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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lenox Winter Greetings
Home for the Holidays is a women's ministry event  at our church.  Ladies host a table, there is a guest speaker, music and men in the church serve the meals.  I participated this year by hosting a table and Mr. Heart helped serve the meals.  Hosting a table means you provide the dishes, decor, and a little take home gift for each lady at your table.  Here are some pictures of my table and a few other tables for you to see...


The lighting was dim so the pictures are a bit dark...



There were Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling...you can see  a couple in the picture below.



As a gift to the guests, I attached a red bird ornament on some red ribbon and then
tied this ribbon around each napkin as the napkin ring.  When the guests untied the ribbon to use their napkin, they were able to keep the bird as their gift.











To decorate the chairs I used a wide red ribbon, a red shimmery ribbon, white doves, and crystal ornaments for a bit of sparkle.  The shimmer ribbon was made into a bow and then a crystal ornament and white dove was attached to the bow.  The wide red ribbon was then draped around the back of each chair and tied in a bow, then using a thin floral wire the shimmer bow with dove was attached to it.










This table was one of my favorites.  These candy cane trees were created by using styrofoam cones that were glued onto glass candle holders for height.  Then small candy canes and peppermint candies were glued to the styrofoam cones to make candy cane trees.  The take home gift for this table is found by each coffee cup and was created by dipping an Oreo cookie in white chocolate and then the outside edge was marked with red edible pen to make them look like large peppermint candies.  Each was placed in clear wrapping with both ends tied with ribbon to look like a peppermint candy.  Such a sweet gift.  










There were 40 tables of 8 in all.  These are the sweet ladies that joined me at my table.  Lots of ladies having lots of fun!!!



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9 comments:

  1. What lovely tables! I enjoyed each one. Your china is so pretty. If only I could justify some more Christmas china. Thanks for sharing these with us. So much inspiration.

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  2. Such pretty tables and so much inspiration here -- I love your birds -- they're all so pretty and this looks like a wonderful gathering.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing. Your table is lovely as well as the others.
    40 tables of 8. Wow, that was a lot of work. Beautiful job. Hugs, Ginger

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  4. I am your newest follower. Any lady who works that hard is a friend of mine. Hugs

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  5. Your table was fabulous and so were all the ones you showed.the candy cane table took my eye as I like whimsy. Merry Christmas

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  6. Major talent doing those beautiful tables! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your table is wonderful! I love that you gift wrapped the otherwise pedestrian blue chairs...great idea and very effective. The candy cane topiaries are darling...I may try that. Thank you for sharing all the charming designs. Cherry Kay

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  8. Morning Cindy,
    Wow, your table last year looks beautiful, love your dishes. So I am sure you will come up with something equally as good, if not better, to make your table guests feel special. that was a very nice idea to give the lil bird ornaments to your guests, and to use it as a pretty wrapping for the napkins.
    Our church used to do a Christmas banquet, but now they do a Spring Tea instead, but we do the same thing as yall, have different ladies do different tables, and I always love seeing all the creativity of the ladies. They are always fun events in every way.

    Have a great day hon,
    blessings, Nellie

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