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.

Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment ya'll


  1. Hi lovely lady.
    I love the theme Bizzare Tablescape !!! You did a lovely job on all 40 tables this was a big job for you all. I also have a home in Texas.
    Im your newest follower on your lovely Blog.
    I hope you come over and see my Tablescapes. I also hope you and your lovely Friends have a Great Week.

  2. Wow, what an undertaking. Love all of the tables, you did an outstanding job. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh my goodness! I'm so impressed with all those tables. Wow! That's a job!
    I so appreciate your visit to my blog tonight. I do hope you'll stop by again. :)


  4. Some of these were hilarious to read, Cathy! I had no idea there were so many special holidays!

    I loved all the red/white & blue in your posts! That was a huge undertaking & you gals did a great job. bet you're glad its done, too! LOL

  5. What a crazy list. If I ever run out of tablescaping ideas, I can refer to this list.

    - The Tablescaper

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