The hostesses that set tables for the Christmas Tea use a Bible verse somewhere on their table. When Lois was preparing for her Christmas Tea table, we discussed verses. Her table was a Bon Appétit/ cooking/kitchen table—darling in black and red. We both thought that an appropriate verse would be one about our service as women often use their kitchen and cooking skills to serve and show hospitality. We settled on Ephesians 6:7, Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.
On Tuesday, Lois set her Christmas Tea table for a single moms group--most are divorced with small children. One of the young moms asked me about their table verse and I pointed out that it was on the apron on the chair. Margaret read the verse and then hooted with laughter and said, “That’s a great verse for us. Listen to this women—the Bible says that we don’t have to serve men. What a great verse for us!” Woops! Maybe we chose the wrong verse for that group!
I took a few last pictures tonight and tried to focus on where and how people display their verses and on some particularly creative tables.