Friday, May 27, 2011

High Flying Flags


You may recognize the tablescapes below I borrowed them from Susan at BNOTP.  Susan thank you for giving me ideals and letting me know that I am not the only one that has a love for dishes, dishes and more dishes. You always have such ingenious tablescape ideas.

I am proud that we have the freedom to display our flags. I want to say to those who have served this country where I do have that freedom
T H A N K  Y O U

Just a quick note to update June Bizarre Holidays.

 There is one that is not bizarre but special for me.

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June, 2011 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

  • Aquarium Month
  • Candy Month
  • Dairy Month
  • Fight the Filthy Fly Month
  • Gay Pride Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  • Rose Month
  • Turkey Lovers Month

Weekly Events:
  • Week 1 Fishing Week
  • Week 2 Email Week

1 Dare Day
1 Flip a Coin Day
2 National Bubba Day
3 National Doughnut Day always the first Friday in June
2 National Rocky Road Day
3 Repeat Day (I said "Repeat Day")
4 Applesauce Cake Day
4 Hug Your Cat Day
4 Old Maid's Day
5 World Environment Day
6 National Gardening Exercise Day- Get out and exercise with your plants.
6 National Yo-Yo Day
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
8 Best Friends Day
8 Name Your Poison Day
9 Donald Duck Day
10 Iced Tea Day
 10   Nursing Assistants Day - First day of National Nursing Assistants Week
11 Hug Holiday
12 Red Rose Day
13 Sewing Machine Day
14 Flag Day ----MY BIRTHDAY---My Dad always said the flags were put out for ME!!!!!!
15 Smile Power Day
16 Fresh Veggies Day
17 Eat Your Vegetables Day
18 Go Fishing Day
18 International Panic Day
18 National Hollerin' Contest Day - third Saturday in June
18 National Splurge Day - Oh yeah!!
18 World Juggler's Day - Saturday closest to June 17th
19 World Sauntering Day
19 Father's Day
20 Ice Cream Soda Day
21 Finally Summer Day- Summer Solstice
21 Go Skate Day
22 National Chocolate Eclair Day
23 National Columnists Day
23 National Pink Day
23 Take Your Dog to Work Day (Why!?) varies
24 Swim a Lap Day
25 Log Cabin Day
25 National Catfish Day
26 Beautician's Day
26 Forgiveness Day
27 Sun Glasses Day
28 Insurance Awareness Day - Now who do you  think invented that!?!
28 Paul Bunyan Day
29 Camera Day
29 Hug Holiday
29 Waffle Iron Day
30 Meteor Day

What a beautiful day, that God has made!!!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Bizzare Tablescape Theme Ideas

Before I reveal the Tablescape ideas let me discript my last week.
On Friday night the museum where I work held there annual auction. We have been working on this for several months. Our theme this year was Camp Howze which was a miltary camp that was in our county during World War II. We had around 300 in attendance and over 275 items to auction off. We had a great turn out and with the help of numerous volunteers it was a great success. I am including a few photos of the Auction. This was tablescaping in a big way!!!!!
Stage Area
 Bandqet Room
 40 Tables
Our Theme was the USO/stage full of live auction items

The photo below shows myself (floral jumper) with
  the Board Presdient and Co-Chairmans of the Auction
 all dressed in the 1940 error. We did have loads and fun.
How did those women wear those high heels????
So needless to say with the auction and Mother's day a new table scape idea was not coming to  me.
Oh what a great Mother's day, family and no cooking. I did not cook as the family ordered food from a local tea room. We just warmed and enjoyed. Love those kind of meals. Gifts were great new dinning chairs from Big Jim, glass candlesticks from the daughter with a hamdcafted card and an hour massage from the son, I hit the jackpot. My mom even brought me  a pink glass candle holder.(the start of new collection)

Sorry just had to share Mother's Day. Now on to tablescaping ideas............................................
While trying to come up with a unique theme for a table scape  I decided I would check holidays in May. I goggled  holidays and  to my surprise Bizarre and Unique Holidays came up. Isn't it great what you can find by goggling. These are not your tradintional holdays, so I thought I would share my find. Below is a list of the May holidays, hope this will help those like me that sometime need a theme for a table scape. I think I will check this out monthly and plan my tablescapes.

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May, 2011 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month
Weekly Celebrations:
  • Nurse's Week - first week of month
  • Wildflower Week - week two
  • National Bike Week - third week
  • National Police Week - third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week - fourth week of month
Each Day:
Click on the day for a explanation
9 National Train Day- date varies
11 National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May
11 School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week
13 Blame Someone Else Day - first  Friday the 13th of the year.
14 International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May
20 Be a Millionaire Day - now we all can go for that
20 National Bike to Work Day - third Friday of month
21 Armed Forces Day - third Saturday of month
30 International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

Now I think I will plan my table scape around one of the days. I really like May 18, No Dirty Dishes Day.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thrifting till you drop!!!!!

I hope everyone had a great Saturday as I did for it was Thrifting Day all DAY!!!!!!
My Saturday's are usually spent trying to recoup from my work week. Especially this time of the year. At work this is one of the busiest time as we are preparing for the annual auction on May 6. As we  are a non-profit organization we depend on this event as our largest financial support for the coming year. We have an average of 300 people and over 250 items to auction off. As you can guess there is a lot of preparations with a great number of our society members involved.  Nancy one of volunteers informed me that on Saturday  that she would also  be helping with the Delta Kappa Gamma garage sale to support there Scholarship fund. Of course my curiosity got the best of me and I made plans to rise early and head into to town to be among the first in the door. My mom is usually by companion on these acursions, when I called early she was still in bed but of course she jumped (out of bed) and said she was would be ready by the time it took me to drive the 7 miles into town.
Here is a sneak preview of one of the items that we uncovered at our first stop.

The sale was being held in an old Grain mill. Yes we live in a small town and you never know where you might find a terrific sale. We also found boxes that had not even been unpacked, don't you just love the thrill of the hunt. After an hour, and telling several other shopper that we were also shoppers. This is some of the items we unearth.  Even the ladies who were helping with the sale were jealous of what we uncovered.
Sorry for the quality of the photos they were all taken during the clean up(lots of dirt)at my mom's house the lighting was not great. This was a great day for Thrifting

 All items less than $20.00
 Metal Tray-Glass Tray-Americann candy Dish-Ice bucket-
coaster & 6 saucers
Yea for my pocket book<;)
 Bragging Rights----Cake Stand $4.00 Ebay $89.00
Dessert bowls unknown manufactor.
 I think they are vaseline glass. 6 for $ 4.00

 The small glass bowls are Jeanette Herringbone.($2.00 for 4). They were skattered all over the building. This was a great addition to my mom's collection.
 Wheat plates $1.50
17 garage sales today we visited 15 and one Thrift store.
More photos soon! 
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Between Naps On The Porch

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