Monday, March 21, 2011

Come To The Table 2009

On Wednesday, I'll be sharing some beautiful tablescapes from a charity event that I attended over the weekend. You won't want to miss it!

In the meantime, this is a repost of beautiful table settings that were donated by their designers and sponsors for a charity event that I attended in 2009. Each table was available for bid or outright purchase throughout the "Come To The Table" charity event. The annual event benefits the Peacemaker Program which is actively engaged in the prevention of child abuse.

I'll start with one of my favorite table designs created by my son Bryon's girlfriend (Alissa) and her mom. They did an outstanding job, and bought the dishes at my favorite dish store, Oneida.

"Silhouettes in Black and Cream"

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Eat Your Words

Easy as Pie

Hidden Treasures

Mangia! Mangia!

An Afternoon’s Interlude….Black Tie Optional

Golden Holiday

All that Glitters is Gold

Splendor in the Grass

Signed, Sealed, Delivered…..I’m Yours

Easter Sunday

In the Gray of Winter, a Flower Blooms

Panini & Bellini Brunch Buffet

Treasure Chest

Food for the Sole

Moroccan Nights

Up, Up & Away

Happy Hour

My Cup Runneth Over

Behind the Eight Ball

12 Months of Friendship

Simply Ooh La La (this table was loaded with Dooney and Burke purses)


Café Delights

Irish Blessings

An Evening at Thornberry’s

Thank you for stopping by!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. What a great event! I bet it was so much fun to see all of these gorgeous table settings. Black and white does seem to be a least with the photographer :-) Your son's girlfriend did a beautiful job. That would be a favorite with me too! The scrabble one is cute and the green one really caught my attention. I think that St. Patrick's day party got me fixated on green!! lol

    My hospital does a similar fundraiser (Festival of the Trees) except with Christmas Trees decorated to the hilt. Most of them also have extra prizes a Harley Tree might have a real Harley along with it! Or a San Francisco one would have a trip to SF with it. It's a big community draw though just to pay to see your great event. And then they auction them off. Thanks for taking us along

  2. Debbie - you must have felt you were in heaven!! I liked the black & white also...all were unique in their own way.

    Ready for tomorrow post..

  3. Lots of creativity there!

    I love Alissa and her mom's table. I saw other black and white settings but theirs was the best with the theme carried through with the black and white balls, napkins and beautiful stemware.

  4. I love this. I would be there all day gawking!
    I notice some plates that I have seen in HG too!
    Alissa and her mom did a great job!! Perfect..
    Can't wait for the next installment!

  5. Debbie, how wonderful to be able to support an organization that is working for such a great cause.

    The tables ettings are all gorgeous and very detailed.

    My favorites are the fun ones ... San Francisco and Scrabble.

  6. How fun these tables are...what inspiration you must have gathered just viewing them. I agree with favorite was Alissa & Tina black and cream, followed by the black & white signed, sealed & delivered. They are all gorgeous and such creativity in putting them together.

  7. What a great fundraiser! hard to pick a favorite, but I love the black and whites, too!

    Great post, Debbie, looking forward for the next installment!

  8. Debbie, great, I've been waiting to see. How fun to see all these tablesettings. Very pretty! I like the Scrabble... we just finished a game! Well, I like them all! Alissa and her Mom did a gorgeous table. Off to see part 2!

  9. Whoa! many wonderful inspired tables here. I'm overwhelmed! I love it all....

  10. What great tablescapes and all so clever -- thanks so much for sharing. Sounds like a fun event --
    Loved the scrabble one -- that was clever and of course the black and white one -- beautiful!

  11. All are so very beautiful! Just beautiful! Deb

  12. A tablescapers dream, I can't choose, I can't choose, I am going back for another look, your sons girlfriend and her mum created a wonderful table. Kathy.

  13. Wow! So many beautiful tablescapes. You sure gave my eyes a real feast! Thanks!...Christine

  14. What a great event. All the table designs are incredible!

  15. What wonderful inspiration from all these gorgeous tables! I've bookmarked your page so I can come back later and have a closer look. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Beautiful tablescapes! Lots of inspiration!!

    Wonderful event!

  17. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful table settings. I am definitely inspired!

  18. I'm on tilt! Overload!!! These are amazing tables! Lucky for me I didn't know about this, my husband could have lost his life's savings!!!

    Each table was fabulous!

  19. What a fun event!

    I really enjoyed this post.

  20. Oh Debbie,
    I would have been in Tablescape Heaven! What utter fun! Thanks for sharing this event with us. I don't think I could pick a favorite although the Black, White and Red tablescape you started off with is pretty high on my list! What a wonderful cause and great event. Wish I were there! Happy spring! ~ Alisa

  21. Lordy lordy how beautiful is that? My fav would be the Eater Table and the Up up and Away. I love color.
    Thanks for sharing all the beauty Debbie (my sisters name).
    Happy TT
    Love Claudie

  22. Thank you for sharing those pics. So much inspiration. What a great event!

  23. Oh my goodness, they are all stunning. Such wonderful inspiration in all of them. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

  24. many great tables...and so many ideas there too! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

  25. Thank you so much, What a fun event! I got the I wants BAD! Lots of great ideas.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  26. I just loved all these tables!! What fun! I wouldn't know which one to sit at...thus thank goodness for place cards!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the work behind this very important cause! Hugs!!!

  27. What a fun event that must have been. Fantastic table settings -- really interesting and clever. "Eat Your Words" make me laugh out loud.

    Great fun! Cass

  28. Wow, what fun! I think my favorite is the same as yours -- those beautiful black and white settings are wonderful!

  29. Wow, so many amazing tablescapes in one place! And such creativity...loved seeing all these! Impossible to pic a favorite! :-) Thanks for sharing them for Tablescape Thursday! Susan

  30. That was so much fun! Just like I was there. I'll be you had a ball! Thanks for sharing that great event. Peggy from PA

  31. Debbie, This flashback is wonderful! So many great themed tables and ideas. I would have worn out my camera!

    Each one is unique and their interpretation creative.

    I hope you raised tons of money for this worthy cause.

    I cant wait to see this years!

  32. These tables are just gorgeous! What a lovely post!

  33. I remember these tables..just lovely!

  34. I remember most of those beautiful tables! Definitely worthy of a flashback. I especially remember the easter rabbit! Thanks for joining me this week!

  35. Such pretty tables. I remember them! Great event for a good cause!

  36. I'm so glad you posted photos of the event again, Debbie! What beautiful tables and I love the black and white one done by Alissa and mom.

    I see that leaf tablecloth that I love again. I wish it weren't so expensive!


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