Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Winter Tablescape

The weather outside may change from snowy one day to rainy the next, 
but inside my home, all is cozy.

 I am addicted to dishes and love to switch things around in my kitchen china cabinet.
I am eager to bring out my red and whites for Valentines Day.

So I thought before the Friendly Village transferware dishes get put away, I would do a tablescape.
A winter tablescape.

Every Sunday night, before my daughter returns back to school for the week, I have a more formal meal.
Tonight on the menu is spagetti, garlic bread and pie for dessert. 
 Although I put out the soup bowls, no soup is on the agenda, just wanted them to be a part of this photo shoot.
So - no soup for you!  :)

I love old tarnished silver.
Throw in a wee bit of rust here and there and I'm in love!

The pic above is my favourite.  However I forgot to put the forks out....oops.
Whoever sits here only gets to use a spoon and knife....I'll let my son, he won't notice.....or care!  :)

For the napkin I used these lovely crocheted placemats
Again, just used them for staging.  In real life, for tonight's meal we will use the good old regular napkins.
The sweet moose ring holders I picked up at Kohls during one of our monthly trips up to Bay City, MI.

We are currently having a January thaw.  I love it!
But old man winter doesn't fool me for a minute, I know that all too soon it will be freezing and snowy once again.

Isn't transferware so pretty.
So graceful.  So country.

As always, thank you for visiting.  And welcome to all new followers.
Stay warm this chilly January winter day.


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I will be linking up with these parties

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
The Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table and Dreaming
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Your winter transferware is to die for!! I love your gorgeous setting with the crocheted place mats, napkins holders and stemware. Everything is lovely! Hve a nice week.

  2. I kid you not, I JUST bid on these dishes at then two seconds later clicked on your post!! Boy oh boy I really want them now. Maybe I should have bid higher! There is a platter and an other serving dish as well. Aren't they pretty? Your table is beautiful!!!

  3. I think this china is one of my favourites and I don't have any pieces in the winter pattern. I have 2 dinner plates in summer though, both different. Your table looks beautiful Diane. I love the old silver. I also notices the glass pedestal candle holders and think they are really sweet. It's nice to sit down to a family dinner at the table. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Pamela

  4. Dear Diane, I just love your china and all your pictures, so warm and cosy ..
    Erna x

  5. Hi Diane,
    Love your Friendly Village! I am sharing mine tomorrow for tea time. The little moose is a cute touch and I like tarnished silver too. Lovely tablescape and thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you have a wonderful new week and Happy New year, my friend!


  6. Friday evening we sold this set. It was huge with bowl round and oval , platters gravy moat and trays, cream n sugars , two place settings were new in box still. Was going to bid on it, but knew my hubby would get a little upset as I have so many sets now, but it sure is pretty, it brought 50.00 at auction. Your whole setting is beautiful. God bless...

  7. Lovely post Diane. Your tablescape is gorgeous and the transferware is perfect. I love your moose napkin rings.

  8. OMG! I love the winter transferware. I have one plate and I so love it!! You are right it just says a country home! This is a gorgeous table scape!

  9. I tried to persuade my sister to buy those very transferware dishes last week. I have red and white transferware and was so happy to find a Christmas version too. I love your photos!

  10. Beautiful! The Friendly Village is one of my favorites and is the star of my current post. I love seeing all the different ways it looks in tablescapes. Yours is amazing!

  11. Your dishes are just beautiful, glad you were able to enjoy them a bit longer! No thaw here in CO, it's freezing today!

  12. Your tablescape and hutch are both beautifull. I love the rustic with the lace, so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  13. You have created a delightful table for sure. What I really love is your transferware. I never tire of it and would like to have sets in every color and pattern.

  14. I love seeing The Friendly Village used in this way. It's lovely!

  15. Oh, I love your dishes. So country and inviting. What's the name of the pattern??