Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Advent Celebration

Each December our church holds a service just for women to welcome Advent.  It is a time of reflection and preparation for the upcoming season.  A time to slow down and a time to remember why we are celebrating Advent.  It was a beautiful service by the women of the church including musicians and singers, gifted speakers, and even some of the junior high youth.

After the service we gather in the Fellowship Hall for a tea.  The younger girls serve refreshments to the women and they are so excited.  Each table is decorated with china brought from home and inventive centerpieces.  I decorated a table again this year and took photos in the afternoon while the hall was empty.  Thought you might enjoy seeing a few of the tables.

 This is my table. My centerpiece is white taffeta with a white candle.  Then I added gold mesh ribbon, gold floral picks and bleached pine cones. I also used two margarita glasses filled with snow and gold beads.   I put green snowflakes on the plates to add color to the gold and white.

 No decorations on the table, but the dishes are so adorable.  Each piece has a different line from The Night Before Christmas.  Down the middle of the table are all the serving pieces for the tea set.  Really lovely.

 Cute hearts.   This was really cute from across the room while sitting at the tables, because all you could see is red and white.
 Each napkin had a beautiful Bible verse and the little tents on the table had verses as well.
 I love these Hadley dishes.  We had a little child's tea set of Hadley dishes when I was growing up.  The centerpiece was the cone below.  I don't know what it is for.  Any guesses?

Santa's Toy Shop

The Nutcracker Ballet including a Green Bay Packer ......
and a toe shoe.

Sparkly Poinsettias

Precious Moments Angels

 The lady who decorated this table told me her friends got together and bought these lovely holly dishes for her as a wedding gift.  What a fantastic idea!
 This table had 3 of these cute lanterns and a burlap runner.  Burlap is so big this year.
 She used alternating polka dot napkins and gingham napkins.
Each plate said 1776.


  1. It is fun to see the different decorations at events like this. I did a table once years ago, but I didn't have the thought to get photos of all the tables. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. what a great idea for a church luncheon fun too all the Christmas settings