I had the privilege of speaking in Mobile, Alabama last week at the Signature Fundraiser of the Assistance League of Mobile. The theme was “Footsteps of a Southern Lady.” Carol Bishop and Elizabeth Harrison came to Birmingham several months ago when they were planning this event and we shared some fun ideas on decorating for ladies luncheons. Elizabeth chaired the event and with her team, put together a beautiful party.
I just loved the centerpieces and thought I would share some of them with you. On each table was a stiletto, filled with beautiful flowers. The bouquets were in tiny containers tucked inside the shoe and a few lucky recipients got to take the bouquets home.
Beside each shoe was an evening bag and the whole centerpiece was draped with pearls or beads. The tables were gorgeous. They had fun collecting the shoes from various stores and charity outlets at bargain prices.
Attending the luncheon was Gloria Puckett, one of the members. Gloria Puckett subscribes to every magazine that we publish at Hoffman Media. I was thrilled to meet her and talk about her favorite magazines. She loves them all!
I shared many memories and thoughts on growing up and celebrating the things that our Mothers and Grandmothers taught us and how we still hear those glorious voices in our heads every day, just like they did and their mothers before them. This particular time of the year, I always think about white shoes and how you never wear them before Easter of after Labor Day. Why? Because our mothers said so! Isn’t it funny how things stick in our minds? I wonder when that tradition started. I would love to know.
I hope you have a beautiful week and that something wonderful happens to you!