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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Warming Up With Tartan and Paisley






It's not snowing, but we are having a cold, grey January here.  

I wanted to set a cozy table to warm my spirits.





A friend traveled to Scotland this past summer, and knowing how I love all things tartan, she returned home with this wonderful wool tartan throw just for me.  For some reason it looks pink in this close up, but you can see on the table, it is actually a true red.  Just as a tartan should be! It's warm and cozy and a perfect table topper for a winter day.




The snowmen here at HFTS 

cozied up just for the occasion.




Several of my snowmen are the work 

of US artist Natalie Silitch from Annapolis.




This cute guy was a gift enclosed 

with my latest order from Timeless Charm Gifts.

Wouldn't these be cute used as place card holders?




Tartan and paisley have always been at the top of my list.

I especially like tartan dishes and 

love to mix the various tartans together.  

Just take a look at last year's 

Tartan Parade to see what I mean.

Occasionally I like to throw in some paisley too.




Snowy Smiles plates by Williraye Studio

are another little "pick me up" for winter days.

Who wouldn't begin to feel better 

just looking at their cute faces?

And did you notice, 

their black and white checked borders?

They were the stars of another winter tablescape here.




Vintage Mother of Pearl flatware 

reminds me of snowy days.




A touch of polka dots and green stems made from 

French wine bottles seem to fit right in.




Layers of Tartan, Paisley, 

and Black and White Checks





Oak Leaves and Acorns




I'm beginning to feel happier already!

What about you?


Don't pack away the snowmen 

with the Christmas decorations.  

Snowmen like to stay out to play all winter.  




I had already created my winter tablescape in this post before ironically being treated to a birthday lunch that featured this incredible winter wonderland centerpiece.  Much to my delight, this darling winter scene went home with me as a birthday gift.  I'm eager to feature this winter scene in a tablescape of my own sometime soon.


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