Sunday, October 16, 2016

An Afternoon At The Art of Tablesetting 2016 Exhibit

There are two special places to find relaxation and rejuvenation.  One is a health spa with steamy saunas, hot tubs and stress-reducing massage services.  The other is a visit to an art museum with its peaceful, quiet environment including soft background music, dimly lit rooms with spot lighting and comfortable padded benches to sit, pause and gaze at the expressive, thought-provoking art to daydream, reminisce or connect with misplaced plans for the future.

The exhibit, Art of Tablesetting 2016, at the Rahr Art Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin is now open and ready for the many visitors that come to enjoy the tranquil museum and this unique and influential exhibit about tablescapes. You can browse through the exhibit any day of the week except for Mondays when the museum is closed and until the exhibit concludes on November 6, 2016.

If you happen to miss my previous post, A Sneak Peek at the Art of Tablesetting 2016, on my blog last week, you can view the preparation of the exhibit and a sampling of tablescapes by clicking Peek Here.   This article will include many other tablescapes that are now completed for full viewing at the museum.  So grab your cup of coffee or tea, kick off your shoes, curl up on your favorite comfortable chair and take a moment to walk with me and enjoy the many diverse tablescapes.

The first tablescape is the brightly colored Corona Light tablescape. Any nachos and cheese with this beer-themed tablescape?

I am ready to put on my Easter bonnet when I viewed this cute tablescape.  The colors of lime green and lilac just screams Easter, doesn't it?

I love this toy shop tablescape.  I almost feel like asking where is Pinocchio.

I am always amazed at how far the designers will go to enhance their tablescape by decorating the surrounding area. 

With travel now open to Cuba, I find this to be my favorite tablescape....cigars and all.

This tablescape is entitled "Frozen".  During the set up of the tablescapes, I was delighted to see a mother helping and encouraging her young daughter with a tablescape that she created based on her own love for the movie.   I am certain she will be a future tablescape linky party participant, don't you think?  (Could that be a bottle of wine on the table?  If indeed it is, I think it might be for mom.)

The exhibit also includes something for the men folk too.  Poker and beer for game night? 

Some elegance in the park?

There is something down home country about this American Farmland tablescape.

The ladies Red Hat Society displayed their Christmas tablescape in their bright red and purple colors.  Such flair and bling, don't you think?

Don't you think there is some thing very familiar about this next tablescape?  The retro diner brings back so many memories of stopping at family diners on the many road trips across the country.

Yoga anyone?

I am certain that after this tour anyone designing a tablescape can come away with new enthusiasm and ideas.  Personally, I am always excited over the creative thinking and process of designing the entire tablescape from one inspiring item.

Come back again for my upcoming Halloween tablescape, I Am Batty For Halloween. 


  1. That was fun! I love how things can inspire a table....I've been pouring over Christmas publications getting ideas. Thanks for sharing all of these. Have a great week.
    Rita C at Panoply

  2. Very nice displays! Great inspiration. Have a wonderful week!

  3. I have never heard of this before! Very inspiring!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It! We love having you! :)

  4. It's fun to see how a relatively new phenomenon like Frozen is represented in a tablescape.

    Thank you for sharing these lovely, inspiring ideas!


  5. Very interesting designs! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

  6. Amazing post! Thank you for sharing all the creative and lovely tablescapes.


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