Thursday, January 25, 2018

Of Ice and Snow


Two rather rare snowfalls in one winter here in Georgia has me longing for more! So what's a girl to do? Design a table of ice and snow!

I started with a blanket of snow, used recently for a Mistletoe Park village, to cover the table.

White, silver and sparkling crystal dinnerware = ice and snow!

Clear glass salad plates that I've had for many years copy the patterns of ice crystals. I've layered snow white napkins under the plates so that you can see their design.

Vintage glass dessert bowls that Greg inherited from his grandmother display a similar pattern. I hadn't realized the plates and the bowls, separated by several decades, were so alike until I started setting this table.

The crystal glassware bounces the light around, just as snow and ice do.

Hot drinks are a must when it snows! The dinner plates, cups and saucers are a creamy white, with the sparkle of silver accentuating the rims. 

Silvered trees form the centerpiece, joined by snowflakes and glass pine cones. 



There's a medley of textures and shades, which bring interest to an all-white table.

Snow has drifted into the trees, where the birds have taken shelter.



Aren't they cute? The birds are ornaments; they've temporarily dodged being put away until next Christmas.

Keeping my fingers crossed – there's plenty of winter left for snow!



Resources
Dinner plates, cups, saucers | Noritake 'Ranier'
Dessert bowls | Anchor Hocking 'Burple' (Awful name, but a very popular pattern! It was produced in several colors and different items.)
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'



32 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Love the silver and crystal- perfect wintry accents. The center arrangement is wonderful- I especially love that adorable tiny bird!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! He's been peaking out from the downstairs tree and insisted on joining the party!

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  2. Your table is beautiful. I love the ice and snow look.

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! I hope the magic works and we get some more real snow!

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  3. Such a lovely table, very elegant and perfect for Winter weather.
    Thanks for sharing it with us,
    Blessings,
    Nellie

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    1. Thanks, Nellie! I have to say it chased my winter blues away!

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  4. Great ice and snow tablescape. Perfect for winter. Love the little birds!

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    1. Thank you! The little birds were equally cute peaking out from the Christmas tree branches!

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  5. What an absolutely glorious winter themed tablescape. I adore the sweet birds.

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    1. Thanks! I enjoy winter and snow and don't get to experience much of either here.

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  6. What a table!! I enjoy all the crystal and silver reflecting the light. By the way, if it is snow you are looking for we are having a snowstorm right now. Great table

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    1. Thanks so much, Barbara! I was pleased with the way it sparkled. I'd gladly trade your snow for our 2 days of drenching rain!

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  7. Your table is just lovely, Sandra! I have those little birds and now I'm wishing I hadn't packed them away! The salad plates are perfect with the napkins beneath. So inviting!
    ~ jeanie from marmelade gypsy

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie! The salad plates have been a good investment -- they go with so many designs.

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  8. Love how your tablescape tells a beautiful story. The birds sheltering in the trees topped really topped it off for me.

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    1. Thank you! Winter has many so many stories to tell - we just have to listen!

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  9. I've fallen in love with your table. It's gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Carol, I'm so pleased you like what you see!

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  10. This is so pretty and reflective of the season. I'm happy the little birdies dodged the storage bin. Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! The birds may just hang out for the rest of the winter! Always glad to come to the party.

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  11. So pretty. We didn't get any snow this year. Your table makes me long for it. I love those darling little birdies. Thanks for linking up to Keep In Touch.
    Katie
    Let's Add Sprinkles

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    1. Thanks, Katie. I grew up in Ohio and didn't think twice about most snowfalls. Now in Georgia I treasure each flake that falls!

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  12. So pretty! We usually have a lot of snow, but have had none to speak of this year. I do love the beauty of it. Makes everything quite magical! Thanks ofr shaing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann! Snow is so very magical -- especially when you don't get to see it nearly enough!

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  13. This is glorious! I'm not talented enough to pull that off, but fortunately, I just have to look out my dining room window to see lots of snow!

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    1. Thank you, Michele! My family in Ohio keeps texting me photos of their 12 inches of snow. I'm so jealous!

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  14. Sandra,
    OMG,your table setting looks so beautiful. I just want to sit there and admire everything.
    Please stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/01/thursday-favorite-things_24.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev, thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed this and I'm doubly excited that you chose to feature it.

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  15. Lovely table as always, Sandra! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! Always like to come to the party.

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