Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tablescape Thursday~Mentor Moms Luncheon

Welcome to Susan's (Between Naps on the Porch) 115th Tablescape Thursday! Wow! Susan has done such a wonderful job hosting~not to mention all her fabulous tablescapes, tips and tricks she shares. ;-)

I am also linking up with Vignette Friday at Color Outside the Lines

My submission is the tablescape I did for our church's Mentor Moms for our Mom to Mom group..the mentor moms encourage and support the (mostly) young moms that come to our bi-monthly meetings with guest speakers, brunch, and fellowship. My friend and partner, Pauline and I oversee the mentor moms~and we wanted to love on them and let them know how special they are.

Pauline made a delicious lunch of cranberry chicken salad sandwiches on fresh baked croissants, lovely green salad, and assorted bars and cookies for dessert.

And using mostly her things, I arranged the tablescape.

Thirteen women were coming, and Pauline wanted everyone to be included at the her handy husband just 'whipped' out an extension to the table using plywood and table legs..cutting it in proportion to the existing table..I had two matching tablecloths and layered two of Pauline's tablecloths and worked from there.

I purchased the paper plates and napkins from Tuesday Morning...Pauline's china, crystal, and gold chargers complimented it nicely.

I arranged the buffet to hold the dessert, and beverages~iced tea, iced water, and coffee..

Not needing the tiered serving piece for dessert, I made a fall arrangement on each level..

Candles make everything feel more special!

We had a lovely time in Pauline's warm and inviting home.
Be sure to visit Between Naps on the Porch to view many amazing tablescapes....and be sure to enter my Giveaway...

offered  Here!  ;-)


  1. It is always a challenge to try to have a sit-down meal for a large crowd however you and Pauline (& the hubby) did a fabulous job! I really like how the centerpiece goes the length of the table and everyone seated gets to enjoy it. Candles always add to the occasion and the ones you chose look great. I'm surprised those were "paper" plates - what a nice design and they look wonderful atop the chargers. The menu sounds perfect and delicious too! I'm sure all the "Moms" were happy to be there!


  2. What a beautiful table setting. I am sure the young mothers really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That is so pretty. And close to my heart as I am a young mom who has special mentor moms that guide us in our group! Love the centerpiece.

  4. I love everything you do. Your tablescapes are always so pretty and I love looking at all the details that you put into them. Just like your art. Always a lovely surprise!

  5. What a wonderful tablescape. I love the way you layered everything and used such a variety of colors and patterns. It just looks super! I know that everyone had a wonderful time at this party. How could they not? Perfectly lovely in every way.

    Wishing you a Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  6. Everything is just gorgeous... you did a fabulous tablescape and I love the beautiful Fall colors!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend... Blessings~~ Daphne

  7. Enjoyed my visit to your blog!


  8. The table is just beautiful. I am sure that each one that attended felt welcome and special.

  9. Wow, that is a stunning table. How wonderful for everyone who attended.

  10. How lovely! It is great that everyone could sit down together. The menu sounds delicious!

  11. This is all so pretty -- Paper plates come in such a beautiful array of designs now.

  12. So warm and welcoming. I bet you hd a great time. I'd love to have you join my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper