The history of the “tablescape event.” How it all started … and where.
It’s something I’d love to know! You, too?
I’ve decided to try to put a few of the puzzle pieces together … but first I have to find them.
Here’s how …
Think about your earliest tablescape event memory.
Any event you know of … even if you didn’t participate.
Please leave a comment — or send an email w/ Tablescape History in the subject line — and answer these questions as thoroughly as you can. (I’ll include my answers so you’ll have an example.
- Date of the event (approx. 1997)
- Location of the event (Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana)
- Who hosted it? (civic group, church group, etc.) (church)
- Was the event for women only, men and women, families, or “open to the public”? (Entire church family)
- Did the event include a meal (with multiple place settings at each table) or individual “theme” tables solely for viewing? (meal)
- Was the event a fundraiser? If so, do you remember who it benefited? (No; it was a back-to-school kick-off event)
- Was it an annual event? (It became one.)
I guess this is sort of like doing a family tree of tablescape events! My GUESS has long been that the fun all started in the southern part of the U.S. … until this morning when I received an email from someone who mentioned a tablescape event in Traverse City, Michigan — 15 years ago. Hmmm… It should be interesting to see where YOUR info takes us.