Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Snowy Smiles

The arctic blast also hit Texas this week,

 though nothing like in the midwest and northeast.

It's cold and blistery outside,

so come on in and warm up by the fire.

I've set a table for us on the sun porch

where we'll be warm and comfortable.

These cheerful fellows are so 

happy you have joined us today.

They've actually been patiently waiting

for their turn to be featured on a tablescape.

Salad plates, designed by Williraye Studio, 

are called "Snowy Smiles". 

To pull out the red and yellow colors 

of "Snowy Smilies" I used a yellow dinner plate 

for one setting and a red one for the other. 

 The Courtly Check chargers mimic 

the border of the salad plates.

The snowpeople thought these colorful glasses

with etched "snowballs" were a good choice.

Along with the "Treble Clef" 

flatware with its curled shape.

White winter berries ring 

the napkins which are edged in lace.

The delicate lace designs remind me of

the little snowflakes of the "Snowy Smiles" plates.

I layered various textiles 

to give the table a cozy feel.

These are actually vintage tea towels 

which are large enough to use as 

 tablecloths on my small drop leaf table.

Both have fringed ends, and the largest of the two

has rows of red check details at either end.

The other has wonderful textural details 

and end borders of this red design.

The napkins are actually 

beautiful little hand towels.

I wanted you to feel warm and cozy, so 

I pulled in a couple of my French provencal 

pillows to use as chair cushions.

Layers of rich colors

highlighted with my favorite

black and white checks

warm my heart.

Even the snowpeople 

are happy to be inside today.

So pull up a chair and join me

for a light lunch and a little conversation.

We can talk about 

your plans for the new year.

Perhaps you have a few garden tips to share, 

a fun new project in the works, 

or travel plans to some fabulous destination.

I'm eager to hear all your news!

Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen