Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Snowman Fun!

This week's Let's Dish is our January challenge
As I shopped the house looking for inspiration this guy caught my eye and I knew he was perfect for today's tablescape!
I found this Snowman cookie jar a few years ago at Goodwill for under $7, 
he is a great inspiration!
While the inspiration was easy the plate stack would not come together.  I layered and layered and it took forever to find a stack that made me happy....but I did!
Green place mats, white dinner plate, red lunch plate, green salad plate with a frosty glass plate on top of it for texture! 
 Then a small black dish to hold our dessert!
For glassware I choose a black stemmed wine glass
and a crystal water goblet from Mr ALC's family
Red plaid napkins in a black napkin ring
and a cute bobble head snowman at each place setting, 
place cards or fun phrases could be added!
Red handled flatware and It's a wrap!
I used a clear glass cake plate and added a black dinner plate for some interest.  The snowman looks very happy up there! 
I added a couple of lanterns and candles
I needed a candle on the other side of the snowman and to get some height I used a pilsner glass turned upside down as the candle holder!
(tip: you can use many things as candle holders, let your imagination guide you)
I think it turned out just like I wanted!
A winter table for two!

Update on Mr Toes:  He is doing much better!  Thank you so much for all your prayers and well wishes.  Mr ALC visited him today in the clinic and he looks so much better. A few more days of IV antibiotics and if he continues to do well he should be home soon! 

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Wishing you JOY,



Kathe said...

Cute cute cute Linda! I love the pilsner glass candle holder. That snowman cookie jar is so sweet too! I like the colors you used too. Unexpected and fun! And so happy Mr. Toes is on the mend :-)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I really like this a lot. It all came together so well. The snowman and lanterns are perfect! I am glad Mr. Toes is better!!

Deb said...

Your table looks really cute, Linda. Yah! for Mr. Toes. Hugs

Sarah said...

Happy to hear the good news on Mr. Toes!
And of course your snowman tablescape has me smiling. The cookie jar makes a great centerpiece. Cute idea to add the lanterns.

Barbara F. said...

I am glad Mr. Toes is doing well, poor thing. Your table is adorable, love the snowman and your 'stack o' plates' is perfect. xo

The HOME GIRL said...

I love your Winter Table for Two! That snowman is so cute! I also love that beautiful lantern. I'm glad to hear that "Mr. Toes" is feeling better. Have a great night and thanks for sharing this!

Dining Delight said...

Your t'scape is so warm and cozy looking and a nice change from the usual white/silver winter settings one thinks of! Great tip on turning a pilsner glass upside down for a candle holder - might take a look at my glasses in a new light!


Lady Linda said...

Linda, I really like your table! As I'm new to your blog, I didn't know you did these table settings. I love dishes and all, but just haven't gotten into this table thing. Tempting...
Thanks for your post last Sunday.

Lady Linda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute table Linda, I love your snowman cookie jar:@)

Crystal Grandeur said...

Such a cute winter table with snow man.makes me happy to every bit of it....:):)

Jill said...

You always have such beautiful pieces - so nice!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Perfect winter table for two. Glad Mr. Toes is better.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

So cute, Linda. Love your table and snowmen. I really like all the greens you've used, too!

AllyJo said...

Yummy. OK, where do I sit? How is Mr. Toes?

Jane and Chris said...

I really must wangle an invitation to dinner just to see your tablescapes!
Jane x

The White Pear Tree said...

You are very clever at this, Linda, love it! I love the idea of the pilsner glass as a candle holder, now that's thinking outside the box!

I'm so glad Mr. Toes is on the mend.


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Snowmen are my favorite. Love him holding court over your table.

Cheri said...

Love this table scape and of course I have a soft spot for snowmen.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am glad to hear your Mr Toes is better
It makes me sick when I hear of someone abusing an animal
I recently took in a stray cat and she just stays in the house all the time.
People today are wolves in Sheep's clothing, we just don't know who the bad & good guys are by looking at them

Anonymous said...

I love it, Linda. I am a huge fan of snowmen and I often leave mine out way after I put away the rest of my Christmas decorations. I think January is still perfect for them, besides, I cannot bear the look on their faces as I pack them away. :( Too cute.
LOVE the lanterns. I am a sucker for those too.
Your table is so inviting...has HOME written all over it.
Sorry to hear about Mr. Toes, but glad he's doing better.

Susan said...

Great news and did you hear the sigh of relief from the Pacific Northwest that Mr. Toes is improving!
The only place I like snowmen are on the table! Your setting, once again, is just amazing and so inviting. I'd come in from the cold to dine with you, XOXO

Laurie Ritchey said...

Well, how cute this tablescape is. I think all of your efforts to get the plate stack right paid off. Those colors and textures look great. Love that cookie jar, and those bobble head place card holders are adorable. So glad Mr. Toes is better. laurie

20 North Ora said...

Your snowman started you off in the right direction. So cute!!


Susan said...

Hi Linda....Oh, that snowman cookie jar is adorable!

Your tablesetting is lovely.

SOOOO glad Mr. Toes is doing better. That was good news. Susan

Chatty Crone said...

I think this is so cute. I LOVE the snowman. And with the weather predicted tomorrow - it is quite fitting... sandie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

How cute Linda! The snowman looks so festive. What's for dinner? Happy to hear Mr. Toes is feeling better:-)

Nellie said...

I'm glad to hear Mr. Toes is feeling better. Now - all we need is to hear the dinner bell!:-)


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The only thing missing is a "snowball" on each plate. You know, the kind with the rubbery coconut top covering a chocolate cake with white filling. Yum!

Fun table setting!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love your lanterns and snowmen!! sure hope that we get some of that white stuff on Friday!!! Please, Please, Please!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Linda, I love the tip with the pilasters and your snowman is so cute. So glad you rescued him from Goodwill--he looks happy. Linda

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

This is so adorable. What a pretty - pretty table!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my goodness, WHAT is going on with mr. toes? of course i have been away from blog reading for a bit, so i checked all your posts. i am so glad he found his way home, and thank goodness you took him in. poor little guy! i'm hoping everything mends smoothly!

Marigene said...

Cute table, Linda. I love the snowman, he has an adorable little face!
Glad to hear your kitty is doing so well. Hope he can go home soon.

Linda M. said...

Hi Linda, Your winter table for two looks lovely. Thanks for sharing all the tips. I'm glad to hear your injured cat is doing better. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! I'm so glad to hear Mr. Toes is doing so much better! Now I love your cute little table.
be a sweetie,

The Joyful Thrifter said...

such a sweet table!!!

The Joyful Thrifter

Kathleen said...

Your snowman is so cute! What a cheerful winter table.
Snowing here today, so this is perfect!
Thanks so much for joining in at Let's Dish!