Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snow in Texas, Y'all!



Yes, Mother Nature surprised us 
Thursday night with snow in Texas.


We had only a dusting here at Hyacinths for the Soul,
but for my family in and around Texas, 
many woke to a winter wonderland.


My niece lives near Houston and took this 
video of her horses on this snowy day.
They don't seem to mind at all!


Sadie, on the other hand, 
didn't much care her morning walk.


Back in the warmth of our home, I decided to reach back into the archives and share a previous snowy day tablescape.
This post was previously shared here in 2014.

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 snow people 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 snow people 
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 holidays and 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.
Have you finished your holiday shopping and cooking?
If you celebrate Christmas, is your tree up and decorated?

I'm eager to hear all your news!

Joining
Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.