You may have seen my “winter in the woods” mantel in my previous post. This week, we dined in the winter woods. (I can’t believe that, once again, I forgot to light a fire before I took these pictures!)
Last winter, I used this ruffled baby blanket to give the idea of snow drifts, and in the summer, I used it to give the impression of wave caps on the water. That has become a useful baby blanket, but it’s never been used for a baby!
It looks like I’m unloading the holiday closet almost as fast as I load it with Christmas décor! Yep, I went back in there to get these sparkly deer for this snow and ice tablescape.
There are winter birds fluttering around in the woods (and on our salad plates). Lenox Winter Greetings, purchased at an estate sale. This one depicts a Goldfinch.
On this plate, there is a Downy Woodpecker.
Lenox Moonspun water goblets
The dinner plate is Winter Festival by Wedgwood, which I bought at a “going out of business” sale at a gift store several years ago. I bought the silver chargers at Tuesday Morning years ago.
If you’re going to the woods in the snow and ice, you have to bring it all with you, so I have our wine bottle, soup tureen, and soup bowls nearby.
After the salad, I served a much-needed, body-warming soup.
I know the cold weather has hit most of us this week. We are fortunate that, as cold as it is here in Arkansas, we are not battling snow, power outages, or ruptured pipes. My prayers go out to those who are having to deal with extremely harsh weather.
In Arkansas, we consider our weather extreme when our pool looks like this!
I hope my tablescape didn’t leave you feeling even colder. Thank you for coming to visit. laurie
I’m linking this post to Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.