"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." Song of Songs

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Celebrating Christmas!

Once a year our Women's Ministries hostesses an
"Evening of Inspiration"
During the month of December.

Here are some pictures of the beautiful table settings. Each table was hosted by a different woman who brought her own china and decorations. I love seeing all the different decorated tables.

It was a fun evening with a Christmas message, music, and food...a potluck!

The desserts are always my favorite!
They look so festive on the buffet table.

This was my table. I used the Royal Albert Autumn Rose china my grandmother gave me.

It isn't "Christmas" china but it has red flowers in the pattern. I know my grandmother would love the idea of me using it at church...she would be pleased. I always think of her when I use it.

I didn't get pictures of all the tables, but here are a few.

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance -
 each beautiful, unique and too soon gone."
~Deborah Whipp
It was a fun evening; the best thing of all was the time spent with the other ladies. They were all special and unique, like the different tables in the room; each lovely in their own way.

Thank you for joining me today and letting me share this special Christmas event with you.

Have a blessed Christmas,

I wrote a Christmas poem on my other blog. If you would like to read it, come on over...

The Christmas Letter


  1. Hello Charlotte, your holiday evening looks like it was fabulous! How fun to enjoy an evening with friends, sitting at beautifully set tables!
    Your table is lovely with your grandmother's dishes.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  2. Charlotte! I'm so glad you visited me and introduced yourself at The Writer's Reverie! I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog here and will be back - although blogger isn't letting me follow yet - I'll have to work on that. You'll be on my blog list.
    I LOVE this idea of all the different table settings! I might have to borrow it . . .

    Your set up is delightful and I look forward to visiting again - and your other blog, too!

  3. Hi Kathy: What a beautiful tea party. Wish I was there. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  4. Hi, Charlotte! Aren't Christmas Tea Parties at church wonderful? Our church does something very similar every November. I posted pictures from ours on my previous blogs - there were so many that I broke it up into a 3-part post. Here is the first one....

    I really like your blog, too! We have many similar interests!
    Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

  5. Oh Charlotte how exciting. I love your tea setting and yes, you're right your grandmother would be proud you used her settings. Everything right down to the food looks so lovely, thanks for sharing.

  6. Hello Charlotte,
    I love to see such celebrations, where every table is hosted by different hostesses. There comes an wealth of good ideas, pretty decorations and tasty food togehter which gives a lot of new inspirations. What a fun to join there. Your table was really beautiful.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Good morning Charlotte,
    The church Christmas Tea looks just lovely and each table is a picture in itself! The napkins folded like a snowflake, or is it a poinsettia? are beautiful! I so enjoy teas like this. Would loved to have joined you! Thank you for sharing this splendid event with us and thank you for joining me for my Christmas Tea. Have a delightful week.

    Christmas blessings,

  8. What beautiful tables and good ideas. Pat

  9. Hi Charlotte, I love your table! Very pretty. The ruby/cranberry glass cream and sugars are just beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  10. Hello Charlotte! Love the tables - all the creativity is wonderful! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness!
    God Bless,

  11. Loevely! Our church does a Christmas tea as well every other year. I just love the chance to enjoy fellowship during the season. It must have been an inspiring evening! A lovely tables.

  12. I landed on your blog hopping around tea blogs. Love the Christmas tea tables -- such fun! I've done this at several different churches and it's always such a wonderful event! :)


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