I’m so excited about the Cloche Party Friday at A Stroll Thru Life, I started my party a little early. Tomorrow, I will add a few more cloches to my blog for the Cloche Party. (No, I’m not going to add more cloches to this already over-crowded table!)
Glenda at Dab of This and That plays with her atrium all of the time, and it looks like so much fun. (Actually, I’ve been a little envious of her atrium). Recently, when I found one at Hobby Lobby, I had to buy it (Glenda, I wanna be just like you when I grow up!) Of course, some of the plastic panes were broken, so I got a real deal on it.
See the young lady playing the bagpipes for the Winter Ball? Don’t forget to take your dance card from that young man. I know your card will fill up quickly. You may need to take two cards.
I’m not sure why I have two of the same figurines of a dancing couple, but I was glad that I did, since it allowed me to have a similar view into the atrium from both sides of the table. Most of the figurines were my mother's. Others are from estate and garage sales.
I used a mirror as a place mat for each setting. (Another purchase at the recent Hobby Lobby sale. These were in the candle department, where everything was 40% off that day). A glass plate is on top of my wedding china (Moonspun by Lenox). I'm using the Moonspun dinner plates sort of like a charger, so that I can leave it on the table when I remove the glass plate to serve dessert. The stemware is also Lenox Moonspun. I used nut cups (purchased at a gift store's "going-out-of-business" sale) for salt cellars, and I used my mother’s flatware.
I’m serving dessert in silver champagne goblets. Yes, I said SILVER! After seeing all of the beautiful silver on other blogs, I finally decided I would go unwrap some of mine and see how it looked. (I previously told you that all of my silver has been wrapped up for years, because I
hate to would prefer to not polish silver. I took the aluminum foil off of these goblets and put them on the table. I did not polish them. Of course, you will notice that I dimmed the lights for dessert. (I really dimmed the lights in case the goblets needed polishing.) The champagne goblets were wedding gifts.
I thought that bunching up tulle for a table runner would give the idea of snow drifts. I'm afraid it gives the idea of a mess, but after I got all of that stuff on top of it, I was too lazy to take it all off and start over!
Don’t forget the cloche party tomorrow at A Stroll Thru Life, and please come back to visit me for the party, because I will be adding some more cloches for the big party day! Of course, you will find wonderful tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch today. Thank you so much for coming to see my table FULL of a Winter Ball. laurie