With our cold weather this week, I’m in the mood for snow. We don’t have snow outside, though. Just cold temperatures! My table reflects my mood, and it’s obvious with the sled, snow-covered pine cones, and the deer prancing on the snow-type table runner. What fun it was to create a snow scene in my tablescape!
Do you remember the deer that were part of my After-Christmas Shopping Plan? I found these shiny chrome deer at T. J. Maxx for 50% off.
The sled was at Tuesday Morning, and the silver candles at WalMart. Such great bargains, y’all! The sled also came in green, red, or black. I decided the white would be the most versatile for all winter uses, not just Christmas.
Don’t you love after-Christmas clearance sales?
These snowflake ceramic plates came from Kroger, if you can believe it. Aren’t they fun? They were 40 cents each, tax included.
With this close-up picture, notice the table covering. It’s HH’s new quilt I showed you yesterday in T-Shirt Quilt Treasure. If you missed the post, I’ll admit I didn’t make the quilt. But, I provided the link in my post for the fun women who can make a quilt for you.
HH got cold last night and asked where his quilt was.
Well…I sheepishly explained it had dishes piled all over it…I could get it for him if he really needed it…and he said OK, he could maybe do without it for a little while. He’s so patient with me!
I am experiencing a deep appreciation for flannel this year. There are so many beautiful patterns out right now – and clothing, too. Spunky Daughter has added several flannel shirts to her collection, so the craze isn’t only with me…
The dark gray goblets are from Dollar Tree. I found them before Christmas. I never imagined how versatile this smokey color would be. Also, they are nice and solid without feeling chunky.
I decided to use PAM’s china (and silverware) – by Syracuse, the Meadow Breeze pattern that Spunky Daughter wants to have some day. I think we can work something out. 😉
The crochet-edged napkins are a delicate contrast with the masculine flannel. The crochet napkin holders resemble snowflakes but are actually roses.
The little roses at the tie ends also could pass for snowflakes.
I’m sorry the napkin is so bright in that picture above. My camera issues continue, so these shots were taken with my old point-and-shoot. We’re in The Land of Making Do, remember. So, I’ll be making do for a while – sorry you’ll have to make do with me.
The snow-covered pine cones I bought before Christmas are mixed with several plain ones and a few of my DIY silver spray-painted ones.
Since T. J. Maxx had only two deer, I used a white saucer to hold the third candle. I bought three WalMart candles, since “they” say decor looks better when using odd numbers. Although, the symmetry of pairs can be calming.
It’s fun having these two deer, and I’ll keep my eyes open for a third. With the candle holder at the antlers, it might be a little hard to match exactly.
Don’t you love the ambiance candles create? (A little photo editing can’t hurt for some frosty edges.)
Oh, in the chair behind the table pictured above, notice the dog pillow looks like it’s standing on the table edge. These are pillows I made and never blogged about. The Dachshund was made last year, but I made the Greek key pillow before Christmas. (Greek key is another recent craze of mine.)
I made my own pattern for the Dachshund, and I still have it. If I figure out how to make a printable, I’ll be glad to share the pattern with you. I’ll keep you posted on that.
What are you up to this year so far? Are you organizing? Re-arranging? Cleaning out? The New Year can really put us in a mood for change…
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