How the Tables Turned: 2018 Year in Review

Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2018! 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.

Winter Nesting Table

Winter nesting with birds, glittery nests, mercury glass and pine cones

Cozy Nest and Romantic Table for Valentine’s Day

Floral candy vase centerpiece DIY for Valentine’s Day table with black and white check and red transferware

St. Patrick’s Day Table with DIY Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece

Cabbage leaf plates and Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece DIY for St. Patrick’s Day using candy and flowers

Bunnies and Blossoms Spring Tablescape

Floral bunny salad plates ready to hop into spring, layered on cabbage leaf plates and a floral centerpiece

Easter Table with Pastels, Eggs and a Fluffle of Bunnies

Easter table with pastels, hyacinths, eggs, and bunnies

Teapot Bouquets + Lakeside Table by the Azaleas

 A quilt provides a tablecloth for blooming teapots and a lakeside spring table by the azaleas

Majolica and Hydrangeas Alfresco Table

Majolica Alfresco Tablescape and Tip to Keep Cut Hydrangeas from Wilting

A Blooming Watermelon Vase and Patriotic Table

Blooming Watermelon Vase Tutorial and Patriotic Table to Celebrate National Flag Week or Independence Day

Celebrating the Red, White & Blue Patriotic Table on the Porch

 Patriotic table and tree on the porch to celebrate Independence Day

Lemons and Hydrangeas Summer Alfresco Tablescape 

A tablecloth provides the inspiration for a lemon and hydrangea centerpiece for summer lakeside dining

Anchors Aweigh and Nautical Fun on the Pontoon 

The pontoon decked out from stem to stern for a picnic and  nautical fun

Dining with Sunflowers

Lakeside Table with Sunflowers and Black and White

On Lakecation Dockside Dining

Summer table for two on the dock with fish, sailboat napkins and minnow bucket centerpiece

‘Witch’ Way To The Treats Halloween Tablescape

A table full of treats and Halloween fun for the Black Hat Society

Blooming Pumpkins and Harvest Table

Blooming Pumpkin Vase DIY and Easy Harvest Table Centerpiece for Fall

A Touch of Copper Fall Alfresco Tablescape

Fall alfresco table with copper wine bucket flower arrangement

Happy HalloWine and Candy Pairing Tablescape 

DIY candy corn flower centerpiece for Halloween and candy + wine pairing

Fall Alfresco Tablescape with a Touch of Blue

Lakeside fall table with a touch of blue and easy flower arranging method

Mini Blooming Turkey Tureens for Thanksgiving 

 A Proud Tom Turkey centerpiece and mini blooming turkey tureen arrangements

A Visit From St. Nicholas Christmas Tablescape

A Christmas traditional red and green plaid table and evergreen runner with inspiration from “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore

White Christmas Arrangement and Tablescape

White Christmas flower arrangement DIY and tablescape with reindeer runner

Merry and Bright Candy Cane Christmas Tablescape

Candy cane vase DIY floral centerpiece and merry and bright table by the tree

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  39 comments for “How the Tables Turned: 2018 Year in Review

  1. Yvonne Shafer
    January 3, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Every tablescape is beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do this year!

  2. January 3, 2019 at 10:04 am

    what a fabulous review of all the wonderful Tablescapes that you’ve given us! I look to your blog completely for my seasonal decorating ideas. Thank you so much and keep them coming! you inspire us all!

  3. January 3, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I’m so inspired by all your fabulous tablescapes! As you might guess your pontoon picnic really floats my boat! Happy New Year!

  4. January 3, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Mary, You never fail to inspire with your wonderful tablesettings and floral arrangements. Thank you for the beauty and inspiration you share (ad free too!) Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!

  5. Rhonda
    January 3, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Oh dear, I cannot pick a favorite! So much to enjoy and big thank you for your hard work and effort.

  6. January 3, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Mary, every tablescape is stunning! Whether lakeside, potting shed, porch, or pontoon, they are always fabulous! I look forward to see what you create this year❤️

    • Mary Ann Monroe
      October 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      Just found your blog today. Everything you do is beautiful, the table scapes are stunning! Very inspiring. Will be checking in all the time!

      • October 20, 2019 at 7:59 pm

        Mary, I am so glad that we were introduced through Mary @ Home is Where The Boat Is. Welcome and I look forward to your visits. Have a wonderful week!

  7. Cyndi Raines
    January 3, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Each and every one a pure delight! LOVE everything you do Mary! Thanks for an awesome year and looking forward to more wonderful inspiration in 2019! Thanks for all your efforts ~ they are greatly appreciated!

  8. January 3, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Oh my goodness Mary…you’re the QUEEN of tablescapes! I love them all but especially partial to your alfresco settings with your beautiful lake in the background. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and creativity with us. I want to grow up to be you one day! ;-)

  9. Naomie Moore
    January 3, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Breathtaking! Each and every one is just marvelous. Can’t wait to see what you do this year! Always such a joy to read your posts. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  10. Dianne Chrestopoulos
    January 3, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Mary each of these is so gorgeous. I just love how happy I feel when I look at them. I have returned to look at many of your posts when I need a little lift for the day. Thanks for the beauty you share.

  11. January 3, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Wonderful year in review Mary, so much fun to see the progression of seasons and holidays with your beautiful tables! I am looking forward to this new year, and so happy that Valentines Day, Mardi Gras and Easter are not close together this spring, which will make for much more time and fun to celebrate them! I’m tired of winter already, all it’s been doing is rain lately and seeing your wonderful outdoor tables is making me long for spring and sun!

  12. Patrica Parker
    January 3, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Always enjoy seeing your table arrangements.

  13. January 3, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Thank You for all the joy that you bring!

  14. Sandy Ferreira 63
    January 3, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Hi I just want to say is THANK YOU for your talent you share. I love your boards what everything you do with your fur babies and everything. Can’t wait to see what you do for this year. Thank you again. Sandy Ferreira January 3, 2019 @ 8:19 am.

  15. Susan Ronnfeldt
    January 3, 2019 at 11:24 am

    How do you do it!?! Your tablescapes are gorgeous!! I come away inspired on each and every one. You are so talented. Love your blog!!

  16. S Williams
    January 3, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Mary, I love the winter nesting tree. I had not seen this before the review as I became a subscriber after that post. It’s gorgeous & a wonderful way to enjoy the tree a few more weeks. This would make a cute tabletop or hearth decoration with a small tree if you couldn’t keep the big tree up due to space restrictions. All your posts are so beautiful & inspiring. Thanks for all of the clever ideas! Looking forward to all your 2019 posts. Clara

    • Ellen Martin
      January 3, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Mary, you amaze me with the way you continue to come up with fresh ideas…all very creative and beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration, captured by your fabulous photography!! Wishing for you a New Year filled with good health, fulfillment, and God’s blessings.

  17. Darlene
    January 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Each and every tablescapes is a work of art created with talented hands. Thank you so much for sharing a piece of your life and gifts and by sparking the creative in us.
    Lola and Gracie are of course the frosting on the cake💜💜

  18. January 3, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Mary….you have a gift of bringing us such pleasure in seeing how beautiful a table can be in every season, every holiday, every special occasion. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! It is evident that you live life to the fullest and it spills over on your beautiful photographs of your passions. Happy New Year!

  19. Terry Wallace
    January 3, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    How awesome and I must say this is one of my favorite post I love a dressed table and this covers all seasons. Thanks for a “scroll” down memory lane.

  20. Maureen
    January 3, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Each one is beautiful! Hard for me to pick a favorite! I don’t know how you think up these tablescapes! You are a marvel! Happy New Year!

  21. January 3, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Such absolutely Beautiful tables…I enjoyed them all so much!!!

  22. Rita C.
    January 3, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    It’s just my humble opinion, but yours are the best there are when it comes to tablescaping. ♥

  23. Gail
    January 3, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Such a wonderful variety. You have great imagination and talent

  24. Donna
    January 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Such a visual feast. Sometime will you please share with us how you store and organize all the china, tablescape vases, tablecloths, etc. Very enjoyable to go to a virtual dinner with you. So 2019.

  25. Jane
    January 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Mary, you are simply the best! Thank you for the joy from your fascinating tablescapes and your beautiful doggies. Just little glimpses of heaven on our journey! Happy New Year

  26. Susan Beninato
    January 3, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Mary thank you for all your beautiful tablescapes and posts. I look forward to reading each one. You’ve inspired me with wonderful, creative ideas. You are a blessing! Happy New Year to you, your family and all your readers. Looking forward to sharing 2019 with you.

  27. Cristy Bennett
    January 3, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    So lovely to re-visit these beautiful and seasonal tablescape displays you created in 2018. Looking forward to enjoying your inspirations for 2019! Happy New Year Blessings to you and yours!

  28. January 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Who needs magazines for inspiration when we have you, Mary! Each and every table is a beautiful experience. Thanks you for rounding up all these 2018 tablescapes. I look forward to seeing more beauty in 2019! xx

  29. Marie
    January 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Every week, to those who follow your blog, you give the gift of beauty. Whether it is a beautiful table, the decorated potting shed, or photos of the lake each entry is simply a treat. Any time I open my email and see one of your posts, I know that I willl be viewing something special. While your “Tables Turned” is wonderful, it is only a handful of a year’s worth of spectacular posts. So, on behalf of all your followers, I send a sincere thank you. I don’t know if we will ever have the opportunity to actually meet in person, but through your blog you have become a “friend”.
    Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year. MM

  30. January 4, 2019 at 7:22 am

    A very colorful and pretty look back Mary! Happy 2019, wishing you a great year:@)

  31. Kathy
    January 4, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Whenever I need tabletop inspiration or a recipe for a special occasion, I turn to your blog. Everything is a feast for the eyes! Thank you for the beautiful posts. Happy 2019 to you and your family.

  32. Nancy Brantley
    January 4, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Your tablescapes are the BEST! You are the most creative person I know! Looking forward to your blog 2019!!

  33. January 4, 2019 at 11:40 am

    So much beauty lumped together, my fav is your lemons 😬

  34. Mary H
    January 4, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks so much for this, Mary. How nice to have to look back for ideas for holidays in 2019! I truly enjoy your blog…wonderful down to earth ideas. Thank you for all the work and time you devote to it.

  35. Chloe Crabtree
    January 7, 2019 at 8:38 am

    It is so delightful to take a look back at all of your beautiful tables throughout the year! You have such a talent for always coming up with creative ways to style a table, you are a true inspiration!

  36. Jan McF
    February 3, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Mary, got a little behind on postings, but wanted to tell you how much I enjoy and look forward to your beautiful postings. Everything is always so fun and beautiful, plus your recipes are always wonderful!

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