Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Door of Hope

For Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Betweennapsontheporch, I'm previewing my table to be set at our church's ladies day this upcoming Sunday. You may have enjoyed ladies' days like this where various ladies cohost a table by bringing their own table decor and setting individual tables. Well, it's my first time to do this and I'm hosting a table so, of course, I had to set my table in advance - trial run, you know. My hubby thinks I've lost my mind since I've been decorating my table so much lately. :)

As you can see, the table is done in pink and silver, centered around the card designed for the day. (You'll understand more about the meaning of the card next week. Stayed tuned.) I love the verse on the card. In case you can't read it in the photo, it comes from Hosea 2:15 and says,

"There I will give her back her vineyards,
and will make the Valley of Trouble a Door of Hope.
There she will sing as in the days of her youth,
as in the day she came up out of Egypt."

On the card, a little silver key charm hangs on the old door-lock photo and is layered over fuchsia sheer ribbon, silver cardstock, and fuchsia and silver striped paper with lots of glittery sparkles.

You might have noticed the plates last week. They come from two sets of old vintage dishes I bought from a friend a few years back. The pink rose dishes are layered on silver chargers found at Big Lots and topped with silver napkins from Tuesday Morning. The same fuchsia ribbon used on the cards wraps it all up.

My old old pitcher (used to have a companion bowl, but the bowl's lost. :-( ) holds blossoms from a cherry tree in my yard. They just happen to be pink and go with my color theme. How lucky! You may remember the candleholders from a past post, but this time I filled them with pink and clear glass beads and votive candles.

My centerpiece items lay on a silver shawl I found in my closet! I love to go shopping around the house. You never know what you might find! I threw pink and clear glass beads on the shawl (now a table runner) to add a little more sparkle.

Next week, God willing, I plan to bring lots of tablescapes to you from our ladies day!


Chari said...

Hi Marsha...

Oooh...what a lovely table! I just know that all of your planning and playing (hehe!) is going to make your beautiful table a huge hit with the ladies! I love pink and silver's just so elegant!!! It's all just perfect, my friend!!! Your old pitcher filled with cherry blossoms really adds to your table!

I love the verse that you chose in Hosea...what a promise!!!

Best wishes and have lots of fun at your ladies luncheon!
Warmest wishes,

Lindsay said...

It looks very pretty!

Crystal said...

Elegantly elaborate! I know all the ladies will love this as much as I. My church holds a Women's Holiday Hospitality Dinner where women share their inndividual tablescapes. Just beautiful. Can't wait to see all of them!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Just lovely! Your "dress rehearsal" was a success. :-)
I know the other ladies will agree. I can't wait to see all the great tablescapes next week. Yippee!
You did very good and oh my! Those cherry blossoms are perfection.

Thx for sharing, Barb

Joyce said...

Love the verse and the ladies will be pleased. your pitcher with the blossoms is lovely.

Dream Mom said...

What a pretty tablescape! Your cherry blossoms really set off your pretty table! I can't wait to see more next week.

ellen b said...

Oh girl! Your table preview looks so lovely! It's sure to be a hit and I'm looking forward to see the creative endeavors of the other ladies at your event! Hosea is an amazing book. Blessings...

Really Rainey said...

I wanna sit at your table! Sooo pretty!
I can't wait to see the ones you are going to post too! What a great idea! Thats so funny what you said about your DH... Mine is the same way... he came outside today and saw the table set and said "are we having a party?" I laffed and he rolled his eyes... then realizing its Tablescape Thursday DAY!
~Really Rainey~

Martha said...

What a lovely table -- yours will be the hit that's for sure! Can't wait to see the others. That kind of event is really fun!

Janie's World said...

The ladies at church are all gonna want to sit at your table!!! It looks so pretty and vintage. I love the cherry blossoms from your tree in the little pitcher, it is so sweet. The card you made is really pretty, you must have more talent as a scrapbooker!

marty39 said...

Oh, this is simply stunning. I love have delicate and elegant your table is. Everything is just gorgeous. I know everyone will agree. Hugs, Marty

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love luncheons like that where you get to see so many pretty things. Your table is lovely.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Marsha, your table is delicate and pretty.

Thanks for your Bella Vista visit.


Mary said...

oh what a pretty table! I'm sure all your planning has really paid off -- it looks wonderful, and I bet the ladies will love it. Love your pitcher!

abeachcottage said...

great planning, the ladies will love it!


Robin said...

Such a lovely table setting.....and how lucky you are to have a cherry blossom in bloom.

Hope your day has been beautiful.

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

I know what you mean about your husband thinking that, about you setting the table so much. It made me chuckle and I'm always shooing my husband and kids away from my Tablescape Thursday Table...hehe. Your table looks lovely! :O)

Shelia said...

Just beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Allidink said...

Hi! I've just come across your blog! What a great tablescape! I would have loved to sit at it :) I did a similar thing for my churches Christmas party one year and it was a lot of fun! I looove the pink and silver!

All the best,