Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Perfect Setting's January Blues

January seems to be a month to snuggle in and wait for Spring.  The excitement of Christmas--with its bright lights and endless entertaining--is over.  Flu season is setting in, snow is in the forecast, and baby, it's cold outside.  The corner has turned, however, and the days are gradually getting longer.  Kids are going back to school and there's something comforting about getting back to a routine. 

Today my Snow Babies are playing in the snow!
A light snowfall has covered the middle of the table where the snow babies are playing.

The babies have built a giant snowman in the center of the table.  Crystal candle globes hold a taper and lots of snow.

Giant snowflakes (crocheted by my Mom) have fallen and landed in the Heisey sherbets.  Each one is different!

Blue snowflake plates are hand painted and were purchased at a local thrift, along with the Libbey snowflake glasses. 

This baby is carrying a tree...

This baby is juggling some stars...
And these babies are exchanging gifts, while one baby looks on...

The napkin rings, which are actually bauble ornaments twisted together, hold a white damask napkin.

Two martini glasses hold floating snowflake candles.

My babies have had fun today, hope you have as well!!  The January blues can be a good thing.  Take some time to play.  Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon!


  1. This is so pretty! I scrolled very slowly and will probably scroll again just to see all the snow themed details because there are so many.

    I love the way you even picked those white plates to look all snowflakey against the blue ones.

    My favorite part is the crocheted snowflakes by your mom. Those are just perfect. I love how none are exactly the same. Just like real snowflakes.

    Great table!

  2. That is so nice! I never would have thought to use the snowbabies like that! Very inventive... I love the blue snowflake plates and the martini glasses with the floating snowflake candles are too cute.

  3. Hi Betsy, You know I am a sucker for anything blue and white so of course I love this tablescape. The snowbabies are adorable. Good timing...snow possible here in Richmond on Saturday.

  4. Betsy,
    I just love your tablescape with all your CUTE little SNOWBABIES!!! I have a collection of them too, but I have put them away for a few years now...maybe I need to get them out again:)


  5. I love the blue snowflake plates, the cute snowbabies and how you put it all together!
    Gorgeous table!

  6. Oh, how I love those plates. The blue is wonderful. I like a blue blue much more than usual light blue you see on so many snowflake dishes. I have the light blue and I wish I had YOURS!
    Nice job carrying out the theme.

  7. Oh, I love your little snow babies. I haven't seen them in any other tablescapes. Beautiful setting with these beautiful blue plates. Love your header too.

  8. So pretty! Perfect winter wonderland setting!

  9. I love your snow table. Everything looks just perfect.
    xo bj

  10. I just think this is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by too.

  11. What a gorgeous table. Those little snowbabies are darling. Just lovely.

  12. What a wonderful table. I love every little detail. How have I not been here before? You have a fabulous blog.

    I'd love to have you join Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  13. So pretty! I just love the blue plates on those gorgeous textured white ones. Just love the whole look of this! That center snowman is wonderful!

  14. What a great snow table! Love your crocheted snowflakes. I posted about mine here: Happy New Year to you and yours!

  15. I love that table, so pretty in the blue and white. So many of us went with icy this week! Your snow babies stole the show!

  16. Very cute and well put together!

  17. Very cute, I did the snowbabies last week. ;-) They are just perfect for winter tables.. We do have some of the same ones!! Loved your table! And I love those blue plates!

  18. Your home is Gorgeous!!! And, the snow babies are so cute. My Mom loved those little babies.
    Thank you for joining Friday Pretties today and for taking my button!
    Everything looks so Pretty. I love every bit of it!!!
    Enjoy your Pretty Friday,

  19. Lovely and adorable table. Love all those cleverly displayed snow babyies, so cute. your snowflake goblets are so neat too. Very nice!!
    Blessings for a Lovely New Year!

  20. Your little snow babies are adorable...beautiful table. All the blue and white reminds me of a cold wintery day.
    Happy New Year, Betsy!

  21. How cute is this! This is the kind of snow I like! The outdoor kind? Not so your fun snow filled table.

  22. So precious! The snow babies are darling, and I love your cobalt snow flake plates. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  23. Love your blue and white! Especially loving those snowflakes.

    Thank you for visiting me the other day!!! So much fun over here. xoxo

  24. Beautiful table! I love the hand made snowflakes and the pretty blue snowflake plates. There's nothing quite like blue and white, especially in winter.

  25. So pretty and sparkly! I love the floating Snowflake candles.....where did you find those?

  26. The white plates are from Pier 1, I am sure. I sold few of them at work couple days back! Very pretty table setting!