How the Tables Turned: 2017 Tablescapes Year in Review

 Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2017! Here’s look back at how the tables turned during the year, with highlights from the months, seasons and holidays! Click on the links for complete full posts, sources and more tabletop inspiration.

Cozy table for two by our Winter Nesting Tree

 Winter nesting with birds, mercury glass, pine cones and snowflakes

 Year of the Rooster and Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year-themed centerpiece and Mandarin Blue dinnerware

St. Patrick’s Day Table with Inspiration from an Irish Blessing

 40 shades of green (almost :) cabbage leaf plates and inspiration from an Irish Blessing

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail Table + Spring Blooming Centerpiece

Bunnies, eggs and a spring blooming centerpiece with Easter on its way

Alfresco Easter Table + Blooming Branch Centerpiece

Bunny plates and tablecloth and jelly bean egg vase centerpiece

A Tropical Table and Lake Breeze Cocktail

A trip to tropics via the table and tiered stand centerpiece

Patriotic Table with Red, White and Liberty Blue 

Ironstone pitcher centerpiece with hydrangeas, flags and Staffordshire Liberty Blue

Red Fish, Blue Fish Lakeside Table

 Summer Lakeside Table with vintage minnow bucket centerpiece

Nautical Lakeside Table in Celebration of National Lighthouse Day

Red, White and Blue for a little celebratory nautical fun and a lighthouse tour

Summer Table in a Cornfield

Alfresco dining in a cornfield!

Here comes the Sunflowers | © #garden #summer #tablescape

Here Comes the Sun {Flowers}

Sunflower love and tables

Woodland Friends Fall Table

 DIY table runner with leaves, acorns and dried hydrangeas

A Summer-to-Fall Transitional Table

Pumpkin tureen repurposed as a vase and centerpiece for the table

Summer into Fall and Limelight Hydrangeas

 Transitional table, Limelight Hydrangeas and vintage dinnerware

Black Hat Society Spooktacular Halloween Table

More festive than frightening Halloween centerpiece

The Witch Is In: Floating Witch Halloween Tablescape

DIY ‘Witch-craft’ Halloween table

Pumpkins and Plaid Alfresco Fall Table 

Plaid metal bucket and hydrangea centerpiece paired with plaid and Harvest Blessing Pumpkin plates

Last Hurrah for Hydrangeas and Pumpkins and Cornucopia Napkin Fold

 Brown transferware. plaid and organic centerpiece table runner with pumpkins and hydrangeas

Thanksgiving Greetings and Flags for an American Thanksgiving

Turkey fantail napkin fold and vintage Thanksgiving postcards for a patriotic nod to an American holiday

Merry Motoring Whimsical Christmas Tablescape

Santamobile ornaments and cookie jar paired with tartan for some Christmas whimsy

A Merry and Bright Plaid Table

Christmas table by the tree with a reindeer runner, napkin rings and sleigh centerpiece

Thank you for your visit,  sharing with:

 Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,  Wow Us Wednesdays,
 Tablescape Thursday,  Feathered Nest Friday
 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

  29 comments for “How the Tables Turned: 2017 Tablescapes Year in Review

  1. Catherine LUXEREAU
    January 4, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Bonjour, Oh! la la que vos tables sont merveilleuses ! J’adore celle de l’automne avec les citrouilles…Ici en France nous avons beaucoup de difficulté à trouver ce genre d’assiettes et de plats…Dommage, pour ma part j’aime énormément…Et puis votre table de printemps est EXTRAORDINAIRE !!!! Splendide. Merci a vous de me faire rêve :-) Have a nice day !


    • Cyndi Raines
      January 4, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Can you believe all the fun you have had this last year and the total JOY you bring to so many of us out here in blog world! Wow, girl, you sure can set a table! Thank you again for all the inspiration, recipes, beautiful tablescapes, waterfront, sunrise/sunset pictures, gardening tips, our wonderful garden shed and of course, the precious fur-babies. We are blessed by your great posts! Thank you Mary! Here’s to more fun in 2018! 😁

  2. prairie sunrise
    January 4, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Thank you! Thank you for every bit of effort you take with creativity. You are my favorite blogger–no one has your flair, your artistry. I would miss you if you stopped—I hope you enjoy blogging enough to continue for many years! Julie W

  3. Rita C.
    January 4, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Oh, what a beautiful sight this is! You inspire me to no end with your tablescapes, Mary! In switching out my wet bar and sunroom hutch decor yesterday, I came upon several of my dishes I haven’t used yet, and was getting inspired, making some notes for the coming months. I love January for one reason – getting organized and garnering inspiration (okay, that’s two). I already have an eye toward spring and my hutch and wet bar are showing it. Think spring (on these cold and cruel days).

  4. Ellen
    January 4, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Your always beautiful tablescapes are not simply dishes, linens and centerpieces. They are stories written upon tabletops, each with many “pages” that provide endless delights. You are the marvelous, talented storyteller of these best seller Tabletop Tales of 2017. Can not wait for the new editions in 2018! Thank-you!

  5. January 4, 2018 at 9:07 am

    You picked my favorites!! Actually, I always love all your tablescapes..thank you for reposting! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Gail
    January 4, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Such a lovely variety. You really are creative

  7. franki
    January 4, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Delectable!! franki

  8. January 4, 2018 at 10:55 am

    What a year of gorgeous table settings! Of course, every day of each year there are amazing tables set lakeside @ Home is Where the Boat Is! I still marvel after all these years of following along that your tables are full of fresh, creative ideas. I don’t know how you continue to come up with all these new idea, but I’m grateful. You inspire me on many levels, Mary! I keep thinking that with the Year of the Dog, you are going to have some great dog themed tables ahead.

  9. January 4, 2018 at 11:07 am

    It’s so much fun to look back, and seeing all your tables and centerpieces through the seasons is a real treat Mary! Cheers to a new year!

    January 4, 2018 at 11:54 am

    You are truly amazing!!!!! I found your sight recently and can’t stop looking at it. I plan to copy as many of your ideas as possible without breaking the bank.

  11. January 4, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Mary, each landscape is absolutely gorgeous! I have no idea how you decide which tablescape to use at your actual table! You certainly have Martha Stewart and so many others beat concerning decorating! It’s always a pleasure to see your post on my inbox! :) Also, I love, love, love seeing those dogs and how you have them dressed!

  12. January 4, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Mary, how I enjoyed a recap of all your stunning tables…perfect perusing on a cold afternoon! Thanks for a year of inspiration and I look forward to all you will s(are this year!

  13. January 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Fun look back at 2017! Look forward to 2018!

  14. January 4, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite tablescape. They are all so creative and magazine worthy!
    Stay warm! It is so COLD!

  15. January 4, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks for the repost….all were great! Looking forward to your 2018 blog. You are very talented!

  16. Barbara
    January 4, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Mary thank you for all your wonderful ideas. I love that so many of your tables are setting for 2 or 4 which so fits in with most of our entertaining these days. I love to decorate the table for a special (or not so special occasion) when it is just my husband and myself. I often look back for ideas from your table settings even though we are in Australia and seasons are different.
    I wish you all the very best for 2018

  17. Norma Rolader
    January 4, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Love Love all your tables you are such an inspiration

  18. Jackie Remis
    January 4, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I love your blog and can’t wait to check out the next post. I want you to know how very much I enjoy your wonderful pictures and ideas, so joyful. Thank Jackie

  19. January 5, 2018 at 5:30 am

    The colorful citrus immediately caught my eye Mary and I’m loving that cute plate with the squirrel and pumpkin:@)

  20. January 5, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Every one a work of art! Just beautiful and so creative. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Patti Kachmar
    January 5, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Since I love dishes and tablecloths, I really enjoyed all your table settings. They’re all so beautiful! Keep on setting those tables and Happy New Year and good health to you.

  22. Ricki Treleaven
    January 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Your talent never ceases to amaze me. I love all of them, and the Easter Al Fresco Table is my favorite. I love the centerpiece so much!

    Happy 2018, Mary!

    Ricki Jill

  23. Sue
    January 5, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Your table decorations, plates, glasses, everything always looks so pretty and cohesive together; so inviting.

  24. January 5, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    The effort you put into what you create is admirable and provides inspiration for all who enjoy taking it all in.

  25. Cindy lou
    January 7, 2018 at 12:23 am

    You are the QUEEN DECORATING BEE !!! Love it all ,!!!!!

  26. January 7, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Oh, Mary! I just love visiting your blog….it’s not only beautiful but so calming! Happy New Year!

  27. January 9, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    This is the most amazing collection of fabulous tablescapes I’ve ever seen. I hope you keep turning the tables in 2018!

  28. Judy
    January 29, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Just came across your blog this morning and I’m totally inspired! Love the tablescape collection!! I’ve always wanted a cabin by a lake but my dairy farmer husband and I find it difficult to keep one place beautiful and functioning, let alone two. Your photos of the lake give me a sense of being at “my lake home”. Thank you so much!

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