Saturday, January 14, 2012

Snowflakes & Ice



As someone who enjoys winter, it is fun to explore the various tablescape options this season offers.





Here is the inspiration for this icy looking tablescape I recently created....
Glass Blocks 
(which you can buy at most hardware stores) 


By stacking two and adding some snowflake decorations to both sides with faux ice chunks on top,  I acheived the icy/snowy look I was after.
 These were placed on an ordinary dressing mirror used as a "runner" down the middle of the table.

Next, I added two other glass blocks on each side of the centerpiece and topped those with snowflake decorations and my icy glass trees.

Beside each of these glass blocks, I placed an acrylic reindeer (recently received for Christmas!)

Although I love the look of white on white for winter tablescapes, for this one, I went with a frosty teal tablecloth as a background and added a few other teal coloured  bowls, ornaments and ribbons.

Here's another gift I received for Christmas from Mr. Delight - snowflake napkin rings. I love the sparkly icy look of them!


For placecard holders, I filled these beautiful teal dessert bowls (bday gift from my daughter) with faux snow and a snowflake.


White placemat, silver charger, white dinner plate, and glass salad plate topped by the teal placecard holders complete the dishware ensemble for each place setting.

Stemware includes a clear white wine and a red wine glass.

And here's how it all looks together


The weather outside matched the icy depiction on the table.



Of course, our Christmas decorations are still up! Yep! Enjoying them to the fullest!


While the icy look is great in daylight, I think it gets even better after dark!

I added a string of battery-operated white LED lights along the centerpiece which created a lovely glow.

The lights added to the icy look down the center of the table and created a contrast between it and the place settings.


An "Icy Christmas" look with a frosty table and snowflakes hung from the chandelier.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you aren't chilled to the bone from viewing this icy tablescape! Maybe clicking over to these other fabulous blog parties this week will warm you up!
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home  
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

22 comments:

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love the sparkly tablescape...sooo fun and love the way the light jumps around...

Denise at Forest Manor said...

This is a spectacular tablescape; I LOVE it! It is filled with wonderful elements. I love your teal tablecloth and dessert bowls, the snowflake napkin rings, your ice blocks and glass trees, and your dishes are lovely. I enjoy winter, too, and ours has been weird this year. Temps in the 60's for days, and then sudden drops to the 20's. It's really hard on the sinuses. I've got an icy tablescape planned for this month, too, but I don't think it will be as elegant as yours. This is a real winner!!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Denise

Dianne said...

I too love white and crystal to capture that wintry look, but adding the teal really kicks it up a notch! Well done. Just beautiful. Dianne

The Tablescaper said...

I sooo love this table!!! The glass blocks were brilliant and the addition of the mirrors, just fabulous.

Thanks so much for bringing your post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

Neat idea. I love the candlelight effect...Beautiful! Cherry Kay

Marigene said...

Gorgeous tablescape!

Leslie's Garden said...

Such a beautiful table! I love the idea of using the glass blocks,and the little lights down the center add such a wonderful ambiance. You are always so creative, I always look forward to what you will do next! I will be using these ideas for an icy tablescape soon!

Gail said...

White, crystal, turquoise-very pretty

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh wow--that is so beautiful! Exactly my taste. Love it!

Karen said...

beautiful ~ such a creative way to use the blocks.

Janae said...

Oh wow!! I am in awwwwwe this is so gorgeous!!! I am in love.

Tracy said...

I love your icy decor! If only I could find snowflakes any more this year, but everyone has their Spring things out. I'll have to plan ahead next winter and think a little beyond Christmas! The glass blocks are genius!

CJ said...

Turquoise, ice blocks and glass deer. A Tiffany's inspired table to be sure. Thanks for posting your design. Nice. ~CJ

Marysol said...

Your table absolutely sparkles! I'm particularly fond of the effect by candlelight.

Alycia Nichols said...

Oooooooohhhhhhh....pretty! This sends a good chill down my spine! :-)

Tess said...

Just stunning!! This table is perfectly icy and snowy!

Chatelaine said...

Fantastic idea to use the faux ice blocks for the tablescape. I am so going to do this!

I love winter tablescapes because I love Winter. Thanks for the idea.

Did you know you can buy a tablerunner with twinkle lights running down the center? I bought several in different colors at QVC.com.

Kathleen said...

Wow, that does just sparkle! So many pretty things, love the lights!
Glass block idea is great!

ankle wellies said...

Love the sparkly tablescape...

The HOME GIRL said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the idea of a mirror as the table runner! So creative and inspiring! =D

Candy S said...

I have been admiring this tablescape (almost obsessively) along with the Ice & snow tablescape ever since you posted them. I would like to ask where you found some of the items you used in creating it. Please e-mail me at plumcreekplace@gmail.com - I thought I had left a comment before so I am not sure if you will receive this. Thanks for your help..... Candy

Candy S said...

I meant to say along with the Snowflakes and Snowmen Tablescape. I have been looking at both of them back and forth tonight. Thanks again... Candy