Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Welcome to Winter-Tablescape Thursday


It was a gray and rainy day in Illinois...so I had to turn the lights on!


     I'm afraid all of my Christmas posts are going to have poor picture quality if the sun doesn't come back to my part of the country! Today's table was set around the centerpiece that I am leaving out to go with my Winter Wonderland look this year.


     A few branches from my yard with a light coating of white spray paint create the perfect icicle "tree" when placed in a vase with opalescent stones and a few glittered pine cones. The reindeer was purchased after Christmas last year at Crate and Barrel. The mercury glass balls are also a Crate and Barrel purchase. You've seen me use them at various times of the year.


The table runner is a recent HomeGoods purchase.
 It is embroidered with silver snowflakes.


     I found the black and silver placemats at Ross for $1.99 for all four of them! The white dinner plates, salt and pepper shakers, bowls and goblets are Pfaltzgraff Winter Frost. The black salad plates are from WalMart. The silverplate flatware is  W.M.Rogers-Enchanted Rose. I used black napkins with a simple piece of wired silver ribbon around them instead of napkin rings.




A closer view of the table runner.



The votive holders are also snowflakes (Crate and Barrel).



I'm joining our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday. I hope you will drop by and
thank her for hosting every week.


16 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
I love that first shot with the muted light.. so moody!!! You've done a great job of creating a christmas table.. and sorry I missed the lighting of the tree!! hehehe... fabulous... I really should get one myself this year..

Hope you have a great end of week.. ciao ciao xxx Julie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Sue! I love your centerpiece and the dishes are just beautiful-enjoy:@)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I LOVE IT ALL SUE!
vERY PRETTY, LOVE THOSE PLATES AND RUNNER!
I may have to steal that centerpiece idea!
Happy
Week-end to you!
Cindy

Denise @ http://www.somanytables.com/ said...

I've admired that reindeer from afar. Just never had the money for it while I was in C&B. Love his clean lines.
Such a beautiful table runner. Certainly works perfectly with your theme. Using the wire ribbon for napkin rings worked well too. The color is really set off against the black napkins.

Oh, and I like the hanging icicles as well.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, it looks pretty even in the cloudy weather. We had that rain for days and now it is cold!

Jacqueline said...

Stunning table. I love the chocolate brown. It is really hip and modern. I looked back at your last three posts - you have been one busy lady. I am just finishing up decorating, not to mention photographing and blogging about it and you even have wrapped presents under the tree!! Fabulous and I love your colors this year.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What a gorgeous table! It really does look like a winter wonderland! Amazing how you can transfer a look to a feeling. It looks chilly to me which is just what it should be for winter! Awesome job!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty and festive!

Torie Jayne said...

Oh Sue, it all looks so wonderful! Have a sweet day!

Carmi said...

I'm amazed at how you turn the everyday into the absolutely artistic. What a lovely, lovely gift you have!

Maria said...

Oh Sue, this is stunning! I love it ALL!
The natural dark wood really looks great as the stage to all this winter wonderland you've created...right down to the ice cycles!
The glow from the candles really makes the silhouettes stand out and cast their magic glow on everything!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Bless you and your family*
~Maria

Sherry said...

Sue,
This is beautiful! I love the "Winter Frost" plates. It all just glows, it is so pretty!
On regards to your question about keeping linky parties straight, I don't know a sure way to keep it straight because they change all the time. I just try to find some favorites and stick with them. I link heavier when having a giveaway.LOL
Sherry

Lyneen said...

OH SO BEAUTIFUL... I love your table runner... what an amazing table scape!

Monica H said...

I think your pictures with the lights on are just fine. No need to worry about "poor picture quality" :-)

Rettabug said...

Soooooooo pretty! I am especially fond of that beautiful cutwork tablerunner...outstanding!
Gorgeous candlelight photos.

Alycia Nichols said...

Pfaltzgraff "Winterfrost"...beautiful! That china is just beautiful!!!