Have you un-decked the halls and are your Christmas decorations put away?
I’m making the transition from Christmas to winter around the house and at the table
with a wintry woodland mix of tree slice chargers, pine cones,
snowflakes and Pfaltzgraff Chateau dinnerware.
Pfaltzgraff Chateau dinnerware provides some texture and interest for dining with an
embossed cream stoneware surface, highlighted with brown scalloped edges.
When I first saw this pattern, the round center medallion
and embossed design reminded me of snowflakes.
I foraged for a tablecloth with a woodland theme and found one with pine cones and branches.
Shades of beige, brown, gray-blue, and white scattered snowflakes,
provide a wintry pattern and foundation for the table.
A pine bough spray with metallic accents of bronze, gold and silver branches
mix with snow-tipped pine cones and silvery berries in the center of the table.
Lanterns are filled with a mixture pine cones and botanicals to complete a woodland centerpiece.
Wood beaded snowflake napkin rings add some texture and interest
to a pair of embroidered pine cone and hemstitched napkins.
A Pfaltzgraff Chateau bowl provides a pedestal to elevate birch wrapped candles,
and an additional woodland detail to the table.
After a couple of weeks of warmer than average December temperatures,
our weather is back in the normal range and I’m keeping
my fingers crossed for some snowflakes this winter!
You can make your own edible snowflakes with a pizzelle iron or use a short-cut
with ready-made pizzelles. Pizzelles are Italian wafer cookies.
I found ready-made pizzelles at the grocery store for scattered snowflakes and sweet ending for the table.
I piped a snowflake design with royal icing on the cookies and sprinkled
the icing with sanding sugar while wet for sparkling snowflakes.
I used an easy recipe for royal icing without meringue powder to decorate the pizzelles.
Mix 1 cup confectioner’s sugar with 2 teaspoons milk, 2 teaspoons light corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
(substitute almond or lemon extract if you prefer). Stir the sugar mixture until smooth.
Add more milk by 1/2 teaspoons at a time as needed, stirring until your desired consistency.
Add your icing to a piping bag or use a plastic ziptop bag and
snip off the corner to pipe your snowflake designs.
Sprinkle your piped snowflake with sanding or decorative sugar and shake off the excess sugar.
Allow snowflakes to dry completely, about 1 hour.
Winter Woodland Table Details:
*Dinnerware / Chateau Cream by Pfaltzgraff
*Flatware / Towle Everyday Living Esprit Satin
Wood Slice Chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond
Tablecloth / HomeGoods
Napkins / Pier 1 & HomeGoods
Lanterns / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Mixed Pine Spray and Birch Candles / Hobby Lobby
Wood Bead Snowflake Napkin Rings / Pier 1, several years ago
*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.
Such a fun setting Mary and I love your new tablecloth! The “stenciled” snowflakes are cool, it really is perfect for winter:@)
WOW!! What a gorgeous table!! A welcome rest for the eyes after Christmas red and green (which I love). I particularly love the lanterns and the napkins rings..very unusual, and I love that!!! My Christmas decor was put away by December 29th. I love it going up but am always ready for it to be gone so I can think of other things to do..like GARDENING!!!! 😍🌻🌼🌺🌹🌷💐🌸☘🍀
A beautiful winter wonderland! You captured a snowy woodland scene perfectly. My toes are feeling cold even though I’m in Florida.
I love your Winter Woodland table setting and all of the colors and textures! What a great transition after Christmas! I’m thinking of doing a Woodland theme for next Christmas (which is a little difficult when you are a Santa Collector and like displaying Santas!) and this has so many great ideas and inspiration. Thanks for sharing….Happy New Year!
I am crazy about this dinnerware Mary, love the dark uneven edges~it looks perfect atop the wood slice chargers surrounded by your wintry mix! The pizzelle snowflake cookies are just wonderful, and thank you for the icing recipe without meringue, I will definitely be trying that~ I have undecked and “winterized” but have no wish for snow :) Happy week,
Wow! There is nothing more to say! You are amazing!!
Blessings to your New Year!
Love, love, love this dinnerware pattern and the way you have displayed it. A very special tablescape with a wintry theme. Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
Very pretty combo, love your napkin ring. Today I dismantle Christmas, I admire your new years tree and now winter decor, I will be lucky to get Easter up this year ;-)
~~I’m NOT buying any more dishes~I’m NOT buying any more dishes~I’m NOT buying any more dishes~~Lalalalala…I can’t hear you!!
These are SNOW pretty, Mary….why do you keep doing this to me? When I die, I’m leaving a note that my DD is to blame YOU for all the work she’ll have to do. LOL
I have two pizzelle makers & one of them does this smaller size. I never in a million years would have thought to ice & decorate them. Darn it, I’ll have to make some more, as I only have ONE pizzelle left from Christmas. My larger iron imprints my monogram on them on one side…ultimate ego trip, huh?
Thanks for sharing this really pretty winter table. I’ve got all my Evergreen Ernies out & they’re ready for their close-ups, since it is snowing here today & we have BRIGHT LIGHT! Yay!!
I know what you mean about buying more dishes!! But, what are we to do?? I refuse to get rid of any!! Happy collecting!! 😍😍😍
A wonderful transition decor for winter! The snowflake pizzelles are just the right touch. I am trying to create a winter wreath for my front door! Thanks for sharing your talent Mary!
What a lovely tablescape! It’s perfect for Winter! The china does have the appearance of snowflakes and looks so pretty with your accessories. I adore the cookies- they’re the icing on the cake!
I love it….your winter wonderland is beautiful. It’s perfect for the after Christmas decor setting.
The tablescape and dishes are gorgeous, I love it. My neighbor brought me some pizzeles yesterday, how appropriate. She most always makes them every year at Christmas time. They are so good and such a nice cookie to have with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
I’ll be back: have an appt. but had to say that tablecloth is GORGEOUS!!! Perfect for all winter! See ya later:)
Any idea who actually manufactured the tablecloth? Home goods is always hit it miss got such a find! Love the pattern
Hi, I purchased the tablecloth last year and sorry I don’t remember.
Hosting a winter gathering and these Pfaltzgraff plates will make a nice addition to my buffet table. Never thought of decorating pizzelles- sheer brilliance! Thank you!
I have also transitioned to winter but does not compare to what you have done. I used white and gold plates, white napkins, gold snowflake napkin rings, and plenty of sparkle and candles. Put a white ice skate with sparkle on my large green wreath on front door (had it hanging inside at Christmas) and an arrangement to match. Welcome snow!!!! Thinking about your fur babies. They are so adorable. May have to have a fur baby this year myself. Enjoy it all Mary. Thank you.
Really very beautiful Mary… A veritable magical winter fairy tale ‘scape.
Oh…you DO get my CREATIVE juices flowing…course, the cookies help… Must buy (more) metallic spray paint…franki
Have un-decked the halls and Christmas is packed away. It never occurred to me to have a “winter” theme. Brilliant idea! I usually just limp along in no-season-land until Spring. Guess I am thinking that snow is my winter theme although we don’t always have snow in middle TN. Thank you for the inspiration…and the no meringue royal icing recipe!. Have a great day, Mary.
What a beautiful table! And I’m so excited to see the royal icing recipe without meringue powder, since my sweet granddaughter has allergies to eggs and milk. We use coconut milk in cooking for her, and I am going to try your recipe using that milk. She’d love to help decorate gingerbread men, cookies, etc! Thank you for sharing this.
The dishes and table setting are breath-taking. Thank you again for Monday morning loveliness.
Another beautiful Pfaltzgraff pattern and gorgeous table, Mary!
I love pizzelles and your idea of piping icing and sprinkling with sugar is genial…
As always, your table is just perfect in every way. Living in Florida, I miss some parts of winter, and certainly your pretty table reminds me of those parts. The tablecloth was perfect for pulling together all of the elements of your winter woodland table. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
A beautiful winter table! Thank you for sharing!
Kathy from A Graceful Table
Have put away the Christmas decorations but have left a few items which are winter-like–nothing like your beautiful dinnerware and decorations.
Mary, another gorgeous table…the dishes are perfect for a winter setting! I have un-decorated and have it all put away! It has gotten cold in my neck of the woods after a balmy Christmas! Pam @ Everyday Living
Beautiful! Love the “snowflake” dinnerware, and the snowflake cookies with it look gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, and Happy New Year!
I really like the looks of those dishes !! The table looks so very pretty !! Tomorrow I am working on putting away Christmas decorations, or maybe not !!?!
Mary~Another beautiful table! Although I don’t want snow outside, your table is the perfect compromise to enjoy the beauty of winter. Have a great 2016! ~Pam
Love your idea to transition to winter theme!!! Seems it all gets lost after Christmas until Spring. The dishes are beautiful and also remind me of snowflakes. This year I purchased the deer in snow by PB, since it reminds me of all the deer coming around in the snowy woodlands foraging for food. Those plates would be a nice pairing to layer with mine. The wood chargers and candles I have and can thankfully use again and again-love that!!! Thanks
PS those birch candles get a lot of use during the winter months; they have an auto timer and really warm up the look of a room, along with a couple over sized faux fur pillows and throw to snuggle up in by the fire.
Hope you are all staying warm and cozy!!!
Oh my goodness Mary, that is such a beautiful wintry tablescape. Oh dear me, do I ever live those dishes…perfect for everyday!! The tablecloth is sooo pretty and I love the birch candles and the pinecone filled lanterns. The pizzelles are adorable, and what a simple royal icing recipe. You are so creative and who’d have thought to turn pizzelles into snowflakes…only YOU! ❤️❄️❤️
The web site says the edges of these are red but yours look brownish. Is that the case? I just ordered 8 of the plates wanting to use them with my brown transferware. I hope they go with it or I might have to get red transferware too (note that I won’t give up the new white plates). Now how to hide these where my newly retired husband won’t see them come in!
Hi BamaCarol, The edges of my plates are brown, so they should work with your transferware. Good luck hiding your new plates! :)
Such a beautiful winter tablescape!
I truly love the textures of your table and the chateau cream dinnerware especially. I think it might be my favorite line that Pfaltzgraff has designed lately….love the edges and the impressions on the plates! Lovely winter table!
Wow..that dinnerware is gorgeous…love the embossed pattern, and yes they do look like snowflakes….I love the pizzelles too!…Great idea for the snowflake pattern on them…I have my mother in law’s very old pizzelle iron (she was Italian)…..I have never used it…I think I need a trip to the attic to find it!
I love the dishes Mary and the pizzelles are adorable! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Mary- I recently made the Pizzelles for my little granddaughter’s “Frozen”-themed birthday party. They were a big hit with both the kids and the adults. Thank you for all the fun and creative ideas you freely share!
I love the pinecone and snowflake tablecloth you show in your post on January 15, 2016. What brand is it? I just love it.
Sorry I don’t know, it came from HomeGoods a couple of years ago.
There you go again, knocking it STRAIGHT out of the park! I love the tablecloth and LOVE the dishes!!! This table is SO inspired! Joe bought me a pizelle iron maybe 15 years ago and I haven’t used it yet. He reminds me every year:) Here’s to a wonderful, happy, healthy, FUN new year!!!
Just gorgeous! you never cease to amaze me!!! Happy New Year!
Without question, you’ve gotten the new year off to a good start. I always admire your tables, but I’ve run out of words to tell you how wonderful they are.
Beautiful table….looks so inviting & rather quietly relaxing. Love your photos & the new header is gorgeous!
Your table is perfect for this time of year. I am going to have to find the pizzelles cookies, very creative way to make snowflakes.
Blessing in 2017!
Your table tops are always so beautiful. I have a set of lovely ivory vietre dishes that are similar so now you have inspired me to do something along these lines!
The dishes, the details, and those cookies all have me in a wintery day mood. Well, of course the 20 degree temps are helping too! Thanks for posting this again, Mary. It is so pretty. I love the cloth you found. It is perfect as a back drop to those pretty dishes.