How the Tables Have Turned~ A Year in Review

A look back on my top viewed tablescapes of 2011. Thanks to everyone who visited and to those who took the time to comment!

When it comes to the table, I find myself inspired by Holidays, the Garden & Flowers, Food, Books, and last but not least~  HomeGoods :)

Click on the links below to see the tablescape post in full.


Winter World~ Book

Flowers for Easter~ Holiday and Flowers!

Garden Wisdom~ Garden and a Vintage Volume-inspired Table

Dining with Butterflies~ Book!

Lilacs and Daylight~ Flowers

How to Find Flower Fairies~ Book!

Reliable Seeds~ Garden and Cupcake Fun!

Grandmother’s Flower Garden~ Garden & Grandmother’s Quilt

Stem to Stern~ Holiday Boating Fun

Peony, White, and Blue~ Book and Flowers!

Oh, Say Can You See. . .~  July 4th Holiday

You Say Tomato~ Garden

More Loggerhead Love~ Turtle & Cupcake Fun

Fantasy Island Getaway~ Boating & Anniversary

Nesting Instincts~ Garden/Bird

Halloween Treats~ Halloween Fun

Thanksgiving Lakeside~ Thanksgiving & Flowers

A Fairy Little Christmas~ Book & Cake Pan Fun

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

  Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~

Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

  42 comments for “How the Tables Have Turned~ A Year in Review

  1. January 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    It is a great treat to see your lovely works of art again. Each table is a masterpiece of color and design. Happy, Happy new year.. hope all your dreams come true.. xo marlis

  2. Pondside
    January 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Such a cute title for such a pretty trip back in time. They were lovely tables, all!

  3. January 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Loved seeing this gorgeous review Mary. Wonderful table setting inspiration!

  4. January 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    What a beautiful blog! I am so glad to have found you and can’t wait to share inspiration and passions!
    Here is to a happy and prosperous new year with new friends!
    Thank you for sharing

  5. January 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    A lovely revisit to your stunning tables…. Looking forward to a whole year of more turning tables.

    Happy New Year, Mary!

  6. January 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Your tablescapes are always awesome, but what I like in particular, is that you always prepare food items to go with your themes. All of your tablescapes would make such a nice book!

  7. January 3, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I’m so glad you did this post, Mary, because though hard to believe, I’d missed some of your wonderful tables!! Thanks for taking the time to put this “retrospective” together. Happy new year! ~Zuni

  8. January 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I never tire of seeing your gorgeous tables and creative posts. Thanks for posting, can’t wait to see what’s up for 2012!!

  9. January 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Entirely book worthy. Talented beyond measure you are.

  10. January 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I just love coming over here Mary!!! You make me smile! Every single time! What a great look back in time!! Keep doing what you are doing…it is so, so GREAT!!!

  11. January 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and tell you that I went to Big Lots – M-ville, the day after C-mas, and found a hardback book (for $3) called, “The Richest Season” by Maryann McFadden. I thought for sure I had read a edible book review by you on it b/c your loggerhead turtle post looked very similar to the cover, but was in Myrtle Beach over the weekend, and couldn’t look it up on my cell phone to see for sure. The book is set in Pawley’s Island and some of it is about protecting loggerhead turtles. Telling you all this b/c if you haven’t read it, I think you might enjoy it, and since you’re local, it’s an inexpensive read.

  12. January 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    make that ‘an edible book review. Sorry!

  13. January 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    OY!!! I am still not getting an e-mail notice so have missed a few tables, I think! I will go back and check. I SOOOOO look forward to 2012 and more GORGEOUS and amazingly creative tables from you!!! What an inspiration you are. Thanks so much for sharing your talents, Mary!!! Happy New Year to you and yours. XO, Pinky

  14. January 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    oh no its a double cardiac arrest!

  15. January 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Your Tablescapes are beautiful and have been my favorites for a while! Thank you for the recap. XO Cindy

  16. January 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Mary, I could never single out just one of your tables as a favorite. I’d be hard pressed to even begin to rate them. Each one is uniquely a star all it’s own. I want to order a book of your blog. LOL I could revisit these tablescapes again and again. So much inspiration! Thanks for generously sharing your passion and talents. Hugs for the New Year! ~ Sarah

  17. January 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I had a peek at your fairy tables, they are amazing! I’m sure my little girls would love them, so many sweet details! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Dannyelle @

  18. January 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

    How fun to review your work and see how you reuse pieces in new and clever ways. My favorite are your white bird plates. I must find some of my own. And of course, with your tables, the key is location, location, location. You are living the DREAM. Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

  19. January 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Your tablescapes and your posts are always a delight! I admire your attention to detail, as well as the lovely way you combine all the elements to create a beautiful table!

  20. January 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! Your tablescapes are so unique and beautiful. Each element comes together to form a feast for the eyes! Amazing!

  21. January 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous round ups!
    I remember so much the fairies. I love that post.

    Hope you had a great NY…

    Wishes from Stockholm,

  22. shirleysms
    January 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Your tables are amazing and the photography magnificent. I am a new follower!!!

  23. shirleysms
    January 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I am also with WordPress. Just love your format. Would you mind letting me know what theme you use? Lake Norman…just love that area..I am in Chapel Hill, NC.

    • January 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Hi to you! I can’t find your blog from your gravatar. I’m using Theme: Coraline by Automattic. All my family members are rabid Tarheels :)

  24. January 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I think I’ve said this before, at least I’ve said it in my head:
    You should publish a coffee table book with your table settings. It would be a best seller.

    And I truly mean that.

  25. January 6, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Mary! And Chloe and Gracie too!!! We are so THRILLED to receive all of these beautiful surprises! Can’t wait to read the book! The girlz loved the cookies and the stuffies! There was all kinds of celebratin’ going on in our house!!! Many, many thanks Mary! Have a wonderful day!!! xoxo Jeanne, Chloe, and LadyBug

  26. January 7, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Your tables are magnificent. It’s so wonderful to see them again. I love that cake with all of the fresh berries spilling about.

    – The Tablescaper

  27. January 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I so enjoyed ALL of these tables. I agree with you about your inspirations for tables. I’m inspired by all those things too, but my inspiration doesn’t manifest itself nearly as beautifully as yours does. :) BTW, I love Home Goods, too.

    Thanks for sharing this recap and best wishes to you in 2012!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  28. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    January 8, 2012 at 7:14 am

    It truly was a beautiful year Mary, I can appreciate the hard work and time you put into all of the settings! That cake just blows my mind, the perfect centerpiece-any time:@)

  29. January 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    It has been an absolutely great year getting to know you better, Mary! You are such a talented person, and it is my pleasure to visit your post on Tablescape Thursday each week (even if I am late doing so most of the time!). I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy, and wonderful new year!

  30. January 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking!

  31. January 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    beautiful habels and hishes :)

  32. Karen S.
    January 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    All fabulous! Totally….and I am going to make one of those awesome cakes with all the fruit and violets on it! Wow, it’s just amazing!

  33. January 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    WOW! What a review!

  34. January 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    You really have that touch…sheer beauty! Thanks for using your time to show us:)

  35. January 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    My favorite is the Halloween table…and 4th of July is a close runner up. They’re all lovely.

  36. January 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    You are truly amazing!

  37. January 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    a whole year in tables…wow! I have to say that they are quite remarkable.

  38. Riet
    January 12, 2012 at 11:16 am

    some beautiful tables you showed. Great post

  39. Pat
    January 12, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Hard to pick a favorite out of all the creative settings – I got sidetracked looking at the Gardener’s Christmas too…so sweet.

    Could you share your secret? How do you store all the items used for each unique table?

  40. January 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    What heavenly tablescapes.

    I know I always say that, but…

    How to pick my favorite? I can’t even begin.

    Thanks for another lovely link to Alphabe-Thursday.


  41. January 12, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Stunning and beauriful post ! I am so glad I came for a visit. I titally enjoyed it !!!

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