Saturday, November 22, 2014

2014 Akron Townhouse School Luncheon

This weekend was the annual fundraiser for the Akron Townhouse School.  Each year they host a luncheon with entertainment.  The highlight of the luncheon is the table decorations.  Each table is decorated by a volunteer. The tables are always spectacular and this year was not a disappointment. Click here to see photos of last year's tables.  For those of you who couldn't make it to this sold out event, here are photos of each table. 

The Akron Townhouse School committee would like to thank all the volunteers who decorate tables, help with cooking, serving and cleaning up the meal.  Next year's luncheon will be on November 21, 2015.  If you are interested in volunteering to decorate a table, please call the museum at 385-1916. 

This first table has a Disney princess theme and was decorated by Kathy Hill.  The tall castle and princess balloon add a lot of height to the table that is accented with treat bags and beautiful china.

Kathy Messersmith and Kay German's table has a Frozen them complete with a hand-painted backdrop.  The snowflake china and centerpiece add to the theme.

 A tall centerpiece of birch branches accents Joy Baurer's fall themed table. 

 This Christmas themed table was designed by Caryl D'Hondt.  Her Christmas tree china and miniature Christmas tree in the middle look really good with the red and green placemats.

This table has a beautiful evergreen wreath and pillar candle with treats for each guest.  The Christmas china is placed on a festive red charger.  This table was designed by Becky Webster.

Judy Sutherland has planned a festive table with square plates and multi-colored mugs.  The colorful floral arrangement in the center really ties it all together.

 Red and white gingham accented with red bandanas work together on this table designed by Janet Rasmussen.

 A vintage stagecoach-shaped whiskey bottle is the centerpiece of this table designed by Susie Streitmatter.

 Mary Knobloch planned out this table for Ann Cordis.  I love the mix of animal print balls with the gold accents.

Julie Delbridge and Suzy Gill put together this fall-themed table with gourds, cattails and pine cones.  You can't miss the "chandelier" of burlap and bittersweet hanging from the ceiling.

The centerpiece of this table uses a wreath of evergreens accented with feathers and cranberries.  The gold chargers and red plates combine well with the poinsettia tablecloth.  Linda Walters did a fabulous job decorating this table.

This table was decorated by Kathy German.  Her centerpiece is an antique punch bowl filled with gold accents.  Very simple, yet very elegant.

The Akron Townhouse school committee table is decorated with a schoolteacher, coal stove, school books and the school bell.

It is a Mexican fiesta at this table designed by Mary Knobloch.  The bright colors are keeping it warm inside in spite of the cold and dreary weather outside.

After we enjoyed a homemade lunch of Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes, local artist Kelly Jenkins demonstrated how to decorate a tree and make a centerpiece in less than 30 minutes.  This centerpiece was made from evergreen branches, cranberry accents and burlap bows.  One of the lucky guests took this home with them as a door prize.

 In less than 20 minutes, Kelly and her elves had this tree decorated with lights, ornaments and a fancy arrangement at the top.  We all learned how to fill the tree with accent pieces that add depth, height and reflect light which make for stunning holiday tree.