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CHRISTMAS TEA FESTIVAL OF TABLES

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lenox Winter Greetings...
We had a wonderful time at the Christmas Tea Festival of Tables.
You may remember from an earlier post that for this church event the ladies host and decorate the tables, there is entertainment and a guest speaker, and the men of the church serve the ladies...cool huh!  There were 50 tables hosted this year!
Anyway, my point is that I posted about me being in crazy mode trying to at the last minute decide
how to decorate my table, but it f-i-n-a-l-l-y came together!



Before we get to the table I would love to share with you the precious ladies who were my guests.  My daughter is to my right, my mother is sitting in front of me and the other three ladies are sweet friends of mine.  This evening was full of beautiful tablescapes, special friends, precious family and inspiration for the REAL reason for this Christmas season...it was a wonderful!


The theme for my tablescape was "Heaven and Nature Sings."  The centerpiece was made with branches from my garden.  They were spray painted white and then a brushing of glitter was added.  The branches were adorned with glittery white and red birds sitting atop nests made with silver tinsel boa pieces and little glittery eggs.




A mirror is used under the centerpiece.  There is a nativity set on one side and a white glitter deer on the other side.  There are sparkly little white birds and gold birds placed here and there around the centerpiece along with small tea light candle holders and little sparkly crystals.  Red ribbons were added to the chair backs as a finishing touch.














When the lights were dimmed the glow of the candles and shimmer of glitter really made the tablescape sparkle.  There were so many amazing ideas for Christmas table decorating, so stay tuned!  I'll be sharing more with you soon... 
Here is my 2010 tablescape for the Christmas Tea!

I appreciate your sweet comments, they mean so much to me!

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42 comments:

  1. Cindy, that theme is wonderful and meaningful and your table is so festive and pretty. The branches were brilliant with the red birds. ♥O

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  2. Cindy this looked absolutely gorgeous. I just love the birds and branches, and the mesh on the chairs is a very nice touch.

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  3. Perfect for all church Christmas dinners or even Dec.weddings.I will remember this one for our church and wedding functions for some great ideas.Thank you for sharing with all of us.Oh yes, one of my favorite themes too-LET HEAVEN AND NATURE SING!yes,I even think in the past I made a post with that in mind.The Lord on high bless you-Denise

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  4. You really pulled the look together Cindy. I've admired those dishes at the store, and they are just as lovely on your table. My favorite part of the table are the expected bows on the chairs. I know you went to a lot of work to make your family and friends feel welcomed and special by putting together this lovely table for them.

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  5. Your table is just beautiful, Cindy! I love the soft woodsy look and the pretty dishes! The mesh on the chairs is gorgeous. Very well done!

    Your daughter looks just like you! Very pretty!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Cindy, this table is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it! You started with a fabulous centerpiece and the rest is icing on the cake! I love it all...the birds, the nativity scene, the votives and that sweet deer. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh wow Cindy you did such a fabulous job!
    Love cardinals anything but this is one of the best I've ever seen!
    Love that china, love the centerpiece, Gorgeous!
    Cindy

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  8. Cindy, your Lenox dishes fit perfectly with the theme. All very gorgeous.. xo marlis

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  9. Hey, Cindy! How pretty! Your centerpiece is just gorgeous! As well as all your dishes.

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  10. What a gorgeous table! I loved your theme, and I have always admired that china. Your centerpiece with the red birds tied everything together. So pretty!

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  11. Wow! Absolutely beautiful! And I might add, that you have 3 generations of beautiful ladies too!

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  12. A beautiful tablescape and I recently purchased those Lenox dishes at their outlet store and I now know how to decorate for my Christmas table. Thank you for your inspiration. I love the centerpiece with the birds...

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  13. good morning Cindy...your tablescape is stunning!!...and you and your daughter are gorgeous!!..what a lovely event..such a nice idea...xoxo, Mariaelena

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  14. Hi Cindy, Gorgeous table setting! I love the China....one of my fav Christmas china patterns! I have the same nativity set and absolutely love it.Also, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE FAUDREE BOOK! It arrived a couple of days ago and I'm anxious to do a post linking back to your beautiful blog. Again, thank you for your generosity in such a wonderful giveaway. Linda

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  15. beautiful table...love all the beautiful birds and feathers...and the white snowy look I love...

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  16. Beautiful table, Cindy. I like the title and the tree of birds.
    Happy Holidays ~ sarah

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  17. This is a really interesting table! The branches and birds are absolutely adorable! :)

    Hugs,

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  18. The theme is wonderful and the tables are glorious! What a fun time you must have had!

    Thanks for linking your special event to Potpourri Friday!

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  19. What a pretty table, and I LOVE the idea of the men serving the ladies. That's pretty neat! You did a fantastic job with the centerpiece, and I love the beautiful dishes!!!

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  20. Love your gorgeous Table #44 Cindy!
    Every little detail....stunning.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Looks like a lot of fun and how neat that the men serve the women.
    :)
    I like that. You have a beautiful daughter and mom.... why am I not surprised!!!???
    :)
    xoxox
    Alison

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  21. I ADORE this table!!! I am in love with this pattern and you've used it so beautifully!!! You have so many pretty pieces too. The "snowy" branches with the birds are perfect with the dishes. Truly a gorgeous table!!!

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  22. So pretty. I have been to some of those. Those are the plates I am contemplating buying.

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  23. Hi, Cindy. Visiting from Picket Fence--and so glad I did! Your table is beautiful! The china is of course beautiful (I love that pattern!), but the centerpiece is really the wow factor, with the branches, birds, nests...Just lovely. I'll be following you now.

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  24. Cindy,

    What a beautiful table and what beautiful ladies in your picture! It looks like you had a great time.

    Enjoy your day.
    Pam

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  25. Hello Cindy,
    Your tablescape is sooooo stunning!!! You did an outstanding job on it. I always love these functions at our church:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. What an amazing tablescape! I love cardinals!!! We have two cardinal couples who live in our backyard. Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us! The table is truly magical.

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  27. Love the tree/twigs in the vase with all the birds.
    I am specially fond of cardinals, such beauty.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  28. Three beautiful generations! Your mom and daughter have the same lovely smile! :)

    Your table arrangement was gorgeous!!! Love the birds sitting on their pretty little nests and eggs! Would love for you to do a tutorial on making your arrangement. I'd love to do something similar at our church. And your china was the perfect addition!

    Thanks so very much for the kind and encouraging comments on my weight loss post! Your support is invaluable and appreciated! :)

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  29. Morning Cindy,
    wow, your table was so festive and pretty!
    I love cardinals anyway. they have to be the prettiest birds, or at least one of the prettiest.
    Love your dishes and how you did the red bows on the chairs so pretty. and the centerpc was like a winter wonderland. Nice pic of you with your friends too!
    Bet it was a great time, and lots of lovely tables and creativity.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely table with us.
    blessings, Nellie

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  30. How absolutely charming! I LOVE your theme and your creations.
    Oh, beauty is definitely in the genes with your family! What lovely looking ladies :)

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  31. So pretty Cindy. I am drooling over the branches and birds. You definately know the way to a Southern girl's heart.

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  32. This is gorgeous! Love that Christmas is coming

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

    PS i have a really fun throw pillow giveaway going on. Come on over and enter if you'd like! xo

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  33. Your centerpiece is out of this world! So dramatic and whimsical! Lovely theme and lovely table!

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  34. This table is just stunning!

    We are having a Home for the Holiday link party and would love for you join in the fun!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party-2.html

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  35. What absolutely beautiful table settings. I love the centerpieces. Kathi

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  36. Sooo creative.. I absolutely love this.. I am officially your newest follower.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html --lovely blog you have here.. I'm officially happily following ya.. !TY

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  37. Hi Cindy, your table is absolutely gorgeous. The birds, glitter and nativity scene really go together. I love your placesetting too.

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  38. Beautiful!! And what a fun church event! I wanna come! :) Thanks for linking up this great Christmas inspiration at our Special Christmas Soiree! Have a great week!

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  39. Cindy! U got me there! I love the white-silver combo and honestly? This is my motives this Yuletide. But not as pretty as yours.

    Love every piece and of course... WHIMSICAL for me.

    Happy TTT,
    /chie

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  40. Such a lovely tablescape. Your centerpiece is stunning. How wonderful to be surrounded with your mom, daughter and good friends. A fun time spent together. Thanks for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, marty

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  41. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! The party is up early this week on Wednesday evening because of the Holiday- hope to see you there!

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