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A well styled welcome dinner! Who knew our house could look so fancy! When we first started planning our workshops, we knew right away we wanted to welcome people into our home. There’s something about that feeling of comfort that allows the heavy walls of burden or worry that you may have walking into a workshop environment, drop with ease and be left outside the front door. Just a few short weeks ago we welcomed in our first group of attendees from all over the county, into our home for a dinner fit for a king. OK, maybe not that extravagant, but we wanted the ladies to feel warmth and compassion from us, before we even said a word, and that’s exactly happened.
We cleared our entire living room, and with the help of Paul and Monica of Twigs Floral Design, we created a tablescape we had only dreamed of! Full of bright and airy colors, with a greenery flowing mantel, brass candlesticks setting the room aglow, and The Crafting Casa’s person touches with place cards and signage. This was perfect in every way!
Besides seeing this gorgeous set up as our attendees arrived, the smell of a delicious home cooked meal being prepared by the amazing chef Hannah Cook, (yes Cook is her last name – how perfect is that!?!?). As we all gathered around the table, toasting to a night of enjoyment and fellowship, Hannah served plated meals of Caesar salad, crispy pan seared chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, and our absolute favorite thing ever, miniature lattice apple pies and ice cream. Doesn’t that just make your mouth water reading it!? It was THAT good!
Dinner went way past the two hours we had planned, and we couldn’t have imagined a better kick off to our workshop! The evening may have started as a room full of strangers, but by the end, we were all the bestest of friends, planning future trips to visit each other across the country. Even though we could kick ourselves for not taking a group photo at the welcome dinner, here is a sneak peek into our evening.
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Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this evening together…