Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Annual Christmas Tea at Church

This year for our annual Christmas Tea at our church I collaborated with my friend, Jenni, in decorating a table. When we started talking about ideas, we were astonished to find we both had the same idea for a Christmas table..something out of the ordinary..

We both wanted blacks, and creams and silver as our color scheme. Jenni thought of burlap for the tablecloth...love it!! ;-)

Jenni made these darling trees out of book pages. We nestled moss around them and added the silver glitter churches..$1.00 ea. at WalMart! For added sparkle we also used my mercury glass votive and tea light holders and some glittery snowflakes.

I punched out flowers out of old sheet music and scattered them about the table along with Jenni's black buttons.

The plates and chargers and mugs and silver tea pots are mine. We both like the look of tarnished silver, so I left the tea pots as is. Since we didn't have saucers for the tea bags, I added my white bone plates at each table setting to hold the used tea bags.

Jenni made the napkin rings from paper towel holder, wrapped glittered ribbon (from WalMart) around it and glued three buttons. DARLING!

Here's a pic with the candles lit.

Jenni and me. A fun team!! ;-)
I am linking with over 100 tablescapers (wow!) over at Between Naps on the Porch.

Christmas began in the heart of God.  It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.--Anonymous

14 comments:

  1. Love this tablescape. You are so full of good ideas and I'll bet you came away blessed.
    Hus

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  2. Very pretty. I love the burlap and book page trees!

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  3. I love those kinds of tea parties! Your tablescape is beautiful and very different!

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  4. Love it and so different! Merry Christmas!

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  5. You two did a FABULOUS job!!! I love the trees made of pages and the little church vignette all setting on top of that moss. It is beautiful. The black and silver dishes compliment it perfectly.

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  6. This is really a stunning table! I love the color scheme and all the wonderful textures from the burlap, the book pages, and the glittery churches. Very creative and very beautiful!

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  7. We are so amazing! Hehe.

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  8. Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

    Seasons greetings to you and yours.

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  9. Your table is wonderful - love the unexpected burlap color with the black and silver. Enjoy the coming week - it is a glorious time. Sally

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  10. What a wonderful setting you all did. Just beautiful.

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  11. How lovely, charming and detailed! Just beautiful!! Hope you are enjoying a blessed Christmas season....

    :D Lynda

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  12. How gorgeous! I love Christmas Teas! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful table...the trees are adorable.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  14. The trees made out of book pages are spectacular. Would love to see a tutorial on them. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

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