Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Winter Blue & White

Yeah! Time for another Tablescape Thursday!  This great meme is hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.  Be sure to check out the fabulous tablescape Susan will have for us as well as those that link up.  (Click on button)




I am doing a repeat of a winter tablescape I posted when I first started my blog.  It only had one comment then so I'm pretty sure it will seem new to most of you.


This tablescape started with some lovely blue and white plates I received as a Christmas gift last year from my dear daughter. I love the delicate pattern on the border. 



I put them with some square bowls I had, setting the bowls on an angle for a different look. (Bowls were from a set I got at a local boutique)



For a centerpiece, I used a Snowflake Hurricane Shade by Partylite surrounded by an icy wreath and blue/white battery operated LED lights.
 




On each end of the table, I placed a trio of candle holders, also by Partylite, with floating candles inside. A mirror coaster and acrylic ice chips add to the frosty look.



Square vases filled with faux snow and a votive holder flank each side of the centerpiece. Each place setting has individual silver coloured votive holders surrounded by faux silver berries.




While I love the frosty look of this winter tablescape, I think I'm ready for some colour and am looking forward to the upcoming Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day tablescapes.


Did you notice my "blooper"? I had taken away a silver charger to use elsewhere and forgot to put it back before taking pictures! Oops!



...Now pour yourself a nice hot cup of tea and relax while you take a virtual trip around Blogland accepting all of the invitations into dining rooms, kitchens and cozy nooks to see a miriad of tablescapes!



48 comments:

kristin said...

Gorgeous! I just love the "icy" look but it still feels so warm and inviting

The Tablescaper said...

Oh sooo icy and cold. A perfect winter tablescape!

- The Tablescaper

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

This is soooo beautiful! I love the centerpiece and everything else you have done here! Very winter-y and very beautiful!

Joyce said...

Your TS is wonderful. I love those plates. Now what time should I be there?
Joyce

xinex said...

You always make the prettiest winter centerpiece. The hanging snowflakes make a very pretty added bonus. Love your tablescape, so sparkly and festive!...Christine

Kathleen said...

That looks beautiful, DD, and I know how you love enjoying your long winters. The plates are so pretty! Blue and white is one of my faves..and when Spring arrives, so many scapes you can do with them for that season too!

Martha said...

A very pretty table but I do love anything blue and white! It does look like winter!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm glad you reposted this...it is gorgeous. I love the way the blue lights look with everything else. Wow...stunning.

Sue

Cathy Miller said...

Very pretty. I love sparkly tablescapes, don't you? Can't wait to see more!

Bonnilynne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So perfectly done -as are all your tables! Can't wait 'til the next one!

Debbie said...

So pretty!!~ I love all the sparkle and the snowflake candle centerpiece is so pretty!!

Mimi said...

I love the icy look...really pretty centerpiece. Thanks for sharing.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love this wintry theme. The blue and white and the icy feeling are just lovely.
Susan

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I am glad I am not the only one that has bloopers, I remember forgetting the silverware and wondering why the table looked so stark...lol love lovel the blue and white setting and I love the sparkly in the center with the faux snow, so pretty and inviting, love it,,phyllis

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty winter tablescape! Love the snowflakes! No, I didn't notice the blooper!

Katherine

Sewconsult said...

What a wonderful "winter-land" tablescape! What is the name of the china? I really love it.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

gigharborscrapper said...

love,love,love tis table...thanks for sharing.

valerie

Patriotic Mom said...

I love the trio of candles on glass! So elegant as is the whole tablescape! I'm going to have to pull out my floating candles now. Stay warm, Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table. I like how you have the fork through the napkin ring. Great idea, I will steal immediately!;-)

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

That is absolutely beautiful. You have such gorgeous tablescapes -- I've never really seen anything quite like it. Do you also cook? Do you cook a lot? I have never set up such a beautiful table.! I could learn a lot from you.

Sandy said...

Very beautiful and perfect. A unique tablescape, for sure. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.
Sandy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

WOWSO! I love the china, blue and white is my all time fave! This is a stunning winter table! I love all your details, your amazing at this! Cindy

Linda G. said...

Hi! This is my first visit to you and I am so happy to be here! Your table is beautiful--it looks like an ice storm just left the table sparkling and bright! Linda

Nanna said...

that is abeautiful table setting, the colors work great with each other, glad you reposted!

Helen

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty winter wonderland you've created on your table. It truly sparkles!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Such an elegant look. Truly lovely!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Such a gorgeous tablescape! I love the blue and white together and all the pretty touches, such as the hurricane and wreath centerpiece. Fantastic!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Love the wintry theme!! Beautiful!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful winter tablescape! It all glistens and shimmers just like new fallen snow. I'd love to be a guest at this table!

Shelia said...

I'm so glad you reposted this post of your pretty table! It's gorgeous! I love the blue and white china and those square bowls are lovely! The centerpiece is amazing. You've not left out anything - everything is so pretty!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carrie said...

Very elegant!! The centerpiece is beautiful.

The Design Coach said...

It's still winter in Wisconsin, so this table would be perfect! A great look for New Year's Eve midnight dinner too!

Judy said...

Absolutely breathtaking. Very chic and elegant. I so love blue & white dishes and yours are lovely. {{{Sweetie Pie Hugs}}} Judy

honeysuckle said...

Lovely setting for winter. Blue and white are one of my favorite combinations too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table!

Cindy said...

I love your winter table setting. It's gorgeous. Love the icy look and feel. This is a theme that I want to try next year. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy

Natasha said...

Your blue and white table looks very inviting and warm-not icy at all!

I used square plates in my tablescape this week too-great minds!

Best wishes,Natasha.

emptynester3 said...

Love the blue and white! Thanks too, for visiting me! ~ Nana ~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful tablescape. That wreath with the battery operated lights is so unique and pretty. Great use of mirrors to reflect all of the sparkle. (I almost never look at a photo of a tablescape on my blog that I don't find something I moved while taking a photo and forgot to put back!). laurie

Petite Little Bee said...

Love your Valentine table. Thanks for sharing. Lia

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! Just when I thought I was getting tired of winter, watching a new snowfall here in the mountains of the the northwest corner of North Carolina, I am enthralled by your winter wonderland!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely!!!

Sherry said...

I love your table. I will always love blue and white. It makes a great winter table.

nannykim said...

So pretty!

Holly said...

Such a pretty tablescape...I love the icy yet inviting feel of it. The hanging snowflakes are a nice touch.
Holly @ 504 Main

Katrina Osborne said...

Wow! I just discovered your blog. What delightful ideas you have. I love how you created the icy winter look without using much color, yet still managed to make it appear warm and cozy. I am throwing my friends a party after Christmas, using my white snowflake hurricane as my centerpiece for the first time. Thanks for such inspiration.

Pippi21 said...

Love your dishes and center pieces. Mind sharing where you found the mirror coasters/centerpiece? Faux snow? I have some decorative snowflake ornaments that I've used for our Christmas tree for years. I wonder if I could use them like you have used them. How would I use them for hanging in living room window? Organdy ribbons, fishing line? How could I respray them and add glitter?

Donalacasa said...

This is just what I have been looking for, something that is winter themed, not Christmas. BEAUTIFUL!

Julie Thigpen said...

Absolutely elegant and inviting. I love the sparkle, elegance and beauty of this arrangement. I am going to use on tables next year for our Christmas party.
Thank you, Julie

Kneeduls said...

Love what you did! My entire Christmas theme is Winter Elegance, so this is right up my alley!