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“Time to Dress the Table,” is a follow-up to our program, “A Passion for Parties,” to be presented by Kathy Whalen at our February meeting. It is a hands-on approach to creating beautiful tabletops and will provide members with tips and techniques they can use to enhance their tables for their next party.

The workshop will focus on creating a variety of tabletop designs based on Elements and Principles of Design, the fundamental guidelines of design. Through hands-on involvement, members will create not only ideas that work, but will also learn why they work. Knowledge of the guidelines can be applied to any size or shape table and members will learn how to create exciting tabletops with items that they already own.

Members will go home, taking new insights to help them create more exciting tabletops as Garden Club members as well as for them in their personal enjoyment of entertaining and beautification of their home.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
10 am – noon

 Naples Garden Club Office

How to Register: 
Cost to attend is $15.  Seats are limited to 45!  Please sign up at the January meeting or  click here to register.

 February 1, 2012

 Linda LaRue Brown,

What to Bring: Something Wonderful That Delights You!

Workshop participants will provide the variety of items used for the tabletop designs, determined by the beginning letter of participants’ last names. Some members will bring flatware or plates for four, others will bring linens and napkins, others runners, placemats, trays, etc. This approach to tabletop design will provide for the integration of personal items to make it eminently practical. The more enticing items that you bring to the workshop, the more dynamic and provocative the workshop will be. Think ‘creativity and fun.’