Finally, it’s below 70 degrees outside and we’ve had about a half inch of snow. It’s beginning to feel a little more like winter now. I wanted to do a winter, snowy tablescape in our dining room. A few weeks ago, It was hard to get my head wrapped around snow or ice when it was so warm outside. Now that the weather has cooled off my table has come together!
For the past few weeks,I’ve been on the lookout for snow, snowflakes, ice cycles and anything that fits into the category of “a wintery mix”!
I had spotted the giant snowflakes before Christmas at the Dollar Tree. I thought they were so cool but I wasn’t sure what I would do with them at that point so I didn’t buy any. A few days after Christmas I had an idea to use them on top of my charger plates and on the table top. I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to go back and get them!
Guess what! When I went to buy them they were 1/2 price!!! 50 cents each!!! You can’t beat that! I think they look great in between the silver charger and the blue diner plate. I also found the clear snowflakes and the smaller snowflakes there as well. I added the clear bubble stickers over card stock to the middle if the smaller snowflakes and used them as place cards.
I found the charger plates, the snow, the puffy white snowflakes and the sparkly snowflakes all at Dollar General Store. They were also 1/2 price!!!
I bought the blue plates awhile back because they were the color of my rug. The white dishes are Mid Century pattern by Noritake. I think it’s called Au Naturel. They are my favorite set of dishes!
I added a little sparkle to my napkins on the bottom with rhinestone snowflakes.(They were stickers and sold to be used in gift wrap). For added texture on top of the napkin,I tied sheer snowflake ribbon in a soft knot.
I added a chocolate candy to each bowl as well.
As a table runner, I wanted an icy look, maybe even glass or mirror. I remembered two pieces of metal I had purchased for another project. They were a perfect fit!
(They can be found at Home Depot or Lowes in the heat and air dept.) I placed them down the center of the table then layered the different size snowflakes on top.
Next, I added the cloches. These were perfect because they reminded me of a giant snow globe! Under the glass I wanted a pop of color so I used the turquoise glass balls. I also added some puffy white snowflakes, ribbon, and snow for softness. I placed one up on a bowl turned upside down to create different levels. To the larger dome I also added a polar bear ornament my sister had given me several years ago, a larger snowflake, snow and a few candies for a little color.
I tied the snowflake ribbon layered on top of a white satin ribbon on the back of the chairs. Both were purchased at Costco. I used two puffy snowflakes in the bow to add dimension.
Last but defiantly not least, the snowman. I was so happy when I ran across this little fella at West Yellow Knife! He’s just perfect for this snowy scene. I replaced his red bow with two blue napkins to look like a scarf. I set him slightly off center to balance out the cloches.
Now I’m in the mood to break out the ol’ sled and have some fun!
We just need about 3 inches of snow in North Georgia and we’ll be good to go!
So, Let it Snow!!!!