Friday, September 5

More About NACE

This set of photos from last night's NACE event was from the category " Elements: Earth". There were three separate categories in which entrants could submit a table design for the contest. The other two were "...That's what little boys are made of " and "Destination weddings."

On a ten-foot square piece of grass sod sat a table made from a large wire or cable spool. Around that sod square was a tall framework made of bamboo, which as you can see, was decorated with many vegetables and herbs, plus sunflowers!

Here is the decor for the backs of the chairs; made of equisetum (horsetail) and Brussels sprouts.

I couldn't quit taking photos of this, seeing as how it is my favorite color scheme and I love earthy, growing things and sunflowers. They had incorporated grapevines, small terra cotta pots, raffia, moss, ferns, orchids, herbs and all kinds of vegetables.

It is hard to see the detail of this and every other entry, since most of them were placed close together and there were unavoidable people in the background. Perhaps if you enlarge them, you can see more.

The original round top on the cable spool was pushed down to make a second level and a square top was applied, and covered with burlap. Place mat runners were also made of equisetum, and the table top decor consisted of sunflowers laying amid herbs, veggies and small pots. An excellent entry and a winner in its category!! My favorite (in case you couldn't tell). Tomorrow, I'll show some more pix from this event.

Some of you asked yesterday about the Food Shuttle. It is a member of the group formerly named America's Second Harvest, (now called Feeding America) and provides food to indigent people.


Thanks to Hardhearted Hanna, my beach trip for this weekend has been scuttled. POOH on all the storms. We need rain, but this is ridiculous!!!


JeanMac said...

Lovely pictures as usual!

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OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is so imaginative and very beautiful, too! It must have been something to see this "In Person".....All I can say is WOW!

sage said...

That's pretty fancy stuff!

Bear Naked said...

The decoration on the back of the chairs is fabulous.
How I wish I could be so creative.

Bear((( )))

Beverly said...

Wow, those are great.

Pampered Chef is one of the largest corporate sponsors of America's Second Harvest. Through kitchen shows, guests have the opportunity to give through rounding up the amount of the orders to the next dollar and contributing in that small way.

I hope Hanna doesn't do too much damage. Now we're looking at Ike.

LZ Blogger said...

Judy ~ WOW! What cool ideas you have here! Very nice! ~ jb///

Bob-kat said...

This is all very creative and must take a lot of work. What a result though!

tiff said...

Sorry about your beach trip, but we do really really need the rain.

Jess said...

Oh I just adore the sunflowers with the beautiful yellow faces.

Brussel sprouts?
How creative! :P

Darlene said...

I did enlarge your photos and they are really impressive. What a lot of ingenuity and hard work went into the displays. Truly fantastic.

rosemary said...

Oh the sunflowers are beautiful...and those are the biggest Brussels sprouts i have ever seen.

Long Day With Short People said...

Don't know if you even remember me...Michele sent me several times and I enjoyed "meeting" you but then I left the blogging world for a while. I am back, and saw your comment on Michele's site today and thought I would stop in. Amazing, amazing photos! I think the HGTV Channel should do a "Challenge" show with flowers like the Food Network does with cakes.

PI said...

Slugs and snails and puppy dog's tail - that's what little boys are made of.
We haven't got a Hanna but horrendous torrential rain, so our trip to Bath may be scuttled. Sorry about yours but glad you are safe.

Mildred Garfield said...

What imagination, most unusual and creative.

And those sunflowers, they are my favorites too, they make me think of happy, smilie faces.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Sunflowers everywhere!!! Great pics.

Jamie Dawn said...

Curse those yucky storms!!
Gustav came up and REALLY packed a punch here in AR. We were without power for three full days!!!
Hitonious guy, that Gustav.
I posted pics and videos at my place if you care to see Gustav's wrath upon us.

What a glorious table setting, and how neat it must have been to see all those tables decorated for those themes. Very creative!