Home for the Holidays
My church has an annual ladies luncheon "Home for the Holidays" and I usually volunteer to decorate a table.
I received an email on the Thursday night after I got home from work before we decorate the tables on Friday night, that one of the decorators had become ill and was unable to decorate her table. Could I please do a second table?
Now, I had been planning my table since last Jan. when I found the Santas that I gave as my hostess gift to my table guests. They were 90% off at a drug store!! Score! So...I did not have a hostess gift for the second table and I had to put together the second table in one night. I did have some silver bells so I added the red bows and they became my gift, but did not compare to the Santas on the first table.
The first table was Santas and peppermint decor.
Sorry this one is rather dark.
These were the Santas I gave away. I used my Radko plates, red flatware, and red goblets from GdWl. I bought a red round tablecloth at a TS, and added the white swirls to make it look like a large peppermint candy. The red napkins were also TS.
The Santa hat chair covers were a DT find. The employees had one on a trolley holding holiday decor with which they were stocking the shelves. I asked if they were going to have them for sale and they went and got 8 of them for me right then. I never saw them at another DT after that. I think they sold as soon as they put them on the shelves!! I added some silk holly leaves and a red pompon to decorate them, just because I am a Type A person! LOL
The Santa CP was a HL after holiday 80% off clearance several yrs ago because it was missing some parts. I bought some sculpy clay and recreated the missing parts and it is hard to tell what I replaced. The red/white glitter trees were 50% off at HL this yr. The placemat was HG last yr, and the poinsettia wreath under Santa was part of the Jan. 90% off finds! The peppermint ball candles and the hurricanes holding them are also TS.
The snowman table I created at the last minute:
Almost every item on this table is a TS treasure except the DT snowflakes I used as chargers and the silver bells, also DT.
The lighting in the gym is not conducive to taking photos from a distance, so another dark picture.
I used my 4 Mumm snowman plates and my 4 Snowman Serenade plates and alternated them around the table. I also decorated the chairs with bows, snowman figures from DT, and stockings from DT, again alternating each chair.
This took forever so I will comment on others posts later. Also, I just spent 4 10 hour days putting up Christmas decor Pix later.
TTFN and Happy Holidays,