Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Hearts & Homes

The Holiday Hearts and Homes event this past Saturday was such a fun event and a successful fundraiser for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering.  Our speaker, Mr. Lane Owings, gave a very interesting talk on his volunteer mission work in Cuba.

We enjoyed breakfast and lunch with a choice of three craft workshops in between.  There were nine workshops to choose from, including quilting, snowman candle holder, pinecone and ribbon garland, Christmas card holder tree and more.  My workshop was card making – a Christmas card and a gift card (or teabag) holder.

After our crafting sessions, we gathered for lunch.  Several ladies volunteered to decorate a table.  There were many lovely Christmas centerpieces.  In all the hustle and bustle, I didn’t manage to take many photos.

PB140985My table had a Scottie dog theme in red, green and gold.  The angle in this shot is not great, but you can see the plates on gold chargers, one of the two Scotties, the green teapots and the white pillar candles on black metal stands.  The cloth was a sparkly gold lame type fabric – much prettier than it looks here.  The black favor bags contained a box of tea, Mary Englebreit teapot magnet and chocolate truffles.  There were Christmas crackers at each place – not the kind you eat, but the kind you pop – filled with a paper hat, riddle and toy.

PB140987I found the Scottie dog figurines at the new Hobby Lobby that just opened in my neighborhood. 

PB140988They were cute little fellas with their festive bow collars.

PB140995There were quite a few lovely floral centerpieces.  I really like the amaryllis flowers in this one. 

PB140997This one with plaid ribbon and sugared and gilded fruit was very pretty.

PB141000  This traditional arrangement with poinsettias and red candles is lovely.

PB141004This table featured a china nativity set displayed on a cloud of lace.PB140993There was a group of cheerful snowmen.

PB141003The jolly old elf himself was there too.  Isn’t this an adorable cookie jar?

Each lady went home with three handcrafted items, a door prize, a little book of poems, recipes, etc. and the joy of helping missionaries to reach others with the true message of Christmas, the birth of Jesus and His ultimate gift.



Jason Witt said...

Those Scotties and that whole setup is cute. Little Christmas dogs like that are adorable. They have the right colors on their trim for the holiday.

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the Scotties! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby, you find such fun things there.

Angela McRae said...

Your table is gorgeous and very unique! The Scottie dogs are a fun addition, and the color palette is so bright and cheerful! I love a) that it was a Christ-centered celebration and b) that you all got to enjoy crafts workshops. A nice twist on the usual church Christmas event!

...mmm... said...

Very adorable indeed. there is something about brendel scotties at xmas with red collars too. Very Christmassey indeed!

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