The last few mornings….it has been cold!
In fact, when I went out to get the morning paper, I could see my breath.
Have you ever wondered where that little puff of steam goes?
I mean, it rises into the air and sometimes…..
…….I wonder, of all things, where is it going and will it come back down to earth?
Sorry, didn’t mean to get into that deep subject over a few degrees on the thermometer.
The cold snowy weather in most parts of the U.S. leads me into my tablescape for today.
A Winter Wonderland of icy crystals, iridescent snow flakes and silver mercury candlesticks and white candles.
I started with a drift of snow down the center of the table and scattered iridescent snow flakes here and there.
I found the icy crystals that dangle from the Mercury candlesticks eye and light catching and perfect for the centerpiece.
I also placed sparkling votives down the center of the table, along with mercury glass trees.
The square silver chargers give a sparkle to the white dinner plates. Atop the dinner plates are salad plates with a touch of silver on the rim.
I chose pewter not only for the wine glasses, but for the cup in the center of the place setting. I added the whimsey of a white snowball ornament for guests to take home as a favor.
And the pewter mugs will be used for hot chocolate or coffee after dinner.
Mercury glass candlesticks hold pure white candles and for the candle ring, I used Valerie ParHill’s sparkly candle ring dripping with elegance.
The thing that I am most excited about is the crystal knife holders.
Have you ever????
My dear readers, I have a confession to make…until about 2 years ago, I had never heard of individual knife holders.
I know, I know….aren’t that the cutest things?
I mean, who hasn’t wondered where to put that knife that has been dipped in butter?
We don’t want to place it on the pretty tablecloth so of course we place it across the top of our dinner plate.
who has had it slide off the dinner plate, messing up the tablecloth anyway?
Raise your hand.
Yep, my hand is held the highest.
So when I saw these knife holders, I just had to have them.
It is interesting because they come in all kinds of finishes, but I liked the crystal and you can find them here, if you are interested.
I used a white dinner napkin with a white shear napkin over it…I like to use double napkins because it seems to make the setting a bit more, well, glam for lack of a better word.
The napkin rings are white and sparkly and I found them at Old Time Pottery on sale a couple years ago.
Now, I won’t use the butter knife holders at a casual dinner but for a special dinner, I will place them on the table.
The flatware, you have seen before in a number of my tablescapes.
They are the silver twig flatware and can be found at Pier 1.
Believe it or not, the snow flake stemmed glasses came from the dollar store a few years ago.
I am not sure they have them this year but they were definitely a bargain.
I have used them in several Winter tablescapes.
The below pictures are showing the table with the candles lit.
I just love the soft glow of candlelight, don’t you?
It makes everything sparkle.
Stay warm, my friends and I hope you enjoyed looking at a Winter tablescape, as you might be digging out from under a foot or so of snow.