Friday, December 2, 2011

My Dining Car: The Mabank Parade of Homes 2011

Our theme for the Tea was 
"All Aboard the Panther Express for an Exemplary Christmas"

So we had a bunch of trains,

AND  for my crazy, pretend board members table, I decided to turn my whole set into a dining car!  The cargo (old dove-tail shipping crates and vintage luggage is on top and the decadent meal on the table...

I also added a back wall this year, so I could paper it in dictionary sheets and have sconces...the old frame was snatched up on trash day, from a neighbors trash, on my way to work.  Didn't it make a great chalk board!?It made me do a quick double back when I spotted it sticking out of the can! 

You can't tell, but I used bedspring wreaths as my chargers, more details to follow. Also, we will be on the tour tomorrow...It begins at the Tri~County Library on Market Street in Mabank, 4 homes and two businesses.  My friend Susie's  House is on the tour and it is great!  So, come on... I would love to see you!



Tete said...

Oh, the lighting is wonderful and it looks like you are having way too much fun! Enjoy your celebration and have the best time with your decorating buddies.

The Whistle Stop said...

Oh, wish I could come. And of course I'm fond of trains too! Have a wonderful time!
Laurie :)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello! That is darling and it sounds like a good time.Do Enjoy~Cheers & Blessings Kim

Daphne said...

Oh fabulous! I'd love to see more detail shots if you can post some. Love your style!