The PTA of Sandy Hook suggested that we take our extra snow flakes we had made for the new school of the surviving children & create a winter wonderland of our own, in solidarity with them. I knew immediately what I would do with all the extra free standing lace ones I had made.
I created this icy blue tablescape, filled with snowflakes, snowballs & snowmen.
Silver pinecone tea light holders on either side of the centerpiece, provided warmth & light on a cold winters night as well as some sparkle at the table.
Each place setting included a different snowman on a sled atop a white Waterford "Ballet Dot" napkin, whose dots look a lot like snowballs to me.
The centerpiece began with the pretty cake plate, whose base reminded me of an ice ball.
I scattered flat bottomed glass drops all over the glass table, to represent icy water droplets.
The free standing lace snowflakes were hung from the arms of my chandelier with fine nylon sewing thread. If you try this method of hanging anything from such a light, may I suggest you tie one item to each end of the clear thread, instead of attaching each snowflake individually. It makes it much easier to take them down later & you can easily adjust the various heights of the items for a truly random look.
I set the cover to the cake plate aside & used this round dome to create a "Snow Globe" effect for my centerpiece.
I added dots of snow on the inside as well as snowflakes of icing on the outside.
In the center, I placed a little snowman that my oldest grandson made for me in pre-school.
That little boy is now 17 years old & a 6'3" handsome hunk, but he'll always be my "Precious Angel".
Yes, I saved this handmade treasure all these years! "Motherrr, you never throw anything away!"
The snowman is made out of a white plastic Tylenol bottle, pipe cleaners, pom-poms & has googly eyes.
I surrounded him with *snowball* cookies & white, snow capped cupcakes. I imagined him ready for a snowball fight!
The brilliant blue swirled plates are by Luigi Bormioli, found last year at T. J. Maxx.
The silver chargers are from Big Lots...I thought the beaded edge reminded me of snowballs.
I used my Oneida "American Harmony" flatware & if you look real close, you can see the beaded border on them that echos the beading around the chargers.
For the bread & butter, I used my Shannon crystal canapes plates, found at Tuesday Morning, last year.
The beautiful blue & white & silver placemats are from Big Lots & the other side of them looks just as pretty in all white & silver.
I was very impressed with the quality of these!
As usual, I'm kicking myself for not buying 12 of them instead of just 8. Someday I'll learn. *sigh*
The pretty cobalt blue stems are from the Dollar Tree. Again, I should have bought 24 of these! ~~sadly shaking my head~~
I adore this color & have found a use for them many, many times this year!
On the side table, is a Kosta Boda crystal snowball votive candle holder. These were very popular years ago & it seemed like everyone had them. It is very heavy & really looks pretty when lit, as you can see.
I set up a dessert area there, with cups that have a beaded rim, similar to snowballs & snowman plates, spoons & dessert forks.
Oh, & a pretty snowflake teapot too!
I hope the sun is shining this winter, where ever you are!
I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for her
"Lets Dish" party, whose challenge theme
for this time is "Winter"
I'll also join Yvonne at StoneGable for
Tidbits, Tips & Tutorials
as well as Susan's Between Naps On The Porch
Tablescape Thursday &
The Tablescaper for her
Please stop by each of these blogs & share in the fun!