There’s nothing like a Holiday Brunch to get you in the mood for the holidays!
I was so honored when my sweet “mom-in-love” invited me to host a table at her church’s Women’s Holiday Brunch! Of course this type of thing is right up my alley since it involves decorating, and pretty table settings, and creativity but I also love the opportunity to meet amazing, fabulous women and to practice the fine (but often lost) art of socializing over a meal.
As soon as the invitation was made, my creative juices started flowing. This is where Pinterest comes in handy! I had so much fun browsing and bookmarking ideas that I liked. I decided on a “blue and green” theme since I have recently introduced blue into my home. I knew whatever I used for the table décor, I would also use in my home for my own Christmas decorating. Here’s what I came up with…my table theme was
A Partridge in a Pear Tree
It was so much fun to put this theme together! And in usual style, all of the items were up cycled, Dollar Tree or purchased very cheaply!
These sweet little “partridges” were the jumping off point for my theme. I then used some little faux pears I had stored away and rolled them in green glitter…it’s not a pear tree without some pears!
I found this darling blue pear at Home Goods..I think I spent around $6 for it, and it was the most expensive thing I bought for the table!
Getting photographs was a fun challenge to my developing photography skills since the lighting wasn’t ideal for photographing. My manual setting and tripod got a workout!
Stay tuned as I will be sharing all of the details on how to recreate this look for your holiday table!
It was so much fun to be among such beautiful tables!
Here are some of the other gorgeous tables on display at the Holiday Brunch
My “mom-in-love’s” beautiful table
Her theme was “The Greatest Gift” She has these amazing lighted packages as her centerpiece, and used the elegant dishes my “dad-in-love” sent her from Vietnam when he was stationed there during the Vietnam War
This next table was set with dishes from Poland!
This sweet table listed all of the gifts of the Spirit
and the precious gifts of the Wise Men to Jesus
It’s always fun to see the classic colors of Christmas
as well as celebrate the last remnants of the Harvest
and the table next to mine also had a “bird theme”
I told these gals that us, “birds of a feather had to flock together.” I just crack myself up sometimes.
There were several more lovely tables…but the best decoration of all were the women in attendance!
The food was delicious and prepared with loving hands by volunteers
our guest speaker shared how hospitality was not about proper table settings and having the most beautiful home but about letting your light shine
and loving others! So welcome Thanksgiving! Welcome Christmas and Hanukah! May all that is good about this holiday season fill your homes with joy and peace. May you be reminded among the decorating, food preparation and gift giving what this season is truly about!
Family, Friends and Faith!
As always thank you for spending a moment of your day with us here…At The Picket Fence!
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