Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Garden

What does a tablescaper do during a blizzard? Snow inspired tabletops, of course!

I felt a little sad to see my roses shivering in the drifts.

Then these hungry little visitors reminded me of some napkin rings in my collection.

I received this beautiful blue vintage tablecloth as a Christmas gift. It's the perfect foundation for a winter garden!

The soothing blue of these Riviera plates cleanses the palate after the red and green of Christmas. The tabletop also includes a Riviera batter jug, serving bowl and salt and pepper shakers.

The Depression Glass includes Moderntone sherberts and a Newport mustard. The candleholders are Dansk.

The French glassware is from my grandmother. I think it's an Avon pattern. The little cordial cups are actually deviled ham containers from the war years. Slag glass was used in the place of metal. The flatware is vintage Bakelite.

Our little visitors earned their seeds by providing both inspiration and entertainment on a snowy day.

My winter garden helps me to think of blooms preparing for spring under the snow...

I'm happy to be sharing these cool blues for the final Tablescape Thursday of 2010 at Between Naps on the Porch!


  1. Great tablecloth and what a fun tablescape! Lovin' the blues and the "entertainment":@)

  2. That tablecloth is divine! I love all the blue! Fun pics of the boys enjoying the birdies!

  3. Love the tablecloth and those sweet napkin rings! My fav pic is the furry babies looking out at the feathered friends. Have a great night!

  4. Gorgeous, and "feels" so peaceful!

  5. Love the mix of blues! It's so cool and refreshing. Your home looks lovely all snow covered!

  6. Your table is so beautiful with the blue. I never would have thought of all blue but it is really pretty and perfect for a winter dinner.
    Happy New Year,

  7. Oh my, so much glorious blue!!!!!

    Happy New Year. Hope to see you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Happy New Year to you and yours, may the new year bring lots of blessings! Love your blue table. What wonderful treasures you've acquired. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  9. Blue...glorious blue...what a lovely tablescape! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

  10. Now THAT'S a tablescape to brighten a dreary winter's day! Cobalt blue is one of my favorite decorating colors, and it looks really great with the snowy outdoors in the background!

  11. Blue and white are always crowd pleasers! Very very pretty! You have so many lovely pieces. And the color scheme looks perfect with all the snow outside.

  12. This tablescape is just beautiful. I love how you picked up all the shades of blue from the wonderful tablecloth.

  13. Lovely Winter Blue Daphne! We were obviously receiving the same subliminal messages from the tablecloth gods on what colorway to go with this week!


  14. How beautiful your tablescape in blue...love your new tablecloth and all the blue china and napkin rings...very nicely done! Reminds me to do something in bluHope you can join and visit my blog, I'm new at this, since last Oct. and I'm so excited to find so much people that like what I like. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy New Year 2011.

  15. OMG! thank you for opening my eyes of the blue china, etc.

    I didn't realize that until now. I don't really have much blue things. I guess, I start to collect ASAP §;-)

    Happy New Year...
    Greetings from freezing Stockholm,

  16. Love all your cobalt blue. Definitely my favorite. Just gorgeous . Hope you and yours have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

  17. Love all your blues, especially the royal blue.
    So pretty, and so different, looks great with the snow outside. Cute lil birdies in the snow, loved it.
    Blessings for a Very Happy New Year!

  18. Your blue table is so bright and cheery after the winter "blues". Our snow has just melted in Ohio, giving us a brief respite. What a wonderful collection of items that all come together in such a lovely table.

  19. Gorgeous!!! Love the glasses, sherberts and the picture of the babies looking at the birdies.