Yvonne Leslie Pottery Lunch 2023

Information for Table Setters

Important Information

Theme: "Tables Across America."  Your table can feature a city, a state, a region, or however else you want to interpret the theme!

Venue: Shelby Gardens Banquets & Events, 50265 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township, MI 48317 (north of M-59/Hall Road, between 22 and 23 Mile)

The luncheon will be Saturday, April 15th, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Tables must be ready for judging at 11:00.

Table setup will be Friday, April 14th from approximately 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.—we will confirm the exact timing and provide more information about setup closer to the event.

We will need to know the name(s) of your table(s) no later than March 31, 2023.  Please give this information to the Crocker House Museum at 586-465-2488.

If you are purchasing tickets for your table, please provide the museum with the names of your guests.  If possible, a single check to pay for your guests is appreciated.  Tables seat 8 people.

The Crocker House Museum is pleased to offer one free ticket per decorated table.  (Please note that if multiple people work together on one table, we can only supply one ticket.)

How Does This Event Work?

If you decide to set a table, you'll design a tablescape based around this year's theme.  Tables seat eight people, so you can purchase some or all of your table's seats if you choose.  Other attendees will be assigned to any empty seats.

On Friday, April 14th, you'll bring your materials to the venue and set up your table.  Please see below for suggestions about what to bring and what is prohibited.  We will provide more information about the setup process closer to the event.

On Saturday, April 15th, there may be a small amount of time to add any last-minute details (fresh flowers, etc.), but tables must be complete by the time the luncheon begins at 11:00.  Attendees will have the first hour to view the tables, vote on their favorites, and purchase raffle tickets.  The venue provides tableware for lunch, so you'll move your dishes and, if desired, your drinkware and silverware to a storage area.  After the meal, announcements of winners, and conclusions, you will pack up your belongings and load them into your car.

What To Bring

 You will need to bring the following:

  • 8 luncheon or dinner size plates*
  • 8 salad or dessert plates*
    • * No paper or plastic plates, please.  Thank you!
  • 8 cups, glasses, or other drinkware
  • Centerpiece 
  • A small table favor for your guests (i.e. candy, candle)

Optional: Stemware, chargers, flatware, sugar & creamer, salt & pepper shakers, napkins, tablecloth, other decorative elements.

Tables measure 66" round.  Tablecloths to the floor would be 120” round; 108” will also work well.

Shelby Gardens will supply white tablecloths, white napkins, white chair covers, water glasses and flatware.

Please contact the Crocker House Museum if you are interested in borrowing any tableware.  Some of our volunteers are willing to loan their items and may have what you're looking for. 

What NOT To Bring

The venue prohibits the following items:

  • Confetti
  • Glitter
  • Tiny beads
  • Tape/glue/tacks/staples on walls/mirrors/ceiling

Thank you so much for volunteering to set a table!  We look forward to seeing everyone’s creative tablescapes; it should be a fun-filled day. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Crocker House
Museum at 586-465-2488.​