Saturday, January 10, 2015

Got Snow? Winter Snowman Tablescape

If you live in our Southern States you probably have not had much (if any) snow this year but if you live in the Northern States you may have already had enough snow for the whole winter even though there is better than two months of snowy weather to go yet.  We spend most of our evenings in the family room with my husband watching TV while I work on my blog and visit around to other blogs to see what they have been up to.  When I am not out visiting or working on my blog I am usually looking out the patio doors at whatever seasonal decor and plants I have on the patio.  But in the winter there is not much to see except snow,  and there is a lot of snow out there right now.  To make the view more interesting I moved my fairy garden tub by the window to keep it a little closer to the house so that I could see it and to keep it out of most of the high winds and maybe a little warmer.  After I took the China Doll tree out of the fairy garden tub in the fall (and brought it into the house for the winter) I placed a faux pine tree in the container and some ceramic seasonal decor.  As the blizzard from the night before last was piling up around the garden I could not resist adding a couple of Winter Fairies to the scene.  The next morning I could see the sun shining brilliantly on the fairy garden   This is what I saw.............
Got Snow?
The fairies appeared to be enjoying themselves playing in the snow with the snowman that I had placed in the garden with them.

 Do fairies get cabin fever?

 Do they worry if the roof will collapse under the snow load.
Plum Creek Place Winter Fairy Garden
Do they contemplate nature and have lively discussions with snowmen?
Plum Creek Place Winter Fairy Garden
We may never know.............

On to the tablescape - A Winter Snowman Tablescape
Plum Creek Place - Snowmen Winter Tablescape
Dollar store snowflakes are scattered about the table with one placed on each plate.  Vintage snowmen have been gathered together on the table around a centerpiece of white twigs and blue glittered pinecones.  Thrift store napkins are placed in the white snowflake napkin rings that Marigene sent to me before Christmas.
The flatware came from Goodwill.
The plates are marked Life @ Home
 The cups are marked Crofton.
Vintage snowmen were all thrifted except one that I bought on Ebay.
 Clear Dollar Store snowflakes are placed around the centerpiece.




The centerpiece was placed into a frosted snowflake container that came from HomeGoods.
White twigs and blue glittered pinecones were bought at Marc's at 99 cents a bunch.
 One snowman ornament bought at Marc's (two for 50 cents)was set into the arrangement.

I will be linking at:

 Tablescape Thursday

 Antlers Animal print and acorns tablescape
A Stroll Thru Life




Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Horn Blows At Midnight New Years Eve Tablescape

If you are a person of a certain age such as I am you will remember watching Jack Benny in the comedy New Year's Eve movie "The Horn Blows at Midnight".  My brothers and I were allowed to stay up late and watch this movie each New Years Eve (and sometimes "The Canterbury Ghost").  We would cheer on Jack Benny at the end of the movie as he hung off of the hands of the clock with the coffee and the cream pouring on the elaborate clock face.  You will have to watch the movie if you want to know if Mr. Benny does indeed get to play the horn at midnight.

When I found A set of napkin rings with a jazz musician playing the saxophone last summer,   I knew they would be used in a New Years tablescape.  The horn napkins (Vera) were thrifted at the Salvation Army several years ago. 

The Horn Blows at Midnight New Years Tablescape.

Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape
 Now I call that a napkin ring with personality!
Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape


Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape
 Mirror tiles were bought from Marc's last winter, clear stemware is from Goodwill, Red flutes were bought at Home Goods with the gift card from Kathleen from her giveaway last Christmas.  Chargers were from Home Goods a year or two ago,  Silver diamond pattern dinnerware was my Christmas present from my Sweet Hubby (I picked them out of course). The flatware is Yamazaki's Holiday Bouquet pattern.
Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape
You may be wondering why there is a lobster on the table.  Well this particular lobster is called Lucky Louie.  He once decorated my favorite majolica serving dish.  Well the dish and Louie separated ways when Cheetah my boy cat went and jumped up onto  the kitchen island one day last summer. It would be fair to say it was not a good landing.... the serving dish went flying and shattered on the floor.  However, Lucky Louis was unscathed by his adventure of flying through the air for what I would call a good landing!
Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

Make sure to stop by and see my 2014 Year In Review post -  Plum Creek Looks Back at 2014
and
 A Gingerbread Christmas
 

 
Happy New Year Y'all!

I will be sharing at:

Susan's Tablescape Thursday

Jody and Stan's Sweet and Simple Fridays

Christine's Table It Link Party

Plum Creek Place Looks Back At 2014 - Year in Review

It is time to look back at the events of 2014 and reflect upon what was good and what was not good.  The good things are easy.  I had fun creating the tablescapes that I had dreamed about for years.  This year has been like fulfilling a fantasy for me.  I had so many ideas that I wanted to create as tablescapes and it was fun seeing those ideas come to life.

2014 Tablescape Review:
Click on the post name to visit that post.

Radiant Orchids Winter Tablescape  was the first post of 2014 at Plum creek place.  After all of the bright reds and greens of the holiday season it was good to see the vibrant orchid colors in a vivid winter setting.


February, 2014
The Calico and Hearts post was a collage of pictures taken over several days.
 


Cherubs and hearts Tablescape 
Valentines Day Post
Valentine's day tablescape, red heart plates, mirror centerpiece, cherubs, red wine glasses, pierced white charger plate, pierced red heart salad bowl

Paradise In Blues  is a late Winter tablescape in peacock colors.


Mardi Gras Mask Tablescape 


Dining with the Leprechauns
St Patrick's Day

Shamrock Spring Tablescape


Bunny Breakfast Tablescape
Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek

Spring Flowers Tablescape
Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail Tablescape


Hummingbird Tablescape


Red, White, and Blue Tablescapes



Plum Creeks Fairy Garden
Plum Creek Place Fairy Garden tutorial
Plum Creek Place Fairy Garden tutorial

Sunflower Plaid Tablescape


Tropical Fish Tablescape


Nautical Tablescape with Lighthouse
Lighthouses, tablescape, sailboats, nautical,  lighthouse tablescape.

Summer Fun Tablescape - With Picnic Ants


First Day Of School Tablescape
Back to school table, tablescape, apples, Block Country Village, plaid

Vintage Early Fall Tablescape
Vintage china, crystal stemware, brown and white tablescape, Fall tablescape, tablescape,

Birthday Fiesta Tablescape


Purple  Fall Tablescape
Plumcreek Place - Purple, gold, bronze, and copper Fall tablescape.


Purple and Orange Halloween Table


Late Fall Vintage Tablescape


Ducky Thanksgiving Table
Plumcreek place - Duck, hunt, fall, Thanksgiving tablescape

Winterland Snowflake Birthday Table
  Snowflakes and Ice Winter Wonderland Tablescape - Christmas table

Copycat Village Tablescape

 Christmas Village Tablescape

Merry Christmas to All Nutcracker Table

Christmas tablescape, Nutcrackers, Noritaki Royal Hunt, Noel wine flutes

Gingerbread Tablescapes
Gingerbread men populated the kitchen during the Christmas Holidays.
Plum Creek Place - Gingerbread Tablescape

New Years Eve Tablescape
Plum Creek Place - New Years Eve Tablescape

I am looking forward to 2015 and seeing all of the wonderful tablescapes that will be created during the coming year in blogland.  How about you - will you be tablescaping this year?


I will be sharing at:

Susan's Tablescape Thursday

Jody and Stan's Sweet and Simple Fridays

Table It Link Party