Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Winter Green

Green is my favorite colorThe other day I found these green glasses and I decided to get them.  I 've put together a winter table using my new green glasses and I want to share it with you today.  Do you ever have a day that you need your hands to be busy and your mind free?  Well, that's what I needed yesterday when I started working on my new ideas for our table. 

I had my table decorated with the little snowmen that I've made. 
I thought that each place looked sweet with its own little frosty creations.

I wasn't ready to get rid of my winter thoughts,
so I decided to keep a few things that would remind me of winter days.

So, here is what I have designed....
I started with some pine greenery with little pine cones.  I added a couple of
different-looking larger pine cones that I found earlier this fall.

I decided to use these snowflake napkin rings.
I thought they would look nice with the green napkins.

I added one of my silver-colored mercury glass
 trees from my dining room table.

I think you can see the arrangement better from this angle. 
I got the container for Christmas and I was excited to use it on my table.

Now you can see the green glasses.

I made the place mats using some burlap I had left over from another project.
I used another place mat for my pattern.
I cut the burlap and then pulled a few threads to make the fringe.
If there were any edges that didn't look even, I trimmed them with my pinking shears.
I did this outside so I wouldn't make a mess in the house.
I ironed the place mats and that really made them look great!
Since I already had the burlap, is was very inexpensive to make the place mats. 
I have enough to make a small runner, too!

I love using these colors for a winter table. 
 I haven't used these colors before in January and I really like the change. 
 I can't wait for a warm and cozy meal at this table.

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love the green also. So pretty that you also add the mercury glass, gives everything some sparkle. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Made In The South said...

Green with envy. LOL
Your table is fabulous. I really love the green glasses.
My two favorite colors are green and blue.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting,

ImSoVintage said...

Oh, your table really looks lovely. So nice to meet you and see your wonderful blog.

Bonnie said...

Everything looks lovely and inviting. Bonnie

Tanya@takesix said...

Your table is beautiful! I love your new green glasses. The snowman one is lovely as well! So much fun!

Poppy said...

I love the "evergreen" colors of winter too! I think your table creations are very natural and beautiful. Nicely done!

So glad to find your blog! I'll be stopping back in soon!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful Winter table at Potpourri Friday!

Kristen Beason Designs said...

I love green too! Apple green is my favorite color :) Your table looks beautiful and inviting. The snowmen are very cute and festive! Keep creating!


Robin said...

I love that green too! I need to get some burlap! Yours looks so great on your table. Thanks for sharing.

Robin Flies South

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely! I like the green too! Thanks for sharing!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Marsha, I have not been to visit for a while. Glad to reconnect. I love the little snowmen that you made. Your table looks lovely. I had kept my Winter decor out, but it had been so darn warm it I decided to put it away. Starting pulling out the Valentines decor and guess what? Yup, it finally snowed. Oh well, I'll enjoy my red and pink.

Marigene said...

Ah, another lover of green...beautiful table! Love your centerpiece.

Gail said...

Green is such a great color for winter, warms up everything. Your table looks very inviting

Entertaining Women said...

You've created a wonderful, sophisticated design. Your new bowl is quite special in your centerpiece. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Babs said...

Your tablescape is so wonderfully green...(my favorite color, too)and the pinecones are perfiect. The burlap placemats add a lot of texture too. I'm a new follower, hope you're having a great weekend,

momto8 said...

Mine never looked as good as yours..I am going to try the colors again...you have inspired me!!
i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Alycia Nichols said...

Green is one of those great colors that can and should be used year round! There are so many hues of green, you just can't go wrong!!! It's really neat the way you used it here. Also, I scrolled all the way down to the bottom of your page for the first time and saw the beautiful area in which you live. What wonderfully peaceful surroundings!!!