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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tablescape Thursday Extravaganza!

Welcome to my Tablescape Thursday post! Today I have a virtual tablescape extravaganza! This past Saturday, I was invited to attend my hometown's church women's united annual luncheon. There were 40 tables, each with a hostess and decorated by their choice of themes! Oh, I wish I could have taken a picture of each and every wonderful table there, but I took pics of only my very favorites. Even so, this is going to be a picture intensive post!

This was the first thing I noticed at the table I was invited to sit at!

Here is the whole pretty table, decorated in a snowman theme.

I was invited by my dear friend Sandy. We have been friends for going on 30 years now! Our daughters were best friends growing up, and since we were best friends too, that worked out great! We haven't seen each other as much over the years since we were both working and I moved to a different town, but she has a very special place in my heart.

Her theme for the table was "All My Friends Are Flakes." Well I sure qualify!

Here is a close up of the place setting. She planned her theme well in advance, and bought the plates and napkins and other snowman items on clearance after Christmas. She also used to be a Home and Garden dealer, so had lots of the stoneware in the snowman pattern.

She made the most adorable cupcakes! She said they weren't as easy to assemble as the instructions led her to believe, but I thought they turned out awesome!

Those of us at Sandy's table had a great time visiting and talking. Sandy served tea and coffee for something to drink, and she made the cupcakes for our dessert. Those were duties of the table hostess as well as creating the table. The event provided the rest of the lunch: fruit cups, vegetable soup, and chicken salad croissants. After lunch, we heard a men's quartet sing for us!

This was a table near us in a woodland theme. I thought it was quite beautiful. I just love that they took actual ends of logs as chargers. What a creative idea!

I just loved this table in purple. The sign on the centerpiece says, "Order my steps in Your word so that I will not be overcome by evil."

In keeping with the theme, the hostess had little feet cupcakes for dessert! I love the purple toenails. So very cute!

This daisy themed table was so adorable! I loved the denim tablecloth and the flowers.

She had great contrasting colors for the table accessories. I wonder where she got the sweet daisy plates?

At each table, the guests also received a gift from the hostess. I thought these daisy bags that the hostess made are sweet!

This tropical tablescape was so fun. I love the little tiki hit in the center! It contains knitted dish cloths as her gift.

This flamingo themed tablescape was also really fun!

I loved those flamingo cookies. I think that the guests wore the sunglasses during lunch.

I loved everything about this tablescape from the lavender colored gingham tablecloth to the adorable bandanas, and those floral plates. I wanted so bad to get a taste of the lemon cake!

This pizza themed tablescape was so creative! Her gifts were oven mitts stuffed with pizza dough mix!

Her dessert was this cake decorated like a pizza. This would be fun for a children's party.

Though I didn't think this table had a remarkable tablescape, I did think that the place setting was really pretty, especially with the pretty flower picture on an easel.

This was from another table where I only managed to get a pic of the place setting. I love those teapots with the flower cookies! Someone told me that the teapots were purchased at Dollar General. I thought they were a great idea, and they were the gifts for the guests too.

Here is a Pepsi themed table. The hostess must be a collector! I didn't know there were so many things with the Pepsi brand!

This place setting made me think of Shelia from Note Songs. It was a rock and roll theme, but it had the little notes all over the table!

I was just amazed at the creativity of the hostesses! Makes me wonder how many of them are bloggers, hmmm? I have one more tablescape to show off, but am saving that for Pink Saturday. Next Thursday I will post one of my own tablescapes.

To see more incredible tablescapes, go visit the blog of the master of tablescaping herself, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She has links to the posts of all participants. I promise, you will love what you see!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!


BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow, there's a lot of creativity there! They are all so lovely...I don't know which one I liked the best! You took great photos....I bet you had a wonderful time.


Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wow...thanks for the many ideas that my head is swimming...


Shelia said...

Oh, the tables are so beautiful! I would have had a ball looking at all the tableware! Hope all is going well with you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Chandy said...

I love those tables, especially the purple ones! ;-) Your friend found such cute snowman items for her pretty table. What a wonderful luncheon!

Shelia said...

Oh Kady! You're gonna think I'm crazy! I didn't even see that table and thank you for thinking of me! You're a darling!
Continue to be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Smilingsal said...

Kady, I so enjoyed looking at each and every table. (I even clicked to see one enlarged.)

That is such a fun idea, and your friend is special to have invited you.

marty39 said...

Wow, there are really some very creative tablescapes. They are all just gorgeous and so full of inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a fun time seeing all these great tables! I love the feet with the purple toenail! What a clever way to express a theme.

Jill said...

Some great tables!!!!! I love the purple toe nails!

Rue said...

Hi Kady :)

They're all really creative!! I think my favorite has to be the daisy themed tablescape :)

I'm so glad you got your mom's jewelry back and that story at the end cracked me up!! LOL

Oh and yep... the bench is for the dogs... spoiled brats ;)


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, weren't kidding about it being a tablescape extravaganza! I loved the snowflake/snowman one best and those cupcakes were soooo cute! I liked the flamingo one, too! Lots of imagination and inspiration at work here...glad you took lots of pics! :-) Susan

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love that you shared all these tables. So much creativity out there in the world. Some of them were pretty fabulous.

raxx a day in the life said...

Wow! A tablescaping feast for the eyes!! very very creative, I enjoyed the tour so much!

It taught me that you can be as creative as you like with a tablescape.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Boy, you weren't kidding when you said extravaganza! Holy moly! Okay, Sandy's table was a bit out there for April, but it sure was cute! I think my very favorite was the purple gingham. Sooooooo pretty! The Pepsi table, while unique, was totally ugly!

Oh, and those teapots aren't teapots... they're watering cans! The funny thing is that I gave one of those to Sue in my giveaway and she called it a pitcher! LOL

Justine :o )

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So much fun and inspiration in this post. Thank you for sharing these tables. (Loved those purple bandanas on the backs of the chairs. That looks like such a fun event. laurie

Mary said...

Wow, what a wonderful event! It must have been so much fun to see all those very imaginative tables. I loved those purple bandanas, too. :)

Lori said...

Oh what a adorable event and post!!I want to do a table!!!!! Such great ideas!!! Hope this finds you doing well, sending love,Lori