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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Work With It

Winter is a long reality here in Michigan and this winter is turning out to be a challenging one.  When the Christmas decorations come down I tend to leave some winter items up for a couple of months.  Today I have my dining table set for a friends luncheon.  It seems to make more sense to have a gathering after the holidays when everyone's life settles back into a normal pace.  If you would like to see last January's table from 2012 please click here.




After the holiday I was able to pick up two small fir trees to use as a centerpiece.  I dropped them into some shiny paint buckets I had leftover from Christmas.  I had used them for planting Paper Whites and  Amaryllis for the holidays.


16 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Greetings from one Michigander to another! Isn't this some winter we're having! I like your table- the tin buckets are cute with the little trees. I have some amaryllis coming up but they are growing so slowly I'm hoping I'll see flowers before the end of the mont. I think they want more warmth! Stay warm!

Debbie said...

Happy New Year from a Dixie Land which is much colder than we like it to be. If I'm miserable with our 17 degrees, I can't imagine Michigan!

Love the whole thing, from the concept of meeting after the busy holidays to the table itself. It's just beautiful and makes me want to copycat you and invite friends for lunch.

But, nah. I'll just stay here alone and whine instead.

Pat Cantwell said...

Miss Char,
I L O V E SNOW. . .
and I L O V E every item of this tablescape, dear friend!!!
The Snowflake plates have me drooling, the snow globe Santa and the white Jingle Bells are adorable!!!
This Winter White Tablescape certainly works for me!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Lori Lehman said...

What a pretty table!! I love a winter white theme!! Have a wonderful day, Lori

Sandy Stafford said...

Great table, looks very cozy. Great ideal to have a friends lunch after the holidays when everyone can really enjoy it.

Jennie Schumann said...

Such a pretty table -- you can never go wrong with all white. I, too, keep some decorations up into January, but we try to get them down by MLK weekend. I'm on a roll this week. Are we going to get more snow up here in the freezing North?

Christine Graves said...

Such a pretty table....love the white dishes:-)

Lady of the Manor said...

It's been pretty cold in Missouri since Christmas. Your table is so pretty! You and your friends will enjoy a lovely luncheon.

Tricia said...

That makes a lot of sense, entertaining friends AFTER the holidays. Your table is very festive with its wintry look!

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty! Perfectly icy.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a pretty table, and a great idea to do some entertaining after the holidays. I love your snowflake salad plate, and your stemware. Joni

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I'm in Ohio so I completely agree and understand a long winter, too.

Your table for your friendship luncheon is beautiful. I love winter white and silver - and great job of those cute fir trees, they're awesome!

Keep warm!!

Rosie M. said...

A very pretty table, and you've handled your theme perfectly. Wherever did you get those GORGEOUS snowflake plates?! Well done!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Ann Krucek said...

I love those white snowflake dishes! Very pretty winter white!

Deborah Montgomery said...

very pretty colors. love the plates!

Susie Holler said...

Your table is beautiful please tell us(me) where you got the snowflake plates I love them.Susie