Tempting Tables is a grassroots volunteer organization that showcases exquisite, elaborate and creative tablescapes as well as unique personal collections. All proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to breast cancer research. Even the 400+ volunteers pay to see the exhibit. Every year the exhibit becomes more and more over the top, instead of just tablescapes the tables are now set in complete scenes. I wish I could have posted them all, there were 33 total. My pictures don't do them justice, my camera was in the process of taking a big dump (I have since bought a new one) and there we're so many people there it was hard to get great pictures. Double click on the pictures to see the detail.
This first table is Irish Eyes are Smiling, complete with a little tree stump centerpiece, Irish china and glassware.
The Twelve Days of Christmas, the large cards behind the plates were painted by one of the designers.
What a beautiful way to decorate for the holidays if you live near the sea side.
Forever Best Friends. This table is the story of 4 girls who were best friends all their life and had their weddings together. This was their wedding table, beautiful with all it's silk, tulle, lights and flowers.
I'm not sure if this is a true story but it sounded good.
Alice In Wonderland. The designers were our local garden club. the table cloth they made with antique pieces of fabric. There was a beautifully painted back drop.
This picture is a little fuzzy, camera was really getting bad.
And of course Alice, whose eyes seemed to follow you everywhere.