How the Tables have Turned



I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~


It’s been a whirlwind of a year. I thought I would recap my most viewed and favorite tables. I was surprised to realize in looking back, I had “played with dishes”  42 weeks this past year :-) I’ll recap the top 12 viewed from the past year with the title you can click on if you’d like to take a further look~



Giving Thanks


  My Giving Thanks tablescape was not only my top viewed table, but also my top viewed post of the year~  which seems appropriate, since I am thankful for the warm reception and the generous comments I’ve received, as well as the friends I have met since I started my blogging journey almost a year ago. 



Mad Hatter’s Tea Party


I sometimes feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, wondering how I got here & what I did before this blogging adventure :-)





Pontoon Picnic





A Bowl of Cherries

Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday :-)




A Tommy Bahama State of Mind









A Dog’s Purpose



It was fun looking for tablescape inspiration in the pages of my books this year :-)







All Aboard




By the Sea





Harvest Time




A Visit from St. Nicholas



Thank you for your visit & your comments~


 If you’re like me, sometimes you need a nudge from a book or magazine to jog your brain and get your creative juices flowing. If you are looking for tablescape inspiration this year, I invite you to join us at Food for Thought , where pages from your book mix with your kitchen & camera. It can be an adventure to plan a table provided by theme or setting found between the covers your book, along with a tasty morsel :-)

 Join us here Feb. 1st as I co-host Food for Thought with Jain.


Visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more dish fun in 2011~



  26 comments for “How the Tables have Turned

  1. January 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    you have been blessed with so much beauty, the recap is soul soothing… i remember all 42 from you, they shine like the sun in my eyes :)

  2. January 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Mary, I went back and visited each one of these. Had to pick a favorite. I adore all that you create. They are all soul food for me!
    Thanks for sharing! ~ Sarah

  3. January 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Your tables are amazing. I have loved them all. Very creative and imaginative..
    thanks for dropping in with your kind comments..

  4. January 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I loved all of them! It would be very hard to choose just even a handful!

  5. January 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    So fun to see the recap! there were some I have missed. I look forward to following you and Jain at Food for Thought! Happy New Year!

  6. January 5, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I’m so glad you did this recap.There were a few I had missed. I love how the change of pillows and throws make your boat look entirely different!

    Happy New Year.

    – The Tablescaper

  7. January 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Marvelous ALL!!! I continue to love the fact that you are unafraid of color and texture!!! And you’re not shy about hauling your wares about! Bravo!!! I look forward to seeing lots more of your ingenious creations in the coming year! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier this evening!

  8. Shirley
    January 5, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    You’ve set some beautiful tables! I really like “By the Sea”. You are incredibly talented!

  9. January 6, 2011 at 1:34 am

    These are all just wonderful tablescapes…your guests must feel very special! I especially love A Dog’s Purpose and A Bowl of Cherries…

  10. January 6, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Well, I could just NOT decide which was my favorite. With each picture I thought it was THE one until I saw the next picture. So pretty, all of them.

  11. Mrs. Serendipity
    January 6, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Love them all! Great recap. Such a wonderful setting with your beautiful lake and countryside. Looking forward to following you in the new year! Happy New Year! Mrs. S.

  12. January 6, 2011 at 6:59 am

    You have an eye for putting together all things beautiful! I look forward to another year of your creativity.

  13. January 6, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Oh my gosh you’ve been busy!

    many are familiar..but not all..thanks for sharing such neat ideas.. now all we need is the waterfront:)

  14. January 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Every setting is one of a kind and am loving them all. I spotted so much pretty ideas, that one day, I will apply in my home. TY for sharing.

    Happy TS…

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  15. January 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    So many beautiful settings, table and otherwise. I really enjoyed it.

  16. January 6, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I haven’t seen all of them since I just started blogging in June but I poured over each one and every detail…they are all magnificent! I could never pick a favorite! Thank you for sharing your year with us.

  17. January 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    You’re killing me here, girl!

    What a magnificent post! I downloaded several of the recipes you shared…including Candace’s favorite pizza. I think we’re firing up our wood-fired pizza oven over the weekend…this is going onto the menu!

    Such a fun journey through your adventures. I really admire how you live and love life large! You really set an example for me to stretch outside of my comfort zone a little bit more.

    Thanks for the inspiration for 2011.

    And thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday’s Letter “M”!


  18. January 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I don’t know, Mary, how you picked your best tablescapes as they have all been wonderful with a great sense of style. I have loved the ones having to do with the boat and water.

  19. January 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I loved looking back through your delightful tablescapes — they’re all beautiful — I love how you put them all together for our enjoyment and delight! Looking forward to more tabletop fun in 2011!

  20. January 7, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I loved looking at all your tablescapes! You love dishes as much as I do!
    It’s a sickness isn’t it? But seriously, you created some amazing table settings. I loved them all, but A Dog’s Purpose stands out to me and the Harvest table. I look forward to seeing more tables from you this year. ~Delores

  21. January 7, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Wow! I so missed alot of these. I just adore every single one of them. You are definitely my food for thought! I love the Christmas one but the ones on your pontoon are my favorites! They are all so beautiful!

  22. January 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks for the recap, each table is beautiful, so many minute details.

  23. January 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Each and every single one…exquisite! I love them all Mary! So much work has gone into each and every detail! Just an amazing job! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us!!

  24. January 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    what rich and elegant settings..
    beautiful entry.

  25. January 8, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Wonderful and creative tablescapes…an adventure into a lovely world of books and your imagination,a kelidascope of colours and photo’s of your your lakeside wonderland. I look forward to reading and joining you in 2011. xx

  26. January 10, 2011 at 6:23 am

    What a wonderful recap. I may have missed some. All are just beautiful tablescapes and it is way too hard to pick a favorite. I love them all.

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