A successful event!

Our 45th Class Reunion was a success! It was such a nice evening to catch up on news and faces of former classmates. In 45 years, our lives and faces sure have changed, but so  much of us remains the same! It was easy to “pick up where we left off” the last time we met! It was a fun event!

The table centerpieces, that I mentioned in my previous blog post, came together nicely and, though they were simple, they were a nice touch to the tables for our guests. I made six of these wine bottles wrapped with old class photos and another bouquet of zinnias and other garden flowers for our ‘Memorial Table”. I really enjoy decorating and ‘fussing’ over events like this and was happy to do this. Also glad that some of the classmates took these bottles home so they could enjoy the sunflowers a bit longer!

The past six months of planning meetings for this reunion were especially enjoyable for me and I’m looking forward to our ‘post reunion’ meeting in two weeks!

Our class always includes a ‘blind’ or ‘white elephant’ auction to add a little $$ to our class treasury. I was so happy to win a bag of ‘goodies’ from Pompeii Street Soaps in Mifflinburg, PA. Thanks, Sue for bringing this great gift! I also won a beautiful chrysanthemum. I’m not sure who brought this, but I love it and it will be a great addition to my fall decorating!

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Speaking of fall decorating….I need to get busy with that undertaking soon! What’s your “Method of Operation” when doing tasks like this? Do you FORCE yourself to “get it done” or do you wait for inspiration? I tend to wait for inspiration then work like a ‘mad woman’ to get the job done! So far this season, I’ve only been inspired to buy a flannel shirt for a scarecrow that I hope to make! The inspiration will come eventually!

in·spi·ra·tion

/ˌinspəˈrāSH(ə)n/

noun

  • 1. the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative: “Helen had one of her flashes of inspiration” synonyms: creativity, inventiveness, innovation, ingenuity, genius, more
  • 2. the drawing in of breath; inhalation.

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DIY Easy Table Centerpiece

How have 45 years flown by since I graduated from high school? This Saturday, my small class is having a reunion to celebrate this eventful year! For some reason, it turns out that few of our classmates want to celebrate, but for those who DO, we are resolved to have a good time!

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I’ve been serving on the committee that has made the plans for this event. It will be a humble affair; a meal catered at a local restaurant, a tour of our former school (that is now a completely remodeled elementary school) and a campfire, dessert and more fun at the home of two of our class members.

I’ve been thinking about some table decorations and think I have a plan! I just realized I have 6 empty wine bottles sitting around (I KNEW I was saving them for something special!) and because the neck is so narrow, they will be perfect to showcase a single (or few) pretty yellow sunflowers from my garden. A friend was kind enough to copy some photos from pages of old school yearbooks so I will wrap the pages around the bottles, secure with Mod-podge and embellish with some raffia, jute or ribbon. That should be an easy Friday project! Here are some ideas for my inspiration! I’ll keep you posted on the ‘finished product’!