"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

September 22, 2010

County Fair Tablescapes Part III

I've got more beautiful tables for you today from my trip to the Los Angeles County Fair.  You can see Part I here and Part II here

Walking around looking at all these tables gave me some terrific ideas.  Look at the table below, notice how the designer used twigs at the end of the table.  It could easily be used as the center piece too.  I love the way the napkins hang from the twigs.   The candlesticks are way cool:

And look at the dinner plate and bowl.  The moss down the center of the table gives it that fresh and interesting look and it goes well with the twigs.

Don't forget the legs of the table.  Remember in my other posts, some designers used shoes? well, take a look down here:

Wouldn't it be nice to surprise a friend, who just returned from traveling,  with a dinner and a table like the one below:  The sailboat gives it so much personality and the salad plates are perfect.

The table below would be perfect for someone who loves wine, red wine:
Look at the purple dainty flowers at the end of the table:

I love this next table, for it's simplicity and elegance, perfect for the first day of Fall:

Here's an interesting theme.  Frida Kahlo, famous artist.  I wish I would have written the designer of this table.  Isn't it a fantastic table? I love the colors and all the pictures of Frida Kahlo.  This would be a great Day Of The Dead table.  Who ever designed this table is sure not afraid of color.

look at the colorful birds on top of the altar:

The pottery is beautiful.  It makes me want to run out and buy some:

Next is a 50's diner table that just called to me:

I love that era, the music, the food, the carefree lifestyle.

I saw one of these in a yard sale, now I wish I would have bought it:

Simple ketchup and mustard duo containers, give it that 50's look:

Check out the end of the table:

Are you ready for some tea? please do come in and take a seat. 

And finally, another red and purple table:

Now head on over to visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for her fabulous Tablescape Thursday linky party:

And don't forget Ms. Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for her  Pink Saturday Linky Party:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, Maria,
    This is amazing and I LOVE the diner and the Frida Kahlo tables!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

  2. Woow beautiful photos, I lake it!

  3. I just adore the top one, with all the twigs, especially the menus in twig frames - so clever!

  4. Oh Maria thanks so much for sharing this. I wish I had been there. I love the twig table too. You mentioned others you posted so I'll hang around and see if I can see them. Thanks for coming by my blog today. I did the little apartment breakfast bar. Come back and see me.
    Have a great day,

  5. opp's I just left a comment but realized I was signed in on our ministry blog. Loved your post. Have a great day,

  6. Maria,

    Very nice. Looks like your fair table settings are much more extensive than ours. I love seeing the entire table set! Thanks for stopping by.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  7. Hey Maria! I added your button to my blog.. in the sidebar with my other cool sites! :) Anna

  8. Wow! I think your fair WAYYYYY outdoes our state fair in the tablescape department! Those are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing them with us!

  9. Boy that is really neat and inspiring to see all these tables done up so right and pretty...I think I would really have a great time there, and learn a thing or two.

  10. Oh Maria, thank you for sharing this! I just love the one with the orchids and rich gold colours. Thank you for coming by and following me!
    Have a great weekend!
    Warmest South African Blessings

  11. What an array of beautiful tables...my favorite is Monk's Diner, that one brings back memories...

  12. What beautiful dishes and place settings...I have a weakness for beautiful china sets:)

  13. So many great ideas in one place. Thank you for sharing your photo tour with us. Cherry Kay

  14. LOVE this! I missed the 1st 1/2 of the post the first time I saw it??

    Hey, Girl..I saw PINK duct tape for Breast cancer awareness at Michael's last night. :)

    Offer #2 on the table...hedging for 3rd if needed. lol Cutestblogontheblock had that banner by the way. Still can't figure out a banner for my Christmas blogspot but did buy some christmas papers so we'll see. lol



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