Monday, December 7, 2009

Making New Memories

Saturday, in the midst of a slushy, cold, wintery mix of rain & snow, over 100 women gathered at my church for "A Cozy Christmas" luncheon. Fourteen tables were decorated by different hostesses and a splendid potluck was enjoyed by everyone. There were soups, sandwiches and salads, casseroles and pasta dishes, veggies of all kinds, and most importantly....desserts!
The food and fellowship was wonderful.
Here's a peek at each table.

Actually there are two peeks at this table ~ the first one is Friday evening and
the second is Saturday ~ after the goldfish arrived!

Here's a pretty angel themed table ~ with some sweet smelling hand lotions for favors.

Ornament dishes and red candles ~ lend a lovely glow to this table.

Guests at this table received a "Casting Crowns" CD. I love the fun centerpiece!

Holly and berries and a pretty red candle dish greeted guests at this table.

Sparkling cider fit right in at these silvery place settings. Love the glitter too!

These lighthouse plates are perfect for a Maryland luncheon.

Christmas trees, packages and ornaments decorate this festive table.

I love the gold plates ~ aren't they a beautiful touch!

Red plaid and poinsettias ~ A Christmas tradition.

I love all the crystal on this table ~ and the colors are so pretty.

Mirror tile for a placemat ~ the reflection made a wonderful design on the ceiling!!

I love this table. It was simple and elegant. The angels are stunning.

The colors of this table were so rich ~ just lovely!

Everything was just amazing. Despite the nasty weather outside we were all warm and cozy inside. Three hours to relax and enjoy one another's company and to eat yummy food! Yes, we enjoyed our friendly gathering with candlelight and pretty little favors.
But the best part was focusing on why we celebrate Christmas, the best part was remembering the birth of our Redeemer....the greatest gift of all.


Heather J. said...

Thanks for posting the pictures Marie - I haven't even had a chance to down load mine from my camera! You did a WONDERFUL job organizing this event. Thanks for all you do. :)

Jo said...

Everyone's tables looked wonderful and it sounds like it was a great time. I'm sorry we couldn't make it.

LDH said...

What a wonderful weekend you had... each table looks so festive and beautiful. Nasty weather outside but love and fellowship inside!

Auntie Cake said...

Beautiful place settings! I loved every last one of them. We do a church tea in the spring. I will have to remember some of those ideas. Enjoy the Christmas Season!

Carla said...

What a nice what for ladies to luncheon - especially in that mess of weather we had here Saturday! I wouldn't be able to pick my favorite table. Although, I really do like the table Christmas/Nautical theme - it was different and unexpected. Oh, and I love that Casting Crowns CD. I just downloaded a few of the songs from that CD the other day.

Thanks so much for sharing.