New members Marlo Sandoval and Teresa Holland displayed their talents with Marlo’s vegetable centerpiece arranged on an elegant formal table. The veggies were broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, etc., contained in a beautiful sterling silver container. Teresa Holland’s “Dinner at the Farm” invited one to sit down and eat. The table was adorned with her late husband Gene’s Poppin’ John tractor collection of plates and collectible farm items. The arrangement was yellow sunflowers, butterfly and baby’s breath.
Barbara McGuill’s Christmas table was festive with Santa Claus themed items, collectible Santas, Santa napkin holders and a beautiful centerpiece of white mums in a red glass ornament. The Santa dishes and red tablecloth made a cheerful table.
Patty Alexander’s “Star Wars Birthday Party” was the most unusual with a huge mountain, made from cocoa liner, with unusual plants such as lions ear mint, succulents, almond verbena, umbrella plant and tuberose begonias with Star Wars collectibles depicting a crash on a galactic planet.
Linda McKay’s two tables were for any elegant occasion, but appropriately named “Come to the Table by the Sea,” with Pin Cushion Protea, Seeded Eucalyptus, Shell Ginger, White Orchids and Ferns, with a Bird of Paradise and a hand-blown glass crab emerging from a shell as the focal points. Linda’s other table was named “Come to the Table and Give Thanks” with White Asiatic Lilies, White Roses and Ferns.
Sally Amthor’s table for fall was named “After the Football Game,” which mimicked a football field with a container of small daisies in the shape of a football as the centerpiece. Football shaped dishes completed the picture.
Kay Bowman’s elegant fall table was graced with autumn colors, with a gorgeous arrangement of bronze mums and lights of dragonflies to accentuate the table. Bronze, gold and yellow browns, along with pretty gourds, graced the table for fall.
Christi Davis’ crocheting talents depicted a whole table setting in blue dishes and cups and saucers handmade from crochet with a centerpiece of red flowers in a bud vase.
Gwen DeWitt’s elaborate arrangements, always popular, always unique, presented “Bunnykins,” arranged with flowering kale, pink bleeding heart vine, star gazer lilies, and green/pink tinged hydrangeas, in a ceramic lettuce bowl with a family heirloom ivory bunny holding roses from the family garden.
Another elegant table suitable for any special occasion was “Under the Sea.” It provided three seashells that held protea, green hydrangeas with pink tinge coffee bean berries and love-lies-bleeding. Pink flamingos, blown glass fish and a starfish completed the scene.
Nyla Irwin’s two homelike tables were colorful and inviting. One was a blue dinnerware with chickens on condiments and blue plaid napkins, with a lovely vase of bronze mums to make a “Country Breakfast” table. Nyla’s second table was “Come to a Tea Party” table with cheerful yellow flowers and baby’s breath. The plates were made to hold a cup of tea and dessert.
Joy Winters provided a beautiful
“Miniature” of orange mums, white daisies and purple statice.