Wednesday, July 20

Table Scapes from The OC Fair nd My Top Ten Fav Picks

My husband and I went to the Fair today, for free, again.  On Wednesdays You can bring a certain donation, today it was non-perishable food, and earn free entry into the fair. :O)  

I took some pictures of the professional table scape category. There were a lot in the regular category and I will share those on another post as there are just too many for one post!
I thought this one was simple, yet very elegant. The canopy above it really made an impact. Sorry about the blurry canopy shot, but you can still tell how pretty it was.
The next one is called "Night At The Opra". I love how dramatic it is and the electric flickering candle sticks.

Next is a tribute to war veteran's, I love the centerpiece with the helmet and flag and everything.  I thought this was a really great idea and they did a beautiful job!

I'm linking this to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

Thank you to all who participated this week with MM, despite the major McLinky Tools problem. I don't think I'll ever use link back again. I'm just going to face the fact that some people are just uncool and won't bother to link back. And they will also never be featured on my top ten. :O)

If your link was featured this week, feel free to help yourself to a featured button from my side bar.  And now for the top ten!

Take care,

Nautical Dresser by The Modern Cottage

Vintage Card Catalog  Re-do by Maple And Magnolia

Hanging Daybed by EllaBoo And Co

Bedroom Makeover by Classic Casual Home

Italian Bruschetta from The French Hutch

Cloche Encounters at Ivy And Elephants

Bits Of Paper at Home Sweet Homemade

Circle Of Roses by Villabarnes

Craft Room Reveal at The Vintage Farmhouse

Tea Time Project by CW Frosting

Summer Vignettes at A Dash Of Color


  1. Mary,
    Loved seeing those beautiful tablescapes!! The red, black and gold Night at the Opra was magnificent!!
    Great ideas for tablescapes!! My church does a Harvest tea where different hostess's decorate their tables according to a theme that they pick. I usually do 2 tables!


  2. Wow what cool tablescapes!
    Thanks for the feature!

  3. Thanks so much Mary! This is such a wonderful surprise and I feel so humbled. I loved all the beautiful tablescapes.... they are very inspiring and I'm walking away with so many lovely ideas, especially the first one with the canopy and white swag tablecover... and wonderful themes like the "Night at the Opera". Loved all the other features as well... the daybed and the bedroom makeover are simply gorgeous and Emily's bruschetta looks so yummy! Thanks again. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

  4. Thanks for the feature, Mary! I'm in good company! That hanging daybed is drool-worthy and the other projects are fab as well. Have a great day! Susan

  5. Loved seeing the pro tables. I wish I could spend money to gather the items for centerpieces like these. But I guess its better to leave that to the pros! I look forward to seeing your posts from the OC fair each year.

  6. Thanks so much for the feature Mary! Love the tablescapes and the other features as well.

  7. Oh Mary, To say I'm surprised to be featured in your top ten list is an understatement. To be mentioned with this group of talented blogs is such an honor. Thank you so much!
    You were able to get great photographs at the fair. I love the first photo, the elegant table and love the canopy with flowers. Wouldn't that be wonderful for a wedding. I thought the Night at the Opera was lovely but I love the tribute to the war veterans table. The centerpiece using the flag is moving. Thanks for posting these great tablescapes.
    Now I'm proudly off to grab your feature button to post at TFH, thanks again.

    The French Hutch

  8. Hi Mary, thank you for including me this week, I'm thrilled! Blogging keeps me enthused and motivated to try new things and I so enjoy participating in your wonderful linky party every Monday. It's a great way to begin the week and I always find so much inspiration via your blog. xo, Diane (home sweet homemade)

  9. Thanks, Mary for including my son's new room with all these other FABULOUS projects. This is such a fun and sweet spirited blog. I would love to go to the OC Fair...have to check it out when I get home. Up in Mammoth right now. It's beautiful...snow is still melting. Take care and thanks again,
    Mary Ann

  10. Everything just beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing

    Lots of Love,
    Karin Şen Cankan

  11. There is no such fair here in the Kansas City area. Too bad. I would love to participate in something like that, and I know there are a LOT of very talented people in this area who could showcase their stuff. Hmmmmmm...maybe I'll have to get something started! :-) I really love the treatment given to the diamond pin tuck linen on the first one. Gorgeous! Very elegant! The tribute to the veterans of war....what a unique and wonderful concept!!!!!! I love it! The napkin fold reminds me of the soldiers' hats back in the 1930s and 40s. Not that I was alive then...:-) Have a great weekend! I look forward to seeing the posts of the "regular" category!

  12. Thanks so much for the feature! We feel so honored, and we're wearing our button with pride!!! We're already linked
    Thanks for hosting, and I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful tablescapes. See you next week!

  13. Gorgeous! I love the first table. I also love your kitties! :D

  14. Awesome tablescapes, especially the tribute to the veterans.

  15. I can't wait for fair, from the displays to the fried food, it is so much fun. I love your tablescapes. At our fair we only feature the top four that the 4-H kids in cooking projects display. I hope to go to our state fair which as a contest and displays the winners. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Great features, Mary. And thanks for sharing the tablescapes. Events such as these are always fun to attend. I look forward to more photos.