Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Auction

Tuesday evening I participated in a Charity Auction at the Port Saint Lucie United Methodist Church.  I  featured some of my Taste of Gourmet products for tasting as well as an autumn tablescape.

"HERE'S WHAT I WORE"  The apron is by April Cornell, and I wore an ivory silk blouse, black slacks, and Cochni pearl ballet flats...with a pearl necklace, pearl studs, and a black grosgrain ponytail bow. 

"Stock your Entertaining Pantry" and "Stock your Gift Closet!"

I featured a Thanksgiving setting...

and a Halloween setting.

This tray held the Taste of Gourmet 'Jezebel Sauce', 'Cranberry Chutney', and 'Peach Pecan Pepper Preserves', with mini Grahams, bagels, and pretzel sticks.  I offered a beverage for sipping... 'African Autumn Tea' from Harney Tea.

Vidalia Vinaigrette dip for the carrot sticks and a Toffee Crunch Cheesecake Ball with mini Grahams.

Always a crowd favorite, the Sweet Potato Muffins were delish!!!

One of my baskets for the auction...Taste of Gourmet products 'Creamy Delta Bisque', 'Chipotle Sauce', 'Creole File' Gumbo', and 'Peach Pecan Pepper Preserves'.

Another one of my auction baskets...Taste of Gourmet  products 'Apple Cake', ' Southern Praline Pie', and 'Toffee Crunch Cheesecake Ball'.

My door prize basket contained samples of my favorite "Autumn Friendship Gifts"...y'all are surely familiar with these.  Hand sanitizers, with Halloweeen candy, on shred in a cello bag and ribbon bow.  "Happy Fall  Y'all" tumbler full of candy corn, wrapped in cello, with a ribbon bow.  My autumn "Friendship Gifts" of party mix in a cello bag, with my monogrammed gift tag and a ribbon bow.  The front row was "Miss Janice's Pumpkin Butter", "Miss Janice's Turkey Spice Rub", and "Miss Janice's Apple Butter."

I can't wait to participate in the next auction.  Thank you for visiting with me today.  Stop by my Taste of Gourmet site and pick up some goodies for your "Entertaining Pantry" and your "Gift Closet!"


Mona said...

Love the apron!

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

It all looks so beautiful! You really do know how to add the best special touches!!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

Merry Wife said...

Everything (including you) looked beautiful! That last basket is my favorite. Nice work! :)