Tablescape: Snowman Tablescape

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If you love winter, you don’t want to put away all signs of it when you put away your Christmas decorations. I leave out my snowman dishes in January and February because, where I live, these are the months in which we most likely see snow. Some years, my snowmen dishes feel out of place because we have very moderate temperatures in January and February. But this year they should enjoy their pride of place at my table with the frigid temperatures and snow we have had on the East Coast.

This snowman tablescape begins with a crisp snowflake print white cotton tablecloth. Then I used red metallic chargers under plain white dinner plates, and on top of the white plates, blue background snowmen print salad plates.

Each of the snowmen plates are different.




I used red-handled flatware to coordinate with the chargers and to jazz up the color at the table. Then I rolled red cotton napkins and put red and white beaded napkin rings on them. I placed those rolled napkins into the wine goblets so they would stand up and add to the color of the table.



I found the perfect centerpiece piece at a local thrift store—it is a ceramic luminary in the shape of a tall thin house. It is light blue which picks up on the color of the snowmen plates and there is snow on the house. A candle inside the bottomless house glows out of several windows.

I placed the luminary on top of a bed of flat cedar-like greenery from my yard. Then I added white mini-marshmallows around the house to look like snow. I also added four snowball white candles around the house to add light and ambience to the table.

This snowman tablescape is much more appealing to me than a real snow scene—warmer and certainly less messy!

 

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