Last weekend I spoke at a wonderful Christmas Tea at Waterstone Community Church in Littleton, CO. The women were delightful and the hard work and creativity that they poured into this event was phenomenal. With the good food, fellowship, and a message of hope and encouragement... I have no doubt that those women were blessed for being there! Thank you Jean for the invitation!
When I walked into the hall where the tea was being held, the first thing that caught my eye was the gingerbread style house... built right up there on the stage... it looked very familiar...
...hmmm... I wonder why??? This is the painting from my Heart & Home of Christmas book that inspired them! How fun is that!!! Can you see all the details... the gifts, trees, even the bluebirds on the roof and chimney!
Is that amazing... or what!!!
Notice the "placemats"... I'm curious.
Notice the centerpiece... there's a close up at the end...
I don't do blue... but this is beautiful!
Whimsical and FUN!! I love the bucket of whimsy and the peppermint swirl under it.
Who would have thought black.. but it's elegant... and married to crystal and silver made me think of "silver bells"...
And I love this centerpiece!! Three ornaments turned upside down... same color but notice the contrast in texture of each ornament... filled partly with water for weight and a few sprigs of greenery tucked in and tada... beautiful!
I love to inspire and be inspired... to bless and be blessed! These women were such a blessing to me... and I can only believe... in the Lord... that I was to them as well!!
May the beauty of the season fill your heart and overflow out onto all those you see and meet along your way!
Lord bless you and keep you focused on Him as you celebrate His coming this Christmas season!!