Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tablescape Thursday - Winter White

It's time to set the table for our first tablescape of 2011! I love to participate in this party week after week...but mostly, I love the inspirations I get from visiting so many beautiful tables set by such talented tablescapers. This has been a busy week...trying to get the Christmas decor packed away (I'm about 2/3 done)...getting back to work after two weeks off and taking on more responsibilities at our Church. So I'm afraid that I haven't been able to visit or respond as much this past week --- hopefully, I'll find the right balance with all this. All this whirlwind has made me seek calm and peace in my surroundings ...so this week I've set a table of Winter White.



Welcome to my first table of 2011. White seems a nice change after all the bright and busy colors of Christmas.



I've set a place for you.



The centerpiece is mostly white flowers surrounding one of my favorite little cherubs I found at Goodwill sometime ago.



To remind me of the blessing of each season of the year...I've placed a Margaret Furlong angel on each plate. This angel holds the holly of winter. I've always loved holly and especially enjoy using it in my Christmas and winter decorating.



Dogwood blossoms bring to mind the blessings of Spring and Easter.



Shells hold the blessings of Summer.



A simple wreath reminds me of the blessings of a welcoming door --- open to a warm hearth and home for Autumn.




I loved the look of the white angels upon our simple white everyday plates.


A layering of plates on white Irish linen placemats (antique store) and my mis-matched silverplate (eBay).



I love this little guy...if you look closely, he has a little skinned nose -- what could possibly be more dear than a cherub with a boo-boo on his little nose? Don't you just want to kiss it?



Tabletop overview.



Centerpiece overview.




I found these little hand monogrammed napkins at an antique store -- I have no idea what letter this is. E maybe?




They look pretty in my etched water goblets.


Wishing you many blessings in the new year....



....that carry through all the seasons of the year.




Filled with joy, love and someone to kiss away all your little boo-boos.




One of my new year traditions is to plant bulbs every new year's day --- for mid-Winter blooms .....paperwhites of course! I'll try to take a picture of their progress each week.

Be sure to visit Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" every Thursday for lots of tabletop inspirations.

See ya!

Since I did use fresh cut flowers in my centerpiece...I'm also going to join Fresh Cut Friday over at Rose Vignettes -- who doesn't love fresh flowers ....always a special treat, but especially in the Winter!

49 comments:

  1. Thank you sooo much for visiting and overlooking those bloopers. Your kind words made my day. Your table is absolutely wonderful. What a wonderful touch to add the angels. I also love the fresh green in the centerpiece. Good luck on your paperwhites. They are always the prettiest this time of year.

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  2. I love your white table. It is so fresh and relaxing. Your dishes are gorgeous and your little cherub is precious. Thanks for sharing your loving home with us, happy new you to you!
    Sharlotte

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  3. I love the whites! The table is so cheerful with the cherub and the beautiful angels.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  4. Martha, your table is just gorgeous! I think it is my favourite one so far!! Happy New Year!

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  5. winter white is exquisite. I love it. You do such a wonderful job. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Martha,
    Your white table is gorgeous! I love the Irish linen and monogrammed napkins. White always looks so beautiful against wood. I love the exposed table.
    Your centerpiece is very romantic!
    Great minds think alike!
    Yvonne

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  7. White is so refreshing after the sparkle & glitz of Christmas! Love your sweet angels & the blessings they represent!

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  8. Your table is lovely. I love cherubs and have quite a few of them.

    Happy New Year!!

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  9. Your doily looks like a snowflake in the overhead view. That's a nice touch to a winter white table! The monogram? That's a tough one, isn't it? Intriguing, though... LOVE your bulb planting tradition. I'll have to remember that -- so I can copy it!

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  10. The whites with the pop of pretty green flowers looks delightful. I love it Martha!

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  11. Martha, my sweet...so great to hear from you! Happy New Year!!! You're so right...the white is a wonderful departure from all the deep tones we've enjoyed over the last several months! Makes me feel lighter without having to exercise! :-) You found those napkins at an antique shop??!??!! They're gorgeous! It doesn't even matter what the inital is for...it reminds me of that movie "Sense & Sensibility" with Hugh Grant when she had the handkerchief with the initals EF. So cool!!! I hope you rocked the New Year's Eve thing! Great to hear from you, and thanks for stopping by my place earlier this evening! Talk to you soon! Have a wonderful week!!!

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  12. Beautiful table, Martha. White seems to be a common theme today, but I added a little black with mine. LOL Love the monogram. No idea what letter, but it is beautifully stitched.

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  13. Martha, so sweet and angelic. Love the monograms...that needs to be on my wish list.
    There is something about white that just captures me. Enjoy your day.
    Maryrose

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  14. Very Pretty! So glad you could stop by my Shabby French Cottage! Nice to find other Virginians in Blogeritaville! I'm sure you frequent some of my favorite places often--we should go junkin' or do lunch sometime! ~mikey @ shabby french cottage

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  15. Hi Martha! Yes, winter white does have such a soothing effect on the soul~ I just adore that cherub, and I love how you arranged the flowers around it. The angels holding different flowers are so sweet! And great finds on the napkins, all in all, I love your table!!

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  16. You are right, Martha. The white is a nice change after all the colorful holidays. Your tablescape is so pretty and I love how your cute angels have special meanings....Christine

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  17. What a gorgeous table and if those are your everyday plates, you eat in great style! I love both of them. Everything is charming and those little shell angels each holding a different gift are just enchanting. The monogrammed napkins are beautiful. I could enjoy white on white any time of year and it always takes on a different personality. Happy 2011!

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  18. Hi Martha! Oh, I just love your sweet white table! Everything is so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. This is amazing pretty, Lady M!!! How I love all your angels. I am an angel lover. I deathly drool both of your plates §;-) I badly want them, set of 8...ha ha...

    Happy TS...

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  20. What a gorgeous table. Just lovely.

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  21. Oh, I just love an all white table. It is so calming and restful. Yours looks wonderful!

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  22. You are right, Martha, about the inspirations that come from other tablescapes. So many styles are represented every week, and I always enjoy yours.

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  23. Your white table is so lovely and refreshing!! I love the sweet angels.

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  24. I hope this works! I tried last night, typed a comment and it wouldn't let me post!
    Love the table, very peaceful. The angels are so sweet!

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  25. Beautiful photos! This is just perfect for January, I am so inspired.

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  26. We have paperwhites in bloom now that my daughter planted at Thanksgiving. Your white table setting is so beautiful. I love the shells!
    Happy Friday!

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  27. Hi Martha! I love your table and your centerpiece is perfect! I think it is darling with the white and the pop of green. Thank you so much for linking up with me for Fresh-Cut Friday!
    ~Liz

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  28. Your winter white table is so peaceful and beautiful Martha! I love the little green mums too, so fun:@)

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  29. A very pretty table! Love all white...it looks peaceful after the Christmas rush. I love your centerpeice and the napkins, very, very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. A very simple yet elegant table. Love the lil
    angels on each plate. Very pretty centerpiece
    as well. White is refreshing!!
    Blessings for a Wonderful New year!
    Nellie

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  31. I love the serene white of your table, it is needed after all the bright holiday colors. The green mums are so pretty.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Martha!

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  32. You're so right about having all white right after Christmas. I love your flowers and doily!

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  33. What a pretty white table. Just love it all.
    xo bj

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  34. That looks gorgeous! Love the little embroidered napkins! Such a fun find!

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  35. Love your beautiful white table Martha. The little angels on the plates add a nice visual. I also really like the napkins in the glasses. Our daughter is headed to your Atlantic coast to visit her Marine fiance at Camp Lejeune the end of this week. Hope your New Year is going well for you and you have some relaxing time this weekend...

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  36. Lovely tablesetting, I especially love the flower centrepiece.

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  37. Your table looks so pretty. I love the angels you incorporated and the centerpiece is so sweet.

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  38. Martha,
    Your white table setting is so pretty! I love the shells on the plate, your mix n' match silver plate, and your centerpiece is perfect for January.
    Sherry

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  39. Simply gorgeous, Martha! The white is so wintry and tranquil! I hope you are warm and cozy today! We are expecting snow and ice!...hugs...Debbie

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  40. Everyone is doing winter white and it is all so BEAUTIFUL. I have nothing at all white and am feeling very left out! ;-(

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  41. Serene, lovely, a refreshing breath. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  42. Martha, I love your winter whites. They are so lovely, and that little angel on the plate is the perfect touch! And your centerpiece is so pretty and fresh with the angel and the flowers. Loved this...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  43. Those antique lace napkins are so special. Love your dishes, too.
    Mary Ann

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  44. Oh, so so pretty. I love the white. The details are super. Jane F

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  45. So nice...your angels are precious! Blessings,
    Cindy

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  46. Love, love your whites!! I love those placemats. I have a light blue set that look the same given to me by a relative. Those napkins are fabulous too!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  47. Oh Martha, how gorgeous this white tablescape is! I love those little angels on each plate, and your cherub surrounded by flowers makes a perfect centerpiece. Your white linens are so pretty. You have outdone yourself (and that's saying a lot) with this table. laurie

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  48. Such a pretty white table! I think your cherub with the skinned nose is adorable!

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  49. Martha, your flowers are just beautiful. Those greens are amazing! Your entire table is beautiful!!

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