Ice and Snow Tablescape

It’s still snowing here in Chicagoland, and the weather reporters are calling for more snow today and again on Saturday. Under these circumstances, it’s only natural that my thoughts turn to white dishes.

GotMyReservations Ice and Snow Tablescape Intro

Actually, I was intrigued by Yvonne’s post earlier this week at Stonegable where she enumerated ten reasons to collect white dishes. I loved her layers of different patterns of white, so I tried to showcase my own white palette.

GotMyReservations Ice and Snow Tablescape 2

Of course, I can’t wear an outfit or dress my table without some shine, so my white palette became an ice and snow theme with the addition of both silver and crystal. Ice and snow — a perfect pairing!

GotMyReservations Ice and Snow Tablescape 3

GotMyReservations Ice and Snow Tablescape 1

GotMyReservations Ice and Snow Tablescape Centerpiece

GotMyReservations Ice and Snow Tablescape Centerpiece 2

GotMyReservations Ice and Snow Tablescape Centerpiece 3



Update: I finally found the inspiration photo for this centerpiece and I want to give credit to the original artist — Karen at the Art of Doing Stuff. Thank you so much, Karen, for your wonderful idea to float a piece of glass (or in my case, a mirror) on tumblers!

I’m linking up today with the creative bloggers at The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, History and Home Link Party at We Call It Junkin’Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru LifeCenterpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to stop by and say, “Hello!”

Got my bags, got my reservations,
Spent each dime I could afford.
Like a child in wild anticipation,
I long to hear that, “All aboard!”

Music and lyrics by Bud Green, Les Brown and Ben Homer (1944)


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27 thoughts on “Ice and Snow Tablescape

  1. So very pretty! I love your dish stack and the silver and white combination of the table. And your centerpiece is perfect! Bravo ! Rosie@ The Magic Hutch

    • Rosie, thanks for visiting and commenting! I tried to use a different set of white dishes for each element, and it is wonderful how well they all look together. Yvonne was right!

  2. Beautiful with a capital “B”, Jennie. No, wait…all caps: BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! This is just so darn pretty. Serene, too. I would want to speak only in hushed tones in this room! It looks like something from the movie “Titanic”. Not the bad drowning, screaming for their lives part of “Titanic”. The dining room scenes where all the rich women assembled to push their food around on their plates because their corsets were too tight to actually eat anything. It’s magnificent!

    • Alycia, you are hysterical — the “good” part of the Titanic and corsets all in one comment. I guess there is a reason why all white dishes and crystal and silver are often used together in elegant homes and restaurants. They do play well together! Thanks for visiting, as always.

  3. Oh how pretty,this makes me feel so much cooler on such a hot day here. I so love white,silver and crystal together too. It makes such a nice change. I love your buffet in the background too,with all the sweet cottages. x

    • I told my husband that the cottages had to come down this weekend. He likes them too, but really, Christmas is over. Thanks for visiting!

  4. All white tables photograph so beautifully, don’t you agree? I love how you elevated the mirror! I’ll have to remember that technique…hope you don’t mind if I use your idea sometime in the future. The napkin rolls and placement choice add so much interest and a different dimension. Your snow and ice table turned out wonderful – thank you for sharing it with us! 🙂

    • Kim, thank you so much for your kind comments. Those old damask napkins and silver napkin rings bring elegance and style wherever they go. I feel very blessed that my mother-in-law collected the rings for me, and the napkins belonged to a friend’s mother. I bought them in an estate sale and they are as soft as can be.

    • That soup tureen has followed me through many a move and many a meal. I originally bought one for myself and gave one to my mother-in-law. I got hers back in her estate and then passed on the duplicate to another friend. I think it was originally purchased at Crate and Barrel here in Chicago.

    • Christine, did you see my update? I found the source of the idea for the centerpiece — it was a genius idea, but not mine! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    • Marty, thank you so much for visiting. I love crystal and don’t always use it. This was a lot of fun to put together.

  5. Oh my this is so pretty! I love the glasses turned upside down for the mirrored centerpiece- ingenious! (I think you’ve started a new idea that will be copied by a few of us!) The soft glow from the candles with the white and crystal looks wonderful.

    • Did you see my update? I found the source for my centerpiece idea and linked it up. I looked and looked and finally found it, so the kudos go to Karen at The Art of Doing Stuff. Thanks for visiting, Liz.

  6. A beautiful table, Jennie, I love the way white and silver look together. I haven’t done a TS in that scheme yet, I need to! I noticed that unique centerpiece right away, very cool. I also love your first image that you created, with your title and graphics, awesome. Thanks so much for sharing at History & Home, so glad to have you there each week! -Dawn @ We Call It

    • I love playing with PicMonkey, and I was able to get that overlay while still using it for free. I think I’m going to break down and pay for it just to support the developers. It’s a great product!

  7. Jennie, Your Ice and Snow tablescape is stunning. Nothing says elegance as beautifully as white. The crystal candle holders are the perfect “ice” accents.


  8. This is really lovely and fresh-looking. Now, you just need mirrored chargers with a snowflake edge — haha — though I do love those white chargers with the scrolled edge every time you use them.

    I also love your photographs, especially the very close shots with controlled depth of field.

    So, do you and Tom get to enjoy a dinner at these lovely tables? What food would you serve with this ice and snow theme?

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