I had so much fun creating this Snowy Cabin Christmas Tablescape. We don’t get a lot of white Christmases here in the South Carolina Lowcountry, but a girl can always dream. I chose a red and white color scheme, to coordinate with the Cozy Hot Cocoa Nook in my kitchen. The centerpiece is lined with red and white gingham, and the copper blush silverware is tied with candy cane ribbon.
I utilized different textures to get a rich, layered look. The Bardwil Winter Joy tablecloth came from Macys Department Store. The deep green color was unusual, and I admired the understated poinsettia print. The red fur runner, silver vinyl placemats, and shimmery silver cloth napkins were bought at TJ Maxx.
The plates and bowls are part of the Martha Stewart Woodland Holiday dinnerware set. They aren’t vintage, or made in the USA, but they hold plenty of memories for our family. Read Why Martha Stewart Dinnerware is Forever Linked to Our Family at Christmastime here. Martha’s green pinecone, red ornanent, and floral patterns are all included in the tablescape.
Each setting was paired with a snow village drinking glass. The taller Libbey glasses have a Victorian snow village scene, and the shorter ones are Holiday Village by Arcopal. The gummy “napkin holders” were bought at Dollar Tree. They are edible, and tasty too. The copper blush plastic silverware came from Michaels Craft Store.
The centerpiece is a vintage Indiana Glass 12” Garland avocado green bowl. I’ve been anticipating its coming out party since I found it in a thrift store last summer. It is footed, and has a gorgeous fruit pattern on the inside. The flocked pinecones look beautiful nestled inside the red and white gingham lining. Read an easy way to flock your own pinecones here. I used holly from my own little bushes outside.
A Loganberry green Indiana Glass candy dish is filled to the brim with big red and silver jingle bells. I adore the Loganberry candy dish and have it in several other colors as well. It looks as though there are really blackberries or raspberries inside the dish. A Snow Greenery Christmas Mason Jar sets to the right of the centerpiece. Read here to make your own.
The snowy trees on the ends were made by brushing styrofoam (from Dollar Tree) trees with Modge Podge, then rolling them in Epsom salt. They were embellished with yarn and little pom poms dipped in Modge Podge. This Epsom salt snow technique is explained more thoroughly in the Whimsical Christmas Mason Jars post. You can read it here.
I bought the large cabin from TJ Maxx a few years ago. I always find a special place for it, and dream of taking a snowy cabin Christmas vacation of my own someday. My youngest daughter bought the smaller snowy birdhouse for me for Christmas three years ago. It means a lot to me, and hangs in the dining room all year long.
I usually overlook my chandelier when it comes to tablescaping. In general I don’t notice things above my head. However, I found these cute sleds at Dollar Tree, and had to incorporate them into my Snowy Cabin Christmas Tablescape somehow.
Last, but not least, is an adorable 7” Avocado pitcher made by Anchor Hocking. I used it to hold candy canes in this Snowy Cabin Christmas Tablescape, and in my Sparkly Christmas Punch post. You can read that post here. Avocado green and amber vintage glass remind me of my childhood. Green, amber and orange scream 1960s and 70s the way Mamie Eisenhower pink shouts 1950s. I know people that still have “First Lady Pink” tiled bathrooms. I wish I had one-love those pink bathtubs!
The centerpiece and surrounding elements were dusted with Buffalo Snow by Fibrix. It is light and airy, and perfect for tablescapes and snow village vignettes.
Its almost time to cook that Christmas dinner. I can’t believe it’s almost here. I just hate it when Christmas is over, don’t you?
Have a Merry Christmas, and remember the real reason for the season:
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NASB
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