Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dinner On Ice!

I would love to be doing a spring tablescape, but it's hard to get away from winter. As I write this, I don't know if the groundhog saw his shadow, but living in Colorado, we always see six more weeks of winter. At the least!

So, I decided to create an ice-scape this week.













You may recognize the tree I used here.
I removed the leaves, and hung glass icicles.







All of the dishes came from Goodwill!





 















My tablescape started to change as the sun was going down.
































At the risk of melting my whole tablescape, I lit the candles.















Ice can certainly take many forms. A few years ago,
I took this photo of our dining room window.

I think Mother Nature is quite the artist!



I hope you enjoyed my tablescape!

I will be joining Tablescape Thursday
at Between Naps On The Porch.

 Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.

 Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters.

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper.

Be sure to check out my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...



21 comments:

Maria Elena said...

Your tablescape is amazing!
I love everything and I can't believe you found those beautiful dishes at GW! Just gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

Cool, crisp, delightful! (And what a "wonderland by night"!)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Everything looks so festive! I love the vintage glass dessert dishes. This is a wonderful send off to January!

Robin said...

Your table gave me the chills (in a good way!). Great way to transform your branches. Your dishes are just beautiful and GW! Wow! All the glass really sets the scene.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Style Sisters said...

So elegant and so creative!! Love that you got all the dishes at the Salvation Army!! Hello amazing deals! Love the tree branch with the sparkles! I must try that idea out!

Come on over to Centerpiece Wednesday and link up your post and share your ideas!

Karin

Dining Delight said...

Terrific! I love the icy look and your candlelit pics are fabulous! Those "placemats" are the perfect backdrop to the lovely dishes. Here in B.C. Canada we too get at least 6 more weeks of winter shadow or no shadow!
DD

S said...

From icy to icy hot - lovely!

Sandra said...

What a lovely table! I wish I had your luck at Goodwill. Those dishes are fabulous! Have a great weekend!

Marigene said...

Beautiful winter table...♥♥♥ the centerpiece! It is amazing what one can find at the thrift stores, isn't it...

Marji Roy said...

Love this tablescape. It is a challenge to get one that is so wintery and not Christmasy. Well done. I love the use of branches in tablescapes and have been blogging extensively about branches in decor in general. Check out Ashbee Design this week for branch ideas!

Denise said...

What are the placemats made of? They are very unusual. Like them a lot!

Scribbler said...

Incredibly beautiful photos! Each element of your table is exquisite. I used to live in Colorado, and the winters can be so beautiful but really long, at least to this Southern girl.

Scribbler said...

Incredibly beautiful photos! Each element of your table is exquisite. I used to live in Colorado, and the winters can be so beautiful but really long, at least to this Southern girl.

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, geez Elaine...this is so pretty!!! And you got all the dishes at Goodwill????!?!?! You rascal, you!!! Way to go! This is all so pretty, and I love the "icy" effect of the white and silver and greyish tones. The little "tree" is the perfect accent! I heard this evening that Denver is digging out of a foot of snow and that another foot or so is on the way. Are you catching any of that? If so, PLEASE be careful!!!!!!!!!! Take care!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Hi Elaine,
I love your icy tablescape! It just glows with shiney things! I am all about shine! I love the clear plate...beautiful. Don't you just love going to Goodwill and finding wonderful pretties?
Thanks for visiting me.
Blessings My Friend,

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your tablescape is stunning and I so enjoyed looking at it! The dishes are beautiful, all your layers, just perfect, crisp, cold and elegant, a beautiful winter tablescape. That centerpiece, white twig with icycles is amazing and the placemats and napkin rings. Gorgeous, Thanks for your lovely and kind visit to my red and gold table. Love,
FABBY

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is so elegant and so creative!! Love that you got all the dishes at the Goodwill !! You got some amazing deals! I also Love the tree branch with the sparkles! I must try that idea out! I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape so sweet of you.
Hoping you are haveing a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Tess said...

So beautiful...sparkly and icy!! Perfect for winter!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh so elegantly done...Love your centerpiece with the icicles!

CJ Foss said...

Beautiful table, especially the chargers. I can't believe what a great Goodwill find, plus you're supporting a great cause, and recycling dishes! Thanks for posting. ~CJ

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty and dramatic your table is.....it actually gave me a little shiver! Love those GW dishes.....beautiful, LOVE that your found them all at GW. Thanks for your sweet visit.