Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snowy Day, Snowy Tablescape

Our backyard this morning

I know that all of you southern ladies are having a terrible weather time right now!  I hope everyone is safe and warm.  Up here in upstate New York, this is normal and we have the equipment to deal with it (though some schools are closed today).  I am also lucky that, for the most part, I work at home.  So it is snowing and quite lovely.  A snowy white table seemed appropriate for the day.

There is nothing I love more in winter than being in my own cozy home, with the snow coming down.  Here is a winter white table for two

Wintery silver, glass, lace, and candles

Etched crystal glasses in two different patterns

A closer look at the frosty etched iced beverage glass

After dinner, maybe a nice fire in the living room?

Thank you for coming out in this snowy weather (though I'm sure it's warm and sunny somewhere!!). 

Now for the dish on the dishes:
  • All of the white china is Royal Albert Val D'Or which I have been collecting for years from ebay
  • The sterling is my Oneida Damask Rose
  • The cotton lace tablecloth I have had for years
  • White napkins were purchased on ebay
  • For the centerpiece, I used an oblong silver tray and a silver stemmed dish with candles and pearls
  • The etched iced beverage glasses are from ebay and the wine glasses from a dear friend
I hope you leave me a message because I love to read your comments!!


  1. A fire in the fireplace after dinner is wonderful isn't it! We got the snow that you got :-) In fact, I just heard on the morning news that 48 states now have snow on the ground. Stay warm! Nice that you work from home.

  2. Very nice! I agree, the snow can be beautiful if you don't have to drive in it:@)

  3. What a warm, comfy table. Just lovely.

  4. Tess, I had never thought about how much lace looks like snowflakes, and your table brought that immediately to mind! And the place settings are so lovely. Those etched glasses are amazing. And don't you love eBay? You found some wonderful dishes there!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  5. I love the whole snowy table. I really liked the way the lace tablecloth and the etched crystal looked all "snowflakey". That sterling and china is lovely too.

    I'm sure it's just another day in snow paradise where you live!

  6. OOOh,, I love your winter white.. the tablecloth is magnificent!! Your crystal and china look beautiful, especially in candlelight. Perfect for a winter's evening. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your kind words.

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  8. The first thing that captured my eye was your wonderful lace tablecloth. The Val D'Or is gorgeous...good choice for collecting. Don't you just love eBay! Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. I keep china everywhere...we are blessed with three empty bedrooms and six extra the usual kitchen and dining room storage...oh, and in the headknocker in the powder bath + +. Cherry Kay

  9. Oh those glasses are beautiful! THis is a lovely snow table -- romantic and welcoming.

  10. Hi lovely lady.I love your Tablescape and your Gorgeou lace tablecloth, you know I love lace !! your glasses are Beautiful sweet lady.
    Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my Blog. I hope you have a Great Day...Diane