Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More Table Settings (from the County Fair)!

This post has been brewing for awhile because none of my pictures I took the day we set up for the county fair turned out very well.  So today I took my class to the fair on a field trip.  While we were there I took some new (and hopefully improved) pictures of some of the other tables.

Shall we get started?

This table was a tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers.  Really cute!  I love the menu - Kobe Burgers!  How clever!
The next table was a fiesta dinner.  I love the tablecloth.  It sure looks vintage to me.  See the cute little margarita glasses?  
This was also a family dinner.  (Same category as the Best of Show!)  I love the combination of polka dots and damask.  The honoree was someone who's initials were J.B.  Can you see the J and B at the back of the table?
This was a Christmas table.  I think Winter Wonderland was the look they were going for.  I chatted for a bit with the lady who put this together.  She told me she worked on this all year.  Last year she got Best of Show.  Wow!  Maybe if we worked on it for more than about 3-4 weeks we'd get Best of Show EVERY TIME!  (Actually I think the More Creative Bee and I work better under pressure.)
Another Christmas table with a blue and white look.  
This table had lots of wonderful elements.  It was a Halloween Masquerade dinner.  It was sort of a cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras.  There was a lot going on for those diners.  
This was a fun one.  This lady had collected Presidential china.  We chatted with her a bit during the set up and loaned her our measuring tape.  She had one set from Andrew Jackson, another set from another president and so on.  She had china from four different presidents.  Sorry, but I can't remember who ANY of the other presidents were.  (I should since my degree is in U.S. History, but I could only remember Andrew Jackson because we visited the Hermitage - his plantation - when we were in Nashville.)  Doesn't it look elegant?  I saw she got first place in her category.

And here is the last one...........

This is my personal favorite (except for ours, of course).  

Yes, it had my attention at "Christmas 1955."
See the vintage dishes?  How about the glassware?  Click on the picture if you want to better read what this entrant wrote.
I think this was my favorite part.  Those are Santa napkin rings - gotta' be vintage!  And look at the vintage hankie for a napkin!  Love this!  So stinkin' cute!  
(Not quite the wicked stinkin' cute of OUR tables, but still - definitely in my top 3!)

Did you have a chance to see our prize winning tables this year?
No?  Well please come see our tables here and here.  You can get the whole story over there.

Well with all these tablesettings, you know I've just got to link up to 

Hope you can stop by and see more beautifully set tables.

And thank you for coming by today.  I truly enjoy our little visits.


  1. Oh, Christmas milkglass dishes...I LOVE that table :)


    P.S. Scoot over and enter in for my SPECIAL giveaway :)

  2. This is so neat. Where were you that there were so many tables? Love all of the presidential ware and the last Christmas one is so touching.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. Seeing your entries and now these, makes me want to get all of my different china and tableware out and do a new theme every day for just hubs and me! Not so sure he'd be too happy to haul it all out, though!

    Thanks for posting them. None of them can hold a candle to the lovely ones that you and M.C.Bee did though! When do you start working on this year's tree entry? I look forward to seeing it (them?)

    Peace and Blessings,

  4. What beautiful table settings! Yours are so wonderful, too!

    Hope you're having a wonderful night!


  5. All the lovely tablescapes just make me want to entertain someone. So much thought was put into them and it really shows.

  6. I saw your table in person and it was so cute! I loved that Christmas table too. I didn't even notice that the napkins were hankies!

  7. My favorite (other than yours:)) is definitely the black & white...I do love me some polka-dots! Definitely a lot of talented people. This just looks like soooo much fun. I have never decorated my table except for everyday and Christmas but all the tablescapes I've seen since I've been blogging had me itching to do my table for fall...and I love it!

  8. The table settings are such a great idea! Of course yours are the nicest.

  9. Oh all the tables look so fun! I went to a church dinner/fundraiser where the ladies each took a table and did a theme.
    I love the polka dots/damask too :)
    I'm near Nashville...I see you went to the Hermitage.

  10. Hello my friend...

    Ohhh...what fun! I didn't know that they entered "tablescapes" in a county fair...but I think it's a fabulous idea! I just loved looking through all of the beautiful tables that you took photos of! I think my favorites are the 1955 Christmas and the pretty black and white polka dot and damask table! All were sooo beautifully done though! Thank you so much for sharing your trip to the fair with us...this is so unique..I love it!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my Autumn Enchantment table and mantel! I really enjoyed your visit and your sweet note! Thank you!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  11. Thank you for sharing the tablescape tour...full of whimsy, fun, and originality. Cherry Kay


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