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.
The table runner is made from grey faux fur, that was left over from a pillow project. Who says you can’t have a furry table runner anyway? I love that it brings a unique quality to this tablescape.
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!!!!
Thanks for checking out my little blog.
Love your blog! My hubby and I are in the process of buying a house, so your DIY tips are going to come in very handy. You’re so talented. I’d like to nominate you for a Liebster Award, if you’ll accept. Link is http://wp.me/p6Wbzk-9q but no pressure if you choose not to!
Have a great day!
Sue Purdy says
Thanks SO much. I’m very honoured, and I will definitely work on this in the next couple of days.
I heart your owl. What a great find! Beautiful tablescape – the faux fur runner is genius. 🙂 I am a new follower – found you over at HomeTalk with your book nook.
Thanks so much. I’m brand new at blogging, but I’m hoping to do 3 posts a week. So glad to have you following 🙂
The Refeathered Roost says
Really enjoyed looking through your blog…you’re very talented! Found you through Hometalk.
Thank you so much for checking out my blog, and your kind comment 🙂
I popped over to your blog, and i LOVE your Valentine’s vignette. Just gorgeous.