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Festival of Tables

Attended a ladies luncheon at our church this past weekend and wanted to share the theme tables with you! A table hostess decorated her table with any theme -- linens, centerpiece, dishes, favors, etc. Take a look and get inspired!

My sister-in-law and I decorated this table with a CandyLand Theme.
I designed this "Yiayia's Table" (yiayia = Greek for grandmother) -- an antique pot filled with yarn, cookbooks, green cooking items, bedroom slippers, yarn, worry beads, and more!

kappa kappa phi -- the initials of my husband's Grandmother, engraved on her pot, which lives at my mother-in-law's house (and I borrowed to complete the Yiayia's table decor)

 My mother-in-law and I

Fiesta table complete with margarita glasses, moraccas, sombrero, and ruffled plate chargers

Vote 2008 Table with John McCain and Barak Obama bobbleheads and election paraphernalia.

Java Time table with burlap sackcloth, coffee centerpieces, and lots of loose coffee beans.

Glam Table with a zebra dress form, delicate roses, and touches of red heart candies.

Tea Time table with mix-and-match tea cups and saucers and a beautiful tiered pastry display.

My niece, Leah, and I.

Leah and Connie

Hawaii Table with stuffed tropical centerpieces, leis, and fishnets across the tablecloth.

Under the Sea table with a coral centerpiece and lots of bright colors.
Windy City table with Chicago favorites like Jay's Potato Chips, lots of photography, and other mementos.
The Black Tie table with napkins folded like tuxedo shirts, and lots of glitz and pizzazz.
Greece table with Parthenon centerpiece and lots of blue and white touches.
Christmas Cheer table with a beautiful floral centerpiece and Pottery Barn plates featuring each of the reindeer.
Fall Harvest Table with an array of gourds and pumpkins, burgundy napkins, and a Fall prayer laid at each place setting.





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