Monday, September 26, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Setting the Table

Hello Crafters -

This week at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC137 Tammy has invited us to "set the table." With the holidays quickly coming upon us and family and friends gathering around the table, the challenge is to create something for the holiday table. Anything goes...place cards, napkin rings, candles, table favors, decorations...let your creativity loose!

For my project I used 3 stamp sets ~ Zinnias, With Gratitude, and Country Charm Labels. I looked up zinnias on the web for colors and I totally love that they come in a "fall" color. Since Zinnias happens to be one of my favorite sets I just has to use them. I totally love how these came out.

Set-the-Table

As I started my project I realized I don't have napkins, other than paper towels. However, it made me think. Last year my teammate had a Thanksgiving Dinner with her students and I'd like to do that this year with my students. Many of them will not have that dinner - so I plan on getting my classroom volunteers and a few community members to help me. So I designed my project around my students. I made a place card and a napkin ring to go around a paper towel (I didn't photo the paper towel). Had I had electricity I was in the middle of make table decorations, but I do have a staff meeting in the morning, otherwise I would've stayed up all night!!

Well I hope you like my project. I appreciate all the fabulous comments that I received while being a guest designer. I want to say thank you to Tammy for giving me this most awesome opportunity. I hope I did Flourishes proud.

Now it's time to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team ~ Cindy, Heather, Maki, Tammy, Silke, and Beate.
Theresa

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh hun I always know I am in for a treat when i come to visit your blog and oh hun this is just gorgeous your detail is,amazing just love that flower so beautifully colored too hugs cherylxxx

Leslie Turner said...

Oh Theresa, I love zinnias too and your creations are beautiful! Great job! And I've totally enjoyed your guest designer creations this past month! XX

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is wonderful, Theresa! What a fabulous idea to have Thanksgiving dinner for your students! If I lived close to you, I'd gladly come and help!

It's been wonderful to have you with us this month! Keep in touch! :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful projects. You have inspired me to use zinnias on my entry. I've enjoyed you Timeless Tuesday GD posts.

Heather Jensen said...

Such a great set Theresa. I think the idea for your students is wonderful, and I am sure they will appreciate it. :)
Hugs~

onecraftymama said...

Flourishes is very lucky to have had you around, Theresa! You rocked this challenge, and the idea of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for your students sounds like exactly the kind of generous thing you'd do :) I certainly hope you'll have folks lining up to help you. Remember to ask local grocery stores for donations - it never hurts to ask, right? {{{{hugs}}} - you are so awesome!

Cindy Haffner said...

WONDERFUL Theresa!!~

Dee said...

Theresa, Loved your card and napkin ring and I'm sure your students will also.How wonderful to have dinner for your students. I have loved all of your projects as guest designer, thank you so much for sharing them.

Amanda said...

I am blown away by your coloring skills! This whole set Rocks!!! I love what you are going to do for Thanksgiving with your students, that's a Fabulous idea! I wish more would do that for kids.

I really enjoyed seeing your creations every Tuesday and I will miss your creativity!! Hope to see you on TT soon :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love your Fall colors, and your coloring of these beautiful Zinnias is fabulous! Wonderful idea for this challenge. I love the single zinnia for a napkin ring.

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous project and generous heart. ;)

Makiko Jones said...

Your table setting project is super beautiful Theresa!! They work wonderfully with Thanksgiving Dinner! Fabulous coloring and colors too!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love your color choice..very autumn like. Pat

Marie said...

WOW what beautiful flower to place on the dining table, Theresa. The colors make the flowers 'pop' right off the card. The flourish is a wonderful addition.

Silke Ledlow said...

Theresa, your colors are so rich and gorgeous...love the color theme and of course how you colored the zinnias!
Beautiful table setting idea!

I can't believe this month has almost passed by already. I hope you had fun hanging out with us??? Thank you for being such an awesome Guest Designer and I hope you come and play often :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous, Theresa! I love all that yellow. And, what a nice gesture for you to give your students a Thanksgiving dinner! I'll bet they will remember it all their lives.

Debbie said...

Such a lovely set!!

Sherry said...

beautiful card andnapkin ring!!That is an awesome thing you are doing for your students and I hope it is a success!!!