Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Gloomy Winter Table

We finally have good and sunny weather now. For a while there, I thought it will never stop raining.
Kathleen has a snowy and ice challenge for this week. I tell ya, having lived in the Philippines, Florida and Mississippi, this was a real challenge, I thought I would use mainly white and silver for the icy effect.

I picked to use my Johnson Brothers Friendly Village transferware for the dinnerware, which has a snowy scene.
 Silver colored hammered flatware I think gives a snowy effect too.
 I used a crocheted table cloth I bought from Grand Cayman and added 5 snowflake placemats in the center for a runner.

 I can't remember where I bought these candles but I like the color and texture. I placed them in silver holders.

I pulled out a silver mercury bottle from storage.
 I just bought this mercury silver decanter from Belk's while shopping with my friends this past weekend. Do you see the flowers on the lid? It was 50% off at $12.

I have silver napkins but could not find them and my friend saw these but they are placemats. So I just folded them pretending to be napkins, lol.

I also added some chickadee accessories including this butter dish and the teaset at one corner of the table.

I don't know about where you live but our cardinals are here all year long.

My chickadee tea set
Thanks for the challenge, Kathleen. I hope I was able to meet your expectations. I have some vase fillers that look like ice and I was going to spread them all over the table but I could not find them.
Thanks to all our gracious hostesses and to all who visit. I really do appreciate you all very much!

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GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine! Your winter tablescape is wonderful! I really like JB Friendly Village but at the moment I only have the cups/saucers and salad plates. Maybe I will find some more pieces at auctions someday. Love your tablecloth, it is big and beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Gina

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your pretty table Christine! The crochet tablecloth is beautiful and my love for J-Bro dishes has been well documented-enjoy:@)

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty Christine. I really "need" to find some Friendly Village. I love it!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Christine, love your table, mercury glass must be the theme for tables today. Can't believe your weather, it's suppose to get down to 10 above here tonight.
hugs ~lynne~

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Christine, your winter tablescape is lovely. I enjoy seeing your table for eight since I usually set for two ;o) The chickadee accessories are perfect for the table. I have the chickadee platter and love it. We have cardinals all year round too ;o)

The French Hutch said...

Hi Christine, you did a beautiful job on your tablescape for Kathleen. Friendly Village is one of my favorite patterns and it works beautifully here. The crocheted tablecloth is stunning!
Isn't our weather crazy, seventy degrees one day and snow the next! It didn't last long, ground temps not cold enough. Just long enough to get a few photos.

The French Hutch

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Aw! What a pretty table for winter. Your little cardinal salt and pepper shakers are so cute! I love them, and we have two cardinal couples living in our backyard! They are here year-round, too.


Entertaining Women said...

For a sunshine girl, you certainly put together a beautiful snowy tablescape. I love your new mercury glass piece, and the chickadee butter dish is perfect. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

Now i'll have to find some Friendly Village. Your tablecloth.. oh my it's a beauty. I just love the runner of snowflakes.. It's all very very pretty.. a perfectly wintry table.. xo marlis

Dianne said...

Christine, I love the sparkly elements of silver o this table! It's shines and glows just like the sun looks on snow and ice. Friendly Village is a favorite of mine. You know I love the chickadees! We have cardinals year round too. Ours really come in droves to the feeder just before dark, do your's? Dianne

kitty said...

I love your Friendly Village, Christine. Someday I hope to get some more pieces of it. You did a great job on your wintry table.

Barbara F. said...

Your table is gorgeous, that mercury decanter is stunning. Love the Friendly Village and the cardinals. xo

Sarah said...

The Friendly Village Plates set the stage for a wintery table. Add in the sweet chickadee and cardinal pieces, and you're set. ;-)

Crystal Grandeur said...

Beautiful setting for a icy day.Lovely butter dish.The table looks awesome with the yellow lighting.Thank you Christine...:):)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is so pretty. I love the lace tablecloth, beautiful and the Friendly Village dishes are some of my favorites. Gorgeous. Hugs, marty

Sue said...

Christine, I have been missing in action- I'm glad to be making time to do,some visiting again. Your winterscaped table is beautifully done, with the hammered flatware, the JB dishes, and the blingy silver! Nice new purchase with the mercury glass, too.
We are having frigid temps up here! The wind takes your breath away! Spring can't come too soon! :-) Our cardinals hang out all year, as well.

Bernideen said...

I am so interested in the chickadee pieces - who is the maker! Always a favorite - Friendly Village!

Tricia said...

Friendly Village is just perfect for a winter table, isn't it? I love the addition of the cardinals for a little pop of color.

Bernideen said...

OOOps - forgot to say you have a lovely crochet table cloth and thank you flor linking to "Friends Sharing Tea".

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Christine, this is a fabulous snowy white winter table. I always love white and silver. I think it is so elegant. Your plates are just lovely and set the mood. I think we are in for more snow this weekend. I much prefer it on a beautiful table than on the ground!

Linda Primmer said...

Christine, your table is gorgeous. It doesn't look gloomy there. I have those plates too. I should have put together a table. Those Chickadee accessories are adorable.
Such a fun table to beat away the Winter blues....

Laurie Ritchey said...

Christine, I almost used my Friendly Village china for this post too. I love your mercury glass decanter, and the chickadee pattern is so unique. For a warm weather girl, you sure did a great cold weather scape. laurie

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I think you did a great job of making the table feel like winter! Of course we are so cold here this week that no pretending would be necessary! I wish I could say that I've only lived in warm places:)

Chubby Chieque said...

This is a great setting, Ate Xine. Love the blings and the theme really fits for the winter season.

Hope you all have a great day & week-end ahead.

Hugs to you and Kuya John,

Shelia said...

Oh Christine! Your table is just beautiful! I love your dishes and the tablecloth is so lovely. Sure looks wintry to me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful table, Christine! I think you were successful with your winter tablescape. Love those dishes! I've always admired them and one day I'm going to gt a set.

Marigene said...

Christine, for never living in snow country you did a great table...the tablecloth is beautiful. I love the Friendly Village china.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty and Wintery! You did a great job of capturing winter on your Florida table.....wish you could send some of your weather up here!~

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

The more I see of this Friendly Village in blogland the more I am falling in love! I think your table is very wintery! The chickadee dishes are also wonderful!!! Linda

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Christine! I guess because I've lived in the Kansas City, MO area all my life where we get the 4 seasons, I tend to forget that people who have lived in warm climates don't have the same frame of reference when it comes to snow and ice and all things shivering cold! But you did a good job regardless!!!! You gave your table that "put on an extra sweater and make a pot of soup" look...with elegance and charm! I like how you used the hammered flatware because of the handle's "snowy" effect. Very creative eye!

Lady Linda said...

Hello Christine. I really like Johnson Brothers! I love browns too so this table setting really appeals to me.
Great blog.


Your winter table is beautiful Chris! I love the Friendly Village dishes and of course, the gorgeous lace tablecloth. You did an amazing job for a winter tablescape, although you don't live in cold, and snowy weather..even I am from NY, so I know what snowed winters are! Big hugs,

Lulu said...

I had to chuckle over your comment regarding the places you have lived....certainly not much ice in any of them. You met the challenge well.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Christine, if this was a challene; you certainly can't tell. I love your Johnson Bros. I only have one pitcher that I found at a thrift store. Would love to add to it. I saw that same mercury glass with the flowers at Home Goods. I was so tempted to buy it, but I have so much mercury glass so I resisted. Seeing yours makes me wish I had. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful, Christine! Love those candle sticks, and the china is so pretty!
Thanks so much for taking the WINTER challenge at Let's Dish!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Christine, I think this is a a gloriously elegant table! Love the sparkle, and the dishes. You did a marvelous job. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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