Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dine with the Snow Queen

My dear dish friend Monica challenged me to do a snow table. Originally, I thought maybe snowmen, but it didn't turn out that way. Instead, I went the elegant Snow Queen route. I am sure this is what her table might look like. Since I had my white Fiesta out and my HLC Greek key pattern, I decided to use that in a new way. I had used a little of both on my New Year's Table, but this is a totally different look. 

I chose to go with silver, white, and ivory. 

The crystal candle holders and the tall, white tapers add to the elegance.

I think in the Snow Queen's kingdom, there are probably silver reindeer, so I put a couple on the table.

I have used the glassware during the fall season before, but I love them on this winter table.

The napkin rings were a gift from my friend Monica. I have used them numerous times, and I love the bejeweled look of them.

My Aunt Hyacinth gave me the silver pieces for Christmas last year. We devised a plan to scour flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores and fill a box with treasures to give to each other. These were in my box!

The little creamer is edged along the handle in gold. Very elegant. I am sure I won't be putting that in the dishwasher!

Homer Laughlin China (HLC) Greek key pattern china. It is very classic.

The table cloth came from a thrift shop. I pretty much buy most of my linens from thrift stores. Maybe it is because people cast off a lot things that have a vintage look and feel, and I happen to love those things.

Love this gravy boat! That shape is magnificent.

This is a snow table--see the snow???

Another piece from my Aunt Hyacinth. I thought about polishing the silver, but I like the aged look. Again, it feels vintage to me.

I am sharing at Between Naps on the Porch.


lynda with a y said...

Absolutely stunning!

Marlis said...

Love your mix of gold and silver.. I totally am on board with the box of treasures.. what a wonderful idea that is. Happy New Year. hugs, marlis

Maria C said...

Your Aunt Hyacinth can shop for me any time! That tablecloth is gorgeous! What a great table!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Would you and your Aunt Hyacinth consider adopting me? I love your Christmas treasures. Your table is very pretty...I love your glasses,table linens and dishes. I also shop thrift shops etc. I always feel great when I get a bargain. I enjoyed your post!
Blessings My Friend,

Rosie M. said...

I love this table. The tablecloth is a perfect base for such elegance. Your dishes are so pretty. I love your idea of a "box of treasures" for Christmas. I'm going to suggest that to my daughters for next year! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch