Wednesday

Cozy Plaid

I've been reading several blogs with cozy themes for the winter days. Here's my version of cozy here in Florida. 

Recently I found this Ralph Lauren tablecloth at Home Goods. I have a weakness for plaids and even though I have two other plaid tablecloths, I bought this one!  It was on sale for $15. I usually like to pay a little less, but splurged on this one! LOL!
 
I call this type plaid a Christmas plaid, but I wanted to use it now and not wait a year for Christmas.

I used my butterscotch colored china with it to bring out the gold in the plaid. These dishes were from Marshall's a few years ago. The flatware is from Tuesday Morning.

The initial napkin rings were from Michael's this past year.

The etched amber goblets are from TJ Maxx.


The centerpiece is a terrarium with vintage figurines from the 70s inside, a gift from a favorite aunt back then.


I had a problem with the lighting and didn't get many true color shots.

The picture below is pretty close to the true color of the tablecloth:

What do you think, is it too Christmasy looking?

 I like to think of it as a warm cozy plaid blanket look!

It also goes really well with the wall color in our dining room:
 

 I hope you like it as much as I do!

I'm linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday, thanks for hosting! Click on her name for lots more fun!


Katherine

12 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the new tablecloth, it goes so well with the color of the room that the pictures gave a glimpse of and it looks like it picks up the color of the dishes in the cabinet...so pretty and looks perfect with the creme dishes....

Debbie said...

No, I definitely don't think it's too Christmasy. I think it's very wintery and yet not too dark and dreary the way winter tables can often be. (At least when I try to do them.) I love the way you brought out the butterscotch is the key to the whole table. I probably wouldn't have thought to do that, and it's the butterscotch in the dishes and linens that gives the table the light feeling. I think that's so pretty!

I really love the flatware you used. I sort of have boring flatware around here. I would love some like that. The initial napkin rings are great too. Another thing I'd like to have.

So nice to see you tablescaping! I need to chisel out some time to do a table. I really do enjoy it when I do. Maybe one a month or something...

You know, to keep myself balanced.

Susan said...

Very nice and not Christmas at all.

Deborah Montgomery said...

what a pretty plaid. I think it's perfect for winter. Your butterscotch dishes are beautiful too.

Betty Marie's said...

I really like your tablecloth, very pretty table.

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm with you, Katherine...why wait an entire year to use something so pretty? Besides, plaid isn't just for Christmas in my book! I love to use it year round. By pairing it with the lighter colored dishes, I think you have just created a very nice "winter" look rather than a specific Christmas look.

Great bargain on the tablecloth, too. It's rare to find RL stuff for as low as I would normally like to pay.

I guess Florida is just about the only Southern state not to get hit with all the icky, snowy, cold. I hope that holds up! Take care, and have a wonderful Super Bowl weekend!

Ann Krucek said...

I love your plaid!! Just like you said-it's warm and cozy!! Just what I need after a week of more than freezing temperatures!!!

Marilyn said...

I like that you changed it from a Christmas feel to something Winter Delightful with the yellow. Very nice.

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful tablecloth! I agree; it looks like a cozy blanket, perfect for winter.

Shelia said...

I love your pretty plaid tablecloth. Looks so lovely to me! Thanks for popping in to see me and I did go over and visit Debbie's blog. She's so funny and now I have a new word - swoopers! ;)
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

So well titled. There is something very cozy about plaid.

- The Tablescaper

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh yes, I too love your tablecloth! But I love plaids!Hugs and blessings, Cindy