Dreaming of a White Christmas


I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas just like the one in 2010!

I just hope we don’t have to wait another 63 years to see one :)


Cooler temperatures and more seasonal December weather have my thoughts drifting towards a White Christmas~ prompting me to me pull out the snowmen, sprinkle some rock salt on the table and dream there are snowflakes in our forecast!


Noel Flatware from World Market, inspired by warm winter sweaters with its Nordic styling, gave me a warm & fuzzy feeling when I spotted it~ especially at $3.00 a place setting :)


The flatware is tucked in a stocking ornament from Target to keep it warm & cozy at each place setting.


Snowmen are prepared, with shovel-in-hand and wheelbarrow at-the-ready, and will hopefully make for speedy removal of the rock salt on the table :)



Carson Plaid plates from Pottery Barn were scooped up during a flurry of activity of shopping in early December, acquired before they disappeared as quickly as our snow tends to melt.


They are layered with a ‘Tis the Season plate, topping a snowy white charger, both from HomeGoods.


Napkins are also dressed in layers~ a snowflake patterned one from World Market last year, is paired with a plaid one from Pottery Barn this year.


A snowflake napkin ring from Pier 1 adds a little natural texture and blends with the layered chargers~ scalloped from Pier 1 and round from World Market.


Snowy goblets, reminiscent of giant snowflakes are part of the St. Nicholas Square collection and were uncovered at Kohl’s this season.




Table Details:

‘Tis the Season plates & white chargers/HomeGoods, several years ago

Carson Plaid plates & napkins/ Pottery Barn

Stocking flatware holders/ Target

Noel flatware, snowflake napkins & woven chargers/ World Market

Snowflake napkin ring & scalloped chargers/ Pier 1

Goblets/ Kohl’s

Quilt/coverlet- Kohl’s, used here & here


Hoping all your Dreams come

 true this Christmas Season!

snowman table

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  34 comments for “Dreaming of a White Christmas

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    December 20, 2012 at 5:30 am

    That’s a fun table Mary, love the plaid plates and the goblets are very pretty! I see folks in Blogland saying it’s snowing where they are, don’t think it’s going to happen for Christmas in Philly:@)

  2. December 20, 2012 at 5:54 am

    I love snowmen!!!! There is rain in our forecast, but that’s not unusual — now if the weather folks said SNOW, I’d be shocked! Love the flatware you found at World Market. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  3. December 20, 2012 at 6:59 am

    We had a white Christmas in 2010, too!!! I also LOVE the flatware from World Market. It’s so apres ski!!! :D I’m putting together a snowman-themed tabletop this afternoon for a Christmas luncheon on Saturday. I hope it turns out half as cute as yours, Mary!


  4. December 20, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Oh, I love fat, fluffy snowmen. Your tablescape is so cute. Our chances of snow here in Georgia are slim to none…we have a 40% chance of rain on Christmas Day….maybe next year!!
    Merry Christmas,

  5. December 20, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Hi Mary, I’m hoping for snow too! My family would love to have lunch at this table. The fair isle flatware is so cute in the little stockings! I wish World Market would open here in the Northeast! Those snowmen are hilarious with the shovel and wheelbarrow. We have a very long steep and curvy part to our driveway, and you will often see us out there in snowstorms after our plow guys finish the first round, shovels and wheelbarrow full of salt and ice melt! No help from the snowmen, though! I have been watching those wonderful plaid plates at PB, waiting for the sale and telling myself I don’t need anymore (really, I am running out of places to tuck them when they are not in use). I love the combination of the quilt, the plaid, and the snow! Merry Christmas, Mary! Linda

  6. Kim
    December 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

    So cute and I love the vintage style snowmen.

  7. Carolyn Wallen
    December 20, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I just have to tell you how much I enjoy your site. I could spend hours looking at your fantastic ideas and beautiful settings. As a retired florist and business owner, I appreciate your ability to create “splendor”! Have a Merry Christmas and keep the ideas coming. You are an inspiration!

  8. December 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Good morning my friend. I usually wish for a white Christmas but this year we have to travel an hour toour daughters, with sister i tow so am hoping we just get the “light dusting” they are now predicting. That would be pretty and not dangerous. Your table is, once again, fabulous. I love that flatware and went to see if I could get it but it is not available online:( I wish SO much we had a WM up here. We used to but they closed down, I have NO IDEA why, they were quite popular! I am going to see if I can get the goblets, I have been looking for white or clear. Thanks for always including your sources. Wishing you the BEST Chrstmas. XO, Pinky

  9. December 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

    So so cute! What a wonderful snowy scene, you have certainly captured the mood! I love everything of course, especially the tis the season plates and flatware. I need some new cute [cheap] flatware! Merry Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your creative ideas and beautiful photos.

  10. December 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Would love a white Christmas too, But would love to settle for your delightful table.. just gorgeous. Love the knit stockings and the flatware! xo marlis

  11. December 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I like your idea of a White Christmas setting better than the real thing! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

  12. December 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Mary, I’ll take the snow on your table to enjoy a White Christmas rather than wish for a snowy Christmas here. It’s supposed to be int he 20s here tonight which means I’ll be out covering things in the garden. Too early for me to deal with this and not how I intended to spend my day. LOL
    But we take what Mother Nature sends our way.
    Darling table with wonderful details that only you can pull together so effectively. Thanks for the winter wonderland! ~ Sarah

  13. Ellen Martin
    December 20, 2012 at 10:16 am

    As always, such a creative and beautifully presented tablescape!!

  14. Joni
    December 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Mary, unless we get some warm temperatures we will have snow. We hot 10 inches this week. This table is such a fun table! I just love all the red, and I wish I had a World Market near me because that flatware tucking in the stocking is so adorable. Those snowmen are just soooo sweet! Have the Merriest of Christmases. Joni

  15. anon
    December 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

    so cute, more of our twinsies showing with so many of our matching goodies. its in the 20s again, rain due for the next 5 days, i thought with those temps it meant snow? …time will tell ;-)

    another darling creation to help keep the smiles of the season frozen on our faces~

  16. Paula
    December 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    It all looks so wonderfully festive! I love….EVERYTHING!!…especially your creative mixes of color and texture and that great talent of mixing casual items elegantly even with something so cute! LOVE IT!

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year! Paula

  17. December 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Love, love your snowmen. Your mind must work all night to always come up with such gorgeous table settings, you are so creative. Love the Nordic pieces. We got snow here last night in KC area and it’s beautiful.

  18. Debbie
    December 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I’ll trade ya! We have had snow on the ground for a week and the temps are not above freezing. More snow on the way. I love your snowman tablescape. So festive. Merry Christmas.

  19. December 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Another grand slam table! You have such incredible luck finding unusual things and a knack for combining patterns!…Makes me wonder where in the world do you store all your stuff?!?!?!

    Mele (Kea) Kalikimaka, Mary…I do hope your Christmas is white (Kea is white in Hawaiian)

  20. December 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Anything Nordic in the red/white/snowflake vibe — it gets me every time! I found some cocktail napkins in that style this year, and some years, I see gift wrap. But I have never seen the flatware — gotta check this out!


  21. December 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Gorgeous, Mary. I love that flatware! Now where is that $10 off coupon to World Market? Thanks for my daily dose of inspiration and eye candy.

  22. December 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I love it and think it looks very White Christmasy to me! I think of reds and plaids and wools when I think of white Christmases. We have had a white Christmas EVE in these parts back in ’89, but as I recall I was very busy being a new mother and didn’t appreciate it the way I would now.

    As always, I leave thinking you are one of the best table designers in blog land! Merry Christmas, Mary!

  23. December 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Charming decor, Mary, but then it always is at your home :) Looks like it will definitely be a white Christmas here with Winter Storm Draco bearing down on us!

  24. December 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Mary we had snow last night, whether we will for Christmas…we’ll have to wait and see. Love to see your Holiday decor and where it came from!
    Love & Hugs,
    Art by Karena
    $75 NOVICA Giveaway

  25. December 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Oh, but this is wonderful!!! I’m ready and willing to send you all the snow you want. We got hit overnight, and it has been an absolute mess around here. I will gladly pack up every flake of it and send it to you! :-) OK, OK…I admit it was pretty sticking to the tree branches and bushes! :-) I love your dish combination, and the stockings with the flatware…SO COOL!!! You really know your stuff!!!

  26. RRJD
    December 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Merry Christmas Mary! I love the goblets! Perfect for a snowy Christmas!

  27. December 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Cute, Cute snowmen and great dreams of a white Christmas. Your tablescape made me smile. Great goblets. I thought of you the other day when I strolled through Kohl’s. GREAT photos and especially love the mosaic of the snow laden church, bird feeder etc.

  28. December 21, 2012 at 7:09 am

    New Year’s Resolution…shop more at Target and Kohls…you find the greatest things for your table…the table is “dreamy” … Perfection…from the flatware to the cute, cute snowmen…

  29. December 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Your snowman table is cheerful and so much fun and I love your storage ideas. Hope you get a white Christmas…it’s definitely going to be cold enough tonight..but it guess it also takes snow clouds, Love the things you find at Kohl’s. I went to ours the other day and it was almost picked clean of any Christmas decor. Oh well. guess I waited too long.
    Hugs and have a great weekend…hopefully, with snow.

  30. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    December 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    It’s snowing here (finally)! Love those little stockings. Merry Christmas Mary!

  31. December 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    What a fun table! I love those snowmen. That’s really the only way I like snow – in my snowman collection. The Nordic flatware is a find and looks great in the stocking ornament. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  32. December 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Your table is absolutely delightful, Mary! I adore the cutlery and all of your snowmen — so cute. I have a snowmen collection, too!

  33. December 24, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Mary! Thank you for all the amazing posts. I’ve enjoyed each and every one, and look forward to what’s in store for us in 2013. –Lucinda

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