Table Settings - Thanksgiving
NGC Handbook For Flower Shows 2007 pp. 215-222 (see Handbook for complete information)
Functional, for two or more persons
- Table exhibit planned and set for actual service of food, capable of functioning for dining as displayed.
Convenience and a sense of order must prevail.
- The exhibit must always include a decorative unit (a floral design, with or without candles or other accessories).
A container-grown plant alone is not a design.
- Typically includes dishes, beverage container/s, covering/s and napkin/s.
- Schedule may specify number or make-up of place settings, or allow designer to choose.
- Coordination of all components must be balanced within allotted space.
Capsule-Functional, for one person
- Functional table exhibit, restricted to one place setting.
- The exhibit must always include a decorative unit,
but the schedule controls whether decorative unit is to be appropriate in size to the provided exhit space or an imagined full-sized table.
Schedule must always provide dimensions.
- This table mode is applicable to very small tables and to a dining table class in a Home Show
where table is divided into four sections cross-wise. One section for each exhibitor, using appointments for one diner and
a decorative unit suitable for the allotted space or for the entire table, as determined by the schedule.
- An artistic arrangement of table components, within an alloted space, to provide a creative effect without
consideration for functional placement. All components chosen must be suitable for use on a dining table.
- Schedule may not specify table components or their numbers, but exhibit should include components appropriate to
manner of dining, class title and/or occasion.
- Exhibition Tables may be:
- Type I. Must include a decorative unit/s.
- Type II. May not include a decorative unit/s, but must include some plant material placed where needed
to carry rhythm, repeat color/s and overall degree of formality.
- Within each class, schedule must specify Type I or Type II, as they are judged by different scales of points.
Examples of before and after at the 2012 Judges Workshop in Virginia.