How the Tables Turned: A Year in Review

How the tables turned 2013

Happy New Year!

Thanks to ALL for your Visits,

Comments, Shares and Pins in 2013!

A look back my top tablescapes of 2013 and how the tables turned, with highlights from the months & seasons.

Click on the links for some tabletop inspiration and to see the full post!


A Friendly & Snowy Village

Winter Wonderland with Johnson Brothers Friendly Village


A-Tisket, A-Tasket

An Easter Tablescape and Basket


If You See a Fairy Ring

St. Patrick’s Day Table and Fairy Lore 

If You See a Fairy Ring St. Patrick's Day Table

Rise & Shine

Pfaltzgraff Antiqued Hen


Pfaltzgraff Villa della Luna

 Italian-inspired Tablescape from Dancing with the Moon


Anchors Aweigh for Memorial Day

A Patriotic & Nautical Tablescape for Boating Season


Seaside Dining

 Pfaltzgraff Seaside Dinnerware

Pfaltzgraff Patio Garden

Creating an Easy Centerpiece from the Grocery Store


Mikasa Daylight

Botanical Inspiration and Gardenias


Lavender, Birds, Butterflies & Bees

Lavender Week with The Novel Bakers


Mikasa Something Blue

Wedding Anniversary Table

Mikasa Something Blue Dinnerware

Pfaltzgraff Falling Leaves

Enhancing a Garland as a Runner for the Table


Fall at the Table

Pfaltzgraff Plymouth Dinnerware


This Way to Trick or Treating

Halloween Table with Treats and Mikasa Swirl Dinnerware


Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Table and Last Hurrah for Fall Leaves & Pumpkins


Anticipating the Holiday Season

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry and Christmas Garland 

Mikasa Holiday Traditions

Christmas Tablescape and Easy Centerpiece from the Produce Department

Holiday Traditions Christmas Table

‘Tis the Season for Hot Cocoa

Christmas Table and Cocoa with The Novel Bakers


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Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,

 Inspire Me TuesdayWow Us Wednesdays,

  Tablescape ThursdayOpen House Thursdays,

 Home Sweet HomeBe Inspired Friday,

 Feathered Nest Friday,

Seasonal Sundays

  35 comments for “How the Tables Turned: A Year in Review

  1. January 4, 2014 at 6:15 am

    You’ve had a very creative and beautiful year Mary! I love them all but you started out with my favorite, I’ve been in love with J-Bro for years and the “snowy” glasses fit the scene perfectly:@)

  2. Pam
    January 4, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Thank you for a very enjoyable year!

  3. Linda
    January 4, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I also love the Johnson Brothers tablescape with the snowy glasses–gorgeous! I wonder if you would consider doing a post on organization–which goes with my New Year’s resolution :-) Where do you keep all your pretty dishes, glasses, and accessories so they are available to mix/match throughout the year?

  4. January 4, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful, one and all. How do you do it, Mary? Every trip to your blog is a visual delight that inspires me. I didn’t find you until sometime in the late summer, I believe, so what’s here are some gorgeous seasonal tables I haven’t yet seen. As always, thank you for sharing your talent — and Happy New Year!

  5. January 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

    How the tables turned … another of your well titled/fun posts! How do you do it? Thanks so much for a year of fun, inspiring, informative, beautiful posts. Happy New Year!!

  6. RS
    January 4, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Love all of it! A bright spot in my day.

  7. January 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

    You are so talented! Love all of the tables.

  8. franki
    January 4, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Endless inspiration! Keep it coming! THANKS!! franki

  9. bet
    January 4, 2014 at 9:31 am

    enjoy your blog just found you about a month following you,Tablescapes are great but the best thing I enjoy is that you share the Brand and style of dishes used Thank You keep up the good work

  10. January 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful tablescapes! Each one is so unique! I’m in awe!

  11. January 4, 2014 at 10:40 am

    All your tablesettings are magical, Mary. It was nice to see the year in review, as you always inspire. xo

  12. January 4, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Thank you for the stroll down memory lane!

  13. Peggy Thal
    January 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Always love your beautiful table settings. Really look forward to them. Thank you Mary and Happy New Year!

  14. January 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Mary, I’m so happy to see so many of your tables together. I remember seeing your Friendly Village post the first time. I had not realized how beautiful that pattern was before your table setting, and of course I now have a few pieces and love the various scenes. I also “had” to buy the Mikasa Parchment after seeing your table, and we used it for Christmas and a few parties this holiday season. You inspire me so much!! I always enjoy your posts, whether about tables, foods, the shed, your cute dogs or any other ideas, and I love the links you provide to interesting places and information or even just a shopping site. Thank you for sharing your talents with us, and Happy New Year to you. I’m looking forward to seeing many more wonderful posts. Linda

  15. January 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    and what a wonderful year it was… heavy sigh of contentment, love the recap of colors. i think my fav is the lavender, or more likely what i covet the most ;-) thanks for the years of fun, look forward to many more~

  16. January 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Time flies when you’re having fun, yes? As much as I peruse your tables and posts I can still spy things I didn’t notice before, which is the really fun part! Thanks for always entertaining, providing and inspiring~

  17. January 5, 2014 at 1:46 am

    An amazing year with you, Mary. I’m forever in awe of the creative way you design your tables. Fun to revisit each one of these! Thanks for the look back.

  18. Erika
    January 5, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Lots of fun and beautiful tables.

  19. January 5, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Stunning table settings. I can’t just pick one… I like them all…

  20. January 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I would be very hard-pressed to pick my favorite table of yours. Which one was your favorite of the year?

  21. January 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    It was a beautiful year and always inspirational, Mary!

  22. Sharon
    January 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I’m always wowed by your tablescapes. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  23. January 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Oh, Mary! Seeing all of these beautiful tables together makes me want to shut down my blog all together!! You are so incredibly talented and creative. I love, love all of them!!!

  24. January 7, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Mary, you create some of the most amazing tablescapes. Loved them all. Is this a hobby or a career?

  25. January 7, 2014 at 7:39 am

    So much wonderful inspiration! It’s great fun to see all of the tables together.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  26. January 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I love them all they all are so uniques and creative. I would like to invite you to come over to One More Time Events and share them Tammy

  27. January 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Your stunning and creative tablescapes need to be in a book!!!..It would be a best seller!…

  28. January 8, 2014 at 6:08 am

    You already have your book prepared. This review is great. I bet Carolyn Roehm would be impressed with your work.

  29. January 9, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Wow – So many stunning tables! I couldn’t even begin to choose a favorite because each one has so many fun and interesting elements! Looking forward to more of your creative settings this year!

  30. poussière d'Argence
    January 9, 2014 at 8:15 am

    It is beautiful . j’aime beaucoup.
    Excuse moi mais je ne parle pas anglais.
    J’aime beaucoup les décors anglais et surtout les tissus cabbage et la porcelaine qui est très fine.
    Tes tables sont merveilleuses.
    Je te souhaite une belle année pleine de bonheur et d’Amour.
    Amitiés d’une Française

  31. January 9, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Loved seeing all those I’d seen and those that were new to me.. You really have an eye for accessorizing. hugs, marlis

  32. Kim
    January 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Every table is beautiful! I’ve searched everywhere for those twine place mats (or chargers?). Everywhere is relative, because I have few stores close by. Thank you for the review – a treasured collection of tablescapes. :-) Happy 2014!

  33. January 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful Memories!

  34. January 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks for posting all of your beautiful tablescapes. They are all so lovely I couldn’t pick a favorite..

  35. January 13, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Enjoyed your review from last year, very nice idea, and some super lovely and creative tables………..marvelous!
    Blessings, Nellie

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