Ladies Retreat ~ Centerpieces

As I told you last week, I was involved in planning our church Ladies Retreat this year.  If you would like to, you can read the post on the retreat “Gift Bags”.  Another of my responsibilities, on the Retreat Committee, was table centerpieces/decorations.  This  is the Check-in Table where the ladies picked up their name tags the first evening.


I was planning to put the centerpieces on the tables where we would be having our meals.  But once we got there and saw the tables, it was clear there would not be enough room for centerpieces.  


So being the flexible woman I am,   * cough, choke *  I used them in another area.  The room where the check-in table was, had a big fireplace, lots of comfy seating, 2 coffee tables, and four tables with chairs around them.  This was the main “kick back and relax” area for the retreat.  So it was perfect to give this area some pretty decor.  


Having used the teacup theme for the “gift bags,” I used teapots in the centerpieces. This white one is such a beauty with the little bird on the lid.  Purple was our retreat color, so I tried to put a splash of it in the decorations.  

FYI – When you purchase tulips that are still tightly closed and look to be purple,  beware!! They may be pink once they open.  :(  Yes Lord, I am learning to be more flexible.  


For the story behind this beautiful silver place mat, check out my “Winter White” tablescape.


These centerpieces were on four tables in the middle of the room.  A great spot to relax with a treasured friend or develop a new relationship.


This centerpiece was my daughter’s favorite.  So since she was the photographer, there are THREE pictures of it!!:)




Themed water bottle labels are such a fun touch!


I have a few more things to share with you from the retreat, so stay tuned!

Photos courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography.

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May 3, 2012 - 11:40 am

Holly - I love your honesty Tanya about being flexible “cough, choke”. Tulips in teapots was such a great idea. Good job.

May 3, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Angie - All of them look gorgeous! I’m sure all the women who attended were blessed.

May 3, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Chubby Chieque - OMG… all the vignettes are gracious and so so beautiful.

Hope you had a great time in the retreat.

Happy TS and a blessed week-end.

May 3, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Charlene@APinchofJoy - How very lovely — every single one of them! Special touches really adds to the special retreat atmosphere — hope it was a good one!

May 3, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Diane - Just lovely – that teacup is so pretty! I do love the addition of pearls! You were so kind to labor over the centerpieces. I hope that the retreat was a great success!

May 3, 2012 - 10:05 pm

All The Pretty Dishes - Beautiful centerpieces!! I really love the purple and white teacup and saucer/plate. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

May 4, 2012 - 1:51 am

D - How pretty. You did a wonderful job with the purple color on all of them.
Love that birdie teapot!

May 4, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Cathy at Wives with Knives - Tulips are the perfect flower for springtime events. Your arrangement are lovely and added such an elegant touch to your gathering. How lucky for you to have a photographer daughter. Lovely shots.

May 4, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Pamela Gordon - Tanya, it’s good to be flexible at moments like this when you have that ‘perfect’ plan and then you have to rethink it. I think you did a great job with ‘plan B’. I love that purple and white transferware cup and saucer as I’ve never seen a square saucer before. It all looks beautiful. Well done!

May 5, 2012 - 2:31 am

Marlis - Now i am thinking you did way better than I would have.. flexible is not in my vocab! Your beautiful centerpieces were wonderful.. gosh love them all.. great job.. have a beautiful weekend. xo marlis

May 5, 2012 - 11:35 am

Beth Niquette - How perfectly lovely. What a wonderful retreat this must have been. Happy Pink Saturday.

May 5, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Marti McClure - Your centerpieces were just gorgeous! I love how you mixed the tulips with treasured personal pieces. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

May 5, 2012 - 8:53 pm

chubskulit - Absolutely gorgeous!

My Pink, have a great weekend!

May 5, 2012 - 10:39 pm

Barbara - Oh, I just love that little bird cloche! You did a wonderful job. Everything looks so welcoming and festive. Love the idea of this retreat and the positive image of women it conveys.

May 5, 2012 - 11:33 pm

Laura Ingalls Gunn - I love all the touches of purple!

Happy pink Saturday, Happy Derby Day and ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Please stop by and enter my celebrate spring/moms giveaway.

May 6, 2012 - 3:10 am

The Tablescaper - Wow! You did an amazing job!!! Each one is sooo beautiful. Wonderful to be a part to Seasonal Sundays.

– The Tablescape

May 6, 2012 - 4:58 am

Sarah - Love the idea of the teacup gifts, and each of the center pieces are charming. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

May 7, 2012 - 1:03 am

allisamazing - All your centerpieces are just beautiful!

May 7, 2012 - 2:25 am

Alycia Nichols - You showed remarkable restraint and flexibility. I’m sure I would have done the same. (wink, wink!) I am proud of you for puttin’ on your big girl panties and just making the best out of the situation!!! :-) You’re so right about those doggone tulips!!! You just never know what color they’re going to be…until it’s too late! The same thing with alstromeria sometimes. Pink pairs so well with purple that I’m sure the ladies just all thought you were being very chic and avant garde with your color choice! :-) Beautiful job!

May 8, 2012 - 2:58 am

Six Sisters - Everything looks just beautiful. What a wonderful retreat. We hope to see you back next week to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

May 8, 2012 - 1:31 pm

patitolubi - Everything is so beauty. I love tulips.


February 11, 2014 - 10:32 pm

mandy - Hi, Tanya! I too am in charge of our ladies retreat coming up in 6 weeks and I was googling ladies retreat centerpieces, etc., and came upon this blog! What caught my eye was “Women of Worth”. We are doing “Jesus Values WoMEn” and they sound a bit familiar! Your decor, treats are very similar to things we have in mind also! Was wondering if you are interested in sharing more? Did you have “skits”? That is where I am stuck for now. Would love to hear any ideas/advice you have!! Thanks so much!

June 11, 2015 - 9:45 am

Debi - I just found your website. I know this was a couple years ago, but was Women of Worth the title of you “lesson”? It sounds very interesting! Do you have any of what you talked about posted anywhere?

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