It's Tablescape Thursdays over at "Between Naps On the Porch" -- Susan is such a wonderful hostess week after week -- she has a "dish party" every week and like the wonderful hostess she is...she's introduced me to so many of you other dish lovers too-- I do so love being invited to your tables and having you over to mine each week. Who would have guessed how much fun this is.. A BIG THANK YOU Susan!
I titled this week's tablescape "Winter Blues" -- not to reflect my mood, but the beautiful blues that are reflected in a winter sky or an icy pond... a crisp blue that we find only in the wintertime. Welcome to the table.
Here's a closer look at the centerpiece -- no blues here. I was so glad that the sun was shining on Monday when I was off from work and I could get some daylight pictures.
Our table is set for two today. I'm so glad that you could join me.
Lately I've been gathering goblets and glasses of color. The blue water goblets were purchased recently from GoodWill -- I got a set of 6 for $4.25 and they're very heavy and sturdy. I couldn't find any signs of wear on them at all. The wine glasses were from Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago.
I was impressed with their slender delicate stems. I think they look pretty elegant on the table, especially for the price.
White battenburg lace napkins layered over ice blue damask napkins. I've had both for a number of years and they came from Garden Ridge. The white bow napkin rings were purchased from an antique store recently.
I thought they looked pretty layered.
How about a closer look at the dishes.
The salad bowls were purchased last summer from the Antique store. I picked up six.
They're substantial bowls, look at the thickness of the rim. I thought the pressed pattern in the glass was striking....especially in the sunlight.
The next dish layer is the salad plate. I purchased these from eBay last spring for my "Granny luncheon". I already had some pink dishes and wanted some pretty blue ones -- these were very inexpensive.
The china stamp on the back.
I thought the salad plates were so pretty that this fall I went back to eBay and purchased six dinner plates -- again very inexpensive -- less than $20. Neither set has much wear at all.
I loved the sparkle of the dishes with the silver rim. Flatwear came from Target -- I've almost got 12 place settings - minus 4 knives. But I think they've been discontinued now.
Snowflake tea light holders on top of antique depression glass saucers.
I found three snowflake tea light holders at GoodWill on Friday for $2.25. The label on the back says that they came from Crate and Barrel (and they even had the tea lights in them!)
I purchased these saucers last winter from an antique store. I used them on the table for a winter luncheon layered on top of mirror tiles with candles -- a very sparkling look.
The centerpiece is a small silver tray (GoodWill) with some ivy, a pot of paperwhites (a Christmas gift from my friend Jane), and a little sitting angel holding a heart (I purchased from eBay for an anniversary dinner last year for my Father-In-Law and my husbands step mother). Little snowflakes came from a thrift store after Christmas last year.
A full view of the centerpiece.
The Target birds are back on the table (thought maybe they'd flown south for the winter).
The two antique candlesticks are usually on my sideboard. These were my husband's grandmothers.
An overview of the table -- (I honestly did iron that tablecloth...really! It came from Target this past summer)
Overview of the centerpiece.
As evening falls the candles are lit.
A pretty mood is set.
Ring of lights around our angel.
Target mercury glass votives.
Notice how the glow outlines the snowflakes.
Farewell from our table of "Winter Blues".
To see more tablescapes and dishes of inspiration, be sure to visit "Between Naps On The Porch" -- there are tables awaiting your visit. Thanks so much for stopping by -- it's always a pleasure to have guests at my table.
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