpiece was a black and silver wrapped package, holding live red roses and white carnations. I loved the silver chargers on the black tablecloth! Can you believe the plate and cup is disposable? I'd volunteer to dishes.
Each place setting had a little box wrapped in a cloth napkin, tied with a bow to match the wrapping paper on the box. Any guesses on what was inside the box? Chocolate, of course!

On Tuesday I'll have some funky-fun, kid-friendly table toppings to enjoy.


wendy said...

I'm so glad you're posting these. I need some ideas. We have a ladies Christmas brunch coming up the first Saturday of December and I've signed up to decorate a table this year. Our theme is Christmas books and I've chosen my favorite, a kid's story - The Christmas Tale of Jonathan Toomey. (The man carves a manger scene for a widow and her son.) I'm hoping that I can somehow get the Willow Tree manger scene as an early Christmas gift because I think it will go together beautifully!

Tricia Anne said...

Your first image is my favorite. I love the simplicity of the ribbon napkin ties and especially the bird nest favors. The yummy chocolates casually scattered about would be so fun! They add a touch of whimsy!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Lovely table settings. We have a Ladies Advent Tea at our church every year too. And we all HAUL over our crystal, china, silver, you name it. It all looks so beautiful when you look around the room and see the tables. Thankfully, I have not broke anything is all these years of doing it (yet!).



Empty Nest Full Life said...

What fun seeing all of the different table settings. I participated in one of these and it was great fun to see everyone's creativity. Have a wonderful week. Jackie

Sarah said...

The tables are beautiful. What a fun event to get some great ideas from!

Lacy said...

They are all so pretty. I love the black and silver one best! I have been to a luncheon like that and it is awesome to see what people come up with.

Thanks so much for your encouragement and sweet words for my run. You really don't know how it great it felt to read your comment last night when I got home. I will be your queind! (how clever you are!) Maybe one day your real life quiend!!!

Sandy Toes said...

so cute..I love the ribbon around the it!
-sandy toes

Teresa said...

How lovely- it warms my heart to see such creativity being shared- Love it-