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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Black Ice!

Kathleen's Winter Tablescape Challenge is this week. I honestly had no clue what I would do. With it looming over my head I decided on simple, simple, simple...black ice and snow! I used an old lace tablecloth with linen napkins.




I started with a round black (ice) placemat to which I have added layers of white, which represent the snow. The aqua represents ice.



The white metal charger was in a stack to take to the thrift store, so I pulled them out and layered the Gibson Regalia dinner plates, then a salad plate with a B as the backstamp. On top of that is a dessert plate with raised pine cones from BIA and finally an  American Atelier Athena soup bowl.



On the napkins are napkin rings that resemble chunks of ice, perfect for this themed table! These were purchased at Goodwill for $1.99 for 8.  



The glassware is Longerberger stemmed water glass and Cris D'Arques/Luminarc wine stems. I wanted to get a tiny bit more black into the table. I also have these with kelly green stems...they are my favorites of all the many glassware I own.



The flatware is Oneida Afterglow, which was my late mother-in-law's.



The centerpiece is an aqua snowman flanked by a pair of white candle holders topped with aqua candles.









Thanks for visiting this week, do come back the next time.

I will be joining a few memes this week and hope you will follow along...there are many amazing blogs to be seen.

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Farmhouse Style Blog Hop/Green Eggs and Goats
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper
Blog Social Hop/My Crazy Beautiful Life



44 comments:

ellen b said...

Black ice has been the topic of conversation around here as we've been slip sliding away! I like your interpretation of Katheleen's theme! Blessings...

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this table! It's so simple but so elegant!

love you,
jude

Sarah said...

Marigene, it's a beautiful tablescape. The stack of dishes alone is a winter wonderland. Love those plates with the pine cones......Sarah

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful, love the stack of plates, especially the pine cone. Great centerpiece too, I see you are using my favorite color with the snowman and candles.

Tricia said...

What a pretty color scheme -- and so clever, with your "black ice" theme! That snowman is such fun!

Heather said...

Pretty! I really like those black stemmed wine glasses! Thanks for linking up with the Farmhouse Style Blog Hop! www.greeneggsandgoats.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene, you have outdone yourself! Love the plate stack so much!! Your turquoise snowman is adorable and just the right touch of color on this table! This is really wonderful.
hugs, Linda

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigne,
WoW!!!
That pop of turquoise is stunning with the black & white of your tablescape!!! Your dinnerware is stunning...those pine cone plates have me swooning, dear friend!!! Love the regalness of your stemware and the silver flatware choice. Nicely done!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous, really love the napkin rings. bbb

Pat@BPM said...

The pine cone plates are wonderful. Your table is gorgeous Marigene!

kitty said...

Marigene, I love that you used your pretty lace tablecloth, but also black placemats on top. I think one of my favorite things is the raised pine cone plate. Cute snowman centerpiece, too!!

Marlis said...

This is such a fun table!!! I do love the black, white and blue.. so chilly. The centerpiece snowman is wonderful. I love the dishes you chose to use for this. Aren't you glad the chargers hadn't left the building.. yet.. Great fun. xo marlis

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love all the textures of the white plates mixed together!! Those new icy napkin rings are perfect for a winter table. Joni

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, I always enjoy seeing your pine cone plates. I like how the lace tablecloth looks with the black placemats. Cute snowman!

Tanya Payzant said...

Love your plate stack. Your pine cone plates are gorgeous!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

My recent encounter with black ice was not so pleasant, but yours is nothing BUT pure joy!!! I like how you stretched out there to bring black ice to the table! That's pretty cool!!! The aqua pieces really work well with it. I think aqua and black together have such a chic look! I'm still on a break but hope to be back in the saddle next week. Have a wonderful week, and avoid every other kind of black ice!!!!! :-)

xinex said...

For someone who had no clue, you really set a very beautiful table, Marigene. The late layers are so pretty and love your lace tablecloth....Christine

Barbara F. said...

Black ice! I love it, especially the pine cone plates. Great wintery table. xo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The black and white is so dramatic and the aqua is just the right touch to make it pop! All very pretty! I love the way you stack your pretty dishes!

Katherine

Crystal Grandeur said...



Beautiful table with beautiful table wears...love your Pine cone plates.Perfect setting.Thank you...:):)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, Black ice is always a concern around here, but now I'll think of it differently! This table is so pretty and clever too. I love the pine cone dishes!!!! So glad you kept those chargers! Usually I'm looking for something and then I realize I already let it go! Linda

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I love your interpretation of Kathleen's theme, Marigene. Black and white are so dramatic together and are perfect for icy winter months. Your pine cone plates are beautiful. Love it all!

Linda Primmer said...

Such an adorable aqua snowman. I do love your stacked plates and the pinecone is perfect. Wonderful interpretation of black ice.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! LOVE all the textures. What were you thinking??? Does ANYBODY ever give up anything? I do shop Goodwill, but rarely do I ever take anything there!!! LOL! Anyway, love the chargers and glad you pulled them out of the pile!!!

Entertaining Women said...

Black Ice is always such a threat during cold weather out here on the prairie. Your table interprets it well, but Black Ice is horrible, and your table is wonderful! So well done! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Scribbler said...

Aren't you creative? I never would have thought of black ice. I have hit it before, though. The table is beautifully put together. I didn't make it this week, but maybe next time! It's fun to see what everyone else did.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, Your tablescape is stunning. Love the tablecloth and the wonderful place settings you created. The colors represent all the elements for the wonderland theme. Beautiful!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow, love, love, love all your cream dishes and that pop of aqua is the perfect touch. Had to giggle with the shot of the snowman, a little whimsy never hurts. hugs ~lynne ~

Dianne said...

Marigene,
I am afraid we are going to have real black ice tomorrow morning, but your table isn't scary, it's adorable. I love the Bia plate with the pinecones. You always have dishes with the best textures! Dianne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous table setting! The white layers of dishes are lovely, the elements, like the pinecones, for a winter wonderland are awesome..just great! Thank you for coming by sweet friend, I love it when you do.
FABBY

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, you always do such a pretty stack of plates. I love that aqua snowman.The touches of aqua just pop, and look so pretty on this tablescape. Have a great weekend. laurie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty that pop of aqua is on your winter table. Love that gorgeous tablecloth....and the pinecone dishes. How fun to build an aqua snowman for your pretty table! Thanks for the visit.

lulumusing said...

Black ice....I like that as well as the wonderful assortment of plates/bowls you have used. BIA, that's new to me. Tell me more.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

How ingenious of you to use "black ice" for your theme! That's exactly what we have around here at the moment; no one with any sense is venturing out of their home this evening. My husband's company even sent everyone home at lunchtime today, which they NEVER do.

I love your old lace tablecloth, Marigene, and your inherited Oneida flatware is just beautiful. The snowman centerpiece makes me smile, because I love snowmen around the house in January and February. Your stacked dishes and your soup bowls make a lovely combination. I also love the napkin rings you chose because they do indeed look like chunks of ice. Great job on everything!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Denise

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love your dishes and the way you've mixed them together. Your table is lovely!

xo,
RJ

Rettabug said...

You aced the 'winter' challenge, with your black ice & white, Marigene! It is nasty to drive in, but beautiful to look at here.

I wish I had old lace tablecloths like yours...very pretty. Great choice on those napkin rings, too.

Now, its on to Mardi Gras & Valentines! LOL

Stay Warm Hugs,
Rett

Kathleen said...

I love your take! Snowy white, and the pop of aqua is lovely!
The lace tablecloth is a classic. I am so glad I saved my mom's!
Thanks so much for taking the challenge at Let's Dish!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Pretty. Love all the layers and textures of the plates. My favorite is the little pine cone plate. So sweet.
Karen

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Isn't it amazing how we start with no plan in mind and it all comes together? Yours, beautifully! That snowman centerpiece is precious! I've never seen the pine cone plates/bowls...they're beautiful! Thanks for visiting my Chocolate Bar post, Marigene. ~Zuni

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Everything looks stunning - fit for a queen. I love the flatware. Great photo taking!

I'm a new follower.

Hugs from Oklahoma,
Meredith

chateau chic said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. Love the pops of aqua you used for the centerpiece.
Mary Alice

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I never thought of black ice! I love the stack of dishes!!! Blessings, Tammy

Carol said...

Hi, Marigene!
Thank you for visiting my blog & leaving a comment! I look forward to following you blog to see your beautiful tablescapes.

Smiles,
Carol

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your tablescape Marigene. So stunning!

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