Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Big County Fair #2

I just have to start this off by saying how disappointed I am in the photos I took of this table, but maybe if you squint you can get the idea.

So for our other table the More Creative Bee and I went with the category of Family Dinner....but....oh my did we take it a bit further.  We tend to do that.  Maybe someday I'll share what we did for our tablesetting after 9/11.  We knew it would either win us an award, manipulate the judges, or get us kicked out forever.  That was a tough year.  

Well, there I go, digressing again, as I am wont to do.  

So our table was called Family Scrapbooking Dinner.  As I mentioned before, my pictures are not that great, so let me paint a picture for you with my words.  Just close your eyes and listen to my voice.....UH'll have to read it instead.
I'll start with the undercloth - we chose a white sheet and then tied it up with fabric ties that matched the pockets on the overcloth.  Now here is where the cuteness begins.  We found this great black fabric with primary colors on it.  We also used a large checked black gingham and sewed pockets onto the gingham out of the cute black fabric.  The pockets hung down on the sides and we filled them with scrapbooking supplies such as scissors, stickers, etc.  
(Did I take any pictures of the wickedly cute pockets?  No, of course not!)
Now for a tablerunner the More Creative Bee had color photocopies made of some of her scrapbook pages.  These she taped edge to edge and ran it down the middle of the table.  
We used black plates and red napkins.   The flatware functioned as a placecard because she wrote the guests' names on each piece.  She also wrote on the glassware a journal entry.  
Finally for the centerpiece, she had these tall candle cups that she put foam in and then I made shapes and letters that spelled out SCRAPBOOK.  That More Creative Bee also had these white dishes that spelled out PARTY that she filled with other scrapbook supplies.  
Our tables together were so stinkin' cute.  We must have been obnoxious to listen to as we congratulated each other on how adorable our tables were.  

And maybe that self-congratulations was deserved because..............

Our scrapbook table earned 

Thanks for your visit today.  I hope you get inspired to enter your county fair or have your own scrapbooking party!

I think I'll have to link up to Tablescape Thursday over at the delightful
Between Naps on the Porch!  Twice in one week!  
Thanks Susan!

And I'll also be joining
Cindy at the lovely
My Romantic Home
for Show and Tell Friday.


  1. Congratulations on winning!!!! This is such a cute table!!

  2. Yay for you! You're so smart!

  3. Woo-hoo! Best of Show! You go Girls!

  4. Congratulations! I need to check out your older posts to catch up. I bet the tablescape after 9/11 was full of raw emotion. I'd love to hear about it.

  5. Congrats on winning Best in Show... it looks like it was a sweet table setting.... Sounds like you had a grand time. Hugs,Mica

  6. Congratulations! It is so creative, I am just taken aback by the time and patience you put in all of this to make!
    Forever love your creativity on words as well, like: More Creative Bee.
    Have fun and have a happy day!

  7. Congratulations on BEST OF SHOW!! What a cute and clever table! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing your Christmas Tree entry :)


  8. Wow, Best Of Show, and it looks like you more than deserved it. That was beautiful and frugal too.

  9. Janelle..Congratulations!! Of course you won Best of Show..this is so stinking cute!!!!

    What fun ya'll must of had. this is why I use to love to work custon designing paries for people...they would give you an idea and let the creating begin!!!!

    Can't wait to see the Christmas tree project.

    Hugs and squeezes..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  10. Very creative! Congratulations to you!

  11. Love the table settings (this and the last one too)and congrats on your win! I would think that doing this type of themed setting for a book club or some other regular gathering of gals, would be a hoot! Especially if everyone's taking turns hosting at their house. You could even match the tablescape to the book!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post today. I wasn't sure that anyone would be interested in our "story", so it's nice to know you enjoyed it!

    Peace and Blessings,

  12. Janelle - you are so clever and creative! I love the tablecloth pockets idea -- sounds like you definitely earned Best of Show with all the great ideas on this table. Congrats!

  13. Congrats! Your table is so cute and creative! Love it!!!

  14. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! You should have won....that is so creative! The two of you are very good at this......I am so happy for both of you! :) Sandy

  15. I just knew it would all come together perfectly....and it DID! And you WON!!! I know you are one happy camper...a very talented gal with a Best In Show under her belt.

    Hugs to you and KUDOS...

  16. Congratulations on your win! I'll bet that some variation of this table will show up at crop events all over the country in the next few months. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  17. Adorable! Way to go winning best in show! You so deserved it!

  18. Great table and I see why it won. congrats

  19. Congratulations - your table is too cute!

  20. How cute and creative! Congratulations to you. Happy weekend!

  21. Love this "tablescape"...and just love county fairs and 4H. I took a ton of pics last summer of tablescapes that I thought were just adorable including a "Phantom and the opera" themed table! Very cute!

  22. Such a cute table..I know this was a lot of fun, too.

  23. Oh, congratulations! How very festive! I love the frmaed sign! Priceless!!!! hahaha

  24. congrats! your table setting is just pretty! n you are so creative too! thanks for sharing. have a great weekend!

  25. oh, it is adorable! I love table decorating...Yours deserved it! Thanks for your sweet comments on my big old hutches! Lezlee

  26. BEST OF SHOW! That's just awesome and well deserved. Love the little sign!

  27. That is so wonderful! Congratulations!!!! That was such a creative idea.

  28. What a unique concept. Fabulous job, and congratulations.

  29. Awesome tables! So that's why I never see you are running in many directions! Hope to get to the fair to see them 'in person.' Joni


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