Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Winter is in the Air-Tablescape Thursday


Thursday, my favorite day of the week is here again and Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our hostess for another week of beautiful tables and clever ideas. Please check out some of the other tablescapes, you will be amazed at the talented bloggers in our midst.




I really had no idea until this morning which direction I was going to take my table this week. In truth, I'm tired of using my gold napkins and fall colors. I wasn't quite ready to take on Christmas, so I decided to try a casual winter theme in black and white.



I used a vintage tablecloth and topped it with black placemats from Kohls. Next came my square white plates and black salad plates (both from WalMart) topped with a cute little snowflake appetizer plate from Crate and Barrel. Glasses with black spots, everyday flatware and white napkins finish the look.




Instead of using napkin rings, I used "ice" frosted branches. I also added red votive candles in my 50 cent, lead crystal votive holders from a local thrift store. I thought the table needed a "pop" of color. 



In the center of the table, two sparkling trees, a sleigh music box that was one of my last gifts from my grandmother, a gilttering sea urchin.




A scattering of silver stars.




I added a few black and white ornaments from my black and white tree of a few years ago. I dimmed the lights, lit the candles and enjoyed a winter wonderland.






35 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty wonderland you've created! Thanks for your kind visit -- it's always wonderful to have you stop by!

Julie said...

Hi Sue,I love yor beautiful table... You did a wonderful job...This table is just to cute cute cute...
Happy Thanksgiving
xoxo
Julie

FrugalMom said...

It looks fantastic Sue. I bet there is never a dull place in your home.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just Beautiful my friend...I just loe it...you always come up with the best dressed tables Sue...Love those snow flake plates and all that silver glitters just adds to the over all look....BRAVO!! girl..thanks for sharing...Mountain hugs to you dear Sue...Smiles also Gl♥ria

Let it Shine said...

SOOOOOOO pretty. It looks magical by candle light.

Rettabug said...

This IS cool & wintery looking, Sue...it almost makes me shiver! I love all the sparkles in it & your snowflake dishes are SOOOOO cute!
Your candlelight photos are just awesome. :D

fondly,
Rettabug

Sarah said...

Beautiful winter wonderland feel to this table. Love the black and white. This table shimmers!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

It is all just so beautiful, love the black and white with the silver, so striking, what a wonderful table, i have to go back and look again, lol I am a new follower of yours, would love for you to come for a visit...

ChaiLatte said...

Simply beautiful! Very classy with the black and white,and if I had to pick one fav thing, it would be the iced branches that you used in place of napkin rings- way cool!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I'm seeing more and more black for Christmas this year, and I think it's just gorgeous! It's an unexpected choice from the typical Christmas colors, but your table has proven that black may be the new green and red! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, such a gorgeous tablescape. I love the black and white and silver. It is so elegant looking. I love it all. Thanks also for the gracious comments on my TT post. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Oh wow that's beautiful, just gorgeous --- intimidating to the craft-challenged such as myself! The whole family is coming for Thanksgiving but I'm thinking a few pumpkins on the table will do it :-)

Stephanie @ A Fine House said...

I love it! I never would have thought of black for Christmas, but with the glowing candles and the sparkling silver accents, it really works! Great job!

Carla said...

OHMIGOSH! That is beautiful! Martha, Rachel, and the rest of the homekeeping experts better watch their backsides. :-) What a gift you have! (And your choices of essential tree decorating equipment are pretty nifty too!)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Very unique, and a fresh change from all the fall colors. Love it. Its very elegant looking.

Life Laugh Latte said...

You should do this for a living...or make a book and publish it. Every week I think you can't top yourself...but you do! Thanks for coming by, Holly:)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I always love black and white. It is just great for anytime of the year. Love this table.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Mimi said...

I love your winter wonderland table. Black and white, you just can't go wrong with that combo!

honeysuckle said...

The black and white makes a striking table. I was looking for cute b and w dishes last week and didn't find them. Wouldn't you know Crate and Barrel would have them. One of my fav stores. Thanks for sharing today!

koralee said...

Now that is one lovely table!!! I love the black and silver. Thanks for entering my giveaway!

dee dee said...

Sue
What a wonderful tablescape! I love the black and white theme! It is perfect for this time of year! Your black and white tree must have been stunning.... just like your table this week! Dee Dee

Gracie said...

I just love sparkling trees like those! And what cute appetizer plates from Crate and Barrel!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. It's nice to "meet" you :) I have enjoyed checking out your blog...the Christmas Tree decorating 101 was inspiring. I can't wait to pull ours out next week and use some of your tips.

Susie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sue...this is just beautiful! It has such an ethereal look to it...feels completely enchanting! Those snowflake plates are so cute and I love the pops of red color! Love it! :-)

Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful winter table setting. I cannot wait to decorate for Christmas and am thinking of doing that this weekend!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

I especially love the pictures where the light is from the candle's glow...simply beautiful! Delightful tablescape!

-Grace

Bill said...

Very festive! The black & white basis of your theme gives everything a chic, sophisticated feeling. Nicely done and beautifully photographed!

Bill

Amanda said...

Gee...maybe I will try a tablescape for the first time.

xinex said...

This is stunning, Sue! There is something about black, white and silver. In fact, I am creating a tablescape using those colors soon...Christine

Sue said...

Beautiful! I've got to have the appetizer plates from Crate and Barrel.

thelennoxx said...

Ohh, what a beautiful table setting! The black, white and silver works perfect together!

g said...

this is an elegant and sophisticated take on a winter table. Lovely!

Relyn said...

Oh my gosh! That is so very gorgeous! You have so much talent.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh wow, I missed this one. It is so pretty, you did a great job !

Fifi Flowers said...

Your table looks FAB... love all the black and white!

BrightenedBoy said...

How could I have missed this? One of your best.