Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Salutations... let's do lunch

Every year the group of ladies with who I love to paint host a fundraising luncheon.  The Harbourside Painters organized a lovely lunch, 16 table of 10 per table, each table is hosted by a member.  The member chooses a theme and then paints to her hearts content in that theme stream.  While I'm not a member, my friend Ruth  and I hosted a table.  Our theme was the language of flowers.  We painted wine glasses and martini glasses, and although no alcohol was served at the lunch the glasses got a testing.  The martini glasses served as candy dishes and the wine glasses as punch cups.  I also painted lovely little pocket compact mirrors with monograms.  Above and beyond all this, we had a great time. 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We had a wonderful time!!! The painted mirror compacts and glasses were absolutely gorgeous. The company and lunch fabulous. Thank you Irene and Ruth.

Vicki said...

Your group sounds like so much fun!! I think it's awesome that you and Ruth hosted a table, and I love the way you decorated the glasses and dishes! I think I should find a group to join.

Trish said...

I LOVE those flower glasses! What a fun idea to brighten up a party. What kind of paint do you use? Acrylic?

Irene said...

hi Trish, I used Americana, Deco Art multi surface paints. Which is indeed acrylic but you must bake them when you finish painting and use as little water as possible. I put them in the oven on a cookie tray, brought the oven to 325degrees for 1/2hr. and let them cool also in the oven with the door open. They are painted on the outside of the vessel.

Martha's Favorites said...

Sounds like so much fun! Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Nise' said...

They are lovely. You are so talented. Looks like a lot of fun. Love the tea cups.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

The painted glasses look so beautiful - what a lovely idea!

Mayrose63 said...

WOW !
Quante belle signore !!!!
Mmmmmm, nei bicchieri ci deve essere qualcosa di molto gustoso :)
Baci Myriam :))

Jenny said...

I would've been so intimidated in a roomful of artistic talent like that, I wouldn't have been able to eat, dear Irene. Wait ... no, I would've been able to eat AND enjoy all the gorgeous painting. I really like those glasses. Unique! xoxo

Irene said...

Yes, Miriam there is something tasty in those glassess, compliments of my friend Janice, the lady in the hot pink.