Ahhhh, nearly mid winter. Although mid winter here is really more like late March, early April. Notice that Shakespeare never did write a poem about it. Doesn't really warm up until Memorial weekend. I hate it. I am most miserable this time of year. I hate seeing my gas bill, I hate having to wear layers (my natural padding doesn't cut it), I despise boots, I could go on and on. But I won't.
This week's challenge at Let's Dish, hosted by Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen, was to create a winter wonderland tablescape.
|blue napkins and plates found in my summer bin? Who knew? Not me, I forgot!|
I refuse to buy any more dishes until I have the funds (or hit a really great sale, you know, an offer I can't refuse!). I decided to "shop" my house, and even resorted to going through my summer bin to find items.
I also made some "snowballs". I already had Mod Podge, a foam brush, and Epsom salts. My only purchase was the Styrofoam balls. They are a little expensive. $4.99 for a package of six. Just spread the M P on half, roll around in the salts placed in a plate or pie pan, do the other side and let dry.
The snow balls were easy, but I hate the smell of M P. I didn't make the full dozen. The candle holders I've had for years and are usually on my bedroom dresser. I flipped them over to hold several snow balls.
I layered a tapestry runner I've had for years over a snowy white tablecloth. Here are some scenes.
I resorted to using serviette en papier and assiette en papier. (Everything sounds so much classier in French, oui?)
|blue paper plate, no doilies to be found|
My best discovery for the challenge?? I found a package of 12 votive flameless candles! Michael's last year.
Nothing will melt on this table!
|added blue stones|
I'll be trying to stay warm while partying with Kathleen, as well as with Jann for Share Your Cup, Susan at Between Naps on The Porch, Jody for Sweet & Simple Fridays, Elaine for Sunny Simple Sundays, The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays, and Yvonne for Tutorial, Tips and Tidbits. AND Smiling Sally for Blue Monday!
Please visit these ladies and enjoy their party guests' links.
Joy is not in things; it is in us ~ Richard Wagner