Monday, January 12, 2009

An Uncommon Winter Tablescape

Just because Christmas is over certainly doesn't mean that winter is. Here in the south, January and February can be our coldest months, and they are not my favorites. So, in order to add some cheery coziness to my kitchen during these otherwise bleak months, I decorated my table with a whimsical winter theme. When I create a theme, I just think of all the components that comprise it and then just build on it. For winter, I thought of cozy blankets, gloves, scarves, snowflakes, and warm candlelight.

For starters, I used a dark brown tablecloth, which I know you can't see in this photo. Then over that I used a soft, fuzzy cream throw blanket:

For the candles, I used the ones I covered with the tube scarf, which I posted about in December:

I used a combination of elements for the snow which were bagged fake snow, clear round stones, and snowflakes I made, which I will feature in my next post.

I wrapped my silverware in napkins like this:

Then slipped them into a glove at each place setting. You could use paper or cloth napkins. I found these cute gloves at Target for $1.04 for 2 pair. I also took the opportunity to use my Fiesta Ware, which I love. I just think the colors are fun.

I found these salt and pepper shakers several years ago, and I usually use them out on the porch in the summertime. But they matched my color scheme really well. I bought colorful felt at Michael's and cut it into strips for their scarves. I snipped out some fringe on the ends of them.
Now they will be warm.
I used a different color glove for each place setting. I show how to make the place cards on a separate post.

So, if you tend to get the winter blahs like I do, have fun with some winter touches for your table.


The Diva on a Diet said...

I agree, these aren't my favorite months either ... so it *is* nice to make the extra effort and keep things cheery around the house. I love the use of the gloves for napkin holders. So creative and cute!

Susan said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

Thanks Diva and Susan!

Matushka Anna said...

How cozy!

Dinner Table Conversation said...

I know this is an odd detail, but what is your flatware pattern shown here? It's very pretty!

Anonymous said...

You should go over and sign up at

Today is Paper Crafting Thursday and your beautiful place cards would fit right in.

Vickie said...

Thank you Terry. I only had time to visit her site briefly yesterday, but it is wonderful.

Vickie said...

Thanks Anna! Nice to hear from you!

Dinner Table Conversation:
I found it at Target. I don't think the pattern is available any more. Pottery Barn has one that looks similar, though.

Anonymous said...

Do those scarfs make your salt and pepper warm.
Are those real dogs?