Wednesday, July 27, 2011


My great niece and I both entered tablescapes at the OC Fair.  It was the first time either of us have ever entered anything at a Fair before.

I was so happy when we walked up to her tablescape and we found she won the big prize for her division!

That's right, she got 1st place and wins the money prize!

We talked about it before we went down there and I explained that it would be ok if we didn't win.  It was just fun being able to do this together.  Plus, neither of us know anyone else who has ever entered anything before the fair.

But, when we walked up and saw she got the blue ribbon and then the ribbon for winning her division we both were so excited! 

She is a lot like me and loves to set a nice table.  She has always helped me when we have family holiday dinners.  She likes to play with dishes like me.

She asked if one day she could have my dishes so she could continue to set pretty tables when I'm tired of doing it.

I told her of course she can have everything.  Whenever she wants them they are hers.

I'm so proud of her.  She picked everything out herself and learned the proper way to set the table and even measured out how far from the edge everything goes.  Yes, they are that picky at the Fair.

Congratulations Trinity!  You did a wonderful job.

Oh and for those who wanted know...I took 3rd in the Adult Division. 

I'm linking up to Susan's Tablescape Thursday.  If you have not yet been there please stop by to see all the wonderful tablescapes throughout blogland.


Kori said...

Congrats to both of you!! It's awesome that Trinity won first place! I have never entered anything in a fair either, although I think I might this year. Jam, maybe. Anyway. Hopefully she enters something every year that she can - I think it's a great learning experience. I also love that she wants your dishes. That, to me, says a lot about her.

P.S. Why no pics of your tablescape?? ;)

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to both of you! you must be so proud of her!

jensnowbird said...

Lovely! She deserves to win :)
I miss the OC fair so much (I used to go a LOT)

monah said...

Congrats Trinity.
I remember those red flowered dishes. Neat.
I have the Easter bunny display tablescape in the amateur adult category.
It is so fun to do display.

Kimberly Kay said...

Oh how exciting! You are such a great Auntie, so involved. Miss T is lucky to have you. We aren't making it to the this fair year, I'm only sad about not getting a funnel cake-how bad is that?! (my kids aren't into it-so we don't worry too much about going). What a happy day for you girls!

Rach said...

Congrats to you both! What a fun thing to do together.

Cecilia said...

Congrats! looks good. I always like your tablescapes. Isn't the O.C. Fair Fun. I usually eat my way through it !

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Congratulations to you both !!! you must be so proud of her !!!
Trinity you did a Beautiful job putting your Tablescape together for OC fair !!! I have the same dishes on one of my Tablescape you have a great eye for color just amazing... If you would like to see the dishes on my blog just go to my old post.. and look for[ My Italian dinner party.] I hope you and your family have a great week.
Im one of your old followers on your lovely Blog..
XXOO Diane

Alycia Nichols said...

That is so great! It's wonderful to see a young person already interested in tablescaping! The younger they start, the more accomplished they can become over time. Congratulations to you both for entering the contest!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Congratulations to you both!!!! Trinity, first place for your first entry???? WOW!!!! That is wonderful! You are a very creative young lady, keep up the good work!!!! XO, Pinky


Congrats pretty girls! You must be so proud of the little one, wow, she's already a pro at tablescaping! I love the china you guys used, love the big red flower, just great and well deserved! Have a terrific weekend. FABBY

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how sweet! What a fun time you must have had together. I loved setting the table with all the special women in my life too. Congratulations to you both.

Kathleen said...

Hi J! I haven't seen you in ages!

What a pretty table, and congrats to Trinity! She must have inherited her skills from you!
Hope you are well, you sure have been on the go from the look of all your posts! :)