Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snowflakes & Snowmen

Some of you may have already met my Snow Family but in case you haven't, let me introduce them.
Here is Mr. Frosty....
 his lovely wife, Mrs. Frosty...
 And their cute son, Snowboy.
This little family was the inspiration for my snow themed tablescape and made a "cool" centerpiece that coordinated with the weather outside.
The family was placed on a footed tray surrounded by a white feather boa and cordless LED lights. A trio of glass trees and a vase of snowflake picks were added as well.
I opted for a blue tablecloth to make the white items stand out more.
Yep, its still Christmas at our house! No, not lazy...we love it and always leave our decorations up well into January.

Alas, no new dishes and I don't own any "snowflake" ones (yet!) so I went with these blue/white ones.
I was very pleased with myself for making these napkin rings rather than running out and buying the pretty silver snowflake ones I saw downtown for $5 each! (just tied some silver snowflakes with hole in center to a white napkin ring with white ribbon - about as "crafty" as I get!)
I created these placecard holders using martini glasses and faux snow & snowflakes.

 Snowflake candleholders set on mirrors
(all by Partylite)

 The glass pillar candle holders were a Christmas gift from my daughter.


Trio of glass trees were purchased at a local gift shop called Inspiration Gift Boutique  
(so many pretties there!)

A winter wonderland outside too!

We go from a "Snowflake Luncheon" to more of a dinner party look....




Snowflakes hung from chandelier




The Frosty Family and I thank you for stopping by!  Now hurry on your way and have some fun checking out the other beautiful tablescapes linked to the party at Between Naps on the Porch!
I will also be linking to The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays.  You'll want to pop over there this weekend too!

45 comments:

Becky said...

How beautiful!!! I love snowmen and I love blue & white. I used blue & white for my winter tablescape, as well. Mine is no where near as pretty as yours, tho! I guess you could say that I am a "beginner" when it comes to tablescapes. :)

Shirley said...

The glass snowmen in the centerpiece are wonderful. I like using mirrors on the table to set things on. Looks like ice! The whole table is gorgeous.

Jacqueline said...

We leave ours up until after my birthday, Jan. 8th, but most is down now, not the tree though! I love your adorable family of snowmen and snowboy too. The whole table just sparkles like the snow. It is fantastically done.

xinex said...

This is pretty cool,literally! The beautiful snow centerpiece is so lovely and it matches the gorgeous view outside. If my decor is that beautiful, I will keep it up all through January too....Christine

pam said...

What a beautiful and festive tablescape!

Sharing Shadymont said...

What amazing decor!!! I absolutely love it!!
Stunning!

Debbie said...

I'm glad you left your Christmas decorations up because it's even lovelier against them as a backdrop. I love all the white and blue, and your napkin rings are so cute that I can't imagine the five dollar ones could look any cuter!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a stunningly beautiful table. Just love all the white and glass and your table sure matches the outside scenery as well. What a delight it would be to sit at your table.
So Lovely!!
Blessings, Nellie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, this is just absolutely ADORABLE! And you have the perfect backdrop for these cute snowmen with your wintery white outside. I adore this table. Every detail is perfect.

Hope you'll come visit me, too. I'm being a bit rebellious and am doing a fall table tonight, but I am also giving away some china. Drop by if you get a chance!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Alycia Nichols said...

Hello, hello, hello! WOW! What a beautiful table! I love it that you extend Christmas into January. It's such a joyous time and everything about it makes a person feel good...why not get everything we can out of that great feeling? Your snow family is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! They're a perfect size for your table and are great for setting a wintery tone! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier, and have a great weekend!!!

Amy said...

it looks magical. If the ice hotel had a dining room (which it might, but since Ive never been, i wouldn't know, lol) this is what I'd imagine it would look like! I love the combo of the white and the crystal!

we three dogs and me said...

What fun you must have had putting this togeather. Love your frosty snowmen and glass trees.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your frosted table is so beautiful and fun.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the white, blue and silver of this table. Gorgeous and so clever to use what you have!

Amelia said...

So very pretty - enjoyed meeting the "Snow" family.

Cathy said...

Your table is a wonderful winter wonderland. I too still have decorations up. The house will be so empty when it is all down.

Cathy@Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is gorgeous! I love what you did with the martini glass...so pretty! You don't need snowflake dishes, you captured the feeling beautifully! Love it!

Donnie said...

It is like a winter wonderland. Just beautiful. I love the napkin rings.

The Tablescaper said...

This is sooo adorable! Snowflakes everywhere, even from the chandelier.

- The Tablescaper

mrs.serendipity said...

Love your "Winter Wonderland" tablescape. And how did you ever manage to order that perfect outdoor background? LOL Mrs. S

CareyAnn said...

Love your table. What a great idea with the snowmen. Perfect theme for after Christmas winter table. Love all the details on your table. It is just perfect.
Careyann

Mary said...

A perfect table inside to match the weather outside! Your blue tablecloth sets off your snowy table beautifully :-)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Beautiful! I love your winter tablescape. You collection of frosty's and crystal trees is so cute. I love the way you used the mirrors to also add to the shimmer of everything. It's all just so pretty!

Southerncook said...

Love your snow family and such an imaginitive tablesetting with the backdrop of the snow. It becomes magaical when your tree lights are on and the sun goes down. It makes me wish that I hadn't taken my Christmas decorations down already. I enjoyed your post so much.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

A Perfect Setting said...

I love your snowman family! Your beautiful table just shimmers! The snowflakes hanging down are also such a nice touch! Great job putting things together!

Abby said...

It's magical!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Beautiful!!!!! I collect snowmen too! Love the centerpeice and the dishes are perfect. The picture of the outside wonderland is awesome. Thank you for sharing.....

heartfelt living said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I'm so happy I found it!
Your tablescape is absolutly beautiful! I love all the crystal and blue. Perfect for this time of year. Wonderful job!
~Karen

Sherri said...

I'm so glad I found your blog..It's beautiful...Your a neighbor up north. I'm from Bellingham, WA and I am also new to the blogging world. I started last Sept but I'm finally learning new things. Check me out if you get a chance.Once again the table was stunning.
http://twotulipstalking.blogspot.com/

vignette design said...

Ah, a fellow tablescaper! You have some wonderful table settings on your sidebar that I can't wait to explore. Love your snowman tablescape. It is just magical! Perfect for January.
I also want to thank you for your comment on my blog about the books. It was so fitting, I actually quoted you in my upcoming post!
~Delores

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i love it.. snow tables.. are my favorite.. and I have only done one.. I love the snowflakes from the chandelier..the patylite snowflake candle and the martini place cards

Miss Char said...

Very pretty, the blue and white looks perfect for your table design this week. Like a little winter wonderland. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

DD, that is just beautiful! So very elegant, love it!
I think I will do a Spring table next, LOL!

Entertaining Women said...

Your snowmen take on such a special glow when set against the true snowscqpe visible outside your window. The blue and white dishes are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Dianne said...

I just love the snow family. So great that you used the space above the table too. Putting it all on the icy blue tablecoth is fabulous. I especially covet the glass trees. Fantastic table!

Dreamgoddess said...

DD, your table is simply gorgeous! I love your Frosty family and how everything sparkles in the candlelight.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your tables are just amazing, so fun for this time of year-enjoy:@)

Pat said...

Beautiful, beautiful. You certainly can take some nice photos, too! I love your table looking out to the outside, and all the table detail.

Custom Comforts said...

What a gorgeous table!!! So stunning and sparkly. Makes winter seem almost delightful. Beautifully done!!!
Cindy

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for bringing your snowy family to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

SavannahGranny said...

So love this tablescape. Blue and white is my favorite color combo. Love your outside landscape. It goes so beautifully with your table. Ginger

Wendy said...

I know it's June, but this is so pretty I had to comment. I love decorating for Christmas and this has the creative juices flowing already.

Jessa Irene said...

You create such beautiful tables capes. Looking at this one again in the middle of summer makes me remember the beauty if snow and icicles. I am inspired! Thanks for adding this to the Christmas in July party!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love sparkle, snowmen and snowflakes, so your post is very appealing to me! I always leave my Christmas up until January too. I always hate to put it away. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Heather Graham said...

This is gorgeous - found you at a Christmas in July party - following, now! Love, love, love the tablescapes you have on here.... Would love to have you join in at my Christmas in July event - details here - http://www.stringtownhome.blogspot.com/p/christmas-in-july.html

Have a great Friday & weekend!
-Heather
stringtown home