oooYou think of them too, I bet.
oooNo? Gee, that's odd.
oooWell, no matter.
oooI think of them.
oooAfter all, February 14 is
oooFerris Wheel Day!
At the age of 33, Ferris conceived, designed, and oversaw the construction of
an "observation wheel" for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (aka the Chicago World's Fair).
It does seem like one ought to start out with a round table, doesn't it?
Floral picks sport photos of the original Wheel.
The Wheel had 36 cars (see the far right pick), with 40 chairs in each, but each car could actually hold 60 people. So, the first Ferris Wheel held 2,160 people at once! The Wheel averaged 38,000 riders a day.
Three thousand of Edison's new incandescent light bulbs were mounted on the Wheel.
You can see the Ferris Wheel at the center top of the map. It stood at the far end of the fair's mile-long Midway.
(Yes, I know they're really only half circles.)
Copies of an old fair ticket serve as place cards.
In addition to the Ferris Wheel, an impressive
list of now-famous foods were first introduced
during the fair's run.
Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix, Shredded Wheat,
Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum, and
Cracker Jack Snacks head the list.
The toy Ferris Wheel dictates the table's
colors. (I only mention this in
case you happen to have overlooked
the subtle color scheme.)
The very first set of U.S. commerative stamps was issued in honor of the World's Columbian Exposition. There were sixteen stamps in the set.
One of the stamps was orange. An image of the stamp was enlarged, printed in color, and wrapped around the vase.
|Vienna Beef Franks & Sausages was another food brand first introduced at The World's Columbian Exposition. Consequently, we'll be enjoying hot dogs on February 14 - and we're going to "drag 'em through the garden," Chicago style.|
Red dinner plates: Waechtersbach, Crate and Barrel
Cracker Jack pot: Dansk enamel casserole, wedding gift
Red pitcher and water glasses: no information, inherited
Placemats: Internet picture printed at Kinko's on 11 X 17 paper.
oooMap was glued to a sheet of orange construction paper
Ferris Wheel: K'Nex Ferris Wheel Kit, on loan from my grandchildren
I'm linking to The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays,
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesdays,
and off my tangent for Alphabe-Thursday (M is for a Midway Ride).