Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Harvest Tea 2013, Part 1, My Table

Our Church's Annual Harvest Tea was held on Wednesday , October 9th.

This year, I decided to return to the event as a Hostess and I hosted one table with 10 guests.

My Theme for my table was "Quoth the Raven, NEVERMORE" from Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven.
Since I just finished getting our downstairs back together a little over a week ago after a major Remodel, I was really under the clock to get everything ready for the Tea.

But I made it even though I had a Melt Down last weekend, stressing over baking and getting the food ready for my guests.
Joe stepped in and said "STOP making yourself crazy and just order everything"!
 So I did!
 And I am glad that I did!!

I have a lot of pictures to share of the Tea so I am going to post it in 3 parts.

This  post will be Part 1 and I will share my Table and Buffet Table with you in this post.......
Since I could not decorate for Halloween after our Remodel, I decided that I would take most of the things that I usually use to decorate our Dining Room with and do a Black, White and Silver color scheme.

Please excuse the lighting as during Set Up, they did not have all the lights on in the Hall.

For the center of the table, I used a large white bird cage.
I used a white punch bowl and a clear glass table round, draped with a black spider web lace topper,  to elevate it off the table......
Inside the Bird Cage on a pedestal, that I made out of a saucer and a candlestick, I placed an antique silver bridal basket, filled with white spider wed fabric and then placed a black glittered Skull on a pedestal in the center.
I decorated the Bird cage with a black and silver bow, actually made out of Christmas ribbon, and wrapped silver wired Skull garland around the cage and added battery operated LED mini lights.
  And of course, added 2 Black Birds, which I will call Ravens on top of the cage!
All around the cage, on the table round and on the table itself, are other decorations......
Rats, Skulls, Black Books.......
Potion Bottles, Black Pumpkins......
Ravens  and tombstones.....

Small crystal bowls were filled with silver wrapped Hershey Kisses and Tea Bags of various flavors......
I set each place setting using a Silver round tray from The Dollar Tree, covered by a white paper doily.....
The Black Stemware, tea cups and silver ware are plastic......
Silver place card holders tell each guest where their place at the table is......
My Favors for each guest  was their Raven, tombstone, black rose , ant and silver skull on their tray and their silver tray when they were done eating!

I provided bags for them to place all this in to so it would be easy for them to take home......
The card, " Once upon a Midnight Dreary", was attached to their black Rose ......
So this is what my Theme Table looked like.......

Behind my table, was my buffet table where I set up the food I would be serving my guests......
I set up one of my 4 foot tables that I use for the Craft Fairs behind the table that the church provided .....
On that table, I also set up a little display......
My Funeral Basket all decked out in Black and White......
A few Tombstones and Pumpkins......
A Skull, Rats and Ravens......
And Cemetery Candles!!

There is an LED lighted branch inside the basket......
Here is the table with all my crystal serving pieces on it......
I placed trays of food on top of the cake stands so people could see the spider web placemats underneath.....
So this is what my table looked like before the Tea.

Each Hostess is responsible for inviting her guests ,decorating her table and providing food for her guests. Each guest is charged $10.00. That money goes toward a Scholarship Fund for a Deserving High School Senior to be put toward a College Education.  Raffle tickets are also sold for various prizes. Each hostess is asked to bring in 1-2 Door Prizes.  Usually the Hall is filled with 200 - 250 people for this event .

In Part 2, I share all the other Theme Tables with you. Please click HERE to View Part 2.

In Part 3, I share the Evening of the Tea. Please click HERE for Part 3

 I will be linking up to these great parties this week:

Seasonal Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
That DIY Party
Inspired Sunday( Formerly Vintage View Sunday)
Submarine Sunday
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
 Clever Chicks Blog Hop 
Sunday Showcase 


Wednesdays Make, Bake and Create party
 Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
Wednesdays Adorned From Above Linky Party
 Lovely Ladies Linky Party
What's It Wednesday
Wonderful Wednesdays
 HOME Party on Wednesdays
Creative Wednesdays 

Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Time Travel Thursday
 Open House Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Transformation Thursday
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
 Pearls and Lace Thursday
  Grace at Home Party
All Things Pretty Thursdays
Create it Thursday
  Catch a Glimpse Thursday
Tablescape Thursday

Home Sweet Home Friday
Be Inspired Fridays
Thrifty Things Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
 Show and Tell Friday
Tickled Pink Party
 Flaunt It Fridays
 Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party at Jennifer Rizzo's
 What To Do Weekends
 TGIF Link Party
Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop
 Inspire Me Fridays 
 Anything Goes Linky Party 
Ladies Only Blog Share Linky Party
 Weekend Blog Linky Party
Friday Flair Link Party
Friday's Five Features Party
Friday Favorites
 Let's Get Real Friday Party

From the Farm Blog Hop
Party Junk
 Strut Your Stuff Saturdays
One Great Idea Saturday Party
 Finding the Pretty and Delicious Party
Saturday Show and Tell 
  Serenity  Saturday
 Saturday SHOW-licious Craft Showcase 

  Tea Time Tuesday

  Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!


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