Elegant Entertaining

Every year the school my daughters attend hosts a Fashion Show and Chinese Auction Event. And every year (so far) I volunteer to coordinate the basket or display for their grade. In the past I chose a decorating theme for the display and found myself lugging in lamps and rugs and a piece or two of furniture. Each time the display was set, people would rave about it, which made me excited for the next year and determined to find something to top it. This year, my sore back and I struggled with the theme and finally decided to do something different. I chose elegant entertaining. I went to Macy's to look over the new Martha Stewart pieces. There were some nice things there and I picked up a few, but was drawn to Lenox table linens, serving platters, bowls, candle with glass chimney, huge creamer and sugar bowl. I found crystal salt and pepper shakers and a five piece crystal serving set.  This table setting would work for a family gathering or hosting friends, it is classic in color and versatile in style. there are additional pieces that can be purchased to work with the ones I have featured. 

I took a few quick shots when I had everything laid out to see what all I had purchased. I love it. I love the color, the style, the scale of the pieces. Now I have to remove labels, iron the table linens, arrange the flowers - details, and then pack everything up to transport to the event hall tomorrow morning bright and early. (I hope I remember to turn the clocks back tonight). I hope everyone likes it as much as I do and that we get a lot of bids on it for the school. I know I will be bidding on it and not wanting to sound selfish but I would love to win!  Now the question is, if I don't win....will I have to buy the entire set for myself?  hmmmmm.

6 comments

Pearl Maple said...

Wow, your white posts always blow me away with the quality of detail (in our favorite color no less)

Tutti Chic said...

Tisha~I'd be hoping that I didn't win so I could keep it all!!!Everything is so lovely~It looks so elegant on your white blog~:) chris p.s. I'm playing catch up with blog reading today & it's wonderful to sit with a cup of coffee & enjoy all!

Sweet Designs said...

You did wonderful, tablesetting is one of my great loves, I have some of that Lenox myself. I hope you win!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello Dear Trisha!
Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I feel that you are right. Time will definitely heal what feels so raw right now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Blessings! Nancy

Lisa said...

Simply beautiful presentation. Anyone would want to win this for sure.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I just found your blog and it's beautiful!