Monday, February 11, 2019

Chilling in the Northwoods Tablescape


Today my mother will be gone six years. I tell you this only because, with the passing of time, dad has found it a tiny bit easier to part with her things. I never ask him for anything, I just wait for him decide, and accept gladly.
This past week he was in the “Northwoods” theme guest room, looking around at things, and asked me if I would like the display that she had on the shelf. It was just getting dusty in his house (and much to my chagrin some of the dust is still visible in the pictures), and he wondered if perhaps I could put these things to use. Absolutely!
It had been a long time since I had last seen these things, so I have to admit that they really tugged at my heart. I thought they would make a wonderful centerpiece for a Northwoods table, and I do believe that I was right. It makes me feel as though I’m dining with my mother. Once the tablescape is taken down, I plan on finding a cozy little nook to put these things, they are just too precious to tuck away.
I hope you enjoy this table as much as I do.
The runner is a recent purchase from Anthropologie, and I absolutely love it.
The white chargers are from Pier One, and are topped with wonderful pinecone-edge plates from Pottery Barn.
Salad plates from Maison Versailles provide a base for the handled chili bowls.
Flatware is from Cabela — one of my favorite places to shop for flatware.
 The stemware, among my favorites because the smoky color goes with so many things, once belonged to my mom. 
The pinecone salt and pepper shakers look right in place on this mini charcuterie board.
The mini deer candleholders came from Pottery Barn years ago. I use them at Christmas and throughout the winter.
The gray plaid throw is from Pottery Barn, and I honestly don’t know where I got the pillow, but it expresses my sentiments during wintertime.
Stay warm everybody, I wish you all could join me for chili and cornbread.


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6 comments:

Gina said...

OH I love everything about that table - the colors, the textures, and the sentiment!

Tanza Erlambang said...

beautiful collections. love them all.
have a great day

Linda said...

Your Mom's display is just perfect for your winter theme. I'm glad your Dad is giving up some of her collections. I love every single thing on your table!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

What a cute table setting, Pattie! I adore that runner, wow, it's gorgeous!

jmac said...

Awwwwww...it is so cute! And so special that you feel your mom thru it. I’m like that with a French chocolate set that I got from my mom.
Definitely make a vignette in a sweet corner so you can talk to her all the time!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love how you honored your dear mom, Pattie, with this most lovely table. Having her pretty things must bring you such joy.
My comment worked on my phone. Maybe it was my computer acting up before.