Wednesday, December 4, 2013

One of the highlights....

One of the highlights of the Christmas season for me is the Advent By Candlelight event sponsored by the United Methodist Women of our church.  Last night, approximately 300 women gathered for this special observance.  The program included a moment of remembrance, beautiful music by the women's ensemble, officer installation, and a message by a wonderful young woman minister.  The offering that was collected will go to two missions - our Holston Conference initiative "Imagine No Malaria" and Wesley House in Knoxville, TN, the choice of the speaker.

Today, I want to share some pictures of the table settings from the evening.  Each table had a hostess who was responsible for her table.

I liked this basket centerpiece.

Colorful dishes.

Nativity scene participants were in a row down the center of this table.

Quite festive, with the red berries down the center.

I especially liked this Nativity arrangement.

Clear glass with red!

Beverage servers ready for action!

A very nice candle decoration.  Another was on the other end of the table.

Red, green, and white!

Purple is such a regal color!

Another nicely decorated table.

The tall slim decorations left ample room on the table.

No two tables were alike.

I have always loved arrangements such as this one.


I like these dishes!

The pictures were taken yesterday afternoon as many of us were there to set up our tables.  I realize that I failed to take a picture of my own table!  Well, I will have to recreate that here and take a picture!  There were 30-plus tables that were set for the evening.  Each table had a different dessert, brought by someone who was seated at that particular table.

Today is December 4!  On Thursday, December 5, in the evening, the winner of the giveaway celebrating my two years at blogging will be selected.  Announcement of the winner will be on Friday's blog..  Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win this:

Susan Branch mini-wall calendar.

I want to welcome Deb, a new follower!

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.

21 comments:

  1. Oooo I love, love, love that idea of having each hostess decorate her own table. Each one is just so beautiful. I love the different styles. They all look so elegant.

    Thanks for sharing this. I hope that you can take a picture of your table too.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  2. Hi Nellie, I'm glad that your daughter's husband is well in Honduras. For some reason, I thought it was your husband. It's hard to keep facts straight in my tired mind sometimes.
    God is good and may he keep your on in law safe.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. These tables are all so elegantly decorated, and I'm sure each one shows a bit of the decorator's personality! I'll be interested in seeing that re-creation of YOUR table, which I'm sure was beautiful! I have seen some pictures posted on Facebook of the Country Man's work in Honduras, and they seem to be doing well. Have a lovely day!

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  4. all those tables were so lovely, I like the one with the conservatory, best I think! congratulations on your blogging anniversary, please count me in if you wish. I have been writing mine for almost 4 years now. I leave my posts up a awhile, then clear the off for a fresh start when the mood strikes.

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  5. I love these tables. Sounds like it was a wonderful and inspiring holiday event. The women of our church are meeting for a Christmas dinner tomorrow night. Enjoy your day.

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  6. Lovely tables! Three hundred women? You must have a huge congregation, or is that more than one church that your church hosted?

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  7. Nellie, congrats on two years of blogging! Wonderful giveaway, please count me in. The tables at this event are very lovely. xo

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  8. I would love to see your table. One of the things I did love was being invited to decorate tables for Christmas lunches and dinners. I always enjoyed having table like that too.
    I love looking at them and it brings back fond memories. Our woman's ministry stopped doing it because people got so busy. We have other things but not the Christmas one anymore. They were my favorite though.

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  9. Nellie, Those tables are gorgeous. I don't know which I would like the best. That is a lot of women and so must be a lot of wisdom and love. Glad you enjoyed yourself. xoxo,Susie

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  10. Hi Nellie , all the table setting are just gorgeous , give me ideas for the holidays ... I am waiting to see your arrangements and know it will be just as lovely , thanks for sharings :)

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  11. All the tables are decorated so pretty. I can't even pick a favorite!!

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  12. Oh Nellie they are beautiful table center pieces very festive. B

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  13. Hi Nellie!

    What gorgeous tables. Each one seems to reflect the Christmas spirit of the decorator. I couldn't/wouldn't be able to pick just one. They must have looked so festive all in one room with so many wise ladies to appreciate them. I do hope you will be sharing yours:)

    Thank you so much for giving us a peek, Nellie. I just adore Christmas this time of year!

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  14. The tables are all lovely! Don't you love seeing how a theme is interpreted...everyone has a different idea! Would love to see a picture of your table!

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  15. Nellie, thanks for sharing these table ideas; I'm attending a similar event this Friday, and looking forward to seeing the creativity there as well. Congratulations on the anniversary of your enjoyable blog!

    Sharon in Alabama

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  16. What beautiful tables. Such a lovely way to capture the special advent season.

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  17. Each tables are decorated beautifully and looks awesome...

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