Don't forget that the parade starts tomorrow at 5 P.M. The streets will start closing around 2 P.M., but the businesses will remain open throughout and into the evening. Most shops will remain open until 8 P.M. tomorrow night. There are all kinds of festivities planned throughout the downtown.
Then on Sunday, you may want to visit the Smith-Trahern Mansion for their annual Christmas Open House from 5 - 7 P.M. This is a special event when they ask various businesses and agencies to decorate trees and various areas of the house for the holiday. Each year they develop a theme to use as an inspiration. This year, the theme is "The Songs of Christmas." I decorated the dining table with the amazing talent and help of David Presley for the centerpieces. Here are a few photos of the we grabbed as we put the finishing touches on the table.
A little simple for my normal table settings, but I needed to make it movable--for special events. I started with layers of burlap (surprise, surprise); then I scattered vintage sheet music all over the table; then a layer of royal blue tulle (to set-off the Royal Copenhagen dishes). The actual place setting stars with a silver charger, then a blue glass charger, a dinner and salad plate from the flea market collection by TAG. Finally, the inspiration for this table, the Royal Copenhagen dishes. I brainstormed with Patty for the setting and ideas for incorporating more sheet music. David's arrangements are gorgeous and can be purchased--just give me a call for pricing and delivery (after Sunday)!
I was going to post pictures of some of the trees and the staircase (amazing!), but as I forgot to ask permission, I think I better just encourage you to go see for yourself!
Thanks for your indulgence!