Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One last winter's dinner......

OK.  I know I am beating the white/silver/winter tablescape theme to death, but winter is long in Ohio. We're having one last winter's theme dinner gathering on Saturday. I thought I would set the table early to share with you all. You will see some familiar things and some new. The snowflake salad plates are new this year - found them at a second hand store around Christmastime, brand new still in the box. I was thrilled to have scored a set of 8 of them! Unfortunately I am rather new with photography and failed to capture the rims of these wonderful plates - there are tiny snowflakes all around the edge too.  I absolutely love these plates!

The light blue snowflake dessert plates I bought last year at the end of the season on big-time clearance. This is the first time they will be used. I scored 12 of them. Love them!

The favors are small candles by Slakin/ Bath and Body Works in the WINTER scent. If you haven't yet smelled this delightful fragrance do so while you can. It is clove-scented heaven, makes the entire house smell awesome! Even the DH doesn't mind this fragrance! He does mildly object to too
heavily scented floral bouquets I occasionally make him endure, though.

I simply wrapped the small candles up in cellophane and tied with a white and silver ribbon that says "SNOW" on it. I kept changing my mind where to put it - but ended up going into the coffee cups out of the way.

The vintage silverplate wear are all different patterns but play nicely together on this tablescape.
Sorry about the bad lighting, they look tarnished but aren't - we've had some gloomy days lately.

The centerpiece I have used before,  but here are some close ups of it. The cloudy glass vase was a gift. I placed three cloudy glass snowflake tealight holders around it, thought they matched nicely together. I will remove the tall centerpiece once we sit down to dinner so we can see one another better, and will most likely put white tulips inside a simple silver teapot as the centerpiece. I will pick those up on Friday so they are fresh and perfect for the dinner party and not too opened up.

Here is a small garden flag we have hanging near the front door in keeping with the theme:

Tea/coffee cups: vintage Spode (use them all year and all the time it seems!)
Water goblets and matching wine glasses : Libbey's everyday glassware 8 years ago
Napkins: custom made by Marcia W. of WTW Quilts (friend)
Napkin rings: silverplated, have had for years

Chargers: silver painted acrylic, Target 3 years ago
Dinner plates: Pottery Barn - several years ago
Bread plates: Crate and Barrel also several years ago
Salad Plates:  White porcelain with silver snowflake and silver rim - seasonal by Home
Light blue snowflake dessert/appetizer plates: no maker's mark but I think purchased at Joann's
White round tablecloth: simple cotton/poly blend at Bed, Bath and Beyond about 4 years ago

Joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Your winterscape looks lovely. I adore snowflakes, and the white and silver are so beautiful together.

  2. Simply elegant! The favors add a pretty and festive touch. I love the look of your vintage silver, and the tulips in a silver pitcher will be lovely!

  3. Keep up the beautiful winter tablescapes-I want to enjoy winter for awhile yet too! You set lovely tablescapes.


  4. Hey, Miss Michele! You really scored on those dishes!!! STILL IN THE BOX??? I wish! Great find! Beautiful table!

  5. Beautifully elegant table. I don't tire of white and perfect for winter and we know winter can be a very long season! I am happy to see the mixture of patterns in your silverplate flatware...that is mostly what we use here In The Middle Of Nowhere!

  6. My internet has been down, so just now catching up. What a great find on your snowflake salad plates. My white silver edged dinnerware would look great with those! Beautiful tablescape as usual!
    Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea


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