Tablescape Thursday at The Orange County Fair!

Please visit Susan at her blog, Between Naps On The Porch, for more Tablescape Thursday posts! :O)


Here is my very first tablescape at the Orange County Fair! I've never entered anything at the fair before, so this is kind of exciting for me! The theme of the table is "Twilight Romantic Picnic in The Meadow" (in case you haven't read my other recent posts about it)

To help recreate the meadow scene from the movie 'Twilight", I used a lot of moss for the center piece. I covered two picture frames with moss and little bits of purple status flower. I laid layers of loose moss under and around the pictures and vase. I filled the vase with moss and glued moss onto the tree branches which I first painted green. I also bought some faux moss covered stones from Target. Boy, that's a lot o' moss!



Do you remember the opening scene from Twilight, were Edward catches a deer with his bare hands? I found a vintage, deer shaped salt shaker at Goodwill to place next to his glass of "animal juice".
I don't know if my table setting was the best one, but I do know that it was the tallest one. :O) This was a little idea of mine to help draw the judges attention to my table.


A horrifying discovery......... after setting up my table, and taking pictures, I discover that my table cloth isn't perfectly straight. I was afraid to fix it because I think that I would have had to start from scratch again, and I didn't want to chance making a big mess with the moss. I'm not sure just how picky the judges are, but I saw some of the participants measuring their table cloths with rulers, now that's hard core!

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Wednesday, July 8

Tablescape Thursday at The Orange County Fair!

Please visit Susan at her blog, Between Naps On The Porch, for more Tablescape Thursday posts! :O)


Here is my very first tablescape at the Orange County Fair! I've never entered anything at the fair before, so this is kind of exciting for me! The theme of the table is "Twilight Romantic Picnic in The Meadow" (in case you haven't read my other recent posts about it)

To help recreate the meadow scene from the movie 'Twilight", I used a lot of moss for the center piece. I covered two picture frames with moss and little bits of purple status flower. I laid layers of loose moss under and around the pictures and vase. I filled the vase with moss and glued moss onto the tree branches which I first painted green. I also bought some faux moss covered stones from Target. Boy, that's a lot o' moss!



Do you remember the opening scene from Twilight, were Edward catches a deer with his bare hands? I found a vintage, deer shaped salt shaker at Goodwill to place next to his glass of "animal juice".
I don't know if my table setting was the best one, but I do know that it was the tallest one. :O) This was a little idea of mine to help draw the judges attention to my table.


A horrifying discovery......... after setting up my table, and taking pictures, I discover that my table cloth isn't perfectly straight. I was afraid to fix it because I think that I would have had to start from scratch again, and I didn't want to chance making a big mess with the moss. I'm not sure just how picky the judges are, but I saw some of the participants measuring their table cloths with rulers, now that's hard core!

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10 Comments:

At July 8, 2009 at 9:48 PM , Blogger laurie @ bargain hunting said...

It's a brilliant tablescape! Love the "lots o moss"! laurie

 
At July 8, 2009 at 10:11 PM , Blogger Enchanted Rose Studio said...

How very clever, original, and beautiful! The moss was a great touch! I love the centerpiece and the dishes are beautiful! Best of luck!

Tina

 
At July 8, 2009 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous abeachcottage said...

very original, a great idea with the moss!

happy tablescaping

Sarah

 
At July 9, 2009 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Mary, love your table and all the touches of red. Absolutely delightful!!

Barb

 
At July 9, 2009 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Janie's World said...

Good luck at the fair! I will have to stop by and see it. I love the moss idea and the butterfly was the perfect touch. I also liked the one glass filled with the red beads - very creative.

 
At July 9, 2009 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

What a FUN event!

 
At July 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM , Anonymous Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wonderful! I hope you win a ribbon. I entered a tablescape in our fair last year and it won best of show! It was very exciting and lot of fun. Good luck with your fabulous table.

Christi

 
At July 9, 2009 at 7:55 PM , Blogger printersdevil said...

Great job! I hope you win.

 
At July 15, 2009 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Pam said...

You are so courageous and very successful. The tablescape is wonderful. My favorite is the little deer. I know you will win.

 
At July 15, 2014 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Julie Popplewell said...

Cool

 

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