Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SNOW ON THE TABLE AGAIN!

Snow Tablescape

An amazing thing happened at my house last week.  My sweetheart constantly asks why I need so many dishes.  I usually reply that I don’t need them, and I will soon be getting rid of some of them.  (That’s been my reply for about 20 years!)  He had to go to a meeting out of town last week.  He came home with bags and bags of dishes!

Winter Tablescape

The dinner plates I’m using in this scape came in three different colors, and when my sweetheart went to the meeting, he returned with 8 of each color of the dinner plate; 8 of each color of the salad plate; and four bowls in the green (they had sold the bowls in the other colors)!  My shock was apparent, as he explained that he’d gone to Dillard’s Department Store and found the dinner plates for $1.00 each; the salad plates for 50 cents each, and he couldn’t remember how much the bowls were, but he knew I wouldn’t want him to pass up dishes at those prices!

Winter Tablescape

I’m still in shock, and I’m still looking for a place to store these dishes.  Did you notice something kind of funny in the previous photo that includes the bowl?  I got four napkin rings out to use in this scape.  When I began putting them on the napkins, I could only find three of them, so I had to go get another one out.  I didn’t realize until I saw these pictures that the other napkin ring is on the table, peeking out from under the napkin!

Winter Tablescape

The pattern of these dishes (which I now own in green, blue, and lavender) is Snowflake and the maker is Noble Excellence.  The dinner plates don’t have snowflakes on them, so I can use them any time.  I used my white, metal chargers, because they kind of remind me of a snowflake.

Winter Tablescape

The snowmen stems were a gift from my sister for Christmas about five years ago.

Winter Tablescape

I have had these snowflake place card holders for too long to remember where I got them.  I have to turn the place card lengthwise, or the name on the card will be covered by the holder.  I put the soup spoon at the top of the place setting.  The flatware I’m using is Old Master by Towle.

Winter Tablescape

We seldom have enough snow in Arkansas to build a snowman, so if we’re dreaming of snow, I set a snow-themed table.  (I know, some of you who have a LOT of snow are wondering why anyone would ever dream of having snow.  You know how the grass is always greener someplace else?  Well, the snow is always whiter.)

Winter Tablescape

I’m not using this teapot and mug to serve.  I just plopped him on the table for décor.

Winter Tablescape

This one is a breakfast bowl, plate and mug, which is also here for decoration.

Winter Tablescape

We’ll have to be cautious when we use the salt and pepper, unless we don’t mind “snow” in our food.

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Now, I have to go see if I can find a place to put all of these dishes.  This may take awhile.  I’m glad you came by today.  laurie

I’m linking this post to Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.