Now that the holidays are truly over, I like to create a cleaner space after the clutter of the autumn season followed by Christmas. For me, going to to an all white decor is a rest for the eyes before getting to the rich Valentine reds and Mardi Gras colors of February. The snow over the weekend helped set the mood too, and our pub table is now decked out in all white.
I found these darling little mitten ornaments with snowflakes at the thrift store, and they had four! So, of course they become napkin ring ornaments.
The placemats are my vintage Battenberg lace ones, with the white French Country dinnerware. I added a little white sauce dish at the top. It can hold some teriyaki or horseradish sauce for a pork roast dinner.
In the center, a white rabbit planter holds the white poinsettia from the holidays. It is still growing, and I turned the silver side of the wrapper out.
On either side are white pillar candles in the cut glass holders I’ve had for many years. I found the white iridescent beads at the thrift store too, and lay them around the center for a bit of sparkle.
Another thrift store find, this little snowflake candle holder is a perfect addition to the other side of the centerpiece.
Here’s a wider view of the whole table.
White is the theme all through the house, with this display on the kitchen counter. The white colander holds a new white candle in a lovely scent called Winter Garden. The white salt and pepper are within easy grasp sitting on a lace placemat.
In the den, I put the White Mini Quilt on the stand, adding white candles on the side. My white reindeer stays out all winter, and this year he sits regally near the quilt. The little pine cone next to him is a candle with glitter, too pretty to burn.
In a corner, the antique table usually holds a quilt, but for January it displays another Battenburg runner.
On the coffee table, I placed the Snowflake runner from last year, with a Fenton candy dish, my depression glass American potpourri dish, and a book of Andrew Wyeth art. The cover shot is one of my all time favorite paintings.
Outside, the snow filled up the feeder Saturday morning so the birds were having a hard time. It was dark and the snow was still falling when I got up Saturday.
You can see on the top of the feeder how many inches we got, which is on the driveway too.
The blue jay managed to unhook the suet feeder from the clip, not on purpose, and it plopped into the snow. When DH saw that, he put on earmuffs, gloves, heavy coat and Wellies and got out the ladder to fix it.
He brushed all the snow out of the feeder, and replaced the suet feeder. I scattered some seed on the ground for the ground feeder birds and we went back in to watch. Very shortly, the cardinal landed for a bite, while a woodpecker went for the suet.
A titmouse on the feeder,
and juncos on the ground.
Everybody that wanted a meal got some food.
Later in the day, the sun came out. It was a beautiful clear blue sky.
Just look at the icicles on the roof!
Then, on Sunday, the boys were back for another handout. One was really strutting his stuff, cluck-purring and fanning his tail. He was really preening for a tidbit.
DH thought I’d lost my mind as I made them a peanut butter sandwich and fed it to them in small bites thrown onto the snow. They need the extra protein and calories when it is only 27 degrees outside.
I’m still not going anywhere soon. The driveway is still several inches deep in snow. Hopefully the sun will melt it before Wednesday as I have two meetings that day!
In the meantime, I’ll be sewing and crafting!
What’s going on where you live? Do you enjoy Winter White?