After the holidays and the fullness of the decorations from the past few months, I like to clean things up for January. For many years, I have preferred a simple and mostly white decor to start the new year. On the veranda, I replaced the red poinsettia blooms with white ones in the birdcage.
On the coffee table, the Snowflake Table Runner forms the base to display a bone china leaf dish and a Fenton candy dish. See the link for the tutorial for the runner. The white cover on the Milk Street cookbook is perfect.
No dinner parties this month, so I put a lace runner on the table, topped with Depression Glass Fostoria candlesticks and matching bowl. White painted pine cones fill the bowl.
The book by Victoria Magazine called At Home with White is a lovely book of using white in decorating. Of course, the cover makes it the perfect choice for the library side table.
On the mini quilt stand is my Victorian style White on White Mini Quilt. See the link for the tutorial with complete instructions. This year it is placed next to a pair of Depression Glass candlesticks with white candles, and a white wax pine cone with sparkles.
The kitchen countertop has a pair of white chickens with a white marble mortar and pestle. The candle is Yankee Candle scent Winter Garden and there is a snowflake votive holder in front. A French Vanilla Candle would do nicely too if you like that scent better.
On the pub table, a white tablescape starts with white
hardanger and embroidered place mats.
In the center, a milk glass footed bowl holds an arrangement of greenery with white snowflake picks.
Around the bottom, white glass beads are topped with white mittens and silver snowflakes, and a few white painted tiny pine cones.
The silver and white snowflake salad plates sit on our white stoneware. Silver chargers are the base.
Completing the setting is our silverplate flatware, coffee cups and drink glasses, with white rolled napkins held with clear rings.
Fresh and clean for the new year, it brings to mind the icy white of the Frozen Waterfalls we hiked to last year.
I added some tiny white snowflake scatters and large pearls from a box of vase fillers received from a friend for Christmas to the center to complete the snowflake theme.
Do you like to decorate for winter?