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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Do Snowmen Really Turn Aqua When They Are Cold?



It is that time of week for Tablescape Thursday when we get show off our latest table at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you, Susan for hosting my favorite weekly meme. To see other fabulous tablescapes, go to Susan's website...I promise, you will not be disappointed.

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The inspiration for this week's table came from the aqua snowman I spotted at Savers last week...I can't resist anything, either green or aqua. If they were the only two colors, I would be very happy. That was the only item I bought for this table, everything else I already had. This cute little snowman was only $2.99 and he had just been put out seconds before I grabbed him up. I saw him in the stocker's cart so I waited until she barely had him on the shelf before he was in my hands. There were several shoppers that commented, they wished they had seen him first! The snowman was hard to photo to get the true color, because it is a metallic-like paint.




Each table setting is very simple, a silver charger plate, dinner plate, a salad plate, a water glass and a wine glass.



Several of you have these same plates so I won't bore you with the individual shots of each plate. I have them in several colors, I really like the edges on these plates. The sterling flatware is Oneida Afterglow 1956.



The glassware is also aqua...water glass is Indiana Glass Recollection, which is a 1982 reproduction of the depression glass pattern Madrid. (I also have these in pink.) The wine glass is Noritake Sweet Swirl (1988-1994).



The aqua pine cones, clip on birds and orbs are just Christmas ornaments. I put a piece of white posterboard behind the snowman and used the flash so you could get a better view of him.









A shot of the table.



Cute little snowman!


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Thank you for taking the time to visit with me today...hope you will leave a comment so I know you have been here!

56 comments:

Jane said...

That snowman was meant to be yours!! Just look how great it goes with all of your other beautiful pieces. It is the centerpiece of a beautiful tablescape.
Jane

Dishesdone said...

Great find, Marigene! Lucky you got there first, it makes a beautiful centerpiece!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The title of the post just cracked me up! Love the Aqua and it's a great tablescape. Love those icy colors!

Pat said...

Beautiful table! Love those colors.

I turn sot of aqua when I'm cold, so I bet snowmen do to.;-)

Annie said...

Love it, love it, love it! Aqua - you're talking to me!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Also love your Friday finds.

Daisy

Anonymous said...

WOW!!...gorgeous table....the aquas are beautiful and i love the plates..
jude

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Gorgeous! I love that aqua blue color myself and it works beautifully with the blue plates and sweet snowman.
I have those same Indiana Glass "Recollection" glasses too; mine are more blue I think than yours! Too funny!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Brrreautiful! I do know my nose starts to turn blue when I'm cold ;) Love the snowman and another beautiful table!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Mimi....your table is stunning! I love unexpectant colors and your aqua is simply wonderful!

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oooh...I LOVE this! I am seeing aqua everywhere this Christmas...a big new color! I ♥ those plates...gorgeous! Beautiful tablescape, as always! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Anonymous said...

Marigene, what an elegant table. Love the colors!!! It is "beginning to look like Christmas" everywhere but here!!


Sue-Phx

GardenofDaisies said...

Your aqua table is stunning! It's one of my favorite colors!

Pam said...

He's so cute. The whole table is beautiful.

the passionate hairdresser said...

I love your aqua tables!!

Marsha said...

What a beautiful table! I love your aqua snowman and he highlights your table beautifully!

It is great coming here each week to see what you have set the table with.

Anonymous said...

What a fun tablescape. I love aqua. I see you have another fun thing with your thrift shopping. Love from Vermont. Brenda

Kathleen said...

How cute is that snowman! At first I thought you spray painted the pine cones. Looks very pretty, Marigene,
I love aqua!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

How fun to see a non-traditional Christmas table! I can see why that aqua snowman landed in your cart -- he's adorable! I'm impressed that you had everything else you needed to set a pretty table around him. Great job!

Debbie said...

I don't have dishes like that or ANYTHING like that for that matter, and I really love it. Those colors are stunning.

This is a completely unique and beautiful table, and I think you got the perfect centerpiece!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, really pretty, the colors are great! I'm lovin' your glasses! I don't know about snowmen, but I've been turning blue the last few days in Philly:@)

Sarah {abeachcottage} said...

wow unusual Christmas colours!

lovely!

stopping by from TT

happy holidays

Sarah

Debbie said...

Perfect timing Marigene, and the adorable snowman now has the perfect home :-) Love the aqua!

I had to delete my first post due to a typo.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful color scheme! Love that cute snowman, what a deal! Very pretty tablescape, nice job!

Katherine

Marlis said...

That snowman is unbelievably wonderful. He's perfect and your accents are perfect.. Lovely Lovely Lovely!!!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I forgot to mention in my comment in regards to your question about our staircase; yes, it is original to the house, although it was not white originally, of course. It was painted by one of the many previous owners of our house!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love the color!!!! NOt only do snowmen turn aqua, aparently so do birds, ornaments and just about everything else!
So pretty!
Yvonne

Sweetladyelaine said...

I collect snowmen and love yours! Just so perfect with your plates! I love the color too! Thank you for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What beautiful icy blue colors...perfect Winter theme!! :)

Barbara said...

What a wonderful snowman! I love this color scheme. It is so unique for this time of year and works perfectly. Loved the title of your post too!

Dana and Daisy said...

I love aqua! it's the perfect color! Excuse me but there's a little chickadee nibbling on my bread crust! lol!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a wonderful table -- love the aqua color -- what a darling snowman!

Diann @ TTG said...

That snowman is just too cute! What an awesome color for a Christmas table! You pulled it all together perfectly!

Vittle me this... said...

beautiful setting!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Such a unique table you've set. The color you chose is perfect with the backdrop of your draperies.. the snowman is the "perfect" touch.. hugs ~lynne~

Entertaining Women said...

Well, you've used one of my two favorite color shades in such a beautiful tablescape. I'm always drawn to teal/turquoise, so this one made me smile. I love your textured, embossed dinnerware. It's stunning. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Come visit any time. Cherry Kay

Laura Wilkerson said...

I love the snowman! BTW we can't be considered dish hoarders if we actually use them or take them out every now and then....that's my theory anyway!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

xinex said...

I love the colors, Mimi, especially the glasses. Do snowmen ever get cold? LOL! Fun tablescape and post. I posted snowmen too for my tablescape....Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Mimi, how pretty this aqua tablescape looks. I would never have thought of using this color for Christmas, but it totally works. Love the snowman and the little clip-on birds. Your post title is so clever too. laurie

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Teblescapes are beautiful with the Aqua colors with your lovely centerpiece! I'm your newest follower on your blog. I Hope you can become one of my Followers sweet lady. I hope you have a Great Day.

Jacqueline said...

I was just at ZGallerie last night and they had done a table up for the holidays in this fabulous peacock color too. I was stunned by it. It is such a fabulous color. I love the darling snowman, he fits right in.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Your snowman centerpiece is sooo darling and unique!! The aqua colors in are also very pretty too!!

Sherri:)

Anita said...

Wow, I just love the plates!! I love these colors and so nice for Christmas and not expected! Thanks for stopping by!! Love the china in your new header too--I had not seen that!!

Johanna said...

Hello Mimi,
thank you for stopping by and leaving the nice comment. Mimi, I agree with your love in aqua and green. Those are wonderful colors for summer as well as for winter. It looks a bit frosty with your cute snow man but you made all so inviting and festive. Love the little clip on birds and the pine cones are adorable. Very nice table, thank you for showing.
Greetings, Johanna

Mary said...

Love the snowman & all things aqua~ I'm sure they do turn that shade when they are cold :-)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Mimi,

What a pretty tablescape. I love all of the blue/aqua pieces that you have collected. You certainly scored on your snowman!

Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello.

Take care,

Kathy

Stacy said...

What a lovely table! I just LOVE the snowman, simply stunning colors!
Have a great day~Stacy

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty! I love aqua! I love your pretty aqua ornaments with those dishes, its gorgeous! Sorry, I can't answer the snowman question. We rarely get the opportunity to discover such things here. LOL!

bj said...

Cute cute snowman. I love it as a centerpiece.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Gorgeous color choice...enjoy looking at all the details!

Sall's Country Life said...

Those colors are gorgeous!! Love the snowmen and pretty pinecones. Your tablescape is perfect! Stay warm!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Mimi,what an unusual snowman.Thank you for visiting me.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

I love the full shot of the table, very artfully put together. And the details are so wonderful.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Gorgeous table! I love the colors and I love how creative you are! the snowman is wonderful!
Cindy

Designs on 47th Street said...

This is a GORGEOUS and different tablescape! So pretty. My daughter who is very much into this blue would LOVE it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. :)

Donna

Aledia said...

The snowman matches just perfectly! I LOVE aqua to, and I just LOVE shopping at Savers! Have a blessed night!