Winter can bring about a certain amount of self reflection, don’t you think? Being cooped up indoors, one has no choice but to reflect on things they’ve learned. One of the many things I’ve learned about myself over the last several years is that I LOVE doing tablescapes. I really, truly enjoy it……like….a lot. Another thing I’ve always known about myself is that I HATE winter. However, there is beauty in winter, like how the snow glistens in the sun, and ice covered branches almost look like works of art.
So my goal was to combine something I love with something I hate to create something beautiful.
Here’s a close up of my first winter themed tablescape. One of the things I love to do is to create a mood by using colours, textures and natural elements.
Total cost of this tablescape: $0.00. I shopped my house and combined all the elements I already had on hand, that I thought would fit nicely into the winter theme. This tablescape is centered around my white snowy owl, which I bought at a thrift store for $3.99 over 2 years ago. He was brand new (and still had a price tag on him), to the likes of $35.99. Thirft Store Score!!!! I usually like to haul him out for Christmas decor, but he takes centre stage with this winter table.
Anyone up for a tasty pinecone??? Mmmmm, boy.
One of my favourite tricks is to use ceramic owls, birds, squirrels, etc, from the dollar store, and spray paint them to match whatever theme I’m doing. They are so inexpensive, that I have a whole collection of different animals in different colours. I sprayed these ones last summer, since I knew I wanted to do lots of whites with my Christmas decor this year. And they just happened to work out perfectly with this wintery table too.
These birch log candle holders were purchased at a craft show, and I used them as Christmas decor, but they are so beautiful, they can be used year round.
You may recall I used these white “snowballs” on my Frozen Birthday Party tablescape.
One thing I always keep in mind is to make sure that there is always something interesting to look at wherever a person is sitting at the table.
The branches were taken from my Christmas tree topper, which were just clipped from my backyard last month. I really love the twisted branches. They bring a natural and organic feeling to the table.
So, as much as I dislike winter, I also love a good tablescape, and this one has me stoked 🙂
Happy Winter all!!!!
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