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Welcome to the 166th Tablescape Thursday!
Happy Tablescape Thursday! This week I’m so excited to share a beautiful, whimsical party table created for a fun crafting event I was privileged to attend recently. You know those moments in life, those rare moments when you see something so wonderful your mouth flies opens and you just stand there in complete awe? I had one of those moments this past Saturday evening.
After spending the day at the Country Living Fair and dinner out that evening with friends, we headed back to the hotel where the ladies from out of town were staying. I had been invited by a friend, to a fun, craft event–a gathering of friends.
As we entered the room, we were greeted by a cute sign with a crown tipping off the top. You can just see the crown on the top left.
And then…WOW! Just WOW!
My pictures don’t really do this room justice because the room was lit by fluorescent lighting.
I totally felt like a kid in a candy store…so many goodies everywhere!
The theme for this crafting event: The Queen of the Ball. Ball was a play on those wonderful old aqua-colored Ball Mason Jars, so you’ll see them throughout this fun setting. Even the cake was created in the shape of a Ball mason jar!
Here’s a closer view of that amazing cake! It was delicious!
You can just see the lid of the “jar” there above the flowers. And perched on top was a lovely crown.
Even the bow on the front was edible…made from fondant.
There were “Queen of the Ball” cookies neatly tucked down inside a vase filled with aqua candies and tiny white marshmallows.
See the small canning jars on the lower part of the tiered server? Those contained various desserts with names like “Chocolate Sin.”
More lovely crowns, cookies and aqua-blue Ball mason jars…
Are the cookies not absolutely adorable?
See those wonderful craft bags over in the corner?
We were each given one before leaving and they were filled with so many wonderful treasures. Even the Chef at the hotel got involved with our soiree, providing a batch of his fabulous spaghetti sauce for each of us. You can see it there on the left of each bag.
We were told to take one of the beautiful antique Ball jars from the bottom shelf of this cute table.
We filled our jars with the treasures we wanted from the tree and table. There were beads and velvety ribbons, buttons and antique lace. Is your heart beating as fast as mine was? Is this not just a fantasy come to life?
And here’s the “Queen of the Ball” herself!
Our craft table was decorated exquisitely with an aqua tulle tablecloth and a centerpiece of white roses nestled down in a vintage crate.
We completed three craft projects that evening.
We made the cutest, little pin cushion. It fit perfectly down inside an old mason jar lid.
We also made a sweet, rose-flower broach. I pinned it to the top of my Ball mason jar that was filled with treasures from the goodie table.
And the desserts. Yes, I had two. Hey, you work up an appetite crafting!
Rosalyn-Sue is an amazing individual. Not only does she totally spoil her crafty friends with stunningly gorgeous surprises like The Queen of the Ball, she is also a full-time Mom and attending graduate school where she is currently working on her thesis.
Rosalyn-Sue also runs a non-profit organization that supports the military and their families at home and abroad. Each month they prepare handmade birthday cards and cakes baked in canning jars for freshness, and they are sent along with candles, balloons, etc to the service members having a birthday that month. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year! Rosalyn-Sue’s husband is also currently serving overseas, as well, so please keep him in your prayers.
Rosalyn-Sue told me she had just completed shipping out all the goodies for the upcoming birthdays when she was planning The Queen of the Ball event. She said, “Whenever I see the jars, it reminds me of our heroes that we serve and how grateful I am to have these jars to preserve cake so well and bring them a piece of home. I also make a lot of preserves in the jars, as well, to serve as a topping for the cakes we send overseas.”
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