I'm back with the last of the tables from our tablescape fundraiser that we had at our church recently. I'm so delighted that many of you have said that you are enjoying seeing all these beautifully decorated tables.
Table #12 had an interesting nature-inspired theme.The centerpieces were crafted from pieces of bamboo grown locally and contained beautiful live plants.
Here you can get a better view of how they were made along with that adorable panda bear!
The tablecloth and the napkins were cross-stitched with a beautiful colorful pattern and the china used was the understated and elegant Eternal pattern by Lenox.
And the orchid and greenery on the chair covers mimicked the pattern and color on the tablecloth and napkins!
Such an interesting and inviting table, don't you think?
Next up is a beautiful Thanksgiving table set with gorgeous Queen's Myott by Churchill turkey plates! I know those plates because one of my sisters-in-law uses those same plates on her Thanksgiving table every year.
The plates are such a feast for the eyes and look so pretty on these gold chargers.
And the chair cover decoration had a turkey on it as well.
You can't have a Thanksgiving table without pumpkins, can you? These were beautifully elevated on these tall, ornate candlesticks. Such a pretty table perfect for the harvest season!
The next table was a round guest table where our speaker and other special guests were seated. My 2 sisters-in-law and I helped do this table along with our friend Gay who had to be out of town during the event. If you remember, the theme of our event was "Angels Among Us" so we decided to go with an angel theme for the table. The centerpiece was this angel figurine on a round pedestal.
We decided to use one of my sister-in-laws' pink depression glass along with her mother's delicate china, and I found the blush tablecloth and napkins online. Oh my gosh! That was truly a match made in heaven!
Rusty tin angel wings served as place cards and the floating candles in the sherbet glasses were a nice touch.We tucked fairy lights into the greenery as well.
Matching pink tulle was tied around the chair backs and adorned with these gorgeous roses. Another guest table that we helped our friend Gay complete had an "In the Garden" theme with the sheet music for the hymn wrapped around a candle in a very tall black lantern.
After deciding on a green and black theme for the table, I happened to luck upon these green glass charger plates at the Carolina Pottery in Columbia. We used Gay's wedding china by Pickard. I do not know the name of the pattern but she did mention that her husband picked it out. What a beautiful, timeless design! Since the table had a garden theme, we used little moss balls in painted terracotta pots as place cards.
A bow and some ivy from the yard adorned the tall lantern.
To further the garden theme, we added rosemary wreaths to the chair back sashes. Y'all know how much I love that green and black combo, don't ya!
The last table was this green and pink themed table. Just look at those adorable teapots in those green baskets!
The chair covers were as interesting as the table with beautiful green bows and florals.
Here you can see one in greater detail! Isn't it gorgeous?
And the tall centerpiece carried out the theme perfectly.
Each guest received one of these gift bags loaded with goodies. Do you guys remember when I said that I was making jars of Tomato Jam this past summer? Well, that's where those jars went!
Some of you have asked about how we got this idea to do a tablescape fundraiser for our church. Well, basically, one of our members had attended a similar event and brought the idea back to us. A chairperson was appointed and a head committee was formed back in the spring with other members serving on sub-committees. The event was a huge success, and if you are seriously contemplating hosting a similar event, I can put you in touch with our chairperson.
If you missed seeing the previous posts, just click the links below to see the tables.
There are so many beautiful breathtaking tablescapes. I would love to know the details for the fundraiser. Did you have a cover charge and etc. Thank you in advance
I would love to do this as a fundraiser for our hospital auxiliary. Could you please send me information on how to plan it?
I did a post with that information last year and I will email you the link.
I was researching tablescape fundraiser for our Historical Society and you popped up. Would you be willing to share your ideas? Thank you in advance.
Our Ladies' Group has decided to have a tablescape fundraiser to fund our Ladies' retreat. Can you send me more details and suggestions?
I love your blog but just now realized your tablescapes were a fundraiser event. Lightbulb moment????!
Can you give me details, please. Was there food, admission fee, raffles, music, etc?
Thankyou and look forward to seeing you in more home magazines in the future.
Our women's group is toying with the idea of doing this type of event. Do you think you could share as much information as possible with me? I love the idea!!
Sending you more info by email, Gina.
Love your Tablescaping idea. Our Yacht Club would love to learn how to successfully host this event. Some of our questions: Who provided the food? How much did you charge for attendance? Was there a judging/contest or just enjoyment. Did attendees pick which tables to sit at?
Many thanks for any information you can provide
I'm sending you all the answers by email, Sue.
Jane what a treat sitting and reading your blog posts about our church event. I was so proud to be a part of the event and the fun of working with you and Jean. Life isn't about who you know or what you have but your experiences and this was a memorable one. Thank you
The tables look so festive and pretty, what a wonderful event!
Kathleen in Az
Pat @ Life At Lydias House
Wow Jane! I'm catching up on your posts and these are all great! Thanks so much for giving us so much tabletop inspiration! It's too hard to pick a favorite because I love all of them and can see that a lot of work went into every table! What a fun event!
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So many beautiful tables!..So many talented people creating the works of art!
Wow, what a great fundraiser. Such beautiful tablescapes. Thanks for sharing.
Loved seeing these and thanks for sending along the info! I appreciate it!
Such talented ladies!
Such a clever idea for a fundraiser!
Such beee-uuu-teee-ful tablescapes!!
Thank you so much for sharing them. ❤️
Each table is more beautiful than the last. I love them all. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous ideas.
So enjoyed your tablescape posts. Southern women with their china always know how to set a beautiful table. Too hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing.
Jane, I am so intrigued by this event...I would love more info on how it was organized. I help with special events at my church and we are always looking for ideas...this is perfect! Love your blog...thank you for sharing!
All have been absolutely beautiful!! Each so different, but beautiful! You have some talented folks there. Thank you for sharing this with us!
All of these table settings have been a feast for the eyes. I love a good place setting and beautiful china. Thanks for sharing them with us.