Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snowy Table for a Snowy Day

When my dad bought his new extra-wide, high-powered snow blower last fall, I figured we were in for a snow-free winter. Not so; we had our first measurable snow this week. Inasmuch as I am more than ready to set my first table for spring, I decided to make use of some of my favorite wintry goodies for the quick change from my Valentine's Day table

 I kept the striped placemats in place, topping them with round woven placemats from Pier One. 

The often used polka-dotted bordered plates with full winter design showing were more than appropriate. I could have used that horse-drawn sleigh this morning. 

I swapped the white Alstromeria from the red Fiestaware pitcher into a neutral vase, and replaced the white cups and saucers with these wonderful Williams-Sonoma Santa and Sleigh mugs. Santa really isn't visible from the front, so these work perfectly.

A plate of Snowy Day Cookies awaits consumption.

Stay warm!

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martinealison said...


Une très belle table harmonieuse... J'adore vos jolis mugs blancs.

Gros bisous.

Marigene said...

Very striking table, Pattie!

Denise said...

Your table is great! Super color scheme. This is the first time I've visited your blog. You mention the polka-dotted bordered plates are used often. I'll bet. They are terrific. Can you give any more information about them?

Hope the snow is not keeping you from your appointed tasks.

S H Elliott said...

Love your table, and your photos are wonderful. What type of lens and camera do you use? Everything is so pretty. Sheila@mykentuckyliving

The Tablescaper said...

Love your table. Perfect for a snowy day. Great plates.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Mary said...

Love your snowy day table Pattie! I've been treating myself to $4 bunches of of Alstromeria at the grocery store for some flower therapy, it's so long lasting!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely table! I love those wintry looking dishes. I found a little mug with the same design except it was in color! I would love to sit down at that lovely spot. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Great table! Love those plates.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Oh, Sheila, this comment made me laugh. Camera AND lens? Nope, just a camera...a very old camera that I bought in 2004 and have been using daily ever since. It has traveled the world with me and I live in fear of something happening to it. The brand will surprise you, it's a Kodak DX6490 with a 10x optical zoom and Kreuznach Variogon Lens that came affixed. I bought it because I need something to grip and a viewfinder to look through. I have since had a Canon and Olympus (trying to find suitable backups should anything happen to my beloved Kodak), both of which hit the discard pile after a couple of months. This is the best camera that I have ever owned.

candlelightsupper said...

Beautiful tablescape. Just perfection!


Wow dear Patti! Your tablescape is so creative and you started out with a stripe place mat and when up in choosing just the perfect dishes, specially the ones with the winter it! I just pinned your gorgeous setting.
FABBY said...

Great table Pattie, I love your eclectic wintery mix! You combined so many unexpected elements into a very successful inviting tablescape! I love the WS mugs and that you smartly turned something Christmas into something winter~ we are supposed to get our first snow today, but should be a short lived event thankfully!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Beautiful table!