Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Come To The Table 2011

Over the weekend I attended a charity event, "Come to the Table", to benefit the local Peacemaker Program. The table settings and decor were donated by their designers and sponsors, and were available for bid or outright purchase throughout the event. The peacemaker program is actively engaged in the prevention of child abuse.

I love these glass nutcracker candleholders, and 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 I love the theme "Nutcracker Sweets". Alissa took ballet lessons throughout her childhood, and was in the local production of the Nutcracker. Thus the perfect theme for their table.

Here is one of the proud table designers, Miss P, as her students call her ;o)

This was titled "Occasionally You Need a Table". I loved the display.

Make Time For Friends...cute idea using watches for napkin rings.

A Passion For Picnics...Vera Bradley the buggy napkin ring.

Piggy those piggy bowls.

Make Peace....those peace signs remind me of my younger days :-)

Bagel Time...gotta love those mini bagels used for napkin rings.

Silver Screen....I have some of these movie reels so watch for a future tablescape :-)

Bohemian Rhapsody

Phantom of the Opera

Chillin' and Grillin'...I can't wait for summer!

Would someone please straighten the flatware :-)

Gingerbread Party

New York, New York (as my husband would say - So nice, they named it twice)  He is originally from New York City.

Birthday Wishes

In The Pink

Perennial: Lasting Through the Years

A Night of Romance

Adirondack Lodge

Rose Garden

Let Them Eat Skate

The designer used their skating team T-shirts as chair covers. Very clever!

Bee at the Table

Bain Ceol as an Tsaol (Reap Music from Life). This was sponsored by the Irish Cultural and Historical Society of the Mohawk Valley

Angels Forever

See the snake and the bugs? This table was designed by a ten year old boy, and it is called Meadow Lunch. One of my future posts will be a meadow lunch (I used to call it a picnic lunch until I fell in love with meadow lunch)

I hope you enjoyed the lovely tables! 
Also, I did a repost of the Tables from 2009 if you would like to view them. I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday with this post.

Thank you very much for stopping by! I enjoy your friendship and comments! 

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. Wow...where in NY is this event held? I loved the "bagel Time"...especially those beautiful polka dot napkins! I love seeing the tablesettings at the NYS fair, but this looked like more effort and design goes into each table...thanks for sharing!

  2. There were some really talented tablescapers there...I love the meadow lunch table, even with the snakes! The garden themed table was my favorite, though.

  3. They are so creative. Love all the tables this year!

  4. Debbie, This should have become a book! There is so much to look at and so much creativity. I love the smakes, bike, bagel napkin rings, bees...What a talented group of tablescapers! I would have loved to see everyone busy at work putting all of this together!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Oh wow, those are beautiful tablescapes!

    The whole time I'm looking at the pictures, thinking this place looks like Hart's Hill. Then I see your profile says Upstate NY & it finally connects that this *is* Hart's Hill. Funny how I just stumbled upon your blog from Between Naps on the Porch & end up finding someone local! :-)

  6. More beautiful tables, Debbie! I love the 'watch' napkin rings. Wonderful, beautiful and clever tablescapes!

  7. What a lovely treat to share this event with you. I loved seeing every single table you shared with us. I think the snakes too the cake!

  8. How wonderful! I enjoyed scrolling through every one and kept changing my mind as to a favorite.

  9. Wow! So many beautifully dressed tables. It would be impossible for me to pick a favorite!

  10. Love the bagel time! What a great place, had so much fun looking at this! Love the white gold dishes with the gold chargers, elegant! The medow lunch as well. All tables are great! Very nice post.
    Thank you for sharing.

  11. Thank you for pasing by and for the lovely comments, I'm very grateful!
    The napkin rings with butterfly were also made by us at the ceramic factory, I designed them in the colors of the china we made, that's why they match.
    Have a nice weekend.

  12. Oh I adore all the wonderful tablescapes~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures on my blog. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Waited to come here till I knew I would have time to browse. They are all good, some are excellent!
    I have the bowls from the Peace table, and I bought the s and P's in the NY NY to do a NY tablescape. Guess from where? LOL I have to go back and look again!
    Thanks, Debbie, this was great!

  14. Debbie - so much fun, so much to see! I need to go back and enlarge some of them..Phantom of the Opera was a fav. Also loved those dragonfly napkin rings. So many cute ideas. Miss P did a great job!!

  15. Wow! So much inspiration here for fun tables. Loved New York, New York, The Nutcracker and The Phantom of the Opera.

  16. Did you bid on any of the tables? I loved the themes for Make Time for Friends and Perennial. I may do my own interpretation of those two...the wheels are already turning. Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas. Cherry Kay

  17. They are all so beautiful (well, except for the rubber snakes!), my favorite is the perennial one and I love the bee & dragonfly napkin rings. Thank you so much for sharing the event through your photos.

    The tablesetting charity events around here are for viewing only, you pay an fee to see them, I like the idea of being able to buy a setting as well.


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