Putting all the holiday things away, January is a time when I like to clean the slate. After the clutter and fullness of decorating for Autumn and Christmas, my January decorating is usually simple. Of course that means a new tablescape, so I set a table with mostly white and took a few photos. Then I realized, I used all the same things as last year essentially the same way – snowflake plates, crystal napkin rings, silver chargers. The only difference is the centerpiece was round last year and didn’t have the mittens. Plus, instead of looking clean this year, the table just looked boring.
This is better. I added some Japanese influences from thrift store finds, and changed out the napkin rings.
The white chicken napkin rings keep with the theme. Everyday flatware is used for an everyday table. White soy sauce dishes are added to the settings.
The plate stack is now my white everyday stoneware topped with an Oriental rice bowl and spoon.
I left the centerpiece as it was, as I had not used the mittens on it before. The centerpiece has snowflake picks and snowflakes on the mittens, with just a hint of greenery. It is elongated and set on an angle across the center of the table.
White silk poinsettias surround the base.
Even though we still cannot have people over for a meal, I set the table for four just to use the dishes.
Around the house, I set out more of my white items for this time of year. Milk glass is set around display areas on top of bookshelves, and white candles are placed in the antique glass candlesticks.
I love this shellfish dish, and it is a lovely thing to display with the white theme. I bought it to serve oysters, and have yet to do that as My Sweet Babboo doesn’t like them. I could do some cold shrimp with cocktail sauce in the center. Maybe this year.
My White on White mini quilt went on the stand.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. May 2021 see us all have a return to seeing friends and entertaining.
How do you decorate after the holidays?