Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tea for eight

Saturday, February 20th was the annual Tea fundraiser for Someplace Safe, which is a local organization for battered and abused woman. The local Fergus Falls chapter of AAUW, which I have been a member of for 6 years, sponsored a tea table for eight at the event. I volunteered to decorate our table along with fellow AAUW member, Jo Schmidt.
The theme we chose was Easter, which allowed both Jo and I to collaborate and decorate using items we each had. Jo had beautiful sterling silverware, stemware and napkins, along with a vintage paper-mache bunny. I had an Easter wreath given to me by Aunt Syrie as well as my beloved grandma Ruth's china which features a delicate rose pattern. A few bits of ribbon, pastel bunnies and fluffy yellow chicks and the table was complete.

But the finishing touch was provided by Kristi Hastings, our AAUW Fergus Falls chapter president... a little bouquet of roses, which each of the 8 table guests were able to take home.

There were many other marvelous table-scapes to admire. Each with their own unique themes and decor.
This table featured vintage wedding photos along with gorgeous china.
I loved the pop of black, pink and white at this table.
Doesn't it look divine?
This table was themed for Breast Cancer Awareness and looked spectacular!

I loved the addition of t-shirts to dress up the chairs.
This daisy table was so beautifully set.

Each guest's plate had a little flower and lemon lift tea.

The vibrant greens and splashes of color from bright gerbera daisies caught my eye on this table.

Look at these adorable little bird's nests at each setting! Too cute!
The event was so fun, especially since I had such wonderful table mates to visit with.
Including this little beauty.... only 2 months old.
And this precocious, 5 year old... so darling!
As well as entertainment sponsored by the Fergus Falls school of dance and a vintage fashion show.
All added up to a great event for a wonderful cause. Can't wait until next year's Tea!


Lori said...

Beau-ful table!!! It turned out spectacular ;) What a great event for a wonderful organization.

Mom said...

Oh so pretty!! You did a great job.