Festival of Tables 2012: Part 2

Last week I shared with you Part 1 of our church’s 2012 Festival of Tables.  Without further delay, let’s move on to Part 2.  Just click on any collage once — or twice — to enlarge …

Do you remember the English nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence?”  That was the inspiration for this tablescape.  Look closely, and you’ll see bees … the blackbird that was baked in a pie … and the queen’s crown.  Guests at this table all received honey (from the table hostess’s hive) and freshly-baked scones.


The woman who did this table was our church’s Media Center director for many years.  She definitely knows her books, so encouraging her guests to “check” out her table was an obvious choice for a table theme … and a good opportunity to visit the library!


Surely Benjamin Barry (aka Matthew McConaughey) in the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days would give high reviews to the teenage girl who did this table. She was inspired by his “pamper yourself with jewelry” advertising campaign for a diamond company, even making “diamond” rings and earrings for each of her guests.  Too bad this photographer’s skills weren’t good enough to catch all the sparkle.  It was really stunning!


This table was done by the mother of “Frost Yourself.”  Obviously tablescaping is in the blood!  Lots of details in this table as the hostess thought of her religious upbringing and family members who paved the way. Don’t miss the vintage purse with hankie, the white “church” gloves, and the variety of family Bibles. Are you blessed to have some of these same memories?  I am!


What color dress do you think this tablescaper wore to the event?  Nail polish?  I’ll give you exactly one guess!  Look how creatively she used various shades of purple … and paint swatches.  Her mother’s china was the perfect touch, don’t you think?  This is a great example of picking a single color and claiming it!


It was great having this veteran tablescaper back with us this year!  She used classic black and white … and mixed it up a bit with zebra print chargers, marbles, and her fun patterned “giveaway” emery boards tucked inside each glass.  Traditional … with a twist!


Here’s our final table — and another one that’s traditional … with a twist.  If it looks familiar to some of you, it’s because this was my table … and I gave you a preview when I played in the dishes beforehand at home. If you want to see this tablescape with more close-ups and better light, go HERE.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our two weeks of tables from the 2012 Festival of Tables.  If you want to see tablescapes from past events, there are links on my sidebar.

In the meantime … I NEED YOUR HELP!

I’m working on a special series just for you wonderful readers … to help you avoid experiences like THIS reader had.  (Heartbreaking!)  Won’t you please click on that post and read her story … then leave me a comment over there and ask me your linen care questions.  Are you confident — or afraid — when it comes to caring for vintage linens?  I’ll try to help you out!

I’ll be joining:
Let’s Dish! at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

If you like tablescaping, you won’t want to miss it!


  1. Wow! More great tables!!! I love this kind of stuff!!! I know there must be something like this going on in the Kansas City, MO area, but I just don’t know where or when. Too bad…I would love to participate! Maybe I’ll suggest it for the Taste of Lee’s Summit event next year. There are usually about 80 tables in the place that they work like crazy to decorate. Maybe they should ask the community to join in the fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. So much inspiration….take a color and own it….the tablescaper certainly did that with her purple color scheme. I loved the Legacy of Faith design…neat concept. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  3. I love seeing all the different themes and how creative each table is. So much fun!
    Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Linda

  4. Thanks for entertaining us with a second post of great tables. It’s fun looking at all the themes.

  5. That was quite a nice array of tables! They all look great and inspirational!

  6. What fun tables.. each and every one. Yep, same memories! Really fun to see everyone’s ideas. xo marlis

  7. More creative tables. This has been a great review. Thank you.

  8. What stunning tables! And what a wonderful event. Each table was so special and unique – so creative! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Oh what fun that was. I loved all the tables! Wish we had something like this here.What a fun Tablescape Thursday

  10. Oh, this was so much fun! And some wonderful inspiration! Everything looks great. Visiting from Let’s Dish!

  11. Oh wow, I love the one with books. Visiting from Let’s Dish, Olive

  12. These are all so gorgeous! I am just naturally drawn towards the purple one today. It’s so pretty and I also love how she used different shades. I think having a floral arrangement for each setting is fabulous idea as well. Thanks for sharing them all!

  13. Oh how I LOVE these!! I think I love them even more than last week’s tables, but I’ll bet if I scroll back to that post, it would be a tie. This is the type of event that I would really love to participate in. I think my favorite is that last one. Something about it… I dunno…

    Must be something in the tablescaper’s spirit that I just relate to. Grin.

  14. Thanks for sharing all of th tables! How fun to look at!! Loved the Frost yourself because I loved the movie!!! This looks like a great event.

  15. Love them all, but the beehive is my favorite!!

  16. What a lot of wonderful tablescapes & idea. Happy PINK Saturday & have a great weekend, Nan

  17. Some serious talent! They are all wonderful.

  18. Absolutely gorgeous! Hopping a little late from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK, come and see when you get a chance.
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  19. Wonderful table inspirations. It’s always a Pleasure to see these colorful and fun tables.

  20. I am saving this and last week’s entry for after Labor Day when I have more time to take in all the details! I love all those themes!
    Thanks for linking this to Lrt’s Dish, last eeek too!

  21. Yikes, time for bed! That would be , thanks for linking to Let’s Dish, last week too! 🙂