An Inspirational Experience

Beautiful Tables Showcase

The Art of Entertaining

2015 Beautiful Tables Showcase

October 22-25 10am-4pm Daily

The showcase honors Eulalie Wagner, the former owner and visionary behind Lakewold Gardens, who is duly noted as a consummate gardener and hostess. Her elegant soirees are legendary and this event evokes her gracious spirit while offering the visitor ideas to continue the tradition of entertaining at home.

This kick-off to the holiday season provides a perfect time to visit Lakewold in its full fall glory and tour the Wagner House and enjoy over 30 beautifully decorated tables.

If you are considering participating in the 2015 showcase, you can view the 2015 Decorator Packet for general information on the event. For more information on becoming a participant, please contact Irene Russo at 253.584.4106 ext. 109 or

2014 Winners

Formal - designed by Sandy Ruffo, "Asian Opulence" Table 18
Whimsical - designed by Gail Gosney and Cory Plantenberg, "Red Hot Barbeque" Table 28
Seasonal/Holiday - designed by Neve Norton, "A Winter's Night Dinner in the Woods" Table 13
Contemporary - designed by Marguerite Wesseler, "Simply Spring" Table 29

Formal - designed by David Colegrove, "To The Manor Born" Table 12
Whimsical - designed by Barbara Bullinger, "The Mystique Behind the Great Wall" Table 26
Seasonal/Holiday - designed by Retta Grisham and Julie Franco, "Elegance Remembered" Table 7
Contemporary - Lea Corvin and Laura Wicklander, "Under the Chandelier" Table 24

Best of Show - Lea Corvin and Laura Wicklander, "Under the Chandelier" Table 24

People's Choice Novice
Patricia Warren & Judith Warren, "Dinner Can Wait", Table 1
Sandy Ruffo, "Asian Opulence", Table 18
Marguerite Wesseler, "Peacock Paradise", Table 10

People's Choice Professional
Myrna Morey, "A Romantic Dinner in the Library", Table 3
David Colegrove, "To The Manor Born", Table 12
Retta Grisham & Julie Franco, "Elegance Remembered", Table 7

Please click on links below to view prior showcases.

2014 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2013 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2012 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2011 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2010 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2009 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2008 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2007 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2006 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2005 Beautiful Tables Showcase
2004 Beautiful Tables Showcase

2014 Winners

By the panel of Judges

Formal - "Autumn Dinner With Friends" - Vicky Shanaman
Whimsical - "Sweet Sixteen" by Wendy Simmons
Seasonal/Holiday - "Winter Shimmer" by Sandy Ruffo
Contemporary -"In the Limelight" by Marilynn Mogg and Marguerite Wesseler

Formal - "Cancel the Fish Course" by David Colegrove
Whimsical - "Women of Valor Book Club Tea" - Valorie Robinson
Seasonal/Holiday - "Christmas Remembered" by Retta Grisham and Julie Franco
Contemporary - "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Irene Russo

People's Choice

1st - "Past the Point of No Return" by Davette Mowers & Christopher Mowers
2nd - "Sweet Sixteen" by Wendy Simmons
3rd - "A Winter Night's Dinner in the Woods" by Neve Norton

1st - "Cancel the Fish Course" by David Colegrove
2nd - "Christmas Remembered" by Retta Grisham and Julie Franco
3rd - "Fabulous Finds" by Nancy Hall

Designers Choice

1st -"Past the Point of No Return" by Davette Mowers & Christopher Mowers
2nd -"1974 Holiday Fondue Feast" by Karen Robbins
3rd - "Bird Nest Soup" by Carolyn Braden

The 15th Annual Beautiful Tables Showcase was attended by over 450 visitors. Through our 50% off membership drive, we received 42 new members and 60 renewals.There are many contributors to the showcase including: our supporting sponsors, the contribution of time and professionalism of our judging panel, the talented and dedicated group of table designers, and our devoted showcase volunteers. Thank you all for another successful showcase.

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Lakewold Gardens
12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Fax 253.584.3021
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 39780
Lakewood, WA 98496