Top 10 Tablescapes of 2010

This past year, 2010, I have posted 50 tablescapes! I wanted to share 10 of my favorites. I found out THAT was like asking me who my favorite child is! Each table has memories attatced to them and a back story. They are filled with elements that are sentimental and things I love.

So, here are a few that I think best show MY personal style and passion for setting a table.

Click on the title beneath each picture to go to the original post.

NEUTRALS AND NATURALS

This table is a good example of my love of neutral colors. The tablecloth is a vintage Italian cotton lace. A true treasure, and it show off my beloved dinning room table (inlaid mahogany).

Notice the leaf and berry plates in so many of my tables. They are my “signature plates” . I just never get tired of them!

EASTER BRUNCH

Family is a major joy in my life. And StoneGable is the primary gathering place. I am happiest when my home is full of love and laughter.( And very exhausted when everyone leaves) This Easter we got together for a big Easter Brunch. I used the Peach Lustre dishes I have collected for over 20 years.

I kept the color scheme simple and quiet. Peach and white are so beautiful together.

RED, WHITE AND ROOSTERS!

This little table was inspired by K-Mart. Just goes to show~ setting a pleasing table does not require expensive things! I LOVE red and white tablescapes. This bisque rooster has been pecking around my kitchen for year!

Sweetheart roses are so pretty and a bargain! They last longer than their long stemmed cousins.

Lilac And All That Jazz

Many of my favorite tablescapes are set outdoors and several are spring inspired tables.

StoneGable has a big wrap around porch. This table was set in a corner of the side porch. Inimate, with a gorgeous view~ a delightful place for a meal.

 Lilacs make me swoon! And lilacs and silver are perfection! This simple little table is one of my top 5 favs!

  
YELLOW CHINA AND BLACK TEA

Here we are again on the side porch. This is another favorite.

I sat at an auction in sweltering heat with a cranky 4 year old (feeding him animal cracker and playing with cars- his 5 year old sister was perfect) for 6 hours to bid and win this little tea set. It was so inexpensive! But I fell in love with the colors and lines of this set. I just had to take it home.

Yellow is my favorite color, and when it is paired with black it makes my heart sing! 

Yellow China And Black Tea

PINK PEONY TABLESCAPE

 Can you almost smell the gorgeous peonies? I was celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. This was one of those effortless tables that just evolved!

Many elements of this table are vintage or antique. The Limoges pink floral plates are old and exquisitely designed. They are so ladylike.

Pink Peony Tablescape

4TH OF JULY PICNIC

Honestly, This table almost made me stop blogging!

 I was so tired and dripping wet from the heat and humidity. Nothing went right! I literally was crying by the end of this shoot, I was so frustrated. I don’t use bad language, but if I did I would have had to wash my mouth out with soap!

 I decided that blogging was not worth this much trouble… then I got some wonderful comments, and changed my mind. Such appreciative readers!

4TH Of July Picnic

DAISY CHAIN

A white wire Gardiner and a perennial border full of blooming daisies are great inspirations. I wanted to convey the sweetness and innocence of these amazing flowers. This tablescape reminds me of my sweet daughter when she was 13.

My crew~ hubby and son dragged my grandmother’s utility table out to the garden. They have schlepped in and out so many tablescapes!

I could not find the right place mats and napkins so I made them myself. What a fun project!

BLUE HYDRANGEA AND WHITE DELIGHTS

Some tables just have a life of their own. This was not the table  I had pictured in my mind, but the elements just sorta happened. I love blue and white and the serendipity of this table was even a surprise to me! It was better than I ever planned,.

Blue Hydrangea Table

BEES AND SUNFLOWERS

I dream of keeping bees. I love the idea of it! Anything with a bee motif draws me to it like… well, a bee to honey! This table is an Ode to the bee.

Bees And Sunflowers

AND TWO MORE BONUS TABLES…

 BLACK AND WHITE AND BOO!

I think this was actually the most popular table I have done, judging by the comments. Who doesn’t love black and white. And those adorable baby boo pumpkins! The pumpkins came from my garden and all the dishes and linens came from my dish closet… nothing new. Just put together in a different way.

Black And White And Boo

WOODLAND TABLESCAPE

Maybe Woodland Tablescape gave Black And White And Boo a run for the money in the most popular department. I found these fabulous dishes in Southhampton this fall. I planned this table on the drive home from Long Island to Lancaster all the while clutching my new dishes. Many times I build a whole table around one element.

Another table that was just so easy to set!

Woodland Tablescape

Okay, Last one! I forgot about ….

PANSIES AND THE GIRL’S BREAKFAST

Company is always welcomed at StoneGable. I planned a breakfast for some fabulous girlfriends. I am fond of sending my guests home with a remembrance of their time at StoneGable, so I made these little pansies in egg shells encircled with a nest like wreath. What fun!

I love this table because it holds the promise of Spring and we had such a splendid time!

Pansies And The Girl’s Breakfast

This coming year, I hope to set many more unique tables to inspire and delight. I am also committed to posts discussing the how-to’s of tablescaping and helpful tips and hints. Be looking for more ideas for centerpieces and little take home gifts.

I am participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.

I am joining Jenny at Off On My Tangent for Alphabe-Thursday.

I am participating in Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

Comments

  1. says

    Everyone is just lovely. I would love to set my table using some of yours for an example. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with others who are jus learning.

  2. says

    Bonjour Yvonne,
    Each one is gorgeous and reflects your love for all things timeless and elegant. The lilacs and pink peonies are exceptional.

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and you are back on your feet! We must talk soon!

    I wish you and yours the most blessed and lovely New Year my friend!
    Mimi

  3. says

    Bravo–again! I remember the wonderful shower tablescape that you did. Honestly, it made me want to get married all over again (and I do need new linens, etc.)–to the same man, of course.

    Sending you best wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

    Best,
    Bonnie

  4. says

    50 TABLESCAPES, I’m in awe of all you’ve accomplished this year Yvonne. Each and every table has been beautiful both in it’s content and photography. Thank you for a year of beauty at your table.

  5. says

    I don’t know how you could choose just 10 out of the 50!!!!!!!!!!! Every single one is my favorite until you post the next one! You continue to surprise and delight every one of your followers! PLEASE do NOT stop blogging, I wouldn’t know what to do without your blog! I smile every time I see a post from you!!!! What an inspiration you are!!!! Happy, happy new year my friend to you and your family!!!!!! Many good blessings in 2011! XO, Pinky 2011 will be the year we MEET!!!!!!!!!!

  6. says

    FIFTY tables – - Wow is all I can say! These have been favorites of mine too Yvonne…especially the pansies, lilacs, sweetheart roses and sunflower…oh, and that wonderful bee tea!

    Happy New Year sweet friend and I look forward to what we’ll see in the new year :)

  7. says

    Yvonne, I keep saying that you should write a book on tablescaping. You have all the gorgeous photos already! It would be hard for me to pick a favorite as they all are so beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing more in 2011.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

  8. says

    I second the book idea- can you put me on the waiting list? They are all so beautiful. You are a wonder! I ADORE the lilacs, the peonies and the hydrangeas…all are my favorite flowers. Oh… and the daisies too…and the pumpkins…and the….roses…and the…;)

  9. says

    I don’t think your readers realize how much thought, love & hard work you put into each tablescape. Seeing this post today should remind all of us how blessed we are to have you as a friend and an inspiration. Here’s to your best successes coming in 2011, Happy New Year, Yvonne.

    Love,
    M

  10. says

    yes, do a book. your photography is excellent and you certainly know how to do a table!!! I loved going down memory lane.. they are all beautiful. Happy New Year to you and yours, may the new year bring lots of blessings!

  11. says

    What a fun review, Yvonne. You are a master at this craft! I’m going to spend more time visiting each one specifically again when I have some quiet time. I’m off to bed tonight. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing these creative ideas. Magnificent ~ each one!
    ~ Sarah

  12. says

    Yvonne:

    It is so wonderful to look back upon the year and to see your top ten. I’m working on a similar post myself, but I don’t think I can narrow it down to ten!!! It is like picking a favorite child. But that’s actually the fun of all of this, we dont’ have to pick. None of it is permanent. We’re all beyond picking that one set of wedding china. We mix and match and tweek and enjoy the fun of creating and the beauty of enjoying. You’ve done some amazing tablescapes this year and I’m so glad I don’t have to pick a favorite. I get to enjoy them all!

    Happy New Year. Hope to see you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. says

    Hi Yvonne!
    Oh your tablescapes are just a treat every time I come by!
    These are all glorious, but one I always remember is the white tea and pink roses. {I think that was the name} just gorgeous. It may still be in your sidebar…
    I always say, God gifted you with hospitality. This blog is so welcoming and the work you do a gift to us all~
    Many blessings for 2011 ~
    love,
    Maria

  14. says

    Fifty tablescapes? WOW! That is amazing. These 10 are wonderful. I can almost smell those lovely lilacs.

    Lilacs…COME ON SPRING!

    Happy New Year! La

  15. Anonymous says

    Hi Yvonne, Everyone one of your posts has been such a visual delight and I feel so blessed to have found all the wonderful and inspirational blogs this past year including yours of course. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with us. I love all your tablescapes and have enjoyed each one. I bought Mikasa Italian Countryside dinnerware after seeing your versitile uses and Anita from Far Above Rubies. Thanks again and Happy healthy and Blessed New Year to you and yours. Emelia.

  16. says

    Hands down…you are absolutely, positively my favorite Tablescaper. You should really consider writing a book. I would be first in line to purchase it. I thought I had a great collection of dishes. I would love to be turned loose in your china cabinets. LOL
    Thanks for gicing us this quick glimpse of your past year’s tables.
    Happy New Year, Barb

  17. Anonymous says

    I don’t have a blog and I normally do not comment, but the first thing I do every morning is get a cup of coffee,turn on the computer and look at your blog! I am truly in awe on everything you do, I wish I lived next door so some of you could rub off on me. Your tablescapes, receipes and decorating ideas are a true delight.

  18. says

    As always, absolutely beautiful! It’s like a coffee table book! Thanks for sharing your may talents with us. You are truly an inspiration to all.

  19. says

    Each one of your tablescapes is lovely and inspiring, but wow 50, that’s amazing! I’m glad it was you who had to choose only 10 to feature, I loved them all! The peonies made me long for springtime!

    Happy New Year!

    Kat :)

  20. says

    Dearest Yvonne, your tables are always so awe inspiring and I am glad that I got to see some you created before I began blogging! What a fun year to get to share with you. Thanks for recapping 2010 and I can’t wait to see what you create for 2011! Have a wonderful New Year, dear.

  21. says

    Yvonne, 50 tablescapes! All of them are amazing. Love the ones you featured on this post. You are an incredibly talented woman with a keen eye for detail. I agree,you should write a book on tablescapes. I look forward to seeing what you have instore for us in 2011. It’s bound to be fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us. Happy New Year!

  22. says

    If you did just one tablescape it would still be better than 50 of mine. Oh my, you are The Queen of tablescapes. Every single one is just as…or more…lovely than the other! Thanks for the eye candy each and every week. Lori L

  23. says

    Every TT, I search for “Stone Gable” amongst the link pictures and I’m never disappointed! What a fabulous year of YOUR tablescapes it has been! I loved reviewing all these ones you posted and reading your comments about creating them. You have a magnificent talent and I’m so thankful you are willing to share it with us! I look forward to 2011 and the many more delights you will inspire us with!
    Happy New Year, Yvonne!

    DD

  24. says

    Hello Yvonne~ ~ ~All of your tablescapes are stunning as always. You have such a talent and decorate your home with such class. I am so longing for Peonys to bloom~ ~MY FAVORITES OF ALL TIME. It’s been a busy season for all and it’s not over yet. Have a Blessed New Year.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  25. says

    I don’t know how you picked the top ten. I love all your tablescapes. I am partial to any of your scapes that use the berry plates though. I just love those! I can’t wait to see what the New Year will bring here though!

    I am so glad that the holidays didn’t wear you down. I was so worried about you that I almost called. So happy that you were MIA for a good reason!

    Love Ya Muchly!

  26. says

    I honestly couldn’t choose! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen more beatiful & creative tablescapes!!! Looking forward to your how to’s, tips and hints for 2011…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  27. says

    I could just sit and look at your tablescapes all day. They are absolutely beautiful and so inspiring. Now I want to go have a party so I can decorate my table! Thanks for all your ideas.

  28. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    I’m Randee from All the Pretty Dishes, your neighbor at post #42. I’m also a follower. Your tablescapes are magnificent! I love all of them but I am especially partial to your Lilac Tablescape, your Pink Peony Tablescape, and your Blue and White Summer Tablescape. I don’t know how you can continue to outdue yourself! You are very talented.

  29. says

    Your tablescapes are stunning, Yvonne! I would have had a tough time selecting my favorite 10. Thank you so very much for a big serving of eye candy this morning. You truly inspire me.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  30. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    I remember each one of these tables and enjoyed seeing them again. It must have been so hard to pick just 10. You are such a talented and creative lady and truly are an inspiration. Thanks for the walk through your wonderful land of tablescapes.
    Happy New Year!
    Maryrose

  31. says

    You simply have the best tablescapes in blogland, Yvonne, ~ I could never pick a favorite. I know this must be a tremendous amount of work for you, but as you can tell by the comments, we all appreciate it!! When you get tired, just put them all in a book and it will fly off the shelves.
    Have a blessed 2011.
    Sue

  32. says

    Oh how to pick a favorite, I don’t know but I love the peonies and the black and white, oh and the Halloween table too. Wow 50 tablescapes, that’s a tremendous amount of work, Yvonne! I am so impressed with each of your lovely settings…wishing you a Happy New Year 2011…

  33. says

    That’s a fabulous line up of scapes and well done work for the year-end wrap up. Clearly, it’s your passion — that shows so much. Lovely and fun with lots of ideas. I also so appreciate you stopping by. Happy New Year, Jane

  34. says

    Hello Yvonne, I can’t get over how pretty the Lilac table is. I had a vintage germanlilac set about 10 yrs ago, 80 pieces. I sold it to an antiques dealer in NY. I can kick myself now for doing so. Anyways, all your tables are wonderful and look light they are out of a magazine. Happy New Year.

  35. says

    Yvonne,
    All your tables are exquisite! I am so inspired by the photos and the dinnerware that you use. Your woodland tablescape with the antlers was the one that inspired me to put together our Christmas setting On Crooked Creek. Thank you for all the beauty you shown in blog land. I can only imagine what 2011 will hold. Looking forward to blogging with you in 2011!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  36. says

    I love all your tablescapes Yvonne and always looks forward to seeing your next one. I especially loved the daisy tablescape it was just so delightful and refreshing. I loved the placemats you made for it and added the tutorial to my project file hoping to make them someday. I like to set a pretty table but I am definitely not a tablescaper!

    I look forward to seeing what you share with us in 2011.

    Best wishes for a safe and Happy New Year!

    ~ Tracy

  37. says

    Yvonne I have just spent the better part (the best part) of my morning with your blog. Your year in review is sensational! Every post is a visual treat. So many inspiring settings – I just could not get enough. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us – I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful tablescapes in 2011.
    Have a very Happy New Year.

  38. says

    Hi Yvonne…

    My friend, I was just tickled pink to have you join in with the Sunday Favorites repost party today! Ohhh my…and what a fabulous post! Girlfriend, I really did try to choose a favorite…even thought that I may be able to mention my favorite three tablescapes…and then…I just gave up! Hehe! I just adore each and every one of your gorgeous tables!!! You really are one of my most favorite tablescapers in all of Blogland, Yvonne! You are such a creative and talented lady…and your tables are simply FABULOUS!!! I think that every one of them should be in a tablescaping book! Have you ever thought about publishing a book about your tablescapes? I think you could and should!!! wink! Beatuiful…beautiful tables, my friend…thank you so much for sharing them with us for the Sunday Favorites party today…this has been such a treat!!!

    Warmest wishes and Happy New Year!!!
    Chari @Happy To Design

    Wishing you and your sweet family a blessed and happy New Year!!!

  39. says

    Each and every tablescape you shared here is a wonder.

    I would be happy to sit at any of them and just be fed bread and water. They are absolutely gorgeous.

    I tried to pick a favorite but I cannot.

    Instead I can simply thank you for linking and wish you and your loved ones a 2011 filled with joy, discovery, grace and adventure.

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