Friday, October 19, 2012

2010 Christmas Tea Tablescapes

In 2010, one of the church members offered to convert half of his business warehouse into a Ministry Center for church offices and a large area for mid-week activities, etc.  When renovations were finished, it was nice enough for hosting our Third Annual Ladies' Christmas Tea there. 
In regards to a question that was asked during this series of posts, here's an update on our building project.  In 2009 we purchased 23 acres of property, which are paid-in-full.  We will be having our first activity on the property Nov. 3rd - a hayride, bonfire, and harvest party [we're praying Mother Nature cooperates!].   We have architect drawings for phase one of our church building, which will be presented to the congregation soon. 

12 ladies volunteered to set 13 tables for 2010's Christmas Tea.   I like "before and after photos" to show the full effect of a room's transformation.   The first photo is setting up the tables before the ladies arrived to begin working on their tablescapes.  I rented white floor length  tablecloths, chair covers and sashes for additional beauty and ambiance.
An amazing transformation!

View of the room from the opposite direction.

There was a tie for the 1st place table - "Deer Crossing" - by a lady in her 80's!  Isn't that impressive?  I hope I'm still decorating tables when I'm in my 80's!

 "Mardi Gras" - 1st Place Tie
"Pink Passion"
"Reason for the Season"  Table 1
"Reason for the Season" Table 2 
[Same lady did both tables because she invited 15 guests.]
"Angels We Have Heard on High"

"A Cup of Christmas Tea"
"Christmas Fantasy"
"Jesus is the Light of the World" 


"Joy to the World"

"Visions of Sugarplums"

"Winter Wonderland"

Catered Buffet Table

Kelly reading Tom Hegg's "A Cup of Christmas Tea"
Ladies Enjoying the Program
 Tea Basket Winner [Drawing]
A few Silent Auction display tables

This concludes my series on Christmas Tea Tablescapes.  I hope you've enjoyed it!



  1. Oh, I have enjoyed it, very much! I could pick your table out of this group without enlarging the pictures, I recognize your music china! Great use for it. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful ideas with us. Have a great weekend!

  2. This is always the best way to "share the work" and get the job done and each lady is so proud of her accomplishment. These tables look wonderful and what a great time they had - thanks for sharing these photos!

    1. I always love seeing creativity of women...such beautiful settings! You do such fun things at your church too...wish you were in Iowa!! (SMILES). I hope the weather will cooperate for you in exciting!! ~Donna

  3. What a transformation! Fantastic table decor, and I am amazed at the variety.

  4. I really enjoyed all the beauty created by God's daughters.:)


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