When people ask me to describe my style, I refer to it as “Storybook Style.” It’s characterized by painted furniture, needlework, cottage fabrics (checks, ticking, toile, shabby florals, etc.), vintage or vintage-themed dishware, colorful rugs, and a little bit of whimsy. My Cottage Glam Winter Tablescape has all the Storybook Style elements, plus a little bit of shine and sparkle.
Let’s start with the centerpiece. This gorgeous Salmon Falls Blueberry Vine mixing bowl is holding a wintry nest filled with sparkling golden eggs. The mixing bowl is setting on a Savannah cake stand. I placed a snow-white wreath underneath the cake stand.
The silver placemats were purchased at T J Maxx last year. I like them because they can be folded and stored, as well as stacked. The dinner plates are Chantilly Hearthside. My stepmother bought them at Winn Dixie when I worked there as a teenager. My stepsister has the pink set. I bought the gray salad plates from Dollar Tree. Gray is great as a neutral color! I may have to go back and buy the dinner plates.
The Marigold carnival glass “goblets” are really sherbet cups made by Imperial Glass. The goblets, and the dessert bowl can be purchased in my eBay store, The Little Dish Cottage. I buy some dishes and keep them. I use others in a vignette or tablescape, then sell them in my store. Having the dish store helps to offset my blog habit, and the blog makes great use of my dish habit. Both ventures support my thrift habit.
The countdown calendar was actually for Christmas. I purchased it at a Michaels after Christmas sale at 70 percent off. I printed the word “Spring” and taped it over “Christmas.” I plan to use it for counting down to birthdays, vacations, other holidays, AND Christmas.
My youngest child bought me the icy birdhouse ornament for Christmas a few years ago. I’ve used it in several decor posts. However, she also broke one of my Goebel bluebirds. That’s why you only see one. He’s waiting patiently by his home for February, so he can build his nest.
The other “nest” is a Fostoria Century handled bowl. It is a good example of Elegant Glass. Elegant Glass was a type of Depression glass, and was often given as wedding presents from the 1930s through the 1950s. It was a cheaper version of fine china.
The antler floral picks were also bought at the 70 percent off Michaels after Christmas sale. They are great conversation starters. My husband asked me if there was only one because the animals lose their antlers in the winter. I said, “No, it’s a floral pick.” I like mixing trendy items like the antlers with vintage and traditional pieces. It keeps things fresh and interesting.
I hope you enjoyed my Cottage Glam Winter Tablescape!
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