Friday, December 2, 2011
FRIDAY MORNING- This is a glimps of last years Christmas Tea
Every year at my church we have a Christmas tea. The women that choose to hostess a table, decorate it however they like and if a hostess wants to give gifts that is OK to, each table is so different. This year I am not decorating a table, because of the art exhibit. The hostess decorates and then after the tea takes everything home with her to wash. Could you imagine all those women in one small kitchen trying to wash and dry their dishes to take home. Oh my goodness, I think there would be more breakage.
Above is the Christmas card that I made for each of my guests last year and in stead of bringing my fine china, I chose to decorate dishes and mugs. This was my gift to my guests. My thought on this was, I would save having to bring all the dishes home and washing them, thinking it would be much easier right ? Wrong
These dishes were sitting around for a couple of weeks while the decoupage dried. After the decoupage dried I was really pleased. I also made the runner and the napkins.
As I recall I used George and basic shapes for the gold circle and the square in the center of the plates. I used a sizzix texture folder for the stars on the star. I know I used a sizzix die for the scallop in the center of the plate.
<---- excuse my thermos I need the real deal, leaded coffee, they serve decaf at the tea (I guess they don't want to get us too wound up, it is exciting enough being at the tea)
There are 50 tables to decorate. The tea is Friday night (which is the one I will be attending tonight), Saturday morning and then Saturday night.
Big hugs Diana L.