Monday, March 1, 2010

“Over The Tabletop” – Eventful News

HCH41L1_mt Back in January, my friend, Starr Miller, of Starr Miller Design, shared an opportunity to participate in a delightful event, aptly named, “Over the Tabletop”, as an assemblage of interior designers and other related specialists, were being asked to create a custom tablescape, for a benefit to assist the Ada Jenkins center.  The center, is located in Davidson, North Carolina, and offers the surrounding community, a wide variety of services, from education, support for families in crisis, healthcare, food and many other worthwhile endeavors.  Their mission is to “empower for a better tomorrow”.

(To listen to this video, about the Ada Jenkins Center, you can turn off my music by scrolling to the bottom of the blog page and click on the mute button in the Playlist box.)

My profession, as an interior designer, is to create beautiful surroundings for my clients.  My avocation, is to help others live a beautiful life.  When an event, like “Over the Tabletop” occurs, it allows for an overlap for the best of both worlds!

If you live in the Charlotte area, I do hope you’ll join me, on Thursday, March 11th, at 6:30 pm, to enjoy the view and to share in the joy.  Ticket information can be found, by clicking on Here 

While the real unveiling will be on that Thursday evening, the pictures, below, may give you a glimpse of what’s in store:

bevfabriccrafts_2005_238242463 When considering the table decor, be sure to observe the surroundings.  This magnificent tapestry backdrop was honored in the centerpieces.  I love the little embedded firelights.

40Elevating centerpieces not only give the tables an extra grandeur, it also allows guests to enjoy “face” time.

420_CenterpieceA sensual delight, this tablescape, was created by combining orchids, red callas, and reflective lighting.  (Colin Cowie)

OTTThe guru of special events, Preston Bailey, creates magic in all of his events.  His philosophy exudes, “more is more”.

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Not to be totally secretive . . . my theme or inspiration for my table design, is based on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  A movie, made in the late ‘90’s, (as in 1999), with the lovely Michelle Pfeiffer, conjures up images of forests, fairies and fantasy.  I imagined a setting, fit for Hermia and Lysander, as they plan their elopement, and thus, the comedy begins.

I do hope you’ll join me, to share the dream of a better tomorrow, for others.

Cheerfully Yours!  Wanda  HCH41L1_mt

A big thank you to those who have offered products and services for this event:

Whitney Preslar Bayer – Preslar Studios, David Wynn - Elizabeth House Flowers, and Maybelline Te' – Snug Furniture

2 comments:

averydesigninteriors said...

Ohhh...A Midsummer Night's Dream. What an amazing theme - take pictures! I love Colin Cowie's flowers, sublime and it's always about the lighting, no? Beautiful post Wanda. Always such a pleasure to come back again and again.

Storibook Designs said...

I LOVE this idea as a fundraiser!! Wanda, do you have those dragonfly napkin holders? *love*!!!