They are whimsical, romantic, bold, extravagant. They are the themed, over-the-top “tablescapes” designed and donated by creative and talented local volunteers, including a professional design team from West Home Collection – and they will be unveiled February 5th as the centerpieces of a gala event.
The event is Dining by Design for Education, presented by the Marco Island chapter of P.E.O. International. The two-part event (Preview Party and Evening Gala) will honor long-time Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and raise funds for women’s education.
Among the 10 tablescapes is “Celebrate,” created by West Home Collection’s design team, and described as “a stunning mix of crystal, aqua gems, orchids and Thai silk.” West Home Collection is a Naples retailer of fine furniture and home décor.
“The Great Gatsby,” “Loa’a ka Para’o,” “Love is in the Air,” “Fiesta! Ole!,” “Victorian Tea,” “Make New Friends,” “Out of Africa,” “La Vie En Rose” and “MacKenzie-Childs Fantasy,” complete the themed tablescape collection. They represent the creativity of volunteers from Marco Island, Goodland, Fiddler’s Creek, Hammock Bay and Naples communities.
Guests at the Preview Party, 11 AM – 2 PM, will enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and delectable small bites. Preview Party tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For ticket information, call 239/231-3972. The Evening Gala with Donna Fiala is sold out.
The event will also include a silent auction of gift baskets and individual high-end items and services.
The event will be held at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island.