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Winter Table Place Settings

These winter table place setting ideas are a delightful way to embrace all of the simple beauty that a cozy winter day has to offer.

Winter Table Place Settings

Winter adventures always remind me of the simple delights of the days gone past. Visions of enchanting small towns nestled in a blanket of white. Quaint little frozen ponds surrounded by pine trees dressed in sparkling gowns of snow. Sleigh bells that jingle softly in the distance. I’m not sure why I paint those winter scenes in my mind, but they always comfort my soul somehow. So this January, I decided to create a table with all of those charming vintage images in mind.

I began with candles wrapped in sweaters sitting upon disks of wood surrounded by various sizes of pinecones for my centerpiece. I talked about how to make the sweater candles here.

Winter Table Place Settings

I added some mercury glass hurricanes for some icy sparkle.

Winter Table Place Settings

Each place setting has a ratan placemat (that I picked up last summer in Maine from a sweet antique store) I’ve seen similar placemats at TJ Maxx. I decided to use an antique pie plate as a charger beneath the bowl for added charm and a simple off white bowl with a blue line to match the blue and white mattress ticking tablecloth. (Next week I’ll be sharing a scrumptious white chicken chili to fill those bowls).

Winter Table Place Settings

And guess what? The tablecloth is fabric from Walmart!! Just left the edges raw and frayed. I love the look! Mattress ticking has always made my heart sing!

I used small silver frames as the place cards.

Winter Table Place Settings

And the napkin rings are merely a thin band cut from the arm of a sweater. So sweet and so simple.

Winter Table Place Settings

An antique sled leans against the fireplace adorned with vintage ice skates and a scarf. A subtle nod to the winter adventures I imagine to be taking place before gathering around this winter table.

Winter Table Place Settings

Who doesn’t love the idea of a cold winter evening spent cuddled up around a table that glows with candles wrapped in sweaters, bowls filled with pipping hot chili and friends all around? It’s a treat like no other when you gather people you love around a beautifully set table and relish in good food and conversation. You know, like they did back in the olden days. Without cell phones and interruptions. Just good old fashioned fun.

Winter Table Place Settings

Winter Table Place Settings

 

Here are the other posts about some of these winter ideas ::

I’ll be sharing delicious recipes for the winter dinner party next week!

Wishing you an enchanting winter weekend,

Wenderly

 

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Winter Party Theme Ideas

These winter theme party ideas are simple and inexpensive yet will make your guests warm and cozy as you entertain during the winter months.

Winter Party Theme Ideas

I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had lately as I’ve transformed my living room into an inviting, cozy, haven. It’s so delightful to come inside and snuggle into the warm comforting surroundings on these bitter cold days. Usually the winter months drag on endlessly for me. But this year, I’m just having too much fun all snuggled up. And you should too!! Why not invite some friends over to warm up with a magical winter dinner party after a fun afternoon of sledding or skiing!? You won’t believe how easy these party theme ideas are to make! Today I’m sharing my fireplace decoration ideas with you.

I embellished my mantle with a garland made of yarn pom poms. 

Winter Party Theme Ideas

They are so simple to make (I did a tutorial here).  I used a small and medium sized pom poms and tied them onto a piece of yarn.

Winter Party Theme Ideas

I just love how the garland turned out! Reminds me of little puffy snowballs.

The candles are made out of sweaters! Or maybe I should say candle cozies. I used the arms of sweaters and tall and short glasses that I picked up for a few dollars at a thrift store. Make sure you use children’s sized sweaters because the arms are smaller and hug tightly around glasses. Some of the candles have the top folded down as a cuff, others do not. I used different textures and patterns of a similar palette for an all over cohesive look.

Winter Party Theme Ideas

I didn’t even need to finish the edges of the candle sweater cozies. None of the sweaters unraveled and I thought the unfinished edge add charm.

I found an old window at an antique store and leaned it on the mantle. Gazing through window panes always reminds me of winter, not to mention it gives height and visual interest to the scene. I hung a scarf wreath (find the how-to here) in the center for another cozy touch.

Winter Party Theme Ideas

Now if that mantle doesn’t say cozy, warm and snuggly then I don’t know what does!? I love that a few simple DIY’s made this winter scene affordable and enchanting at the same time.

Winter Party Theme Ideas

How to make the winter party theme ideas ::

Stayed tuned for the table setting tomorrow as well as yummy recipes and a fun cocktail next week!

Wishing you a day wrapped in warmth and love,

Wenderly