Monday, January 19, 2009

Twenty Second Tablescape Tuesday

It's time for Tablescape Tuesday again! Susan http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ is our wonderful hostess! With all the "WINTRY Weather" abounding everywhere, I took liberty with the snowflake theme. We had invited our French neighbors over for a big pot of homemade beef stew & I thought this was an inviting winter table scape. I didn't want a formal feel so instead of the dinning room we used the kitchen/breakfast room. Daniel is always so amazed with all the "things" we have available in the stores & our homes. She says in France there is not near the amount of choices for items to purchase & that the items they do have are so much more expensive. With this thought in mind I urge all of us to enjoy the beautiful things we have around us.

My dishes are a fun pattern featuring dinner plates with snowflake, trees, a cabin ski's, a moose & a pine cone. The salad/bread plates feature the same items in a larger scale. All of these were placed on my snowflake place mats that have a silver thread running through them to make them shimmer.

In this picture you can see the little white metal shelf that sits in the corner. I love to change out the items on this. For this scene I had a beautiful bag left from Christmas that had glittery trees that just made it feel like snow was swirling. Since I just wasn't ready to put that away I decided to place it on the top shelf. Also, there is a cute tin with a snowman sitting on the shelf too. On
the wall (wear Santa was in a previous post) you can see my Thomas Kincade painting named "Sunday Evening Snow Ride". My husband & I were very lucky to have found this retired picture on a trip to San Antonio. I just love to move my art around to suit the season. I will tell you that this sometimes causes a lot of stress for my honey. He loves the seasonal decorating & humors me but, moving the art... that is serious stuff in his book. :)

Also in the previous Tablescape post I had red beaded covers on the light fixture for Christmas. That wouldn't do for this so off the red went & I found some pretty white ones. I added the crystal snowflakes along with the crystal's that always are on this fixture. I liked the result.

These cute little snow guys & the bucket of snowballs are just hanging out on the table with some flakes! This is the largest snow guy dressed in blue.

And his goofy friend in green!

And the tiny guy is my favorite. All covered in glitter. I thought I had better enjoy the snowy scape before it is time to pack them up as we all know that Valentines Day is right around the corner!
This is a little bit closer view of my picture. Don't you just love the lights of the town that twinkle in the valley. And wouldn't it be charming to be riding in a sleigh warm under the blankets & snuggled with the love of our life as we watch the snow sparkle like diamonds in the moonlight. And yet, seeing the church being reminded of the warmth of our Fathers love casting its golden glow into our hearts just as the light of the church is cast on the snow.

And last but, not least... the swirling snow on my glittery bag. I hope you enjoyed you wintry visit & feel the warmth of my home in yours. I hope that you are all warm & happy this January night. Hugs xoxoxo

25 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful winter table....love it!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Fun and whimsical! nice job!
Have a happy week!

Lady Katherine said...

Just Whimsical! I love it all! But I love your chairs, so much.

mishebe said...

I am sorry i just cannot take my eyes off the red gingham chairs, love those.. lol. mishelle

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Really cute!!

White Iris Designs said...

Lovely for a winters eve meal.
Enjoy your Tuesday!

prof en retraite said...

Oh, I love your wintry tablescape! You have added some really cute touches. I love the way you decorated your chandelier. I lived in France and I can tell you that your neighbor is absolutely right! When my French friends came to visit, I could hardly get them out of Target! lol Beautiful tablescape...Debbie

tardevil said...

My favorite thing are those pretty blue glasses! Nice table too! :O)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a winterlike but warm tablescape, I can't imagine anything but a stew or soup being served in this setting. Your friend enjoyed the meal and ambiance I'm sure! First time to your blog but I will be back! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

So fun! I love all the snowmen, snowflakes and wintery whimsy. We woke up to a blanket of white on everything this morning in my part of NC. Love what you've done.
Warmly,
Alisa - Carolina Panache

Zoey said...

Those snowmen goes perfectly with your plates. I have not seen that plate pattern before. . . very nice. I love tables with a touch of whimsy!

santamaker said...

First thing that caught my eye were your wonderful red chairs....oh, so comfy and cozy looking and I adore the little snowmen, very cute and cheerful. Great tablesetting..really great picture as well.

Cynthia said...

Hi there,
We both have the snow theme going on this week. I love your setting,and where did you get those red checked chairs? Wonderful, Cindy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Whta a wonderful, snowy table. Love th chandelier & how you change up it's look!

Wendy said...

Very Nice. What a neat idea to hang crystals. Love the pretty blue glasses.

Wendy

A Hint of Home said...

Your snowmen are so cute. The dishes are pretty with the outdoor scene. I love those chairs.

Belinda said...

I love your mix of upholstered and wood chairs...so charming. And the table looks so cozy and welcoming, perfect for serving your wonderful beef stew to your guests...the snowmen add a cute, wintery touch. :-)

ceekay said...

Darling snowman table. It is perfect for this time of year!

Linda said...

Darling, whole room is themed together perfectly with your table.
Love the painting!
Linda

Donna said...

Very pretty! Love your chandelier.

Donna

ellen b. said...

I really like snowmen and snowflakes. That's a great combination and good for a winter scape!

Allie said...

What a fantastic kitchen chandelier! Just changing the shades really changed the look. Where did you get those red chairs? I'm envious!! Stay warm :D
~Allie

Shelia said...

Love your winter wonderland table setting!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maryrose said...

Snowmen and snowflakes. Gotta love them. Very fun, love it.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Charlene, Thanks for reminding us to be thankful...we do so take it all for granted, don't we? Great tablescape! Love all the special touches with the chandelier and snowmen. Great china, too! Those gingham chairs are wonderful...look very comfy, too! Beef stew...sounds good on this cold night! Susan

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