Lately I have felt so overwhelmed and behind. You have probably noticed I haven’t been posting as much as I normally do. One thing that has kept me busy is the gathering of supplies for my Christmas Tea Table Contest coming up. 3 of us from my office are participating at a coworker’s church. We decorate tables then the next day have brunch and listen to a speaker. It is a great experience, but it seems to be so much work getting everything ready for a table of 8.
The church rents round tables and folding chairs. I bought burlap sacks to cover my chairs and the more I thought about it the more guilty I felt. I imagined my friends sitting at my table in their nice dress up clothes and leaving looking like they had been sitting with a shaggy dog because of my burlap covers. So I went to plan B.
I used a roll of brown paper to make covers for the tops of the folding chairs. I will be making some pillows to sit in the chair and it will be part of the take home gift. They will be burlap, however, I will let everyone know to put the pillow on the floor before they sit down.
My theme is “Birds of a Feather Flock Together”.
I made 4 chair covers with my bird stencil from Hobby Lobby.
And 4 with my theme. If you think the theme is too much let me know. It can be removed easily.
I am going to alternate every other chair.
Here is my birdcage that is part of the centerpiece. I added Christmas greenery, battery lights and a cardinal.
I will also be using some grapevine cone trees.
I need to go work on my pillows and napkins. I will show you those when I am finished.
You will love the post I will do when I get to see everyone’s tables. They are always amazing.
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