At the Table~ A Year in Review


A look back on tables of 2012

as we count down to The New Year~

2012 tables

Some tables with food and some without~

2012 tables with food

Click on the links under the photo

if you’d like to revisit the posts~


The Night Circus


Valentine Greetings


Lunch with Bunnies


Easter Greetings


Tropic of Tommy Bahama


Sunflowers on the Porch

Cloche Encounters1

Cloche Encounters for All Hallows’ Eve


Autumn’s Delight

Harvest Hayride Pumpkin Table

A Harvest of Gray


Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue


Gilded Gourds & Giving Thanks


‘Tis the Season to be Jolly


It’s a Wrap!

shower dish storage

In case you missed it, I found an unlikely storage area for dishes since I no longer have a dining room, complete with china cabinet and sideboard for dish storage~


Canvas closet shoe bags are ideal for napkin storage if you have closet space or shower space :) to spare~

I found my hanging 10 pocket shoe bags at Target.


Counting down December’s last days

and wishing you a Happy New Year!

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

Let’s Dish!~

Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

Table Top Tuesday~

Wow Us Wednesdays~

Tablescape Thursday~

Home Sweet Home~

Feathered Nest Friday~

Seasonal Sundays~

 Metamorphosis Monday~

35 responses to “At the Table~ A Year in Review

  1. Oh you have the most beautiful posts!! Happy New Years!


  2. How did I miss that Tommy Bahama table the first time? That one is calling my name. I love everything about it! Heading off now to visit that post, and no doubt drool. ;-)

  3. Carolyn Wallen

    I’m sure you have heard this before but…Wow! I just love spending some time enjoying your posts. All your special touches show through and the slow falling snow is such a pleasant, peaceful addition.. Thank you for the time you give preparing and sharing your ideas. I look forward to watching and learning from you in 2013.

  4. I continue to be in awe of your talent! Every post draws me in and I study them intently. You have an artist’s eye and the soul of a poet!! I have incorporated many of your ideas in my holiday decorating and table settings, always crediting your blog. In fact, I have referenced your blog to at least 3 people who are now followers.

    Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve in 2013! :-)

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  5. Happy New Year! I love opening your posts. Everyone is an inspiration for me to use all of the things I’ve collected and arrange them to wow my family and friends.

  6. Your attention to detail keeps me coming back for more! Happy New Year!

  7. Love the ideas in your posts. Happy New Year to you also.

  8. It’s wonderful to see your table round-up! I am always amazed at the wonderful details you put into your table settings.

    Your dish storage area made me smile!

    Happy New Year, Mary :)

  9. What an inspirational year you have given us. I always get excited to see a new post from you in my mailbox and know it will be a delight. Can’t wait to see what you do in 2013. Happy new year, Mary. XO, Pinky

  10. Wonderful idea, Mary. I like revisiting each of these creative tables. Couldn’t begin to pick a favorite. Each one has it’s own personality and each one shines. Thanks for sharing your love of dishes and beautiful things. Happy New Year……..Sarah

  11. You really know how to set a table! Love all your ideas. Here’s to another year of following your Blog.

  12. Mary, I love each and every table…beautiful! I would love to go shopping in your bathroom. Happy New Year. xx, Sherry

  13. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    All absolutely gorgeous and (I know) a lot of work Mary! Thanks for the year of ooohs and aaahs, you are truly an inspiration! Happy New Year and I wish you all the best in 2013-enjoy:@)

  14. I don’t know what else to say that I haven’t said before…but it bears repeating…You’re posts are wonderful and your blog is the one I look forward to with much anticipation. I know that in 2013 you will share new and fresh ideas, because you never run out of inspiration…

    Hau’oli Makahiki Hou, Mary…May the New Year shower you with many blessings!

  15. I was wondering where you kept all of your dishes when you showed the picture of your cupboard. I love ALL of your tables.

  16. You need to publish a book. I would buy it. Your tables rival any magazines. Now I shall be afraid to review my few tablescapes:}

  17. Mary, your tablescapes are just amazing! It is so wonderful to see them all here in this post! This is beautiful!

  18. What a great year of truly inspiring posts…..I adore The Night Circus one!!! It was my very favorite, but all of them were amazing.


  19. I loved this look back, Mary!
    Happy New Year!

  20. Love this! I so love to go back and see the past year’s endeavors. Each and every table is gorgeous! I’m particularly fond of your Autumn tables each year, where your centerpieces are filled to overflowing with abundance.

    Happy New Year and happy blogging!

    – The Tablescaper

  21. i so love this! and of course had to copy your idea… but i didn’t do a great job like you with the wonderful collages to oogle so many fabulous presentations… your pics can take my breath away, even when i know them all so well, when i see them again, they still have that power over me.

    i especailly loves your leopard boots on the sidebar lining up with leopard plates. would so love a day of play with you, mixing and matching and shooting for hours on end, such a fun hobby!

    thanks for years of pleasure mary, i am so glad you leaped in to share all that you~

    happy new years to you, tick tock, tick tock!

  22. Just look at what a wonderfully productive and creative year you had!!!!!!! Bravo! I am STILL laughing about the shower closet…and it is STILL on my “To Do” list around here! Happy New Year, Mary! Enjoy and be safe!

  23. I always love seeing your gorgeous tables and lovely dishes! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Hi Mary, This has been a most enjoyable trip through your beautiful tables. I revisited each one, some of which I missed, and all of which have many ideas for me to try! Still love that shrimp and avocado recipe!!!! Have a very Happy New Year celebration! Linda

  25. You have created the most beautiful tablescapes ever, and I have drooled over every one of them. Thanks for joining TTT. Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  26. I loved seeing your table review Mary. Each setting perfectly gorgeous!

  27. I don’t think I could ever pick a favorite from all your tablescapes, Mary, as I love every single one of them. It was fun looking back through them. Happy New Year blessings to you.

  28. You are a fabulous inspiration. Thank you for all your hard work, planning and execution of your fabulous designs.. I love seeing how you take the simple and make it all so special. Happiest of year to you! xo Marlis

  29. Your tablescapes are gorgeous. You are super talented. If you haven’t already I would love for you to come and link this up to my Winter Blues Wednesday party. Hope to see you there.

  30. How fun your tabletop review has been! Love them all.

  31. Glorious designs…abundant beauty. This post is a valuable resource for future inspiration. Thanks for the retrospective. Happy New Year. Cherry Kay

  32. It is so fun to look back at all this beauty! You have created some of the most gorgeous tables! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diann :)

  33. Every one was a delight! I’m so glad that you were able to share some of your gorgeous tables and arrangements on Fresh-Cut Fridays. I hope you will be able to join us again. :)
    Happy New year!

  34. Loved all your tables, always a treat! And I did miss where you keep your dishes, LOL. Just showed dh, and he asked if this is what he has to look forward to! :)
    Thanks for your contributions, Mary!

  35. You have a gift! Each one is stunningly beautiful! Great job Mary!! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

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