Ladies’ Luncheon & Fashion Show at The Country Club
April 21, 2012 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Country Club
1635 Doyal Dr
Carson Newman College’s Women of Vision is hosting a ladies’ luncheon and fashion show on Saturday, April 21 at The Country Club in Morristown.
The fundraiser for C-N campus projects will offer the latest in spring fashions, shopping opportunities, lunch and the fellowship of friends of Carson Newman.
Doors will open at 10 a.m. for shopping and the silent auction. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the ball room. All attendees will have the opportunity to win door prizes. Tickets are $50.
Following lunch, the runway fashion show will be presented byThe Paris Apartment Boutique & Tea Room located in Sweetwater, featuring local models.
The fundraiser will feature a silent auction with items including a one-week stay in a rustic cabin on Douglas Lake near Dandridge, an original watercolor painting, an autographed basketball from Pat Summitt and a one-week stay in a luxury condominium at Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island during the fall of 2012.
Vendors will have booths in the Fireside Room displaying items for purchase, such as painted furniture, original art work, jewelry, antique linens, etc.
Morristown business owner Carol DeMonbreun will offer Sputtmuggins Painted Furniture.
“I began ‘up –cycling’ years ago when I was in my early twenties. I used furniture that was not being used by anyone and was in danger of being either discarded or given away,” DeMonbreun said. “As time has gone on, I have found myself seeing things on the side of the road and visualizing the finished product before I rescue it.”
DeMonbreun, who has been a framer for 31 years, named her hobby-turned-business of painting furniture after a favorite word created by her mother during childhood.
“I think it is just a delightful expression that I wanted to incorporate the word into my painted furniture. It is a surprise when a chair that has been thrown away is brought back to life for someone to enjoy once again.”
Other vendors are:
- Carolyn White Fashions — hand-knitted, felted jackets, wraps, scarves, hats, purses and other items in unique combinations of yarns, ribbons and fabrics.
- Pam Harmon’s Village 2 World — handmade paper items, woodcarving and jewelry crafted by women artisans in South Asia.
- Sandra Pierce’s FunBangles — silk flower pins embellished with feathers, vintage pins, concrete yard art featuring real leaves, painted garden edging and hand-crafted note cards that featuring flower and nature photographs.
- Donna C. Harmon’s Original Oils and Watercolors — impressionist watercolors featuring the animals and scenery of East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains.
Rounding out the vendors are Pattie Lewis, a potter from Knoxville; The Gardener’s Cottages in Asheville, N.C.; Arbonne Swiss Beauty Products represented by Tammi McClain of Mt. Carmel; Cate Creations, gold and silver handmade jewelry with semi-precious stones crafted by Susanne Cate from Dandridge; and Susan Nowell’s My Place to Yours in Jefferson City, featuring antique linens.
According to Donna Harmon, event chairman, a sold-out crowd is expected. She encourages supporters to plan now to purchase tickets by contacting Barbara Shealy at 865-384-9002, Robbie Pinkerton at 865-387-3917 or Sheila Wiggins at 865-368-6296.
For more information, visit www.cn.edu/administration/presidents-office/women-of-vision.