I am a Victorian Soul, who lives in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion!! I just recently lost my Hubby Joe, who was a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am so glad that we retired at 62 years of age and got to spend that time together before he passed....I still do love Retirement!!!!


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


Monday, October 30, 2017

Harvest Tea, Hostess Tables, 2017


Today, I will be sharing the other Hostess tables at our church's Harvest Tea........

But first I want to Thank these hostesses who featured, my post, Harvest Tea, My Table.....
Click HERE if you missed it........

Thanks to Bev, over at Eclectic Red Barn, for featuring it from last week's Over the Moon Link Party!!
Thanks so much , Bev!!

And Thanks to Shirley, over at Intelligent Domestications, for choosing it as one of her features from last week's Merry Monday Party!!
Thanks, Shirley, especially for your very kind words!!

And I also want to Thank Claire, over at Claire Justine, for featuring my post, An Evening Fall/Halloween Tour, from last week's Creative Mondays Party!!
 Thanks again, Claire!!

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I mentioned in the post that I did sharing my table that I was a Hostess at our church's Annual Harvest Tea.....

As a Hostess, You are responsible for:
Choosing a theme in which to decorate your table or tables....

You then invite guests to sit at your table who pay a $10.00 Fee

Choosing a theme in which to decorate your table or tables....

You then invite guests to sit at your table who pay a $10.00 Fee

The church provides hot water for Tea and Coffee and the Entertainment for the evening

  The $10.00 Fee paid to the church goes to a Scholarship Fund to assist selected high school students of the parish in paying for his/her Higher Education after High School.

This is a pure profit event as the expense is shouldered mostly by each hostess, who can share the cost with others such as family members or ask their guests to bring food.

As a Hostess, you can go as extravagant as you want or as simple as you want when decorating your table.....

I took these photos the day before the Tea.  Some things were added to the tables by the hostesses on the day of the Tea but I did not get to take more photos on the evening of the Tea.....

I absolutely loved this one........

Harvest Romance by Ida and her daughters Mary and Annette
I will let the photos do most of the talking......
 Yes, they rented chair covers and a matching tablecloth!!
I do want to mention that the white plates and silverware are plastic!!!
Stunning, huh??????

This was Ida's first year back after her husband died suddenly 2 years ago.....

A few Autumn Themed tables.....

Fabulous Fall by Tiziana and Noreen
Their serving table.......

The following 3 tables were done by Ann Marie and Cheryl

Autumn Amber
Those plates are paper!!!

These Turkeys are Not for Eating
Decorating with Ornaments
 Again, the plates are paper!!

Apples and Pumpkins by Sue and Emilie

The Harvest by Sue

Autumn Time by Peg
Peg has done the Tea for many years and is now in her 80's!!!

Tropical Paradise by Mara

Grandma's House by Annette
These plates are plastic!!

Mardi Gras by Rosemary and Sandy

Happy Halloween by Bernadine, Jean, Mary and M/M
I have to tell you that these ladies are in their 70's and 80's and one is on oxygen!!!

Tiki Time by Lorraine and her daughters Robin and Maria

Grand Old Flag by Mary Ann

 Ooh La La by Sharon

 Baskets Galore by Carol

 There are also tables for the General Public that women of the Parish who do not want to host a table contribute decorations and food to......

Dorothy is the chairperson for the Tea and she does the majority of the decorations for these tables

Mums the Word

Beach Fun

God Bless America
I also want to tell you that Dorothy is in her mid 80's, is the mayor of the town where our church is located and still works 2 days a week at Weight Watchers!!!!!!

So whether each hostess goes all out or does it very simply, the tables are all unique and interesting and the event is a wonderful event to attend!!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Theme tables at our church's Harvest Tea......

In my next posts, I will be sharing Joe and our oldest son, Joey's trip to Pittsburgh to see a Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey game......
And the Carnegie Museum of Natural History......
And The Flight 93 National Park site which was really something impressive to see.......
 This giant piece of limestone marks the spot where Flight 93 actually crashed

So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. Everyone did an awesome job decorating their tables....of course yours is still my favorite! I can't believe how active some of the ladies in their 80's are....I hope I am that active when I get their age!

    1. Penny,
      I know!! I can't believe it!! I just hope I live until I can retire yet alone 80!!

  2. What a fun event, the tables are all so pretty and so unique.

  3. WOW! That looks like so much fun to participate in! I love them all. I can just imagine the thought that went into those designs.
    :) gwingal www.gwingal.com

  4. Such beautiful tables - each one would be a delight to sit at.

  5. Thanks for sharing the table photos - they are all so creative and lovely. I help a friend do a table for her church and this post has given me so many wonderful ideas.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I could not get in touch with you any other way so I am responding here..

  6. Debbie, I am happy to see that you are back doing this! I know that you enjoyed it. Lots of beauty and work went into these tables. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. It's so fun to see all of the different table themes--great job! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  8. Debbie there were so many beautiful ideas to see here. Each table was unique and has its own special take on a theme. I have to say I am feeling very fall right now.

  9. Oh wow, these all look stunning Debbie. I love to see table setting all done up like this Debbie:) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us tomorrow.


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