Welcome, Emily!

When I put away the Christmas decorations I did this vignette on the end table in the family room.


I bought this pretty plate at Home Goods a few years ago for only $5.00, some of the black paint on the border was missing but easily fixed with a marker pen. I love bargains like this!

I like to display this pretty plate during the winter months.

After my grandson's recent engagement to his "Emily" I decided to honor her in this vignette by replacing the bird with their picture:

 It was a little hard to get a good shot because of the reflection on the glass

The vase is made from cord. I found it at Michael's last year.

 Welcome to our family, sweet Emily!

 The beaded edge of the lamp shade compliments the vignette.

I hope you enjoyed my "Emilie" vignette

If you would like to see Taylor and Emily's creative proposal, click here:

I'm linking to Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, and the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays, click on their names for lots more inspiration.


Snow and Ice Winter Tablescape

 I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish with a Winter Challenge tablescape, and Susan's Thursday Tablescapes. Click on their names for lots more inspiration. Thanks for hosting, ladies!

I didn't have to buy anything new for this tablescape. I started with a snow white Battenburg lace tablecloth.

I had planned to spray paint some chargers silver, but decided I like the way the china looks just on the tablecloth.

The dinner plates are from Dollar Tree. The salad plates are white with a silver band, they are from Marshall's. The tea cups are from Home Goods. The crystal look flatware and the crystal look napkin rings are from Ross.

The centerpiece was fun to do. I didn't put away these white decorations after Christmas because I was hoping to use them for Kathleen's challenge.

I couldn't decide whether to use the flocked white apples, or the ice-look bunches, so I combined them on a narrow silver tray.

Later I found this beautiful white rose and added it to the centerpiece:

 Next I found this little crystal bird in the china cabinet and added it:

 I also have a long crystal garland that extends the length of the table, you can see it below:

The sun was shining brightly the day I took these pictures, I was surprised how all the white made the pictures look almost black and white!

I decided to add a little green to the centerpiece. These faux ivy leaves are beaded
They look almost like they are sugared!

This little snowman wanted to join the fun, so I said, "Okay, just one picture."

Or maybe two:

 But I decided to stay with a pretty look instead of "cute"

With the rose, and apples and grapes:
 I think it has an elegant look:

 The cup and saucer is for hot coffee or cocoa, to warm you in the winter scene!

 Try not to think of our Florida weather! Actually, we are having some cooler weather here, just in time for my winter tablescape! But no snow and ice of course!
 Only on the table!

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 I hope you are having a happy wintertime!  Stay warm!