Monday, April 25, 2011


Once again we held our Annual General Meeting at the wonderful Vaughan Estates behind Sunnybrook Hospital.
As anybody who reads this blog knows, I am an active member of CDECATM, and this year for our Annual AGM I was entrusted with creating the table centrepieces as well as arrangements flanking our podium.  The great thing was that Crate & Barrel,, an affiliate of CDECA TM,  donated all of the containers and floral pieces to us, which made my job all that much easier.  What fun it was to go through that store and select whatever I liked.  Many thanks to Crate and Barrel.   Below are my arrangements and my photography skills do not do them justice.

Our Keynote Speaker, who was sponsored by our affiliate, was Sue Kenny , who walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the famous pilgrimage route across Spain was sponsored by our affiliate Hunter Douglas  Her talk was incredibly inspirational and enjoyed by all.   During her walk and talk, stones were a special part so I decided to create centrepieces which carried that theme, thus the stones and moss surrounding the orchids.  Not that orchids are natural in Spain, but you get the idea.  The centrepieces were drawn for as gifts which delighted the people who won them.  Alas, I did not win one but I will be going back to Crate and Barrel very soon in order to pick up the supplies to make myself one!!

Our workshop speaker of the day, was Janice Lindsay of PPG Pittsburgh Paints, another wonderful CDECA TM affiliate,  who spoke of the upcoming color trends which offered inspiration to us all. PPG also had a display and were responsible for the wonderful goodie bags we all received.  Many thanks to PPG for all their support.

We had a great day, with excellent food and many of our wonderful affiliates donated prizes and offered financial support to us in order that we could have this day.  Thank you to everyone!!

Karndean International - sponsored the Kitchen award winners
Watermarks - sponsored the Bathroom award winners
Royal Lighting - sponsored the Interior Decoration Under $25,000
Pittsburgh Paints - sponsored the Interior decoration over $25,000
Speers Broadloom - sponsored the Challenging Budget Award Winners
SOFA - sponsored the Green Project Winner
Sun Glow Window Covering Products of Canada Ltd. - sponsored the Commercial Aware Winners
ICS Canada - sponsored the Student Category
Crown Wallpaper and Fabrics - sponsored our photographer for the day.

I was enjoying myself so much during the day, I forgot to take pictures, however our professional photographer did and when I get some I will certainly post here.

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