What comes to mind when you think Charity Dinner and Auction? LOL! Well... I heard this weekend that what comes to mind is white tablecloths and check serviettes. Apparently some of the people were hesitant to come because charities spend as little as possible to make as big a profit as possible. People were blown away when they arrived at the venue and was greeted with this:
We decided before hand that as this is an art auction that our decor should be dramatic and a little over the top.
We managed to find the most awesome black tablecloths embossed with silver glitter. Just enough glitz and glamour to provide what we wanted. This teamed with beautiful mirror center pieces and some gorgeous arums, lemons and apples sprayed purple and green provided the rest. The greenery in this arrangement is parsley...I kid you not!
We started on Friday to get the tables into the right position. Our men folk was still framing paintings late into the night on Friday. On Saturday morning early we started getting the tables ready and doing the display of the paintings. I loved how vivid the green stood out on the tables.
Little crystal pins stuck into the lemons and apples and voila....glamour.
The black tablecloths were teamed with purple.
The purple and black damask tablecloths got the green.
After the lighting was added the venue was transformed.
Two Tone provided the musical entertainment...and if you love Katie Melua....you will love them.
Some of the rare, collectable wines that were on auction.
This included this box with three KWV bottles.
Some of the art that was auctioned.
The display of wines and some of the art.
These beautiful paintings reached the highest bids and was painted by my friend Reynette.
More of the paintings on display
We used the 2 Sisters Auctioneers and what entertainment they provided.
They squeezed the people for the next higher bid.
Reynette's paintings were very popular.
A highly successful fund raiser and enjoyed by all who attended. Well worth all the effort that went into it. A total of R82000 was raised.