Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Building a Snowman Tablescape

Inspiration for setting our weekly table for two is sometimes made easy.  I am joining Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks for hosting Susan! 

 Other times, I may head to Hobby Lobby and see if anything inspires me and I build my tablescape around that item.

Or take a hike, go to the lake, or head to the garden for inspiration.

Inspiration for this tablescape came to me instantly when a package arrived from my friend @ Marsha's Garden. Snowmen! Five cute snowmen! How I adore their twig arms and plump bodies!

I love this.....

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,"
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
~Oliver Herford

I love watching the cardinals at our bird feeder in winter. The bright red color looks stunning against the snow.

Next time I will plan better. I should have placed an order in advance for cardinal cookie cutters. But I found these cuties on a vendor's website (I can't recall which one). 
Thank you for stopping by!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. What a cute idea. The snowmen are cute...Too many cutes, but I think you know what I mean!!! I like this!!! Cathy

  2. Beautiful tablesetting. I love the "nearer to spring" poem and the cardinal bowls and sure wish I could attract the real things to my backyard like you do! Your Mackenzie Child pieces are so beautiful and versatile, they look wonderful with everything you pair them with. I like the plate under the bowl too.

    Great photos!

  3. This is the cutest snowman table!Those little plump snowman would be welcome at my home anytime. The smaller red and black and black and white plates are to die for! Everything is just so lovely. Love the poem too. Joni

  4. How beautiful, Debbie! The cardinal plates and snowmen were a perfect tribute to Marsha ;) How pretty they look over the MCs :)

    I love those snowmen too :) I can't help but smile whenever I look at mine.

  5. Oh My!! Just Lovely!
    I have gone back to look over & over....Those DISHES!!!!! They are fabulous!!! Would you mind sharing what they are?? Where can I get them?? Just gorgeous!!!
    (stopping by from BNOTP)

  6. Love the table this week! The snownmen look perfect with the M-C and the Cardinals. Put together so well! Beautiful!
    hey, Deb, c'mon back to NYC, we're getting another six inches snow maybe!

  7. What a cute table. Love the lil
    snowmen and the black edged plates with it, along with the red. and red cardinals I love love love them.
    Very nice table, very warm and inviting.
    Blessings for a Wonderful New Year,

  8. Love the combination of your plump snowmen with the cardinals! Such a cheery combinations with the red accenting the black & white :-)

  9. What a darling table with the snowmen and cardinals. It looks so inviting.

  10. LOVE your snowmen--I collect them, too! Beautiful table settings, really beautiful......

  11. Love your table! So creative! I'm becoming a follower. Please visit me at Sharing Shadymont!

  12. How cute. I like the black and white theme with the snowmen.

  13. What a fun table. Everything is so cute.

  14. Oh, those snowmen are just adorable. What a wonderful start for a tablescape. They looks wonderful with Courtly Check. Lovely birds too. I love the poem.

  15. Your snowmen are adorable, but I love the cardinals! They are so beautiful and I agree that they certainly are the perfect color for winter!

  16. P.S. We're supposed to get a lot of snow tonight and tomorrow...hope your cardinals show up for a photo shoot!

  17. So cute - perfect background for the snowmen!
    Love the poem..wishing it was closer to Spring than now...

  18. Really nice, Debbie. Lots of textures there, and muted colors.
    Lovely table for 2!
    I love spotting cardinals in the yard.
    Have a great weekend!

  19. Those snowmen are adorable. absolutely adorable. I love the salad plate too! Great table and you are so right the cardinals looks great against a white backdrop!

  20. It is always a treat to visit you...the table is stunning. I love the red/white and black with the cute snowmen...those are really pretty salad plates.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Debbie.

  21. The Mackenzie-Childs plates are wonderful with your snowmen and cardinals. Thank you for sharning your charming design. Cherry Kay


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