Tuesday, September 24, 2013

130 Years of Celebration

130 years!  That's what our Big County Fair is celebrating this year!

130 years of feeding the state and the country and the world!

The More Creative Bee (aka as MC Bee) and I have entered the home economics table setting competition for longer than Baby Bee has been alive.  (Honestly, we've kind of lost count.  We used to be able to recount every single table.  But I do know it's been at least 13 years!)  There are several categories for this division and we always enter the fair theme.

Let me show you the logo this year so you can get an idea of what we were working with.
And here is how we interpreted it....
 We used a burlap tablecloth MCBee sewed several years ago for an autumn table we did.  I got to keep that one and I love using it this time of year. (It even washes up pretty good too.)
As I'm looking at this table, I'm realizing just how much work MCBee did on this one.  She knows how to make stained glass (see what I mean about the MCBee - definitely MORE CREATIVE than this bee) and she used some of her clear glass to trace the outline of our fairgrounds and city skyline. She also glued together sandpaper to simulate a dirt road.  And, of course, she cut the astroturf that ran down the center with it's gently undulating curves.  
(Okay, you caught me - I love me some big words and I've been wanting to use undulating in a blog post.  BTW, last week my word of the week was amalgamation.  Who knows why?  I guess it just appealed to me.) 

Our plates were from the Dollar Tree and MCBee painted headlines on them from the past 130 years - such as the end of WWII, the crash of Wall Street in 1929, man landing on the moon, and....oh yes....the sinking of the Titanic. 
 (I finally saw that movie the other day.  On TV.  Pretty sure it must have been much more spectacular on the big screen.  But I still liked it. I was teaching 6th grade when that movie came out and all my girls were gaga over it.  They were obsessed.  A bit like my Baby Bee is obsessed with One Direction right now.  Have I fit enough in this parenthesis yet?)

Now check this out!  And no, the More Creative Bee did not build this model, but she's so creative she convinced somebody she works with to build us two of these perfect replicas of the truck from the fair poster!  (see 1st pic)  However, I must give her even more credit because she did make these little fair logos.  
And she painted the cute little trucks too.  

I know what you're thinking.  What did you do Sweet Bee?  Hey!  I provided ideas and projects for MC Bee to complete!  

Okay, I did do a couple of things on this table.....like the menu (see below - and yes, I know now that it's way out of proportion, but once you get to the fairgrounds to set up, you're kind of stuck with what you made)
 and I made the little doohickey in the white frame that describes where all the dishes, glassware, etc. are from.  You can catch a glimpse of it in the third picture.  See?  I was not a lazy bee!  
There's more to show you.....like the bridal shower table, the fair theme Christmas tree (oh yeah, wait till you see what we did with that), and the traditional Christmas tree.  

Yes, we have been very busy and buzzy bees lately.

Plus, this Saturday, I'm hosting a bridal shower (not with MCBee, but another friend) for a dear friend! I have so MUCH to share with you!  Now, let's just hope I remember to take pictures!

Thanks so much for buzzing in!
The Big County Fair opens in a few weeks so I'll let you know then how we did!

P.S  Linking up today to Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House.
Joining the party at Between Naps on the Porch!


  1. It looks like so much work went into your table!
    It sure does follow the Fair's Theme-so cool!

  2. Great job! I love the red trucks and the way she interpreted the theme:>)

  3. I like the settings. Everyone would eat feels like in a 5 start restaurant.
    great job!

  4. What a Job! Great work. Can't wait to see the others.

  5. Love the trucks, Very creative and very cute. Great job of putting this table together.


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