How the Tables Turned: 2016 Year in Review


Happy New Year! Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2016! Here’s look back at how the tables turned in 2016, with highlights from the months, seasons and holidays. Click on the links for complete full posts, sources and more tabletop inspiration.

A Winter Woodland Table

Tree slice chargers, beaded snowflake napkin rings, pine cone filled lanterns and easy Snowflake Pizzelles


Tea with Alice and a Wonderland-inspired Table for Valentine’s Day

Tea, hearts and whimsy served for Valentine’s Day, Alice in Wonderland style, with rose meringues and mismatched floral teacups


Flower Therapy for the Table

Floral centerpiece and Kim Parker Meadow Violets Dinnerware


Pulling Out the Green St. Patrick’s Day Table

 Ironstone pitcher centerpiece, multi-hued green tablecloth, cabbage leaf plates and Green Ball Heritage Jars with white flowers and glittery shamrocks


Easter’s on its Way Table with Plaid, Bunnies, Eggs and Tulips

Centerpiece vase of tulips with jelly beans, foil wrapped bunnies, chick and bunny eggs and Fitz and Floyd Tulipe d’Or


Bringing the Garden to the Table

Alfresco dining and spring table with Kim Parker Provence Garden Dinnerware by Mikasa


Tabletop Nesting with Blooms and Dishes

Ball jar bouquets of fragrant peonies and privet and blue and white dishes and birds


Memorial Day Celebration: Oh My Stars and Stripes

A stars and stripes salute for a little tabletop fun in the Potting Shed


Alfresco Table with Kim Parker Woodland Floral

Garden table with blooming dishes and a hosta leaf vase and floral centerpiece


Beach-themed Table for Summer

Rope lantern centerpiece, fringed shell bordered placemats and Pfaltzgraff Montego dinnerware


Farm to Table Whimsy

Farm-to-table fun, served with plaid, smiles, and a watering can centerpiece with flowers


Summer’s Last Hurrah with Hydrangeas and Majolica

Alfresco dining with Endless Summer Hydrangeas and reproduction majolica plates


Anchors Aweigh for Labor Day

Nautical table for two on the dock and boating fun


Alfresco Fall Table with Blooming Pumpkins

Top viewed table of 2016 and an easy method and short cut to create blooming pumpkins!


Edible and Floral Table Runner

A fall table inspired by The Forest Feast Gatherings with an organic and natural table runner using hydrangeas, leaves, veggies and fruit


The Witching Hour Halloween Apothecary Table

Witch Hat Centerpiece, Apothecary Plates and Potion Sprinkle Cupcakes

A Jolly Halloween Tablescape

A Jolly Halloween Table

 Halloween Table with sunflowers, mini pumpkins, candy corn and vintage-inspired Halloween greetings


 Thanksgiving Table

Assorted turkey plates, plaid tablecloth and natural pumpkin-oak leaf runner for 5 minute centerpiece


Plaid Tidings

 A Christmas Table with St. Nick and A Natural Evergreen Table Runner


A Visit From St. Nicholas Christmas Table

Tartan Christmas table set by the tree with Fitz and Floyd St. Nicholas dinnerware


I hope this round-up inspires *ewe* to be creative and have fun at the table! ;)


Thank you for your visit, I’m sharing with:

 Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,  Inspire Me TuesdayWow Us Wednesdays,

 Tablescape ThursdayHome Sweet Home,  Feathered Nest Friday

 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

  31 comments for “How the Tables Turned: 2016 Year in Review

  1. January 3, 2017 at 6:33 am

    You are a true artist in styling, Mary. You can take the girl out of retailing, but you can’t take the retailingredients out of the girl. Yes, ‘ewe’ DO inspire me – thank you!

    • January 3, 2017 at 6:34 am

      Love how the autocorrect turned that word into what it did? I think it was also trying to have me comment on how great your recipes are too. ;)

      • January 3, 2017 at 6:47 am

        Thank you Rita! Have you noticed how autocorrect also doesn’t correct when we need it to? ;)

  2. Michelle
    January 3, 2017 at 7:38 am

    After seeing these beautiful table scapes I decided to buy new dishes! Would love something with dainty flowers on white background! That will be my treat from me to me! Lol!💐 Have a great start in the new year!😎🌴

  3. January 3, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Your year in review is a fabulous seasonal journey Mary, I can never see your beautiful tables too many times, your style is elegant, yet whimsical and classic and always inspiring! Happy 17!

  4. January 3, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Each of your tables are works of art, dear Mary, and a joy for all of us. Happy New Year of creating and inspiring. xo

  5. Robyn
    January 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Love all the tablescapes in one post!! I am very curious as to how you store all your dishes and linens? I am in need of a organization system for my seasonal decor…please share! Happy New Year!!!

  6. Cyndi Raines
    January 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Thanks Mary for all your lovely tablescapes. You have blessed us with so many beautiful posts! What fun it is to see what you have waiting for us. Love your creativity and inspiration. Thanks and Happy New Year. Looking for more!

  7. Ellen
    January 3, 2017 at 9:24 am

    The Tablescapes of 2016 were spectacular!! You have an eye for beauty and the flair of an artist. I am always in awe of how effortlessly you bring so many lovely elements together in your creations. I know that you will continue to delight the senses in 2017 and I for one am looking forward to many more new tablescapes. Thank-you for an always splendid post, I love them all so much!

  8. Rhonda
    January 3, 2017 at 9:26 am

    More, more and more! We must have more.

  9. January 3, 2017 at 9:30 am

    They are all beautiful. I love looking at them.

  10. January 3, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Thank you for these beautiful ideas and pictures of flowers, table settings, and precious doggies that you give every day! I especially love the ones with views of the lake ! Your posts always cheer and delight me.

  11. Karen
    January 3, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Simply Gorgeous!

  12. January 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Mary, There is so much inspiration here! I’m looking forward to curling up with a warm drink and reading all these posts again. Thank you and Happy New Year! Linda

  13. Cheryl
    January 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

    And there’s not a one that I don’t love but seriously………where do you store all of this stuff? You have to have a huge warehouse on that property somewhere. LOL

  14. Debbie
    January 3, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Oh my, what fun memories. I adore every one of your ideas.

  15. Virginia
    January 3, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Mary, Thanks for the memories, and many thanks for your continued inspiration.

  16. January 3, 2017 at 11:38 am

    A tabletop feast for the eyes, thank you Mary for sharing your amazing talents! Looking forward to your creativity this year!

  17. January 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Absolutely…a feast for all of the senses….Your tables are all exquisite works of art!
    Looking forward to another great year of gorgeousness…
    Happy New Year, Mary!

  18. Katherine G
    January 3, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for your awesome attention to detail – you inspire me all year long!

  19. January 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    It would be hard to pick a favorite. Your tables are always fun and inspiring. I look forward to more in 2017. Chloe and Gracie sure look cute in their gray sweaters.

  20. January 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I am pinning this and saving it! I am looking forward to some down time to sit and go back and revisit all these amazing tables! You are a true artist!!!

  21. Deborah
    January 3, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    All your tablescapes are so beautiful.

  22. January 4, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Truly lovin’ that January table Mary! Great tablecloth:@)

  23. Mary Michelle
    January 4, 2017 at 9:36 am

    What a wonderful way to start the new year by enjoying your delightful tablescapes from 2016. I love each and every one and look forward to enjoying more in 2017. All good wishes for the New Year.

  24. sandi magle
    January 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

    You certainly are QUEEN of the TABLESCAPE!~ Everything is exciting, with visual movement and details. Love them all, Sandi

  25. Rosalie Meredith
    January 6, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    The tables are beautiful and friendly. I am going to “copy” a couple of them,
    or at least try! Thanks for sharing
    your talents and lovely dishes.

  26. January 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    All your tables are so creative. Always enjoy the view from your dock and of course the table too. Your a class act.
    Best to you in 2017!

  27. Isabel Marin
    February 5, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Good morning forma Madrid !!!!
    Realy delicious!!!!
    I saw on printerest some little dishes with leafs and birds the i loveeeeeee,
    Can you tell To me where can i bought them?????
    Thanks a lot

  28. Kim
    September 8, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I just came across your site and feel so inspired to go out to the garden and put together a beatiful arrangement … all your ideas and photos

    • September 9, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Thanks so much Kim, hope you come back for another visit soon! :)

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