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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Raffle Table 2012

In 4 weeks is the annual Christmas Idea House here in 
Mesa, Arizona. This is a great fundraiser that provides scholarships to worthy students and supports local charities. Let me show you what I've been working on the last several months.

I got to be in charge of the Raffle Table for a second year. I love putting together a holiday tablescape!  Last year I chose a very dramatic black, white and turquoise theme. 
Click HERE to see it. 
This year my theme was "Tartan and Toile". 

 I found almost everything at thrift shops including red and white transferware salad/dessert plates, vintage silverware by Gorham, French crystal, even the Stewart tartan and red toile  fabrics.

 I filled a vintage crate with paperwhites and pinecones nestled in glass hurricanes. 

The lucky winner will receive 8 full place settings  of china, silver, crystal, linens, candles, favors and centerpiece.Wow! And it's only $5 a ticket! If you live in Mesa or anywhere in the greater Phoenix area come join the women of Desert Club for this fun event.
 For more info click here Christmas Idea House.


  1. The table looks so pretty..Wish I lived closer...I just became your newest follower.

  2. I wish I lived near by so I could have a chance to win all those goodies...positively love red transferware! Can't believe you found it at a thrift store. PS newest follower here.


  3. What a pretty table! I love the toile, and the box full of paperwhites is gorgeous! How neat that you were able to get so many of the treasures from thrift stores!

  4. Hello there Karee,

    What a lovely post. This combination of paper whites massed together so artfully and prettily on the table with your choices of plates and chargers, especially the combined elements of a layered toile and plaid table cloth is so inviting and warm... Love it!

    (I've been gone so long from being able to take the time and energy in visiting my fellow bloggers and commenting in 'blog-land', that it's great to be back visiting and saying 'hello' once again!)...

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen blog

  5. What a pretty table and Christmasy without being too much! Lovely and what a great way to raise more money!

  6. What a great idea for a fundraiser! I love your tablescape--it makes me realize that I do not use plaids often enough on my tables, and I should, because yours is gorgeous :)

  7. I love your tablescape. Of course I love anything plaid!
    I think I have the same dishes-Churchill, by chance?
    Now you've given me a great idea for using them-thanks!