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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's Over The Hump Day!

Well, it's Wednesday. It's the middle of the week already and I have so much to do. I'm so happy you stopped by though. Excuse all the stuff laying see it's time for the Harvest
Festival at our local county park, Sharonwoods in the Heritage Village. They decided...last minute of course..not only to have all the 19Th century buildings in period decor open as usual with demonstrations and tours, a Steam and Gas Tractor Show, food, seasonal decorations, and gardens, but they will have a small craft venue to see how it goes. We will (weather permitting) be placed along the village road under our canopies or tents. If it rains we will be in the main
ballroom of the Haynor House or the Mercantile Store. If you wonder over to my post from Sunday, you'll see some of the things I'll be adding to my displays and more show info. Let me
know what you think. I have a couple of other things I'm trying to get ready,but there is another show the following weekend,Sunday the 20th, in downtown Sharonville with over 50 vendors, so I'll have more new items for that. Last year I won First Place for Mixed Media Fiber Art, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. There are so many varied vendors and all so talented. Oh Here's what my booth looked like last year............................................................................

I try to make it look like a little store. I use antiques for display props, like the little twin bed fixed as a seat. When it was all set up I had lighting and a table so that I could embroidery while people watched. I really like doing shows.

Since you're here I thought I'd show you my tablesetting for Tablescape Thursday over at Susan's Between Naps On The Porch.
This tablescape was created by Alma and Myself to represent our flower shop, A&J's Floral Boutique, at the Autumn Flower Show put on by the Cincinnati Horticultural Society a few years back. It was given a Gold Award of Excellence.
We started with a 42" metal and wood table. Wrapped in natural burlap and topped it with a fall tablecloth. We then took a large grapevine cornucopia as the focal and filled it with fruits, veggies, gourds, and pumpkins. Grapevine and a
myriad of mixed flowers in fall colors were added to create a cascade of bounty to the floor. Two tall copper candle holders flanked the cornucopia and when they were lit the aroma of pumpkin pie wafted around the table. The buffet setting was completed by adding fall tone pottery plates, wooden handled silverware in green linen napkins tied by raffia and accented with small
fresh yellow mums that have a brown center To top this all off Alma even baked a pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing, which was decorated with
a miniature pumpkin and of course more fresh flowers. It took several hours, actually from 5p to 1a, to complete this design, but we were very happy with the outcome. Anyway by 8p all the other designers had gotten there to complete their competition table and it became one big almost lost our cake, it all smelled so good, (we were the only ones to complete the design with food! But everyone forgot about dinner!) Thank goodness the Society brought in pizza.
Well, I'd better get back to work. I'm glad you stayed. You can browse thru some of my past posts if you like and don't forget to stop by Susan's at Betweennapsontheporch to see all the other wonderful Tablescape Thursday participants.
Hey, I know, if you're here in the Cincinnati area this Saturday and Sunday or next Sunday the 2oth ...stop by my booth for a chat...... I'd love to finally meet.


xinex said...

Love the warm colors on the table!...Christine

Jessica said...

Beautiful fall color!

Rettabug said...

I clicked to enlarge your tablescape photo & you are a very talented floral arranger! I bet it was beautiful to see up close & in person. Wish I were nearer Cincinnati.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh I'm afraid I'm NOT in the Cincinnati area, but I wish I was! I am looking forward though to a Fall Festival we have in my OWN area this coming weekend!... Anyways, LOVE your Fall tablescape, and the pumpkin cake sounds delicious!! ~tina

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful fall table -- much inspiration here! Thanks for sharing

Candy said...

Very nice table creation. Wish I was closer so I could pop in.
Thanks for stopping by this morning.
Happy Wednesday Blessings!

Maureen said...

I can see why you won the award. It's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

hi!!! I just wanted to say hello. I was checking out your posts. Sounds like you have been busy getting ready for shows. It's that time of year (and what a fun time of year to create). Best wishes at your upcoming shows!!!

Sandy said...

Your table was beautiful, loved all the fall color. I have been looking at your past post and I have to say very nice. Thanks for visiting,

susan said...

Melody-Your booth is lovely and your tablescape is very creative! Good luck--you sound as if you have a lt going on! I wasn't allowed to see Bob & Carol &....the first time around either :) Thanks for stoppinn by!

Jane said...

Lovely! I love the of my favorite table toppings for the fall. Your table is so inviting...
Jane (artfully graced)

Ribbons -n- Rags said...


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