Thursdays are such a happy day for me -- I love Tablescape Thursdays over at "Between Naps On The Porch" that Susan so graciously hosts for us week after week. Today, I'm calling my TT "A Winter Walk" -- I love green and white together and in the winter months, it reminds me of snowy evergreen trees....so....let's go for a walk today.
Welcome to my winter table filled with evergreen and snow white.
The centerpiece contains snowy trees, buffalo snow, snow bunnies and a shabby tea light holder.
This little light holder was a Goodwill treasure found last winter. I believe it was a dollar. It's sitting on a small footed plate -- I don't know what it was intended for -- it's an antique, from my grandmother -- I use it often to elevate small things on my table -- anybody know what is is supposed to be? Whatever it is...I love it and use it often. I found a similar footed glass do dad recently that is slightly more bowl like.
Here we have a little bunny by the garden watering can. Poor little thing looks a little cold doesn't he? He is a Hallmark ornament purchased years ago. I didn't get a good picture, but there's also a little bird on the spout of the watering can.
On the other side we find some snow bunnies nestled inside a hollow log (also an old Hallmark ornament).
I love the edge of this oblong pewter platter I purchased from eBay -- don't think I paid more than $10 for it.
Have a seat... I think a bowl of hot soup would be wonderful after a winter's walk...just the thing to warm us up a bit.
Let's uncover the layers of dishes. The bowl is from the Gibson white dishes many of us have from Big Lots.
Next we have a small glass plate I purchased from a local thrift store last summer -- I think they look sort of like snowflakes. I can't remember what I paid for them, but I have six.
And lastly, we have the white Gibson dinner plate.
Antique cut glass goblets -- their shape looks like an inverted evergreen tree to me. The glasses came from my husband's grandmother, the crystal coasters were purchased about 5 years ago from Tuesday Morning - 4 for $7 -- I picked up two sets.
My antique silver came from my Mother In Law's family and the antique napkins were purchased from a local antique store last summer. Napkin rings came from e-bay about a year ago -- I paid @ $5 for 12. My dark green tablecloth is at least 20 years old. I bought two very inexpensive ones for Thanksgiving, I believe I got them at Walmart or K-mart. Having younger children and expecting spills, I figured they wouldn't last long and I didn't want to have paid a dear price for them. Well - here we are 20+ years later and they're both going strong!
A treetop view of our winter table.
The centerpiece from above.
The afternoon sun shines on the table.
As evening falls the tealights are lit.
Perhaps our little shivering bunny will warm up by the lantern. It doesn't really photograph well - but the light looks really pretty shining through all the little glass "beads" of the tea light holder.
Loved the little starburst glow from this crystal votive holder.
I've certainly gotten my 99 cents worth out of the mercury glass votive holders I purchased from Target right before Christmas -- they have such a lovely glow -- I hope you were able to grab a few too!
Our winter table by candleglow.
I'm so glad that you've joined me at the table and I hope you'll visit again soon. For more tablesettings and dish delights, be sure to visit "Between Naps On The Porch"
I might not post quite as frequently for awhile -- My husband's father is being sent home from the hospital this week and there is nothing more that can be done for him medically. He's losing his battle with Parkinson's and they are predicting that he won't be with us much longer. We would certainly appreciate any prayers for a peaceful end for this dear man who's been our strength for years. We will miss him terribly but will rejoice when he is no longer encumbered with a failing body and will join my Mother-In-Law in the life everlasting.
See ya soon.
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