Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Winter Weekend

The Musée d'Orsay is

without doubt one of my favorite 

destinations in all of Paris.

Can one ever see these incredible 

works too many times?

I think not,

so I made a recent trip to see

Faces of Impressionism

before it leaves Texas the end of the month.

You can read about the exhibit here.

It will be at the Kimbell in 

Ft. Worth though January 25th.

The weekend in Dallas was wet and cold,

but it was warm and cozy 

inside my friend Susan's beautiful home.

She had her table set with adorable 

snowmen and snowy glass trees   .   .   .

Along with white 

candles and red berries.

Charming metal branches with rosy red berries 

were scattered down the center of the table.

The oversized stems, often referred to as

buttermilk goblets, are family pieces from 

Susan's paternal grandmother and added more 

sparkle to the wintery tabletop vignette.

Place settings of 

Wedgwood Queen's Ware and Strasbourg sterling

were accented with woven rattan chargers

and festive Ralph Lauren winter napkins featuring

greens, pine cones, and red berries.

I've long admired Wedgwood's pattern

with its delicate shell edge and beautifully 

embossed design of leaves and grapes.

The simplicity of the exquisite 

white creamware against the woven rattan 

and the design on the napkins

works perfectly for a January tablescape.

Allie at the Table

The weekend and Susan's lovely table inspired me to 

do a little "painting" of my own.

I'm very accomplished 

when using the Waterlogue App!