Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Winter Walk in the Woods - Tablescape

It's Tablescape Thursday again and this week I've set my table for a Winter's Walk in the Woods.

I hope you'll join me.

This is set just for you.

I've seen so many of you use pinecones as placecard holders this year. What a fun idea for our winter tables.

I found these pinecone candle holders this fall at one of my favorite antique/thrift stores "Thru The Garden Gate".

On our walk we may just see a rabbit.....

....or two.

A tan linen tablecloth with Nell Hill woven chargers, Target faux ivory flatware, and my snow white dishes.

Green Jamestown goblets...I've found a complete set of eight gathered over the past two years from Goodwill and thrift stores.

I can't remember where I found these green cloth napkins tucked into the handle of my chargers.....probably Tuesday Morning or Marshall's.

A tabletop overview and.....

....a centerpiece overview.

Time to light the candles and...

....walk back home.

I've been having a difficult time leaving messages on some of your posts. I don't know exactly why, but I'm working on it. Please know how very much I do appreciate your visits....even if you don't hear from me......I'll keep trying.

Thanks to Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch" for all the tabletop fun week after week.

See ya!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wintery Tablescape

Last year this time we were up to our knees in snow. This year we've been mostly unseasonably warm...but today it's cold and wet (but only with rain) far. It seems the only snowflakes this week.....

.....are on my table!

So I've set a wintery blue table with my Dollar Tree goblets resting on snowflakes.

My snowflake tablecloth that I've had for ages, I don't remember where I got it....but that may be more due to my age than the age of the tablecloth!

I've set the cloth at an angle this week.

Snowflakes have fallen on my navy blue napkins.

Do you dress in layers for cold weather? Well here are the winter layers of dishes... clear pressed glass glass bowls layered over.....

crocheted snowflakes layered over.....

blue glass salad plates layered over......

white dinner plates layered over.....

.....big plastic snowflakes (Dollar Tree) as chargers.

Snowy centerpiece of epsom salts in a old Bath and Bodyworks candle sleeve after the candle has finished burning down and a tea light.....along with an assortment of snowflakes.

A snowy sky view.

Sort of looks like a busy blizzard doesn't it?

Let's light the tealights.....

....and enjoy the sparkle! I'm joining "Between Naps on the Porch" for Tablescape Thursday. Hope you'll follow along and visit lots of tables set just for you!

See ya!

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year's in Florida

You may remember my last tablescape post when I said that Santa was taking a vacation on a tropical beach? Well, Mr. Mid-Atlantic and I caught a ride on his southbound sleigh and we spent the New Year in......

Marco Island Florida! We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the condo balcony where we stayed.

Here's a daytime view on the other side.

Looking back at our retreat from the beach.

January 1st 2012.....what a wonderful day to be at the beach.

The water was beautiful.

Mr. Mid-Atlantic taking a New Year's dip.

I entered the "Mrs. Manatee" swimsuit competition. Actually, I can't quite believe that I'm posting this picture...but..oh well. Just keeping it real.

Between the time on the beach...

.....and at the pool....we could hardly believe that we were in bathing suits the end of December and beginning of January.....and not in overcoats and snow boots like we were last year!

And for my south Florida friends....

What kind of tree is this? Does this pod thing bloom?

We had a fabulous time bringing in the New Year to the scent of sunscreen and gulf breezes. A great start to 2012. I think Santa had a terrific idea!

See ya!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year's Tablescape

What do you suppose Santa does after Christmas?

After his hard work....I think he deserves a vacation....don't you?

Someplace tropical and warm.

Where he can just take off those fur lined boots and stick his toes in the sand.

Just sit and warm his sore muscles and take a good nap.

After all the bright lights and colors of Christmas.....a change to white and tan is soothing.

How about a beach walk searching for shells to take back to the North Pole.

Plain white dishes and napkins and napkin rings.....

....for beachside dining.

Overview of the table.

I hope Santa enjoys his vacation.....

....because all too will be time to plan for his next big night. But in the meantime....shhhhhh....Santa's taking a nap! We'll be joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at "Between Naps on the Porch"

See ya!