Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter White

I have been looking forward to this tablescape.  It has been simmering in the recesses of my brain for quite awhile.  Finally this week, with Christmas all packed away and winter trying it's best to visit,  I let the creative juices flow!  Oh goodness, it was fun!!


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I started by spreading out the beautiful white chenille bedspread, that my cousin, Janice, gave me.  It reminds me of freshly fallen snow.

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Then I placed the gorgeous silver place mat that I treated myself to for my birthday.  ;0)  They were expensive so I could never imagine buying enough to use at each place setting.  One was perfect to use to anchor a centerpiece.  I know I will get lots of use out of it.

Next...I built my snowmen!

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Several months ago, I pinned a picture on Pinterest of a winter card.  The front of the card had a snowman on it.  It looked something like this.  It was three white paper circles laying on top of each other.  Of course, since I enjoy tablescaping, I immediately thought of round plates when I saw the three different sized paper circles.


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I knew I wanted everything to be white and silver.  However once I decided on this imitation enamel jug for the flowers, black seemed to be the perfect accent.

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"Snowmen are the closest thing to a perfect man- they're cute, they're well-rounded, and they know what to do with a broom!"  ~ Unknown

Edited to say: I just found out that today (Jan. 18) is World Day of the Snowman!!  Perfect timing!!!!

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You do not have to spend a lot of money on flowers to have a pretty centerpiece.  Two little bundles of grocery store carnations.  The stemware was a bridal shower gift almost 27 years ago.  Does the ribbon tied on the stem remind you of anything?

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A scarf tied around the neck of a snowman??

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Each place setting has their own Epsom Salt candle holder.  They are so pretty in the dark.  Learn how to make them, as well as the Epsom Salt snowflakes in the next picture, and the snowballs in the centerpiece HERE.

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My new white nesting bowls, from Nicole for Christmas.

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Silver snowflake tree ornaments, that I bought on clearance last January, decorate each place setting.

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Purify me from my sins,
and I will be clean;
wash me,
and I will be whiter than snow.

100 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! :o)

    I love the wintertime, so this is very fitting.

    Thanks so much for all the ideas you post.

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  2. Beyond cute...I have a snowman tablescape also...but yours is just tooo cute!

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  3. I really love this table! What a sweet idea for the snowmen on the plates. And using the chinille spread for a tablecloth is pure genious. Love love it!! Pamela

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  4. Too too cute! Love the snowman face! Using the bedspread is a stroke of genius!

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  5. Tanya, this is so gorgeous (just like all your tables!) I love the idea of stacking plates to make a snowman, and today is World Snowman Day, perfect! xo

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  6. I love the snowman plate, very inspired!

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  7. This looks gorgeous - and your photography is brilliant!

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  8. ya done did it again, girl!! Beautiful, and cute... as a button (teehee)

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  9. LOVE IT! A white tablescape is always my favorite! Came over from Southern Lovely, following you now!

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  10. WOW! I love the snowmen idea! Beautiful tablescape in winter white.

    Dee

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  11. What a fun and festive table! Love the quilt used as a table cloth! I love snowmen, so this is just so so cute!

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  12. Tanya~ Your table makes me SMILE!! I LOVE your snowmen! How creative & adorable and PERFECT on your chenille spread!

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  13. Tanya, I love this!!! OMG, it's absolutely darling. The buttons, the twig, the snowflakes, the sweet votive.. it's absolutely perfect. I also love that you used chenille. goodness. it's amazing.. xo marlis

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  14. The white, and silver are so beautiful at this time of year. I wish that I had some real snow at my home. Such a whimsical surprise to your table with the snowman face -- love it. Joni

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  15. This is adorable and beautiful. I love snowmen! That silver piece is beautiful and I think it's a great idea that if you can't afford a whole set of something you love, using a piece of it will make you smile and add something special to your table!

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  16. Absolutely adorable. Love the bedspread, love how you make the snowmen on the plates. Very sweet!

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  17. Love your creativity!!! The snowmen are whimsical and I really like the black and white ribbon around the stems of your stemware--great idea!!!

    Laura

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  18. I love your table. It looks like Jack Frost just visited and brought Frosty with him. You are so creative. I will have to keep the snowman in mind for next Christmas. Thanks for sharing, love this!

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  19. Now this is what I call cute and creative! I love your entire tablescape!! I am so going to copy this! Thanks for sharing. My grandkids will eat this up as well as the adults! So so precious!
    Karin

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  20. Hi Tanya,
    This decorated table in white is gorgeous!! Love the chenille on the table.
    The snowman plates are so cute! Very nice & elegant!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  21. Cute for the chilly days of winter! Today our tempature is in the low 70's. We are having the southwestern winds warm us for a few days. The snowmen plates are just darling and all the other snow accessories. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

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  22. Beautiful table, with a touch of whimsy!

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  23. This table manages to be both elegant and whimsical -- no easy feat! I just love your snowman faces on the salad plates, and the little "scarves" tied around the stemware were so creative! The centerpiece is gorgeous -- love the "snowball" effect the carnations add, and your new silvery mat is stunning! I know you'll find lots of ways to use it!

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  24. How completely creative! I've never seen anything like it! :) I think the table cloth (did you say it was a bedspread???) is perfect, and seems almost like fallen snow.
    Here is my tablescape, it was for my son's first birthday, it's all red and white. http://www.migonishome.com/2012/01/drews-1st-birthday-party.html

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  25. Oh, I absolutely LOVE this idea for a table. When I first opened it, I noticed how generally pretty it was, and I noticed the little pop of black gingham. When I realized that the place setting was SMILING at me, I just about died. That is the cuties thing!!

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  26. How clever are you? This is so wonderful. I love the snowman. Such a great idea. This is why I love blogging and reading other people's blogs. I get such GREAT ideas that would have never crossed my mind! Dianne

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  27. CUTE AS A BUTTON....LITERALLY!!! What a capital idea! Who wouldn't totally love to sit down to this place setting in the dead of winter? I know that a lot of parts of the country (the NW in particular) are getting slammed with a lot of snow right now, but if life hands you lemons....!!! :-) This is super clever! The detail of the black & white gingham "scarf" is really neat! The Epsom salt elements are really fun! That really does look like snow!!! How apropos that your post would come on World Day of the Snowman. Never heard of it before now, but it's way cool!!!!!!! Great winter's day table!

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  28. It is an elegant and beautiful table you've set!
    Brenda

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  29. This is table setting is fantastic! The snowman is sophisticated and adorable all in one! Thank you so much for sharing this idea, hope I can use it one day.

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  30. This is adorable...love the chenille tablecloth and the snowman faces :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  31. Wow! I'm new to the whole idea of tablescaping ... and I love your site!

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  32. Thank you for linking! Not only for the wonderful project you've shared, but also for letting me "find" your blog! Beautiful.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  33. Love it to pieces!! I'm your newest follower!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

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  34. Such a gorgeously romantic tablesetting! Love the chenille table cover, a perfect background for such prettiness. The touches of silver and white makes it so romantic. Thanks for sharing~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  35. This table setting is fantastic. You really wowed me with that snowman, brilliant in its simplicity. Nice, Tanya!

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  36. So neat. I love it when tablescapes brew in your head and then pours out into perfection!

    - The Tablescaper

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  37. Oh boy, love it. The snowman face plates are a scene stealer. I truly am not good at tablescapes and am always amazed when I see other shine in this area. But I have good examples to follow in learning. Very creative and very pretty. Thanks for sharing Psalms 51:7. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party.

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  38. Oh, how pretty! Miss you girls! Will you come back to my place on Wednesday and link this up again? Also, I hope you got your Starbucks card!

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  39. Ha! Jokes on me! I missed this when I was going through my links! Thanks for linking up!

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  40. Oh so beautiful and totally unreal fun snowmen faces. Gorgeous tablescape. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  41. This turned out so nice! Beautifully done! The snowman face is adorable and the ribbon tied on the stem is a great accent! This is attractive enough to leave set up for a long time!

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  42. Adorable! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  43. This table is so beautiful! How fun!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your ideas! -The Sisters

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  44. This is so sweet! I love the touch of black. Just lovely!

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  45. This is ADORABLE. I hope you will enter it in my SUNDAY party so I can feature it.

    I am following your NEW LINKY FOLLOWER TOOL. Thanks for joining the LINKY FOLLOWERS PARTY HOP at Its So Very Cheri.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  46. The winter white is so pretty and the plate decoration is just adorable and clever!! I am now following via LF.

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  47. What a gorgeous tablescape & stunning photography! I'm your newest Linky Follower from the blog hop. Hope to see you over at Domestically Speaking.

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  48. Looks lovely here - Linky Following you now!

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  49. Im a new follower from the Linky Party Blog Hop please visit my page and follow back at http://grandmasamazingjourney.blogspot.com Thank you

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  50. So glad I found you thru Cheri's blog hop party. I LOVE your tables cape - the snowmen are adorable! Love the all white with a bit of mercury glass. New Linky Follower! Hope you pop on over soon.
    Kelly

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  51. Beautiful, whimsical and so clever! I found your blog through Cheri's blog hop and I'm your newest follower! Would love to have you come on over to Moose Mouse Creations and be a friend!

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  52. Found you via the Linky Blog Hop. Following you now! Hope you can come visit me at http://www.eccentricleopard.com

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  53. Beautiful tablescape! I'm a new Linky follower - follow me back?

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  54. Beautiful Tablescape! Just stunning. New Linky Follower!

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  55. It's beautiful! I'm following from the Linky blog hop...I'd love you to follow me back!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  56. simply beautiful!! the contrast is stunning. I still have too many kids spilling to do white..someday!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  57. Such a beautiful table setup! I love snowmen :) So whimsical and cute. I'm your newest follower from the LF hop. Hope you can stop by My Road to Savings

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  58. oh, my goodness .. i love the snowman. what a simple design. so cute. i'm following you on the linky follower. hope to see you pop over to my blog. thanks, a bunch. see you soon. (:

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  59. This is beautiful! I found you on the Linky Followers Blog Hop... I'm now following you- would love it if you followed me too! :)
    -Melissa
    serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  60. Hi,
    Following you from the Linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back I can be found at measuredbytheheart.com.

    Thanks!!

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  61. Love, love, love the table setting!

    I Found you on Linky and I really love your blog, so I followed!! Hope you like me enough to follow back!! Stop by soon!

    http://4jeanniemaries.blogspot.com/2012/02/finished-project.html

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  62. Love your winter table! So much fun and very whimsical!

    Visiting from the Blog hop! I followed you and hope you'll follow me back!

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  63. I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!

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  64. LOVE snowmen!! Linky follower!! PLEASE come follow back!

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  65. Paulette from Cheerful Thrifty Door told me I should stop by to see your tablescape. I'm so happy she did as I just love it! I am a huge fan of snowmen so your 'scape is really eye candy for me. I love the sweet bedspread as tablecloth and the black and white checked ribbon (scarves). Just beautiful!

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  66. This is so pretty, I love white and you have grouped together some of the prettiest...
    Dolly

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  67. Beautiful! I'm sending Hugs and happy weekend wishes. xo

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  68. Love the snowman face, and what a beautiful table!

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  69. The Snowman plates are so cute and creative!! New Linky Follower :)
    ~ Momof-3boys.com

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  70. I am a new follower:> Found your blog through the blog hop on Blissful and Domestic. Your blog is to cute! Would love for you to follow back! love meeting new blogging friends!

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/02/linky-follower-blog-hop.html

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  71. Adorable tablescape!

    Found you through the blog hop! Can't wait to read more!

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  72. Wow, your tablescape is beautiful! I love silver & white together. I'm looking for charger plates, and love yours. I'm a new Linky Follower, would love to have you come visit me. :)

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  73. What a CUTE idea!! I'm putting it on my FB page today!

    Found you via Linky Followers blog hop...would love for you to follow me back! :)

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  74. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

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  75. Cute blog! I'm your newest LF! Please stop by for a follow back :-)

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  76. LOVE the white!

    I'm on the Linky Blog Hop and am following you!

    I hope that you will follow me back!

    robin :-)

    http://robinsnestquilting.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-first-givaway-day-13.html

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  77. Love your blog!
    Following you on Linky - please pop over for a visit sometime and follow back if you like what you see. xx Nat

    http://northshoredays.blogspot.com/

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  78. WOW what a gorgeous table! You have created a masterpiece!

    I found you on the linky blog hop and am your newest linky follower! Would love for you to follow back.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  79. You did an amazing job!

    PS: I am your newest follower via Linky Followers.

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  80. love your table setting, I love the snowman on plate, so cute, i am your new linky followers, I found you from Linky Followers Party Hop, happy valentine!

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  81. Hi!

    Happy Valentines Day. I'm hopping over from the FOLLOW ME linky party/blog hop. I'm following you. Will you follow me back? http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

    R

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  82. Wow! Beautiful Table! I am your newest follower from Linky! Come on over to my spot and join!
    http://bitsofthepastantiquesandcrafts.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!

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  83. Absolutely gorgeous. Great photography.
    The Linky Follow hop has turned out quite a crowd. I am now your newest Linky Follower.

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  84. Absolutely beautiful!!

    Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)
    Karah
    thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com

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  85. Lisa,
    Thank you for sharing this adorable SNOWman tablescape!!!
    So~o~o glad you showed us what a little creativity can do from turning this idea with paper to dishes!!!Now. . .on with the SNOW!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  86. Very creative and fun tablescape. Love the little ribbon scarf! Joni

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  87. Oh what fun! Love the creative snowman on the plates. Makes me smile!!

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  88. Tanya, that snowman face just makes me smile!! I just adore your fun table... From the bedspread to the ribbon ties resembling the snowman s scarf. Great job!!

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  89. That silver piece is beautiful! What sweet place settings with the snowmen on the plates. Great idea to use the chenille bedspread with the snowmen!

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  90. What a great way to interpret that lovely card on pinterest.. I love the scarves on the glasses and the stack of dishes with the great buttons to make that snowman face.. perfectly wintery.. xo marlis

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  91. Cute, cute, cute!!!!!!! I love this! You did a GREAT job, and your wait paid off!!! Someday I'm going to try to make those Epsom salt votives holders. I'll bet they are just pretty beyond words at all lit up at night! Bravo, Tanya!!! Bravo!!!

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  92. I remember this from last year...it was one of my favorites!

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  93. This is adorable! Love the little snowmen plate stacks. I've got to remember this one. ;-)

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  94. Wow, you popular lady you, I had to scroll and scroll so many comments!! And I can see why!!! I bow down, O talented Tablescape Queen! Fabulous table, love every single thing about it. xo

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  95. I remember this delightful table in all it's wonderful snowy white detail! It makes me want to "build" a snowman on my plate :)

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  96. This is just too cute, great tablecloth and love, love your snowman plate with the buttons. Such a special idea, the whole table is perfect for winter.

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  97. Cute idea about the plates and the "tablecloth!"

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  98. This is just adorable! I love the bedspread as a cloth. I wish I had kept mine!
    Thanks so much for doing the winter challenge at Let's Dish!

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