Sunday, December 20, 2009

Four Frosty Snowmen Warm Up a Table

My kitchen table and hutch are now decorated with a snowman theme for the winter season. Everything is now bright and colorful and it makes me smile  every day to see the table so festively festooned. We really are using the dishes for our evening meals. After we’re done eating, I just wash and dry everything and then put it all back on the table. It keeps me on my toes!


sm table

While the dinner plates and cups and saucers are primarily dressed in green plaid, the salad plates feature four different snowman designs in this set of “Frosty Folks” dinnerware by Sakura. Although I didn’t show the bowls in this tablescape, I have twelve complete place settings.



                    I love the composition of design in the cup and saucer. 



snowmen plates

 All of these snowmen look as if they are having loads of fun this winter!



IMG_4102      IMG_4103

I found these old napkin rings for a quarter apiece at an estate sale this summer. While I like the Christmas tree, Santa looks a little strange to me, since I am so used to seeing a portly old elf, instead of this skinny fellow! Maybe this was a popular look for the time?



A snowflake design on the water glasses completes the snow theme.















Candlelight adds a warm glow to the table and makes even soup and sandwiches seem more elegant.



This is a view of the table showing the hutch. I inserted some berries into the twig tree to add color.



The top shelf of the hutch holds four each of the dinner plates, salad plates, and coffee mugs. The mugs looked kind of bare, so I topped them off with some apples.



A few random snowmen accent the dinnerware.





 This runner is so old…. I made it the first year that Mr. Sullivan and I were married. It reverses to a candy cane print. I filled the apothecary jars with yummy sweets. I’m not a big fan of peppermints, so these candies are fruit flavored.


.tall sm      fat sm


See the scarves on all three of these stuffed fabric snowmen? I bet those guys are toasty and warm up there on the shelves.


vintage christmas

I linked  up with Joan at Anything Goes Here  for her Monday party since I showed my vintage napkin rings.


I’m also linking to Susan’s Deck the Halls Party on Tuesday …

met. mon,

and Susan at Between Naps on the  Porch, who is hosting her 49th Metamorphosis Monday.


Please visit all of these fine hostesses to see all the pretty holiday decorations and transformations that they and everyone else are posting.


 Thanks for stopping by today. I know it will be a busy week for most everyone and I hope you are having a very happy holiday season!! We got a light dusting of snow on Friday night and this is what I woke up to. There is something so serene to me about trees and bushes lightly covered with glistening snow.



Christmas Hugs from me to you,


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is so pretty, Sue. We use our Christmas dishes all through the season.

Merry Christmas!

Lori E said...

I like to keep it set too. People often ask me if I'm expecting someone for dinner. Lol.
Snowmen are so cute. My friend collects them. I painted her a firescreen full of them. They have such personalities don't they.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table looks so festive and pretty, Sue. I would love to keep mine set everyday, but I use it for so many things, including blogging on my laptop!!

Love the candy in the apathacary jars. Who would think to decorate with candy (other than the traditional candy canes on trees?) I am seeing candy everywhere :-)

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the festive Snowman table and that centerpiece is lovely! Looks like you've been a busy lady, hope your feeling all better, Merry Christmas Sue! You have a white Christmas. YAH! Cindy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sue, this is just delightful! I love your table settings, and your hutch with snowmen. Oh, and your house looks so pretty in the snow. I hope you are feeling better. Have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so nice...

Merry Christmas to you :)

I use my Christmas dishes all season long...although I don't keep the table set....

Lovely post,
Kathy :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty and festive looking! One request - Please keep the snow up your way!! :-)

Jo said...

You have outdone yourself! I just love the tablescape - I so love snowmen!

Housewife Savant said...

I've missed regular visits to your lovely blog.
I've missed Ooh'ing and Aah'ing over your delightful vignettes.
I've got pretty Fiestaware and I could set a gorgeous table every day. Thing is; I'm too lazy for the washing and resetting. It goes in the dishwasher.
You. Amaze.
Merry Christmas!
(I hope you're feeling better every day.)

~~Carol~~ said...

Your table is so festive and cheery, and those plates are so fun! I like that you're actually using them, instead of being just for show. Every meal must be pure joy!
Happy VCM and Merry Christmas, Sue!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Those snowman dishes are so sweet! I have some that are green and blue and I didn't even get them out this year! I'm wishing now that I did. Maybe I'll grab some tomorrow, at least to have dinner on a few times this season.

I like what you did with the greenery and beads on the light, so pretty!
Have a very happy holiday!

Kathleen said...

That looks so pretty! You are all ready for Christmas..and I hope you are feeling better!
We got clobbered with 30 in of snow..can't get out!!
Love your decor!

Stacey said...

Hi Sue. How are you feeling? I'm guessing that since you are able to tablescape you are a little improved. I sure hope so!

Your table is sweet. Your dishes remind me of my Santa Clause dishes. I think mine is a Debbie Mumm design. Your snowman is just perfect!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Melissa Miller said...

Sue this is GORGEOUS! I just adore your snowman dishes and festive tablescape. ~Lovely!

Merry Christmas sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Sue those are just the cutest snowman dishes!! I love the red and white polka dots and black and white checks on them too!!

Also love how you did the red beads and fresh greenery on your chandy! Very pretty!

holiday hugs to you!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sue! I love your snowman plates! And I love the idea of keeping your table set all during the holidays! Your chandelier looks so festive, too! How nice to get even "a light dusting" of snow! In the South what you had would be called a blizzard! lol Wish you could send some our way! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

Polly said...

Hi Sue,

I got your note about the bottle brush trees. I was out of town over the weekend, so I don't know if they sold or not. I will check today when I visit the shop, and I will let you know tonight.



Susie Q said...

Well, I LOVE it! Snowmen just make me smile...and your house is so pretty, never more so then at this time of year!
Will call you soon...things behind due to Kip's illness but getting done!
What abeautiful pic of your house in the snow...I LOVE snow!
I am about to post the Rike's windows!! : )

Twice as Nice said...

I love snowmen and adore plaid. Love those snowflake glasses! What a difference it makes to add some colorful candy in glass jars and the colors just pop. So glad you are feeling better. Wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. The Twins

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love the snow picture! I wish we'd get some snow instead of this constant rain.

Your table is so pretty! I love those dishes! I really have a dish problem LOL! Some women need huge closets for all their shoes and clothes - me it's china!

Love the snowflake glasses and snowmen. Yes, I'm used to a more roly poly santa too!

I'm taking the rest of the week off so I'll wish you a Merry Christmas now. I hope it's fabulous!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis.

Be merry and bright!

Polly said...

Hi again Sue!

I stopped by the shop today to check on the bottle brush trees, and they sold today. Sorry!

Jennifer Juniper said...

What a lovely table scape! Those snowmen are so cute!

Merrie said...

Smacking myself in the forehead- as lazy as I am...why didn't I ever think of this? Setting a tablescape and using the dishes anyway!
(((You are my hero)))
Your table is lovely too.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love your tablescape - the dishes are darling and I really like that centerpiece! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your last picture was like a postcard. So beautiful. Your home is lovely. So warm, cozy and inviting. Love your snowman plates. Your tablescape is lovely.. From our home to yours a Very Merry Christmas.. hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for your sweet visit! I'm so glad you liked the tree "Peace On Earth" dishes. They were a CB find from last year after Christmas. Love that gift store! I need to check it out now as well for the deals.

Merry Christmas! ~Melissa :)

vignette design said...

I love the snowmen tablescape and love your hutch! Adorable! --Delores

bj said...

O, is all just stunning! I love your dishes, the goblets, the snow men...everything!
I have saved so many photos of decorations and ideas for NEXT Christmas and i just saved your beautiful work on your chandy...Love those red beads and I am so going to do this to mine next year...Thanks for the inspiration...oh, and the twig tree is AWESOME ...gotta have one!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, sister friend!
xo bj

Linda said...

Sue I love this table. The twig tree with berries is so cute and goes so well with the dishes and snowmen. Merry Christmas.


xinex said...

Everything is so pretty, Sue. Your tablescape is so perfect, love the X'mas tree centerpiece and your dinnerware set. Your snowman collection is so much fun. Merry Christmas!...Christine

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sue....Everything looks so festive at your house! How pretty your table and hutch looks! Hope your holiday is a good one!~Christmas Hugs, Patti

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Love those dishes Sue! Your kitchen looks so inviting... why I think I'll just sit down and have a cup of tea with you...

Christmas hugs, Sherry

susan said...

Sue-Very Merry Christmas to you! I love those happy little snowmen. Love the beads hanging from your chandelier too--I may have to add that next year. Your snow pictures are great--hope it's just the right amount! Thanks for joining Deck the Halls :)

Maggie B said...

Hi Sue,
Just popped over from Susan's Deck the Halls party and wanted to say how lovely I think your table is and how impressed I am that you are using everything instead of just looking at it!!
The snowmen plates are great.
Merry Christmas from Normandy.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Merry Christmas, Sue! Everything looks beautiful at your house.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love your dining room, your dishes and all your snowmen!
Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

I must have a stick tree!

marmielu said...

I really like that tablescape. Your snowmen would be right at home here with the over 2 feet of snow we just got this past weekend. The nice light dusting would have been great! Everything looks so festive. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Mary Lou

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

So pretty, Sue! I love your table with those sweet plates!

Chari said...

Christmas Greetings, sweet lady...

Sue, your Christmas tablescape is awesome!!! I just adore your beautiful table is right up my alley, Girl!!! I have eyed this pretty set of dishes for sometime now...I really do love all the colors and plaids and checks...and those darling snowmen!!! Now that I see a table made up with them...ohhh, Girl...I am so tempted to go shopping for them!!! Love your pretty green placemats...the place settings look perfect with them! And...I just love your table centerpiece too!!! That little wood tree with the berries is beautiful!!! Wherever did you find that cute little tree?

Love the pretty greenery in your chandelier and adding the beautiful red beads was like the icing on the cake!!! It's gorgeous, my friend!!! I sooo enjoyed seeing all of your pretty Christmas vignettes...your dining room is just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing more of your beautifully decorated home with us!!!

Well Darlin'...I am also sending you and your family my very best wishes and blessings for a wonderful Christmas!!! I have really enjoyed our visits and friendship this past year...I'm looking forward to the new year to come!!!

Merry Christmas, Sue!!!
Chari @Happy To Design

Alicia said...

Thanks for all your kinds words on my blog. I love your Snowmen, especially the plates. I have some very similar but in blue. Snowmen are so cheerful.

Merry Christmas to you and yours! You're certainly set for a great Christmas.

I hope you're feeling much better also! Take care, Hugs!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Those snowmen plates are so cute (as are the snowflake glasses). Hope you have a wondeful Christmas!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sue!

I love your snowman dishes and your snow photos are so beautiful!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2010!

PS Making mosaics is not hard on the Google Picasa program -- that is what I use. All you do is highlight the photos you want to use and then click on the mosaic wigget in the top tool bar of the photo folder and they do the work. They have a few different templates to use and you cna experiment with which one you like.

Frippery said...

It all looks gorgeous, Sue! Have a lovely Christmas, Pam

Joan@atnthinggoeshere said...

Love all your snow guys. Thank you so much for participating in Vintage Christmas Mondays this season. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year! xo Joan, your hostess

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi Sweet Sue-- has been too long since I stopped to say hi and to wish you the best of the season.

I am making a promise to myself to not miss my favorite blog sisters.

HOpe you are doing well... just know because i listen to you music selection all the time i think of you!

Talk soon!


♥ ♥