“tablescapes” provided the rich setting for a Lazeza lunch and/or a Lazeza
dinner as ArtSpace presented the first edition of a planned annual event,
Deck the Halls. Holiday-themed tables were by Beckmann’s of Delphos, Diane
Leonard and Paula Braun, Just Ducky’s, Karen Quatman, Nitza’s, Elegant
Affairs, and Peggy Baker/Robert Brown Florist. Nitza’s “The Children’s
Table” took the People’s Award for best design.
Shopping on two levels was provided by area artists and artisans, who set up
shop and were on hand to help in choosing: Anna Fisher, Jerry Knoch, Kristi
Lucchese, Downtown Lima Merchants@Cullen Art Glass, Nitza’s (Liz Leis and
Karen Barrington), Pat Jones, Ruth Ann Sturgill, Sowing Seeds (Justin
Stanowich), Vintage Boutique (Paula Braun), and Wimsical Wireware (Pam
The committee responsible for putting all of this together was comprised of
Kathleen Phipps, Kay Van Meter, Elizabeth Brown, Vanessa Damschroder, and
Lazeza catered. Rick Baker (classical guitar) provided background music.