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
"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"
"Jesus is the Light of the World"
"Joy to the World"
"Visions of Sugarplums"
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!