This is the third year that I have organized a tea for the ladies of our church, and of course, their guests. The theme this year was "An Old Fashioned Christmas." Our underlying theme is always "Keeping Christ in Christmas."
I have been collecting tea cups and pots, glass luncheon plates and other tea items for many years. I also have lots of plaid tablecloths and tea towels, so that along with white is what we used this year. It seemed to suit the the "Old Fashioned" theme.
I stripped my living room of 3 lamps and the two lamps out of our bedroom. Becky brought a few that we used in the food area. The ladies commented that they felt as if they were in some one's home. The soft lighting (which doesn't show very well in these photos) was so lovely - it felt like a beautiful restaurant.
The tables were each different yet, similar because of colors and pattern.
Sorry about the blurred photo. I wanted to show you the table that many of our sweet young girls sat at. The two youngest girls got to use Rachel and Sarah's small tea cups - they were so excited!
Here are two photos that show my display table. I spoke of "Keeping Christ in Christmas with a Simple Christmas." I will try to post all my ideas soon.
Here is a photo of the food table. It was all so delicious!
It is so much work, but it is such a privilege to serve the ladies of our church family in this way. I missed my two right hand gals, Lindsay and Emily, though they helped me so much in the days before. They even helped make food for it! I am so thankful for Rachel who has stepped up to be my new right had gal! I guess I have three now! What a blessing daughters are! I also am thankful for Tim, who encourages me in these endeavors.