Monday, January 5, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday – Winter Blues?

Today is Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan and her blog Between Naps on the Porch. This week I have a simple winter tablescape in the kitchen….


using one of the fairies that Judith at Sweet Designs sent me before Christmas in the centerpiece (Thanks Judith).


Here is a better picture of her……


I really like the dark blue glass with the clear glass (I am still looking for some cobalt blue stemware/glassware) but I like the little glasses with snowflakes (found at the Dollar Tree for one dollar each!)

place setting

Here is a place setting…..

place 1

When you remove the bowl……. you find a white snowflake on top of the salad plate…..

place 2

And below the salad plate is the dinner plate…..with a large white Styrofoam snowflake used as a placemat (another Dollar Tree item).

place 3

The napkins are white linen and the flatware is what is left of our Oneida Dover set.

I scattered some of the glass crystal shapes used in the centerpiece on the table and put snowflakes under the candlesticks.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my Tablescape Tuesday and don't forget to visit Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch to see more wonderful table settings!

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  1. Very pretty!! I love the colbalt blue and white combo. The snowflakes are the icing on the cake. You've given me some great ideas.
    Hugs, Terrie

  2. oh fabulous! i love love love this~ i am always enchanted with snow scenes, evokes the warm fuzzies for me, even though such a cool blue~

    wow a buck for the glasses, how fun is that!

    love your big blue bowls, what a great set~ and the snowflake is an excellent addition.

    i see i am in need of finding a dollar tree store, who knew?! thanks for the smiles~

  3. Wonderful table setting I love all those snowflakes and the brown/white/blue combo.

    Great job!


  4. Hi Susan!
    I saw some really pretty cobalt blue stemware at World Market. Reasonably priced too!
    Love the crispness of the blue and white! Gorgeous!

    BTW, Twitter doesn't seem to be working... I might have the wrong settings. I dunno. It doesn't so anything. Any ideas??

  5. Susan,
    Beautiful setting! I think I am finally convinced to go check out the dollar store - the snowflakes and snowflake goblets are too cute for a winter table setting!
    Have a great day today!

  6. Oh a truly beautiful winter table setting....thats what I love about the different ideas one gets.

  7. The blue is gorgeous and so appropiate for the winter season! Love those snowflakes under the candlesticks too!

  8. Gorgeous setting the blue is so rich I like how the snow flakes give it just a touch of whimsy. Have a Wonderful Day!

    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl...Snatch JOY!

  9. Love the blue! Your table is mystical. Thanks for creating it for our viewing pleasure. :) I linked in from Susan's TT and I am so glad I did!

  10. Susan, this is LOTS of fun! So whimsical, and it's guaranteed to chase away the winter blues with its happy notes! Good job!


    Sheila :-)

  11. Morning, Susan! Oh, I love your table today! That little fairy is adorable. The blue plates with the snowflakes peeking through are great! Love love love it. Your header is gorgeous, too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  12. Love the dishes and the placemats!!! So simple and elegant! French;)

  13. Wonderful fairie! And how generous of Judith to send her to you.

    I love the chocolate tablecloth w/ the cobalt's a great color combo w/ the white.

  14. This is gorgeous! Love the blue dishes. I keep thinking I want to collect the red glass dishes but never do. And your snowflake theme is so cute. I like the fact that you combined the dollar tree items with the beautiful blue dishes. I will be taking my Christmas decor down off my front porch tomorrow and have a snowflake theme until Easter. Happy Tuesday ~ Lynn

  15. I just love the snowflakes place mats!! The whole table looks great!

  16. Simple yet fabulous! Thanks for the ideas! Love the fairy.

  17. Susan,this is gorgeous.THat blue is fabulous and the way you have put it all together is glorius...Ann

  18. Oh what a gorgeous blue plates and cups... just lovely!

    Welcome your day with a smile... ;)



  19. Oh beautiful! I love the placemats! Your blue plates are gorgeous! you leave me wishing for snow...unlikely here in

  20. Wow! Folks eat fancy at your place. Very pretty!

  21. Love the big snowflakes. Now see, I would have looked at those and not know what to do with them. Great job!

  22. You & I are on the same page... snowflakes. I didn't show my Breakfast Room snowflake (did the Dinning Room) but, love your look of whimsy. The $ Tree placemats are great. They would clean up so well with the grandkids. Just hate it when they put the spoon from their chili on my fabric placemats. :( Thanks for sharing. Oh, also love your fairy.

  23. Hi Susan,
    WOWEE! This is really lovely. The blue dishes are amazing and unique.
    ~Melissa :)

  24. The cobalt blue dishes are beautiful and so versatile. Enjoyed this tablescape very much. Sally

  25. Beautiful winter tablescape! I love it!

  26. Ok I will try to post again, Love the snowflakes everywhere! The placemats, the fairy, lovely! Blue dishes, I am crazy about blue. The stemware, did you say Dollar Tree, how great is that! Just love it.

  27. How pretty your table looks and those snowflake placemats are to cute!!
    I've left you a little something at my place - come over and pick it up when you get a minute!!

  28. Susan,
    I love the blue and white and the way you used the big snowflakes as placemats! So creative! I can't believe you purchased the stemware at the Dollar Tree! Way to hunt down a bargain! Love it!

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  30. Hi Susan! They couldn't keep me away from Tablescape Tuesdays. I love what you've done with the snowflakes. The blue and white is just perfect for a snow scene. I also love the snowflake placemats. I really love everything! Deb

  31. Susan your tablescape is so fresh and crisp looking. I love the snowflake placemats.. You know how much I love blue Susan..
    I'm finally off watch out girl I'll be hitting it in the office putting things back together... I enjoyed the tablescape..hugs ~lynne~

  32. I love your Tablescape today. The cobalt blues are beautiful. I have the perfect glasses to match your dishes that I bought at Wal-Mart. I love the Dollar Tree!! Great post. Please stop over for a visit. I have something for you.

  33. How lovely, Love the blue and white.
    Jean in Virginia

  34. Beautifully creative and thrifty too! I love snowflake themes... your's is fab!

    don't forget to stop by for Wordless Wednesday tomrrow!

    have a blissful evening... Dixie

  35. What a precious snowflake tablescape. I've got a blue/silver one in my dining room right now, too! We don't get much snow in TX, but I can dream!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  36. Oh I love the blue and white together. It looks beautiful. I have those large snowflakes too but haven't used them yet.
    Have a great evening,

  37. LOL LOL...yes I did say "fried baked potatoes" YOU must try them! When we make baked potatoes we ALWAYS make extras..then you refrigerate them & once they are cold you chunk them up & fry them with onion ...YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!!
    LOL I am truly quite shocked that you were the only one who caught that.
    Try them & let me know what you think! ;)

  38. Susan, We both did snow flake tablesettings. Does that mean we both have great minds (and think alike), or does it mean we are both flakes? Those snowflake glasses from the $ store are so great! And I love your fairy. So pretty. I'm going to go with the great minds think alike. laurie

  39. I was going to do a snow themed tablescape (it's probably all we'll see this year!), but yours is so pretty that I could never do better! Where did you find the white snowflakes (not the placemats)? They are so pretty! They look like doilies. I didn't know the Dollar Tree had anything that pretty. Guess I need to go & take a look!
    I'm giving you an award in the next few days. Be sure to come by & pick it up! LOL!

  40. Susan, pretty for winter. Love the snowflake placemats, such a great idea. Pretty with the blue and clear together.

  41. Hi Susan,
    Wonderful winter tablescape! I love your cute snowflake glasses and the little fairy from Judith is so adorable! :-) I think my fav is the surprise snowflake under the whimsical! Thanks for a great TT! Susan

  42. I love the snowflakes and the blue glass. Very magical!! I enjoy finding treasures and your little fairly is in the perfect spot. Thanks!

  43. gosh just a a glow with wintry snowy goodness and joy! if a table can make you smile, then you have nailed the design...and you sure did!

  44. You did an awesome job with this winter tablescape. I love the colors and all the sparkling crystal and the snowflakes!

  45. Tablescapes! How fun. I just found your blog when I saw that you followed mine. I LOVE your blog header. The picture of the table makes me want to come over and have whatever cream soup you will be serving in those darling dishes!



  46. That is soooo pretty! I love the snowflake placemats!!!

  47. oooo...I love those placemats! Your table looks fun and wintry!

  48. What pretty place settings and china you have. I really like the blue dishes!

  49. I love your "Winter Blues!" The snowflake placemats are great! Those snowflake glasses are wonderful!!!! Beautiful table! Jewel


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