Saturday, March 17, 2012


What a gorgeous day it is here in Central New York. We attended our local St. Patrick's Day parade, and got very lucky with the weather. I recall back in the 90's, we had to drive through a blizzard to get home.
And I just prettied up one of my garden beds, and have three more to do. It felt good to play in the dirt.

Welcome to the 8th annual "Come to the Table" event. This is the fifth year I have attended the fundraising event for the Peacemaker Program, and the tables are designed by creative volunteers. The majority of the tables include service for eight. The Peacemaker Program provides a continuum of services including skill development, dispute resolution programs and child advocacy services through the use of carefully trained volunteers. A great cause! These tables need no further introduction. I know you will enjoy them, and perhaps you can try to pick a favorite.

Here are the tables, starting with my favorite - Seasoned Just Right.

I love the way they arranged the flatware in the goblet below.

Mardi Gras


Splendor in the Grass

A Santorini Afternoon

Fondue Fun

Mat Hatter's Tea

La Tea Da

Blooming Friendships

Let It Snow

A Peacock's Christmas

Card Party

Plumage, Patina , Petals and Plates

New York Yankees Baseball BBQ

College Bound

I Love To Dance

Polka Dot Picnic

Bohemian Nights

Grills Gone Wild

Thank you for stopping by! I am joining Seasonal Sundays, Cozy Home Party and Tablescape Thursday.


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. These are all wonderful, Debbie. Beautiful inspiration.

  2. Gorgeous tables, Debbie. I think I could be partial to College Bound at this point :)

  3. So many gorgeous much thought went in to each and everyone. Hard to pick a favorite.
    Loved the photo of you & Joe at the parade!

  4. Debbie, these are all such pretty tables! I'm a Louisiana girl; so, the Mardi Gras table captured my heart!

  5. There is lots of talent in the tables...all are fabulous!
    My sister would die for that Yankee grill!

    1. The Yankees grill and table items received the highest bid!

  6. What a fun event. It's been a couple of years since I've attended a tabletop function like this, but i'm always amazed at the creativity.

  7. Hi Debbie~ What fun tables full of inspiration! My favorite is Splendor in the Grass :)

  8. What gorgeous tables you shared, Debbie. They are all certainly full of inspiration.

  9. I don't know how to pick a favorite but I did love the ACORN-acopia of thanks. Very clever. ALL of them were terrific!!!! Thanks for shaing them. XO, Pinky

  10. This is my kind of event! I would be there for hours taking in every detail.
    , i have to go back and look at each one! I do see some blue sq bakers I have from Cts in the Santorini table.
    Thanks for sharing this and Happy St. Joseph's Day. The whipped cream filling is nice and light and stayed well. Mike just finished them! I made 4 desserts plus ice cream, so he is sugar set for the next few days!

  11. Good Luck picking a winner out of the amazing talented tables! I think there's something to appeal to everyone and any occasion in this selection.
    I need to seriously rethink how I set my table! ;D

  12. What a beautiful event! Our Church does a Harvest Tea where if you are a Hostess, you decorate a table with a theme, invite 8 guests , provide the food for your guests who pay a fee to attend , It is a great fundraiser for our church. I was doing 3 tables but I cut down to 2 tables.
    Thanks so much for your visit!

  13. I love your table scapes, they are beautiful!
    Have a great week.

    -Kim :)

  14. I love seeing these fun tablescape fundraisers! I wish we had something like this in my area. Thanks for stopping by!


  15. This looks like a fun event and for a great cause. I know you were in your element surrounded by all those lovely tablescapes. My favorite was the one with the shells. Rhe one with the bright butterfly was fun too!

    Thanks for linking to my party. Missed you last week, but I know how people get busy. Just glad you could come agan. Hope you're having a great week.

    1. Shannon, it's nice to be missed but don't worry, I will be there next week!

  16. I've always enjoyed this event, Debbie! Of course my favorite is Blooming Friendships :)

  17. Beautiful! come and follow me back

  18. Hi, Debbie! So is this an event where people pay to come in and see the beautifully-crafted tables? That's a really neat idea! You New Yorkers have the coolest events going on! These are some really creative tables!!! Glad to hear you're enjoying some temperate weather there! Have a great weekend!!!

    1. Hi Alycia! Yes, there is a charge to attend this fundraiser (I think $3) and then you can bid on the tables. The Yankee table received the highest bid, and it was pretty high! All for a great cause.


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