How the Tables Turned: 2015 Year in Review

A Year of Tablescapes 2015

A look back at how the tables turned in 2015, with highlights from the months and seasons. Click on the links for some tabletop inspiration and to see the full post!


Flower Therapy for the Table: Katie Alice English Garden

Inspired by antique wallpaper reminiscent of an English garden and a wheelbarrow centerpiece full of blooms.


Delicate Florals, Edible Blooms and Mikasa Endearment Dinnerware

A patchwork floral quilt as a tablecloth for an old-fashioned and soft foundation for the classic floral patterned dinnerware and an easy rose frosting cupcake technique!


A Fruit-filled Table with Mikasa Garden Berry 

A fruit-filled table and centerpiece with apples, berries, grapes, salad savoy lettuce using a tiered server


Blooming Dishes and Mikasa Sunset Valley

A modern interpretation of a tradition floral design in a vibrant palette of yellow, lavender, coral and rose and an urn centerpiece planted with flowers from the garden center and grocery store.


Merisella by Pfaltzgraff

Colorful dinnerware inspired by Jana Kolpen’s sojourn in the beautiful city of Barcelona with bold colors and patterns of hand-painted tiles found in Spanish kitchens.


Tabletop Gardening with Katie Alice Scarlet Posey

A pattern inspired by a snippet of 1950s textile, a galvanized metal 3 tier server centerpiece with pots, vintage garden tools, and purple Ball Heritage Collection Jars filled with flowers.


Off To The Races Derby-Inspired Tablescape

A table inspired by the “Run for the Roses”, with napkins dressed in Derby finery, Mint Julep Cups serving as vases and a recipe for a Sweet Tea Julep, Mini Derby Pies with Bourbon Whipped Cream!

A Harvest of Fruit and Mikasa Antique Orchard

A colorful harvest of fruit on the dinnerware, tablecloth and basket centerpiece

A Colorful Metamorphosis, Flowering Centerpiece and Mikasa Modern Butterfly Dinnerware

A transitional pattern and fresh look for a classic icon and metamorphosis of a sunshine bouquet for a centerpiece for the table.


A Red, White and Blooming Patriotic Table

A red, white and blooming combination of Endless Summer Hydrangeas, Coleus and Queen Anne’s Lace and flags for a patriotic centerpiece and table with transferware for a high-flying holiday!


 A Harvest of Fruit and Mikasa Garden Harvest Dinnerware

A medley of fruit for a fresh and bountiful centerpiece for the table.


A Fall Table with Metallics and Mikasa Alexandria Dinnerware

Bronze and silver mercury glass and amber stemware add some shimmering color and soft luster to the table for a softer take on fall.


A Fall Pontoon Picnic

Alfresco dining on the pontoon with pumpkins, mums and warm plaid layers.


 A Blooming Pumpkin and Painted Poppies

Bold and colorful blooms for the table in a warm palette for fall and a shortcut to create a blooming pumpkin centerpiece!


All Hallows’ Eve Tablescape: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Three easy tricks for scaring up a haunted table for Halloween and a ‘Dying of Thirst’ Cocktail!

Giving Thanks Table with Warm Plaid Layers

Warm plaid layers and mini pumpkin vases for a Thanksgiving

A Christmas Table for Two with Plaid and Bunnies 

Tartan and plaid join bunnies at the table and a Christmas Sangria with Rosemary Simple Syrup recipe


A New Year’s Celebration with a Countdown Table and Tree

Clock plates, party hats and sparkling ornaments mix with party horns and tiaras on the tree for a New Year’s Eve celebration

How the Tables Turned: 2015 Year in Review

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  43 comments for “How the Tables Turned: 2015 Year in Review

  1. January 18, 2016 at 7:00 am

    You had a very busy (and very pretty) year Mary! The fruit centerpieces keep catching my eye… Perhaps I should pick some up:@)

  2. Michelle
    January 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

    You have quite the collection of dishes! So lovely! Dishes for every occasion . It was a great year and looking forward to another great year with your fantastic ideas and recipes.😎🌴

  3. Ellen Stillabower
    January 18, 2016 at 8:16 am

    WOW!!! I wouldn’t know which one to pick..they are all gorgeous!! If I HAD to pick a favorite I think my first pick would be Katie Alice Scarlet Posey. Red is my fav color and the red in this is just right. My second choice is a Christmas Table For Two With Plaid and Bunnies and there are more but you have given me such great ideas. I just wish I had some of those dishes, goblets and the space to put them!! Can’t wait for what is to come!! 😍🎈❤️😍

  4. January 18, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I’ll never tire of your tablescapes. Even the nuances of the seasons’ lighting can be detected in these photos, which I absolutely love.

  5. Linda L
    January 18, 2016 at 8:41 am

    What a gorgeous group of tablescapes! I think my favorite is the butterfly setting. Your flower center pieces are always spot on.

  6. Susan Nelson
    January 18, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Love your designs of tables! You have inspired me to always set out some pretty!

  7. January 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I never tire of your tablescapes, Mary. You had a great 2015. You’ve given me so much inspiration. I’m a dishaholic! I love setting my table for all occasions. Today I’m doing Valentine’s Day. Looking forward to a great 2016 wilth all your tablescape ideas and the recipes that go along with it

  8. donley1214
    January 18, 2016 at 9:14 am

    What a lovely way to share the review of 2015. I don’t know how you continue to inspire me with your creativity and beautiful tablescapes. Just keep them coming and know that you send joy to many many people. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your talents

  9. Dianne Sharpe
    January 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

    They are magnificent Mary. Brings joy to our lives.

  10. Sue Hartzell
    January 18, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I do believe the Mikasa Endearment with the pink cupcakes is my favorite setting, but then maybe I am just longing for Spring and it reminds me of Spring. Love that it looks like antique china.

  11. RS
    January 18, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I will pick one as my all time favorite, well ok..maybe I’ll pick two. Hmmm, can’t decide, ok three. No Wait! I must limit to 4 selections. Oh well…I like them all, can’t decide on a favorite. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  12. January 18, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Your tables are always worth a 2nd, 3rd, and 10th look Mary, there is always so much to see, to explore and discover…I always see something a second time around that I missed the first time! Like those incredible tulips in the flower therapy table, I was too busy looking at all the florals on the dinnerware and barely noticed the flowers…and the upside down tea cup holding the rose cupcakes, so adorable!! Thank you for your constant inspirations and creative fun!

  13. Jo
    January 18, 2016 at 10:17 am

    As always fabulous tablescapes. Looking forward to seeing more creative ideas in 2016. Happy New Year!

  14. January 18, 2016 at 10:49 am

    It’s hard to pick a favorite, Mary, with all those gorgeous tablescapes! Here’s another beautiful calendar that you could have for us to buy! Thanks for all the inspiration and creativity that you so willingly share with us. xo

  15. Annette
    January 18, 2016 at 10:51 am

    My goodness! What an artist you are

  16. January 18, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Oh Mary…I’m so glad you did this! How did I miss so many wonderful posts???

  17. January 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Thank you for all this inspiration! What talent. Even having seen most of these as they were published, it is a visual treat to view them collectively. My favorite is the fall metallics but I loved them all!

  18. Linda
    January 18, 2016 at 11:38 am

    There is snow on the ground, single digits on the thermometer, and the sun is streaming through my windows. And then I open your site up to all of the beautiful and cheerful table scapes…..perfection :-). I think I will make myself a big bowl of fruit….yum

  19. franki
    January 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Good golly…impossible to select which one I like best…those “rose cupcakes” are fabulous!!! franki

  20. Sally
    January 18, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! You are definitely gifted.

  21. January 18, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Fun to reminisce….

  22. January 18, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I have to ask….do you have a favorite?

  23. January 18, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    My favorite is the plaid with Bunnies, for some reason the buuny used at Christmas just stole my heart! YOU are the BEST at tables that I know. I love seeing every single one and love this round up!!! Thanks so much!

  24. January 18, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Mary, your tablescapes are a feast for the eyes! There is so much to take in with every setting! Every photo is magazine-worthy! You inspire with your creativity! Pam@ Everyday Living

  25. January 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    As I have said previously about the 2015 recap of the Potting Shed….this post is like turning the pages of a most beautiful book of exquisite, fun, and most beautiful tablescapes…..not to mention the backdrop of that beautiful lake that we see in many of them….Truly a tablescape book that I would have gracing my dining room!!

  26. Sherry
    January 19, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed this stroll down memory 2015. I have seen no tablescaping that rivals yours, Mary! You’re the best, and I enjoy the anticipation of what you’ll do next!

  27. January 19, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    What a fabulous recap! Gorgeous and so inspiring!

  28. January 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    All are beautiful… Can’t decide which one is my favorite….

  29. Paula
    January 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks for the recap !! Since it is hard for me to decide, I love them all !!

    p.s. I made the cornbread dish for my sister and her weekend guests, she said it was a big hit !!!

  30. Melodie Strickland
    January 20, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you for the recap on your beautiful tablescapes for 2015. All of them are amazing!! I enjoy your blogs very much. Our area is getting ready for the big snowfall coming this weekend starting Friday night through Saturday.

  31. Vanessa
    January 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    LOVE your tables and ideas so much! Your blog is like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day and I am always excited to open up your e-mails. Thanks for your talent and for the time that you take to inspire us all. Question… How and where do you store your dishes? I have quite a collection myself and sometimes I feel like my house looks like Pier One. Still – I love my dishes!!!!


    • January 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Hi Vanessa, Thanks for your sweet comment! I don’t keep all my sponsored dinnerware, I share and donate most of it, there is no place to store it all :)

  32. January 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Hi Mary, I love these roundup posts so I can see all your glorious tables in one place! This is making me excited to see what you come up with in 2016! Linda

  33. January 28, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Your so creative. I especially adore the English Garden Tablescape.

    Have a blessed week.

  34. January 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Amazing to look back and see all your creative posts! My mother’s china is the Mikasa Endearment. Such a pretty china pattern.

  35. Susan B. Jones
    January 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I really enjoy your blog and would love to follow you by email. I have entered my email address several times but have never received the email I am supposed to receive to enable me to follow you. Help! I click on your blog usually from Tablescape Thursday and Between Naps on the Porch.

    • January 28, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Susan, I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble subscribing. Have you checked your spam folder to see if the email confirmation is there?

  36. January 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Ahhh, my eyes are happy from looking at all of that beauty! What a treat – thank you!! :)

    Smiles ~

  37. January 28, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    What a year!! WOW! You always nail it!

  38. January 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Love your new header. Je t’aime Brut Rosè. Neat!

  39. Missie
    January 29, 2016 at 1:42 am

    love them all you are an inspiration to me , as I also love to do tablescapes

  40. January 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Wow they are each so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  41. January 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Wow, stunning tablescapes. All incredible.

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