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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
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Scottish Decorations for the (Very) Thrifty

The Year of the Sheep
We'll do the top left year first!  That's the year we invited our Family Tree readers to send us thrift store sheep!  And send them they did!  We had mail that "baaa-aaa-d" at the post office and "baaa-aaa-d" when it was delivered to the library!  We received big life-sized sheep and teensie itty bitty sheep...and when the big weekend arrived...our decorations were unique and fun.  You'll also see a few photographs of the decorations when they were done.

What color tablecloths?  Why, sheep must have green pastures, of course!  So, green tablecloths.  We used green plastic cups with sand - donated by our friendly local concrete company - and Dollar Tree green candles. 

So, it's simple enough.  About 50 green tablecloths...the sheep artistically arranged down the middle of the tables...Candles every few feet...garland and ribbon and glitter (Don't forget the glitter!)...placemats, programs for the evening...our little paper cups of chocolates...and our Scottish Weekend pins at each place...and the tables are ready.

We blow up balloons in coordinating colors using helium and shiny ribbon for streamers...We attach balloons to greenery and allow some to float free around the edges of the room. 

The room has been transformed.

The Year of the Sheep

goodie bags
We needed some goodie bags for our special guest for
Scottish Weekend the year of the sheep.  We used a rubber sheep stamper.

Scottish decorations for very thrifty
Scottish decorations for very thrifty

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