Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Year of Tablescapes in 2011

Hey Everyone!  I have to admit I was feeling a bit down recently about having missed several opportunities to make a few fun and pretty tablescapes for the holidays.  Not having the time or energy to pull one together had me feeling a bit behind in blogland.  

With a little extra time this morning I was contemplating creating a tablescape but decided to visit a few of you instead.  I couldn't help but notice a few of you put together a year's worth of your tablescapes from 2011.  Since I try to keep these as a page on my blog I didn't think I really had many to share with you after looking at that.  

Well, I think I've missed a few to link on my tablescape page because after scrolling through my photos I realized I actually had quite a bit.  So in true copycat blogger style I decided to create a few collages for you of my tablescapes from last year.

Last year started out with a blast.  I made my traditional New Years dinner that was quickly followed by one very unusual snow storm.  Then I fell in love with Valentines and and my own King of Hearts.

Spring was soon to follow and I enjoyed St. Patricks day, celebrating the Royal wedding, fresh new spring colors and the rather quick arrival of warmer temperatures.

We had several opportunities for outdoor dining on the porch but it quickly became way too blazing hot.   I celebrated the fourth of July with a few tablescapes that I thoroughly enjoyed putting together.

Late summer brought the arrival of ladybugs and pool side dining throughout the process of building a new pool in our backyard.

After a long hot summer, I quickly embraced fall tablescaping with peacocks, pumpkins and a new turkey.  Oh, and let's not forget sitting for a spell with old Miss Abigail.

After going back to work the tablescapes slowed down rather abruptly. Before you know it Christmas was here and I only practiced one setting ahead of time.  I barely even managed to snap a few shots just before our guests arrived on day two.

 Wow!  What a wonderful year of tablescapes!

I will try to update my Tablescapes page as soon as possible for those of you who may wish to go back and see a few more details on any of the above.  I am linking up my year of tablescapes with BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today!
Thank you so much for your visit.

  For those of you who have hung in there over the year I really do appreciate you.  I don't tell you often enough, or visit you often enough, but I do so appreciate each and everyone of you for all the joy and inspiration you bring to me.
Blogging friends are wonderful and always worth a second glance!


  1. Oh my word, you had a ton of fabulous tablescapes. I love them all. Hugs, marty

  2. Wow! You really created a lot of gorgeous tablescapes last year! I'm sure you'll have a bunch more this year, as well.

  3. What an absolutely gorgeous post! I don't know which is my favorite! :-)

  4. It is always fun to look back and see what we have done on our blog. I love tablescaping and hope to do more of it this year. hugs, Linda

  5. I felt out of the tablscape loop this year, too. I really do enjoy it so I want to get back to it more.

    One of the things I want to do in 2012 is to stop neglecting what I enjoy for the sake of what I am compelled to do.

    I love the way you did the seasons with a mosaic. That was perfect!

  6. Such a beautiful collection of tables!! Love the way you put it together!

  7. Loving your look back across the tables of 2011. Wishing you all the best for 2012.

  8. Oh my goodness, Mary...this was a WONDERFUL review of 2011! I am SO glad you did it, since I missed several.
    "Not having the time or energy to pull one together had me feeling a bit behind in blogland." I know the feeling!!! I'm feel like I'm constantly playing catch up & I'm not working, either. Phooey! We'll just have to do the best we can & if I see something spectacular that I know you wouldn't want to miss, I'll give you a shout & you do the same, k?


  9. Awww Rett! That's what I am talking about! Blog friends who help each other out. I love shout outs to come see, anytime, and I certainly will do the same for you!

  10. I loved seeing all your beautiful scapes in one spot!
    I peeked at your sailing pics, just gorgeous. We are on the Bay, but it is frigid today!


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