I attended and photographed the annual fundraiser for the Ceres Garden Club. My mom is a member and has become president-elect for the non-profit so I was excited to support her. All the proceeds from the fundraiser benefit a scholarship award for a student getting their agriculture degree. The amazing members of the Ceres Garden Club hosted tables that they independently decorated and the seats were sold as tickets. They also hosted a raffle for various gift baskets/prizes. I was buzzing on a raffle high as soon as I put my camera down. Oh, how I love fake gambling.
Not to brag or anything, but my mom hosted three tables that she designed – and they looked beyond amazing. The three tables were themed: nostalgia, fleur de lis and vintage storybook. She had help setting up the fleur de lis table and the vintage storybook table was her concept but executed by another member (meaning they used her decorations for the concept but designed the table as they wanted). I don’t want to get bogged down in the nuances but I also don’t want my mom calling me after I post this saying she didn’t do EVERYTHING on her own blah, blah, blah.
This first table is the ‘nostalgia’ table. It had an impressive centerpiece, a five foot tall lantern converted into a flower arrangement. I love the dangling green amaranth and the usage of doilies on the flower stands. Small details such as gold utensils and charter plates, guests gifts of a flower bulb and fancy soap wrapped in cute paper to name a few items really tied everything together.
This next table is the ‘fleur de lis’ table. She used cobalt blue and grey/white as the color palate which gave it an easygoing feel. I overheard one of the attendees mention it felt more ‘country’ – I like to think she was referring to French old country. The wooden charter plates were really fun paired with the blue cotton napkins. Fleur de lis’ were found all over in the table design such as the tablecloth, napkin ring holder, charms, statues – everywhere! I especially love the blue wine glasses.
The last table is themed ‘vintage storybook.’ This is the table that I mentioned was my mom’s concept but executed by another member.
What I especially love about this table are the napkin rings. How cool are they??! Huge vintage diamond rings, yes please! The lilacs were bushy and beautiful. I love how the they were placed in the purple watering cans with vintage Golden Books displayed around it.
Seeing my mom’s table designs was so inspiring. She’s so talented and I just love everything she does. Check out the photos from the vintage storybook baby shower I collaborated with my mom on. Divine.
When is the next event?!