Tablescape Tuesday: Winter’s Glow

“The heart of our meals is to know the hearts around our table”
                       -Kara Tippetts, The Hardest Peace

The winter, to some, can be a dreadful season.  The blistering cold, the dreary rain (especially lately here in the South), and the shorter days can leave us anxiously awaiting spring’s arrival.  But, I actually embrace the winter season!  With all the beauty of Christmas tucked away, I enjoy the quiet and solitude of a January day.  Even though it is gloomy outside, it doesn’t have to be gloomy in our hearts-or homes! We can make any day brighter when we choose joy-even in the dead of winter!   With that in mind,  I decided on a winter tablescape with candlelight and a little sparkle.

A romantic table set for four!

It was raining and very gloomy late Friday afternoon when I was photographing, so it made the candlelight even more special!

No placemats or a tablecloth, just the beauty of the warm wood exposed

The table runner is actually a lovely sequined scarf that created the sparkle!

Winter white ironstone for this time of year.  I use this “Baroque” pattern by American Atelier often.   Stemware is what you have seen on many of our tablescapes, and the rattan chargers offer texture!

The flatware was a wedding gift from my parents…almost 42 years ago.  The sterling napkin rings were also a wedding gift.  The embroidered linen napkins are a fav!

The ambiance from candles is always perfect.  After all, everyone looks prettier in candlelight!!!

The centerpiece is five taper candle holders!

In the foreground is a repurposed ice cream sundae glass (upside down) holding a candle!

The candle holder with the crystals is a favorite!  Why did I only buy one?!

Crystal votive

Candles bring the elegance to an otherwise simple tablescape!

Adding an element of rustic to the elegant are two tall vases with small branches and a pair of antlers!

The weather definitely called for a hot bowl of lentil soup!

So nice to have dinner with the glow of candles. My advice is to do this often for those you love-it makes a simple meal extraordinary!

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore”
Psalm‬ 16:11


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  1. Kim says:

    I’ve never seen icycles glow, but I see that in your table. It is beautiful and sparkling and warm! I love your wall color and, of course, your window treatments. :-)

  2. I just want to sit down and stay awhile … is so beautiful! I love your dishes and all the candle light. This is just a perfect setting for a cold winter’s night!
    Blessings My Friend,

  3. Jann Olson says:

    Beautiful sparkle to embrace the New Year! It rained here all day Friday as well. I spent the day crafting. Spring is my favorite season, but i love the quiet peaceful time after Christmas! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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