Saturday, October 10, 2009

Boo-licious Buffet ...Our Saturday Seminar!

As many of you know, I have been working on Christmas for quite awhile.
 I have been  looking forward to teaching this class on
 Buffets and Tablescapes
for sometime .
For the most part, I was looking forward to having some fun with our wonderful and supportive customers...
But also, Because I just needed a break!

We had decided early on this Fall that the "Theme" would be based on the movie
"The Wizard of Oz"
This year marks it 70th Anniversary...
And The Horton's Daughters,
Loved the Play

 I hope you will follow me down the yellow brick road for an afternoon of
Food, Fun and Frivolity!

Here are some of our Precious Ladies waiting for me to open the french doors.(open, open, open,)

I always love seeing everyone who comes for our Free Saturday Seminars And by the looks of things they enjoy visiting as well!

I was a little slow in setting up this morning. Most of the time you can come on in and find a seat.

But ...We had been cooking(off site) so...alot of it had to be reheated
 in the Fudge Kitchen.
Only about twice a year do we have food related classes here at the store.
(It's a big deal!)

These are our Cutlery and Goodie Bags
At the end of the buffet class we had a "take and make" to teach everyone the how to's

Our Swampwater Punch was a "Monster-ous" Success

Some of the banners over the buffet table.
We showed how to set up a buffet two different ways.
One : The Wizards- was a dessert buffet
The menu included such items as: Tin Man Tarts, Scarecrow Cupcakes and Cowardly Lion Cookies.

Two:  Elphaba's Tea Party (The Wicked Witch)

Where Witches Brew Mexican Stew was the star of our show.
To make things a little more like a tea party ...we served the soup in wonderful teacups and saucers!

Need an extra hand?

Many of the recipes were found within the cookbooks we carry at the store...
The Others I will be posting as soon as I can!
(You might need to email case I forget)

This is  another photo taken at the wizards table...
The shoes really are glittered ruby slippers...

More food in Dorothy like picnic baskets...and of course Ruby Reds!

What would a Witches buffet be without her broom!
After everything was said and done,
I returned to home to find a delightfully "Frightful" gift from a dear friend and attendee!

This is what I call a "sound bite"
What a wonderful day! Thank you to everyone who attended!
If you didn't get to attend...remember that the Christmas Open House is November 7 and 8!
You won't want to miss this!
We have many incredible suprises in store for you this year!


Debra@CommonGround said...

Donna! What a great theme idea, so fun and everything looks fabulous. Oh, how I would have loved to be there!!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Thanks for stopping by my giveaway...and leaving your sweet comment!!!

I have become a follower of your lovely site and can't wait to return for another visit!!!


Lisa said...

What a fun class! And what fabulous ideas! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I almost feel like I was there.:)

Kellie Collis said...

That first table looked beautiful!! x

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

I would love to have been there too,the Christmas one would be awesome!! All the best,Chrissy

Rebecca Lewis said...

Oh my god! Everything is wonderful ~ I especially love the cutlery gift bags what a clever idea! Do wish I could have attended ~ my broom wouldn't start!

Anne Lorys said...

That looks like it was an absolute blast! Had I been anywhere close by, I would have loved to have attended.
Such fun! Thanks so much for paying me a visit on my blog, I really love yours, I'm a follower now!

Magdalena said...

Hi Donna,
thank you for your kind comment...
The tag I did by takeing photo of one old postcard that i have and print it on a risepaper...
Magdalena/Color Sepia

Six in One Hand said...

What a great blog!!!
Even better eye candy!!!

I just became a follower and will DEFINITELY BE BACK!!!

Fabulously French said...


Thanks for leaving the sweet comments on my blog. I love the photos on yours - they are fab! I am also mad about Christmas and plan to commence decorating the house and the shop early Novemeber.

Re your question on accommodation both Maison de Poitiers and Maison No. 20 are ours although we are trying to sell Maison de Poitiers at present. The focus is on Maison No. 20 as apartment type accommodation is in demand so we are hoping to have the third and final apartment ready for spring 2010. I am in the process of filling the shelves in my petit shop andf have some really nice things on the way. Will be blogging about them next week.

A bientot,

Leeann x


To say the least...I love the "Wizard" of Oz theme..Ha ha!Wow, your tablescapes and vignettes look absolutely amazing, girl. Looks like it was certainly an event not to be missed. Wish I lived a little closer...."Come a Little Closer Dearie" (grin)
My Best

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Wonderful blog! So fun! Just found ya glad I did!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Stunning! Your talent is beyond. Can't wait to see what you whip up for Christmas. It makes me want to go to Tipton! Does Horton's sell The Find? If so, I would love to have a photo of it among your gorgeous displays. And if not, well, I can certainly make that connection.

Thank you for visiting!


niartist said...

oh WOW!! This is my first visit to your FANTASTIC blog, and what a great day to visit! LOVE LOVE LOVE this party you've put together! Everything is so perfect!! Great work!!! I hope you can stop by for a look at my blog, or two ... ;) take care! Fab job!

Rita said...

Hi Donna,
thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments.LOOOOOOOOOOVE reading _ and writing - comments. Thank you!.
What a fun and nice blog you have. I'll come and visit often to follow all you gall will be up to. Will become a follower to have it already on my blog and have my pc help me follow... I'm growing old, yoy know - will turn 47 in January and my teenage daughter already thinks I'm a dino! LOL
Best wishes

ClassyChassy said...

Found your blog and like the cute ideas! Nicely done! Consider stopping by on Thurs evening or Friday and join my GET R DONE FRIDAY postings? Would love to have you join in! Have a great evening!

Anne Lorys said...

Donna, you are just way too stinkin' sweet to me. I'm glad I make you laugh, we aim to not only please but entertain as well!
I always, always look forward to your comments on my blog. I just wish you didn't live so far away, boo! We'll just have to do the phone call thing, too!

AuroraSuzette said...

I love that green glittered 'extra' hand, and the swampwater punch is too much! Enjoyed the whole post, even if I can't remember how I got here! Where are you in relation to Charleston, Ill, where I attended high school?

Rebecca said...

It looks like all your hard work paid all looks so fabulous!
You are the best!