How the Tables Turned: 2019 Year in Review

A Year of Tablescapes, celebrating the seasons and holidays with inspiration and centerpieces for indoor and alfresco dining.

A Year of Tablescapes, celebrating the seasons and holidays with inspiration and centerpieces for indoor and alfresco dining | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescapes #tablesettings #yearoftables #alfresco

Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2019! Here’s look back at how the tables turned during the year, with highlights from the months, seasons and holidays! Click on the links in red for complete full posts, sources and more tabletop inspiration.

Create a ‘Winter Nesting’ Centerpiece for your table. This nesting-vase method is a decorative and easy way to hide your floral stems when using a glass vase for a flower arrangement. Customize your arrangement with the ‘filler’ or decorative material of your choice to match your decor or tablesetting.

Winter Nesting Flower Arrangement and Tablescape

Create a ‘Winter Nesting’ Centerpiece for your table. This nesting-vase method is a decorative and easy way to hide your floral stems when using a glass vase for a flower arrangement. Customize your arrangement with the ‘filler’ or decorative material of your choice to match your decor or tablesetting.

Winter Nesting Table with Cardinals and Snowmen | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #winter #christmas #snowman #tablescapes

Winter Nesting Table with Cardinals and Snowmen

A cozy winter table with Cardinals and snowmen

A Valentine’s Day Tea Party is a perfect way to share some love with your girlfriends or celebrate Galentine’s Day. You’ll find a tea-themed flower arrangement and centerpiece for Valentine’s Day as well as table inspiration and sweet treats. 

Valentine’s Tea Party and Tablescape

 A tea-themed flower arrangement using teacups and a teapot as a centerpiece for Valentine’s Day

Create a flower arrangement and centerpiece for your table using lemons. This easy tutorial provides a little sunshine and interest to your glass vase, and is a fun and decorative way to conceal your flower stems!

All Abuzz: Lemons and Bees Flower Arrangement and Tablescape

Create a flower arrangement and centerpiece for your table using lemons. This easy tutorial provides a little sunshine and interest to your glass vase, and is a fun and decorative way to conceal your flower stems.

‘Hats Off to Leprechauns’ for a little folklore and fun in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Create a table with mini leprechaun hats, edible pots of gold, a Belleck Irish Cottage Teapot flower arrangement and cabbage leaf bowls.

‘Hats Off to Leprechauns’ St. Patrick’s Day Table with Belleek Teapot Flower Arrangement

 Create a table with mini leprechaun hats, edible pots of gold, a Belleck Irish Cottage Teapot flower arrangement and cabbage leaf bowls for a little fun and folklore in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Celebrate spring at the table with a blooming cabbage centerpiece, mini cabbage bowl flower arrangements, a wheelbarrow toting bunny and Hilltop Garden friends!

Farmer Bunny, A Blooming Cabbage and Hilltop Garden Friends

Celebrate spring at the table with a blooming cabbage centerpiece, mini cabbage bowl flower arrangements, a wheelbarrow toting bunny and Hilltop Garden friends.

Alfresco table with a blooming watering can, butterflies and bunny and chick with eggs for spring

Lakeside Dining: Spring Table by the Azaleas

 Alfresco table with a blooming watering can, butterflies and bunny and chick with eggs for spring

Floral Meadow Easter Table and Blooming Bunnies | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Floral Meadow Easter Table and Blooming Bunnies

Hopping down the Bunny Trail for Easter with Floral Meadow plates, blooming bunnies and mini chocolate bunny egg cups!

Stars and Stripes with Liberty Blue and red transferware for Independence Day on the porch

Celebrating the Red, White and Liberty Blue!

Stars and Stripes with Liberty Blue and red transferware for Independence Day on the porch

Dockside Dining with Butterflies and Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Dockside Dining with Butterflies and Hydrangeas

Create a flower arrangement using hydrangeas from the garden as a centerpiece for the table

Celebrate summer and create an arrangement and centerpiece for your table using fruit and flowers with easy shortcuts and tips, no floral foam required.

DIY Summer Fruit and Flower Arrangement + Tablescape

Celebrate summer and create an arrangement and centerpiece for your table using fruit and flowers with easy shortcuts and tips, no floral foam required.

Woodland Table and Mossy Dish Garden | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

High Country-Inspired Woodland Table and Mossy Dish Garden

DIY dish garden and table inspired by a Blue Ridge getaway

Enjoy a summer getaway to the beach via the table to celebrate the last days of summer.

Dockside, Lakeside and Seaside Table for Two

Enjoy a summer getaway to the beach via the table to celebrate the last days of summer. Post include a DIY Summer Flower Arrangement with Seashells and Hydrangeas.

Woodland Friends Fall Table + DIY Floral Runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes

Woodland Friends Fall Table + DIY Floral Runner

A farmhouse plaid tablecloth, assorted fall plaid chargers and and DIY fresh floral table runner centerpiece.

Botanical Fall Fruits Alfresco Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Botanical Fall Fruits Alfresco Table

Alfresco dining with Autumn Harvest Fruits

Delicious Autumn Lakeside Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes

Delicious Autumn Lakeside Table

Autumn table by the lake inspired by a favorite fall quote

Bone Appétit: Rod & Rowena’s Last Hurrah and Halloween Fun | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

Bone Appétit: Rod & Rowena’s Last Hurrah and Halloween Fun

Skellie humor for Halloween with Rod and Rowena

Giving Thanks Table with Mix and Match Turkeys, Plaid and an Easy Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #tablescapes

Giving Thanks Table with Mix and Match Turkeys, Plaid and an Easy Centerpiece

A no-stress table for Thanksgiving using mix and match dinnerware with an easy-to-create centerpiece in under 10 minutes.

St. Nicholas Christmas Table with Paisley, Plaid and Forest Friends | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

St. Nicholas Christmas Table with Paisley, Plaid and Forest Friends

Celebrate Christmas at the table with traditional red and green, an evergreen runner, paisley, plaid and St. Nick with assorted forest friends plates.

Noel Farms Christmas Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescapes #christmas #truck

Noel Farms Christmas Tablescape

Red trucks delivering fresh-from-the-farm evergreens as well as loads of cheer!

A Year of Tablescapes, celebrating the seasons and holidays with inspiration and centerpieces for indoor and alfresco dining | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescapes #tablesettings #yearoftables #alfresco

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  28 comments for “How the Tables Turned: 2019 Year in Review

  1. January 10, 2020 at 6:18 am

    I enjoyed seeing the year in review. Have a wonderful 2020.

  2. Jane Teague
    January 10, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Your table settings make every meal a feast! Thank you for sharing your discerning talent with us, Mary!

  3. January 10, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I love everyone of your table designs
    Missed the dogies

  4. Brenda
    January 10, 2020 at 7:55 am

    I love all of the different tables together in one post and they’re all so beautiful! It’s inspired me to try something different and creative. Thank you!

  5. Rita C.
    January 10, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Nobody, absolutely nobody, does tables better than you do, Mary! I loved seeing them all, and I even saw a couple for the first time – March and April – I obviously was buried in the purge and move. Truly inspiring!

  6. Alice Genzlinger
    January 10, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Your talent is outstanding. . Where do you keep the many precious things you use in your settings? Every table from the cloth to the flowers to the dishes and flatware are so thoroughly thought out for each season. I don’t ever miss a one and remember them all. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  7. Julaine Durdil
    January 10, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful tablescapes. I love when I see a new post from you pop up in my emails or Facebook!

  8. Kathy
    January 10, 2020 at 8:38 am

    You are the best, Mary. Love seeing them all together. Happy New Year!

  9. January 10, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Cheers from one dish addict to another!

  10. Patti
    January 10, 2020 at 9:05 am

    I love to see your tablescapes. They are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing 2019 in review. Have a great weekend

  11. January 10, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Stunning tables, Mary! I remember each one of them and it is wonderful to see them gathered in a collection. My favorite is the Valentine’s tea table. Maybe it is because Valentine’s is coming up. Each one is gorgeous and perfect in detail❤️

  12. Clara
    January 10, 2020 at 9:54 am

    A beautiful round up Mary & in a favorite category as well! I truly can’t pick a favorite because they’re all so pretty! The Winter nesting & Woodland friends table dishes are both favorites. I love round ups when all the eye candy is in one place! Have a great day! Clara ❤️

  13. Cynthia
    January 10, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Just love your designs….they are so inspirational! Thank you for a year of bliss!

  14. Debbie Joens
    January 10, 2020 at 10:44 am

    An absolutely beautiful year of tablescapes and inspiration! Can’t wait to see what 2020 brings. Happy New Year Mary!

  15. Vanessa Breg
    January 10, 2020 at 11:28 am

    I love your work. So ABSOLUTELY Beautiful!

  16. Cyndi Raines
    January 10, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    WOW! Seeing them all together just shows what a “tablescape extravaganza” we delight in each and every month. Your talent has no end! I love them all, but especially the lemon in a vase with the bee theme, the tulips in the head of cabbage, how unique! Of course, “dockside dining” with the beautiful hydrangeas and blue water and the vase filled with seashells offering a soft beach theme, just awesome. Lastly, I can’t forget our Tom turkey / Thanksgiving setting which brings joy to my heart each time I see it. Thank you Mary for these lovely inspirational tablescapes and all of your boundless efforts in each and every post. I’m all in for 2020, go Mary! ♥️♥️♥️

  17. January 10, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Lovin’ your new winter header Mary, especially that fun J-Bro snowy plate! Enjoyed the look back, had to chuckle at Rod and friend:@) Have a great weekend and Happy 2020 (in case I haven’t wished you a great one yet)!!!

  18. Kitty
    January 10, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    You teach us so much, Mary, and we are lucky to have you share your creativity and beauty with us. We know where to go for inspiration, tutorials, and tips. Thank you! ❤️

  19. Chloe Crabtree
    January 10, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    What a lovely trek through the year of your gorgeous tables. You inspire me and make me want to do a better job of styling tables. You have such treasures and so many gorgeous throws and tablecloths that set the scene for your lovely tables! Thank yous for continuing to share your beautiful tables!

  20. Jane Lund
    January 10, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Wow wow wow!! Your tablescapes are absolutely amazing, beautiful & so creative! I love looking through your posts & try to use an idea here or there! All the best to you & the fur babies for the coming year of more pretties!

  21. Jackie
    January 11, 2020 at 6:57 am

    What a year of beautiful tables! You certainly have an eye for decorating….so creative! Thanks for sharing the photos!

  22. January 11, 2020 at 10:35 am

    I love love looking back and revisiting! Do you ever think, “how did I do all that!?!” 😂 Your tables are always a delight Mary, I can never see them too many times! You’ve got me into a tablescaping mood now!! We are under a tornado watch today, I hope it doesn’t come your way…
    Jenna

  23. January 11, 2020 at 10:39 am

    You certainly do the best tablescapes. I have already pinned most of them, I should change my label from entertaining to Mary Style!! Thanks for all the beauty you share with all of us, Sandi

  24. January 11, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Absolutely amazing!

  25. Bonnie Morgan
    January 11, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    I am bowled over by your tablescaping talent. I enjoyed them all again. Very enjoyable.

  26. Sue
    January 11, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Your blog never fails to delight and inspire me.
    thank you so much!

  27. Betsy
    January 12, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    What a terrific year of tables you gave us! Your tables and photos always make me feel as though we’re all celebrating the best days of our lives. I’m looking forward to 2020 and all your new ideas! All the best to you in the New Year!

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