Wintery Valentine Tablescape

It is really cold outside,  we had a few snow flurries last night but no snow on the ground.  Thinking about snow led me to do this small tablescape composed of all white and off-white pieces.  I’m thinking you are familiar with my dishes and glassware. I’ve shared the details with you before.  What I haven’t shown you is this vintage tablecloth made out of linen and lace.  I only use it for special occasions, I’m thinking it is well over 50 years old.  Me too!


Linen and Lace star motif in the center of the table-topper, as you can see it had been hand stitched and over the years well preserved with love and a little mending here and there.

The tray in the center of the table displays  a cloche with a sweet birdie inside, a sugar and creamer set, a Fenton glassware dish with a candle and a white ceramic dish holding a sweet spring bouquet (faux).

Mikasa dishes,  Irish Stemware and Silver flatware in this picture.

The glass cloche was placed on a milk-glass pedestal.  Inside the cloche a small ceramic bird is resting on a grapevine wreath  while keeping his feathers out of the snow (faux snow). Attached to the cloche with a satin ribbon is my favorite heart, made out of wood and painted white, I use it in many vignettes and never get tired of it.

Another look at the all- white Winter  Valentine tablescape…very simple, calm and serene.  I just love the warm glow of candle-light on a wintery day.

As I cleared the table, I moved the sweetheart cloche over onto the sideboard and took one last picture.

Blessings to you on this wonderful day….I’m so glad you stopped by!

Casual Table for Four

Hello friends, come on in…it’s cold and windy outside.  I’ve already set the table for us. The color scheme of the table reflects what I see outside – grey skies and white snow. Again, using my everyday dishes and flatware I’m setting a very casual table.


If you look outside the window you can see the snow accumulating along the fence line.

I’ve included white dishes, crystal glasses and silver flat-ware.  All casual pieces, except the glasses maybe.

A white (faux) orchid peeking out of the grey lantern, adds  a touch of spring to the table.

The woven chargers are from Dillard’s (summer clearance item).

The white and grey napkins were purchased at Home Goods in Ft. Worth.   I’m still hoping for a Home Goods Store to open in  Lubbock, maybe some day.

P.S.  This post was written a couple of days ago during the blizzard…we have since warmed up a bit and the snow is pretty much gone. Thankful for the good moisture on the ground…we needed it so badly!  What about you?   Snow still on the ground where you live?

As always,  thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet note…I love to read your mail!