Yesterday I went to The Mad Hatter's Tea and Luncheon
sponsored by the Palm Coast Decorative Painter's club.
It was also a fund raiser with two auctions of painted items.
Several club members decorated their tables with themed subjects.
This is the table where I sat, hosted by Jan N. and Barbara J.
The theme is "Tea Time."
I wish I had taken a closer picture of the centerpiece, made by Jan
and Barbara. The bottom is a plate with a tea pot, then next three
layers of plates has rose tea cups, silk ivy and a variety of tea bags.
The goodie bags are hand painted by Barbara and Jan.
Inside the goodie bags was another hand painted
surprise - a framed picture of zentangle designed
tea cups. All ten were different!
I wish I had taken pictures of all of them. Here's a close-up of mine.
Look at all that detail!
Another take home gift was these sweet tea cups filled with tea bags!
The display of the member's donated art auctioned off after the luncheon:
There was also a "Silent Auction" of handpainted items:
For Silent Auction, you sign your name and bid on the paper, then
hope no one comes along and outbids you!!
Just a few of many painted items donated, along with handmade jewelry.
Some of the decorated tables. I think this one won:
There's a watermelon shaped tea pot in the center.
The goblets were also handpainted
and were take home favors!
This table has a beach theme. The centerpiece is handpainted:
Sandpails full of shells and pinwheels were the take home favors.
Table below has hand painted ladies inside each tea cup:
Table below has a bunny theme. Large bunny centerpiece:
Egg themed table. Lady on the left has painted eggs hanging
from her hat and on top.
Spring Chicken Theme:
Hand painted chicken centerpiece
with hand painted eggs inside egg cups for favors
This cheerful table had lots of birds, butterflies, and balloons.
That aqua fascinator hat even had a bird on it!
Another chicken theme:
Sunflower Theme Table:
Crazy Hat Contest Winner:
Tea Cup made from playing cards!
Isn't Heather pretty?
And a good time was had by all!!!
This was PCDPs first tea party, we are all hoping it won't be the last! They did a wonderful job, very professionally presented. Thanks for all the hard work!!