The rest of these are center pieces which were made by a group of volunteers, one of which is my friend, Peg (she's the arm knitter I posted about here!). Some of these were quite clever. I love the cat and dog!
|This owl was really cute|
So next up was the Tablecloth - A Gathering of Legends.
This was really cool...it's a linen tablecloth the wife of a motion picture salesman collected famous signatures on. She would then embroider over each signature to preserve it. There was an entire room with pictures of all the famous folks who signed the tablecloth. And the tablecloth was in the center of the room on a large table. So interesting to see the signatures of some of the old motion picture stars on this tablecloth (Dorothy Lamour was one!). You can see the entire list here. From that web link you can also read more about the tablecloth...it was interesting and great that the woman's son is carrying on the tradition.
You can go to the Appleton web site to see the other exhibits we saw or those you might be interested in seeing if you're in the Ocala area! Oh, we also went outside to see the Bonsai exhibit but just as we started to look at the plants the rain came! Time for lunch! We headed off to the Ivy House and had a great lunch! We had a fun and educating afternoon!!! What more could you ask for! Thanks, Marcia!! Look forward to our next adventure! I'm trying to talk her into zip lining with me!