It’s time for another Tablescape Thursday with Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to check out all the beautiful tables this week!
Brrr…come on in and warm up by the fire. I can’t believe how cold it is! I live in the Deep South and it just isn’t supposed to be this cold. I was taking my children to school a couple of day ago and the thermometer registered a whopping 11 degrees. I know many of you have weather colder than this, but we’re simply not used to it. Honestly, does anyone “get used to” weather this cold??
Fortunately tonight is supposed to be the last night we have a “hard freeze”. Boy, I am so tired of hearing that expression! Even though I’m tired of the cold, I was so disappointed that it didn’t snow. Since I wasn’t able to look out my window and see a beautiful snowfall, I decided to do a winter wonderland tablescape. At least I can look at some “faux snow”.
I wanted the items that I used on the table to look icy and snowy, so I used all silver and white.
As I was setting the table, I imagined I was walking through a forest early in the morning after a late night snowfall. I looked out over the pristine snow and there I saw them. I quietly stopped and watched a doe with her baby fawn as they awoke from sleeping under a frozen alpine tree.
The mother deer stretches her neck to sniff the air. Did she catch my scent as I quietly watched them? No…I think she senses the big buck coming from the other side of the forest.
I decided I better stop daydreaming and finish the table setting, so I could begin cooking. Hungry mouths to feed you know.
On the table, I layered acrylic snowflakes under silver beaded placemats and topped them with white dishes that have a platinum rim. Clear acrylic handled flatware and snowflake glasses completed each setting. Crystal knife rests add sparkle as well as the tiny snowflake place card holders trimmed with rhinestones.
I placed two silver taper candles in crystal candleholders on each end of the table. In the center I used two white and silver snowflake candles sitting on mirrors.
To complete my centerpiece, I used a crystal vase that belonged to my grandmother. I filled it with silver curly twigs and icy branches.
When I was a little girl, there used to be long icicles hanging from the roof of my grandmother’s home in the winter. I loved to look at them sparkling in the sun and always hated to see them melt. It’s sort of sad to me that we don’t see very many icicles here anymore, so I hung prisms from the branches in the vase to remind me of simpler times.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this journey through my winter wonderland. Sending warm wishes your way!