Thursday, January 13, 2011


A Winterscape for a Birthday Girl with a January birthday! Peacock feathers dance between the branches of the light. The tall vase was a gift from my sister. I love the colors! The new napkin rings she gave me for Christmas this year compliment the vase and other colors of my first floor beautifully.
The table cloth came from an estate last summer. We had so much fun at rummage sales- instead of attending ISU classes or doing homework! Mom gave me these super cute white birds that are really the salt and pepper shakers.

Since none of my cloth napkins were making me happy- I decided to use these fun animal print paper ones that I had been holding on to for a special event.

Here is the layering of the plates. This idea came from Nell Hill's store in Atchinson, KS.

These brown stemmed brandy glasses were from my grandparent's set they had used.

These books with the blue binding have been in my collection since I was a little girl.
The pinecone plates were bought with my sister and mom a few years ago during our shopping trip to Nell Hill's sale. These were at an antique shop and we bought them the day before the big sale, also referred to as Ultimate Shopping- such a rush. Mom gave them to me for a Christmas present. I love them!
The brown plates being used as chargers were bought at the "good" Goodwill in Blue Springs, MO, while shopping with my mom and dad recently. I knew they would be perfect with the new napkin rings from my sister. For only $4 they are even more awesome!
Yep, that is sun in the background on a January day!
I am not afraid to admit that I am a leave-the-tree-up-through-January kind of girl. January can be so bleak and cold that I like the twinkle of the lights. They make me smile.

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  1. Of all the items in your pictures, I love the tall vase the most. Both its pottery-like style and the colors really appeal to me.

    Books as chargers - interesting idea.
    Did you make the pine cone place card holders? Nice job, if you did. I think I'd like to try that for a Christmas table next year.

    Happy Birthday to the January birthday girl.

  2. How pretty your combination of blues and browns are. This is a wonderful table --- thanks for sharing.

  3. Blues and browns are one of my favorite color combinations. The chargers are not only a great get...they will be fantastic on so many tablescapes. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  4. We sure make good shopping partners, sending love to the birthday girl. Your sister has been good at contributing to great tablescapes.


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