There was a Ladies’ Valentine Brunch at church on Saturday the 13th of February. I was on the planning committee and was the decorator for the event.
There are many challenges to change our fellowship hall into a space that looks somewhat classy. First, my sweet husband agreed to bring in the padded chairs from the chapel. That made a huge difference rather than using the battered, mismatched folding metal chairs.
We also carried out some wall decorations, metal chairs, and other items that were eye sores.
My dear husband helped in so many ways. It could not have been accomplished without him.
Later I noticed the gaps in the curtains and pulled those together.
There is no budget for such events, so I purchased items that can be used again for another function. I had sprayed some vases for a previous luncheon, so those were used to hold artificial red and white roses. Also, I sprayed dried items and and made beaded wires.
The dried items came from my yard, like Red Yucca pods, plus some Yucca pods from the field. The clusters of seeds came from a small Vitex tree and a Burl Curls bush. The bushy ends on a stem are dried flowers from Sedum Brilliant. There are also some stems with dried flower pods from Rose of Sharon bushes.
There were five beaded wires in each vase. On each wire were red, white and silver beads. No two were alike. They didn’t show up well in the pictures, so I took a picture of one alone. I wandered all over the house trying to find a good spot for the photograph but couldn’t find one. Finally settled on this photo.
The planning committee borrowed dishes from another church and brought flatware from home to make it more special than using paper plates and plastic utensils. Volunteers washed dishes afterwards.
“Three things can’t be hidden: coughing, poverty, and love.” Yiddish Proverb