Tablescape Tuesday: Soft Shades of Winter

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year”
– Thomas Higginson

Wasn’t the weekend a (literal) ray of sunshine?  As I have said before, I do not mind the winter months.  I have learned to embrace December and January with it’s serenity and solitude.  The past few days have caused me to reflect on the beauty of the light of Christ when he comes into our lives and shines into our darkness.

“For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”
2 Corinthians 4:6


First day of sunshine in what seems forever…grabbed the opportunity for morning shots!

I decided on a cream and pale blue setting-perfect for winter!

The cloth is a blue and cream paisley.  The softness of those two colors play beautifully together.

My sister in law gave me the beautiful Italian ceramic container that I filled with rock salt and placed three pillar candles for a simple centerpiece.  The china pattern (used very often) works in any setting.  I often use the matching chargers and mix them with colorful plates!  The embroidered linen napkins are a go-to…and the crocheted napkin rings are a treasure!

Cute snail place card holders!

Close up of one of the six cream votive cups on the table.  There are three different patterns and I found these a few years ago through the Wisteria catalog!

The metal tole flowers normally sit on the mantel.  As the saying goes:  “shop your house”!

You first saw these birch containers here: We Gather Together and they are one of my best purchases from Highlands, NC.  So easy to work with…a few grocery store stems and voila!…an arrangement!

Dappled sunlight through the bamboo shades…such a welcome sight!

The stemware is also a go-to when I am embracing simplicity

The best part of this setting was it took only thirty minutes to put together!

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 

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  1. Rosie M. says:

    Absolutely lovely! The colors blend so well together and radiant a feeling of soft elegance. I love the photos of the sun-kissed table. Thank you for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Cherie says:

    I always enjoy your tablescapes, but I often scratch my head at where you store everything. 🙂 So many beautiful pieces, I wouldn’t know where to begin.

    • Cherie, thank you so much for following. I have been married for almost 42 years and have collected for a good part of those years. I try to edit and share with others, so as to always have space. My friends have given me so much of the beauty you see on my tablescapes and most everything has a story! ❤️ Blessings, Pam

  3. Zenda says:

    Such an elegant table! The pale blue and white work so well together. I’m really loving simpler centerpieces. The gifted ceramic container from your sister-in-law is a treasure you’ll use over and over.

  4. lulu says:

    What I enjoy about your tables is that they always look like they belong in their surrounding. I like looking at creation that becomes part of the whole.

  5. Bev says:

    I’ll try to comment once more since my previous one was “eaten” or something. Love all the whites on this table and your photography skills are amazing. Gorgeous table!

    • Bev, thank you for your most gracious comments! I am still figuring out how to comment and most of the time, it appears mine are “eaten”! Have a joy-filled week-end my friend! Blessings, Pam

  6. Linda says:

    Such a lovely tablescape. I love the dishes. I have often admired those very same dishes. There is nothing like a sun kissed table. Thanks for sharing this beautiful table. many blessings to you.

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