Susan from Between Naps On The Porch has been hosting Tablescape Thursday for 10 years, and this week is the 500th tablescape blog link party. In honor of the anniversary, Susan asked participants to put together a collection of their favorite tablescapes.
Prior to launching Debbee’s Buzz, I followed and was inspired and motivated by many of Susan and other bloggers’ holiday, seasonal, and special occasion tablescapes. Unfortunately, that also led to my now extensive collection of tableware with the associated storage issues LOL!
Unlike the other long-time bloggers, I have only six months and 20 plus tablescapes in my post library. My tablescapes begin at Thanksgiving, with nothing yet for summer, July 4th or Halloween (oh but I have plans!).
Since the majority of Debbee’s Buzz subscribers have come on board since February, I’m hoping you’ll enjoy this look back at earlier tablescapes you might have missed. The tablescapes are in chronological order. Links go to the original posts for more pictures and details.
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Although I was able to kick off Debbee’s Buzz at the end of last October, there just wasn’t time to set any spooky tables. And, as a blogger newbie, my photo editing and initial posts are less polished than they are now (I hope!).
2019 Update: Since publishing this post, I have gone on to share two Halloween theme tables. Take a look (if you dare!) at Eye of Newt, Spooky Halloween Tablescape and Haunted Halloween Hallows Tablescape.
Gobble, Gobble, Time for Turkey
I did post three different Thanksgiving themed tablescapes, along with two fall decorated chandeliers.
Cornucopia Takes Center Stage on Thanksgiving Table showcases my china, Waterford crystal, and peacock accent plates and flatware. The centerpiece includes a giant cornucopia and Byer’s Choice figures.
Overhead, acorns and fall leaves dangle from How to Decorate a Dining Room Chandelier for Fall.
2019 Update: Two more Thanksgiving tables since publishing this post are; Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table and Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table.
Birds of a Feather
My latest tablescape, Exotic Peacock Tablescape Graces Formal Dining Room, features a second set of peacock dishes.
Set in the kitchen, Turkey Tureen is Star of Thanksgiving Table incorporates my great-grandmother’s crystal stemware.
Overhead, bunches of mums and leaves Decorate a Chandelier for Fall in 3 Easy Steps.
Lastly for fall, I shared a few everyday kitchen place settings in Casual Thanksgiving Tableware Decorates Home.
Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I must have five or six different kinds of holiday dishes, but only had time to post two tablescapes. Enchanting Woodland Tablescape features one of my very favorite centerpieces. It’s built on top of a red toboggan. Can you spot it?
That post was followed by Christmas Brunch at the Red Barn Tablescape.
Using the same dishes, the table is reinvented with a twig and birch candle centerpiece, vintage glasses, holly linens and favors.
2019 Update: Casual Christmas Table Set for Holiday Season was new the following year.
It was followed by the more formal Nutcracker Collection Christmas Centerpiece & Table.
Pop the Cork
Kicking off 2018 was a Celestial Tablescape Rings in New Year.
In New Years Eve Tablescape: Diamonds & Top Hat, stylishly dressed penguins and owls celebrate a night on the town.
Packing away Christmas decorations, I always keep out winter decor into February. I’m waiting to see if the groundhog sees his shadow. Six more weeks of winter led to 5 Snowman Centerpieces Decorate Winter Table.
Continuing to ignore the freezing temperatures, I invited a few friends to a little party. Here is Polar Bear Frolic in Sleigh Ride Tablescape.
And, because my family loves to hit the slopes, I set up a Welcome to the Apres-Ski Lodge Buffet. While snow continued to fall outside…
Tablescapes Hit Sweet Spot
In February, Debbee’s Buzz starting gaining a little traction and more followers. That was probably because I started participating in blog link parties. And thanks to experienced bloggers, Liz, Linda and Alycia, I finally got my comment system up and running! I love hearing and “conversing” with you (hint, hint…).
A Valentines Day Tea Party with Friends was the first tablescape that generated over 200 pins.
Decorating with Red Heart Ornaments for Valentines Day is a formal tablescape with decorated chandelier. I also included views of other casual settings. If You Love Me, Take Me to Paris is pictured below.
Happy Birthday George & Abe!
My most unique tablescape to date is probably, Set a Presidents Day Table with Liberty Blue. It featured Byer’s Choice Abe and George figures as a centerpiece.
Irish Eyes Smiling
In March, I found gold with over 1,100 pins of Elegant, Easy Shamrock Tablescape for St. Patrick’s Day.
I also got lucky with Ireland Pursuit St. Patrick’s Day Table, and Quick and Easy Lucky Leprechaun Centerpiece.
My favorite tablescape is Beatrix Potter Easter Hunt in Mr. McGregor’s Garden. I was also delighted and thrilled to see it featured on Celebrate Your Story. To date, it’s also received the most comments of any post.
Chocolate Rabbit Centerpiece, Vignette for Easter Table was really calorie free, LOL! And, the post includes how you can create your own faux chocolate.
Busy as a Bee
I’m working on a tablescape post created to wish a Hap-BEE Birthday to my honey. Puns so sweet it makes your teeth hurt?. Stay tuned to see the hive cake, decorated chandelier and table setting.
Happy Anniversary Tablescape Thursday!
I want to thank Susan for hosting the weekly Tablescape Thursday blog party. In addition, Susan was kind enough to feature two of My Favorite Things Parties across four posts. That motivated me to start blogging.
See the Tablescape Thursday posts You’re Invited to French Queen Bee Party, and A Fabulous “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Brunch.
Follow along if you are interested in seeing a variety of table setting ideas year-round.
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Somehow I missed your Paris tablescape! So glad you shared it today. I love the plates and those stripes!
Thanks Sandra. When I saw that tablecloth it was a have-to-have. I still regret not buying a second, rectangular one. My first My Favorite Things Party had a French Queen Bee theme and the tablecloth went perfectly.
I found you when you posted the Presidential Day tablescape and it’s definitely a favorite! I didn’t know you had so many other tablescapes before that so I’m having fun reviewing all them!
Liz, I’m so happy that post got us connected. Thanks for taking the time to look at my previous tablescape posts.
Love all your tablescapes, you have such a creative style. Looking forward to your Halloween ones, my favorite time to decorate
Thank you Leanne, that’s very nice to hear. I love decorating for Halloween too! All I have posted for Halloween so far are two wreaths I made. Planning to post at least two tablescapes this fall.
It’s not about quantity, but quality! You have quite a bit under your belt for a mere 6 months of blogging, and I look forward to seeing many, many more in the months and years to come. We hopefully all get better and better at staging, photography, etc. as the years pass. I know that after 8+ years I am STILL eagerly learning!!!
Thanks for all the encouragement Alycia! I was tablescaping for years before I started blogging, so it hasn’t been hard to come up with ideas. The Beatrix Potter table was brand new this year and my favorite. Still overwhelming how much website development stuff to learn and keep up with, but I’m addicted!
Love this chance to see all your beautiful tablescapes, Debbee. Really hard to pick a favorite as they’re all so good.
Thank you Bobbie! I suspect you’re gonna be partial to the bee tablescape post I’m working on. I’m also looking forward to sharing the Alice in Wonderland tables after the My Favorite Things Party in June.
Debbie, each one of these is fun, but I’m a bee enthusiast, so the Busy as a Bee table is my favorite. I’ve a sweet bee cake cover different from this one and also a collection of bee hive honey pots.
Thanks for sharing.
Have you ever posted your bee cake cover or honey pots? I’d love to see them.
Love your blog. The Beatrix bunny table is my favorite, too! You are so talented! Looking forward to future posts!
So nice to hear Rennie! Glad to hear you are enjoying the blog. I really appreciate when people take the time to comment.
You are the only other person I have seen to celebrate the President’s Day! My “By George!” table decor liberally using (fake) dollar bills to honor George, is one of my favorites. Happy Cherry Pie Day to you!
It started because of three things coming together; my love of American history, George’s birthday also being engineer’s day (which my husband and dad are), and eldest son coming home sporting a construction paper hat with white curls lol! I’ll bet your dollar bill table is adorable Betsy! Great idea!
LOL Here I am trolling Pinterest in the middle of the night looking for St Patrick’s Day ideas and saying That looks like Debbee’s St Paddy and sure enough it’s Debbee’s table. We all have a signature design.
Nice to know my table pops up in Pinterest. I’m flattered you recognize my “look” Myrna — probably you are one of my most engaged followers. Love that you take the time to comment! Although I don’t have a new St Paddy Day tablescape, I am hosting my third annual season hop, Lucky Charms on March 10th. Several of the ladies are sure to share Irish theme table settings that are sure to inspire.