Winter Tablescape with a Swarovski Snowflake and Star Centerpiece

Welcome to the 74th Tablescape Thursday!  I was in the mood to celebrate this season of winter with a winter table setting and one of my favorite Robert Frost poems.

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
By Robert Frost

Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece (Between Naps on the Porch)

 

Whose woods these are I think I know.

Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece (Between Naps on the Porch)

 

His house is in the village though;
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece (Between Naps on the Porch)

He will not see me stopping here
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece (Between Naps on the Porch)

To watch his woods fill up with snow.
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece (Between Naps on the Porch)

My little horse must think it queer
Lenox Fair Lady Crystal Stemware (Between Naps on the Porch)

To stop without a farmhouse near
Reindeer Napkin Rings

Between the woods and frozen lake
Crystal Knife Rests and Salt Cellars

The darkest evening of the year
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

He gives his harness bells a shake
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

To ask if there is some mistake.
Swarovski Ornament, 1999

The only other sound’s the sweep
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

Of easy wind and downy flake.
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

The woods are lovely dark and deep
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

But I have promises to keep,
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

And miles to go before I sleep
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

And miles to go…
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

…before I sleep.
Winter Tablescape with Swarovski Crystal Ornament Centerpiece and Noritake Colburn China (Between Naps on the Porch)

This tablescape is very similar to one I created back in December 2008. I had planned to repost that one since I remembered it had a wintery feel…that was until I saw how blurry the pics were. Thankfully, I have a much better camera now that handles the low lighting a bit better.

I made a few changes using different napkins and napkin rings and different salt cellars.

Chargers: Neiman Marcus, 3 years ago
China: Noritake, Colburn, 1978
Crystal: Lenox, Fair Lady, 1978
Sterling Flatware: Towle, King Richard
Napkins: Neiman Marcus, 2-3 years ago, still available on their site
Napkin Rings: Dillards, after Christmas sale
Crystal Ornaments: Swarovski, 1991-2009, collected 1 each year
Ornament Tree: Ross-Simon, may still be available online
Deer Candleholders: Hobby Lobby, 2-3 years ago
Candles: Colonial Candle

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Comments

  1. Dining Delight says:

    Susan, your winter tablescape is just gorgeous! So sparkly and shiny! Just love it! Thanks again for always hosting Tablescape Thursday – its such fun!

    DD

  2. I love your sparkly table! A great winter scape…
    Just beautiful…

  3. carolinajewel says:

    Susan, My tablescape this week is inspired by a poem also! I love your table, especially the ornament tree with the crystal snowflakes!

  4. Christi @ A Southern Life says:

    The poem with the setting is breathtaking. Truly beautiful! Actually gave me chills.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  5. Dearest Susan,
    OUTSTANDING Tablescape!!!
    Gloriously Beautiful.
    d from homehaven

  6. Gypsy aka Tam says:

    Hi Susan,
    I remember when you posted this themed table the first time. I love the reindeer and snowflakes. The crystal knife rests are beautiful and I have some on my table this week that were also a Christmas present. Stunning table and photos as always. Thank you so much for sharing and hosting this fun meme.
    Hugs,
    Tam

  7. A Classy Flea says:

    Hi Susan, I'm back after a way-too-long absence. I have to pick out 2 things that really stand out for me on this table. I love the ornament tree as a centerpiece and those chargers were the perfect touch. Another great Susan tablescape!

  8. Liz @ Brambleberry Cottage says:

    Susan, you always do the most wonderful tablescapes. Do you have a butler's pantry to store all those lovely dishes? That's one of my request from the Yankee for a future remodeling project.

  9. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    Just beautiful! Love the deer and the crystal snowflakes. We also have the Swarovski ornaments, our son gives us one each year! We have about ten now! Love them!

    Katherine

  10. Mari @ Once Upon a Plate says:

    Susan, Absolutely exquisite!

    I could never choose a favorite of all the fabulous tablescapes you have shared with us, but this ranks right up near the top.

    That overhead shot is especially stunning. Very nicely done.

    Thank you once again for hosting us each week! xo

  11. The poem reminds me of Robert Burns. Really nice winter tablescape. I love the deer!

  12. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Susan, This is the perfect winter table- white, silver and icy crystal. This table does remind me of being in the snowy woods on a starry night. Beautiful and serene.
    Yvonne

  13. Susan,
    Everything is just beautiful as usual. I love your napkin rings and the crystal knife rest are to die for. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this event every week.
    Sandy

  14. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says:

    Hi Susan,

    Beautiful quiet and elegant tablescape. And pairing it with one of my all time favorite poems was just perfect!

    Have a lovely evening!

  15. Your tablescape is magnificent! I love those reindeer candlesticks. They look so proud, lol! And the swarovski crystals, so stunning!…Christine

  16. I'm joining your party today…thanks for hosting! I also have a swarovski tree and the 2004 snowflake is my all time favorite!! This year's was so plain. Your table looks lovely, as always!

  17. Gorgeous!!~ I love the reindeer candle holders…everything looks so elegant!! Thanks for letting me participate, I am starting to get the hang of this:) Debbie

  18. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    A most lovely winter tablescape. I remember how pretty it was the first time – so fun to see your new treasures added.

  19. That table would make me handle this dreary winter I am having to adjust to up here in my new home state of Kentucky. Very pretty table.

  20. Debbie Pearson says:

    Well what a delightful snowy winter scene you've played out on this gorgeous table setting. Everything looks so elegant!

  21. Susan,
    Thank you so much for calling my attention to my blog settings. I've just went public with my blog and thought I had changed everything that I needed to, but…I guess not! Your blog is beautiful and very inspirational! It's what my blog wants to be when it grows up!! lol!

    God Bless,
    Holly

  22. Hi Susan,
    I adore this table. Those reindeer candlesticks are so stately on your table. Simply lovely.
    Thanks for hosting.

  23. Brummygirl says:

    Susan, just a beautiful Winter tablescape along with the poem from one of my favourite poets.
    I love the reindeer. You constantly come up with beautiful arrangements..what time is dinner? :)

  24. Your setting is wonderful,
    I think you know..
    Your tables always steal the show.

    China so lovely, Crystal so fine..
    Linens are fabulous,
    Ambiance divine..

    But I must go now,
    So thanks a heap..
    I have so many tables to view
    Before I sleep!
    So many tables, before I sleep! :)

  25. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Breath taking! Love that silver tree! Thank you for hosting. laurie

  26. black eyed susans kitchen says:

    Susan, That is such a glamorous tablescape. It speaks of a special, magical time.
    Susan

  27. Hi, Susan. Another lovely table and beautiful post. I love it when you use a poem as the text. I'd like to try that sometime. Wonderful idea.
    Life's been too full this week for me to get a table done to share, but I'll certainly enjoy all that is here for viewing this week. Thanks for hosting! ~ Sarah

  28. Perfect setting for classy, fine dining at its best…enriched by beautiful poetry.

  29. Sewconsult says:

    I can't be poetic,
    But a bit prophetic,
    You'd win any tablescape quiz
    Obviously, best in the biz.

  30. Pretty and wintery. Please tell me spring will be here soon. You are the second person I have seen in the last five minutes who received knife rests for Christmas. What is wrong with my family and friends. I'll tell you what. None of them have ever heard of knife rests.

  31. Pretty and wintery. Please tell me spring will be here soon. You are the second person I have seen in the last five minutes who received knife rests for Christmas. What is wrong with my family and friends. I'll tell you what. None of them have ever heard of knife rests.

  32. Pretty and wintery. Please tell me spring will be here soon. You are the second person I have seen in the last five minutes who received knife rests for Christmas. What is wrong with my family and friends. I'll tell you what. None of them have ever heard of knife rests.

  33. Pretty and wintery. Please tell me spring will be here soon. You are the second person I have seen in the last five minutes who received knife rests for Christmas. What is wrong with my family and friends. I'll tell you what. None of them have ever heard of knife rests.

  34. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    How beautiful, Susan! And, how appropriate this poem is for your tablescape!

  35. Kathleen Grace says:

    A beautiful table, and I ADORE Robert Frost:>)

  36. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    Susan-this is beautiful. The candleholders are stunning. I love your ornament collection. The words are perfect.

    Sue

  37. Jan ~ BellaCasa says:

    Burr, I got a chill from your tablescape, but in a good way :)

    It reminds me of snow, white and cold weather just as you planned it to be. Another beautiful job indeed, Susan. I am really enjoying your blog and photos and you have inspired me to do a better job with my own decorating and blogging.

    Thank you and have a wonderful week!

    Jan
    BellaCasa

  38. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says:

    So gorgeous!!! I am jealous of the knife rests. I've been looking for some matched sets for ever!
    Beautiful, as usual!

  39. Oh my. The title of this post really caught my attention! This Frost poem is one of my family's favorites. I gave my sister a poem book once and someone read this poem from it. My mother 'who was born in 1928' responded..well at least he had a horse! I think Frost painted such a wonderful picture of a wintry eve til she was all caught up in the scene;). Lovely tablescape,just lovely. My absolute favorite so far! thank you

  40. So sparkly and icy! I am seriously in love with your deer candlesticks! Love this table setting, made all the more beautiful with the poetry.

  41. Beautiful! I love all the sparkling snowflakes and the candle holders are just so perfect for the table.

  42. Visual Vamp says:

    Elegant! And the photos are great!
    xo xo

  43. chanteusevca says:

    White and sparkly rings my bells! Love! Love! Love!

  44. A Fire Fighter Wifey says:

    I Love it! So pretty and romantic I LOVE LOVE LOVE the napkins I am just gaa gaa over anything like that.

  45. It's all stunningly beautiful, Susan! I loved this table the first time you posted it, and it's even more spectacular this time around! I know how much time and effort went into re-creating and improving on your original concept.

    Thank you for always going the extra mile to inspire, educate, and entertain us. Thank you also for bringing us all together each week for this wonderful event.

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

  46. Fifi Flowers says:

    VERY elegant!

  47. Nanna's Knitting says:

    Robert Frost's poem is my all time favorite! My son's first grade teacher had her class memorize and then recite this beautiful poem. It is such a wonderful memory for me.
    The table scape is gorgeous so full of glitter!

  48. Oh, Susan, you take such care with your tablescapes and this winter wonderland setting is so beautiful with the deers!

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  49. Carol at Serendipity says:

    Susan,

    How gorgeous! I just love seeing what you have done with your dishes! Thanks for sharing.

    Carol

  50. Susan, your Swarovski ornament tree is positively radiant & your deer candleholders look so statuesque along side!
    You have so many lovely things that you've collected over the years. I truly enjoy seeing them & the sublime scenes you create with them.

    ♥ the poem & ♥ your TT events, too!

  51. Pearl Maple says:

    Sparkling way to enjoy a winter's meal, sure to add a little shine to the day.

  52. Kudzucoszin says:

    My favorite poem set to such a beautiful tablescape. Thank you!

  53. cottagesweet says:

    Lovely tablesetting!! I remember that Robert Frost poem. Did an essay in English class many years ago on it.

  54. I know it is a sin to covet, but I really like those deer candleholders. How unique!

  55. Susan, That is simply beautiful! I'm wishing for a snowy day with a day off! After Christmas we don't take advantage of the opportunity to decorate with white and candlelight but it is so pretty to me and perfect for winter entertaining.

  56. Thanks for reminding me to appreciate the beauty of winter.

  57. Just beautiful….beautiful poem (one of my all-time favorites) and beautiful wintery setting!!! (where DO you gals store all these things???)

  58. Susan…I'm seeing the Cleveland State ad on your blog…are you in Ohio??? I'm in Chesterland~

  59. Wow, this is beautiful. Crisp, sparkly, and bright. I adore the white chargers, too!!!

  60. Thanks for giving us some sparkle in this color challenged time of year!

  61. Your tables are always so beautiful, the crystal and ornament tree make this tablescape sparkle. It reminds me of the sun shining on ice covered trees.

  62. Your winter theme table is beautiful.

  63. Absolutely breathtaking. It is just so elegant and beautiful. I am in love with those magnificent reindeer!!! What a creative talent you have and how you inspire! Thank you!

  64. what a beautiful table! loved the pictures!

    Helen

  65. Carolee in Kansas says:

    Hi Susan – I love the way you used the deer and snowflakes for the winter scene. So glad to see the deer used not only for Christmas. Your tablescapes are always so lovely – I enjoy them every week!

  66. Southerncook says:

    Cute winter table setting and I particularly loved your use of Robert Frost's poem.

    Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to visit into others homes where we can get so mnay fabulous ideas.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  67. I love your table and how it sparkles and twinkles. The snowflake ornaments are beautiful an well as the candle holders.

  68. Lovely, lovely things.

  69. MyJourneyBack says:

    Beautiful you inspire. Someday soon I'll be posting a tablescape. Thanks offering this meme. I enjoy.
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Sherry

  70. SPLENDEROSA says:

    Susan, just lovely. I particularly like the little black ribbons with the crystals. The candle holders rock! Stop by my site sometime,maybe I can give you a piece of my jewelry for a giveaway.
    Marsha

  71. Cottage Rose says:

    Hi Susan;

    What a gorgeous table scape, and a lovely post… how warm and cozy it all looks….

    Hugs;
    Alaura

  72. Hi Susan…

    Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! The perfect winter tablescape with crystal snowflakes and all! By the way…the crystal snowflakes are fabulous and my favorite thing about this beautiful winter table! The place settings are sooo beautiful! I love your new crystal knife rests…lovely! This is really one of my favorite tablescapes…you just can't beat all of that crystal for an exquisite look! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and thank you for hosting another Tablescape Thursday!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  73. So elegant and beautiful! I don't always have time to comment, but I just couldn't pass this up. I love it.

    gloria

  74. Wow. That is really a beautiful table, Susan. I always love the way you bring elements together to make one beautiful tablescape.

    I love that poem, too. Did you know that you can sing it to the tune of "Hernando's Hideaway" from "The Pajama Game"? Really!

    It's always so beautiful here. Thank you.

  75. Susan, as always visual eye candy. You take the best photos. Everything is so sparkly,love it. I posted a fun color quiz on my blog today. I am Green, would love to know what color you are? Kathysue

  76. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says:

    Hi Susan, this is just beautiful. I love how you set the table and how it is so icy and elegant. What a great look. Love the reindeer too, my favorite! Hope your day is warm! It is pouring rain here in S. Calif. Trying not to slip around as I navigate through the wet!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

  77. The Tablescaper says:

    Wintery, shimmery, shiny – just lovely.

    - The Tablescaper

  78. simchieinspires says:

    Your setting is absoulutely stunning.

    My 2nd post as new participant in your meme is a bit late but I came to say hi.

    ENjoy.
    /R

  79. Lana K. W. Austin says:

    I love the ornament tree and the deer motif in this AND YOUR INCORPORATION OF THE POEM!! YEAH BUDDY!!! My next tablescape (didn't get the photos uploaded in time for today) has tons of poetry as it is a passion of mine! I need to pull out my white deer for a future B&W tablescape…your have inspired me!
    Blessings, Lana

  80. honeysuckle says:

    I love that you embraced the season of winter and didn't just skip to Valentines! It is lovely.

  81. Such a lovely winter scape Susan. But then all the scapes are just beautiful.

  82. Absolutely beautiful!!!

  83. Beautiful….I love the reindeer and the ornaments especially as I have collected the same ones. Always a feast for the eyes.
    Toni

  84. Love your beautiful tablescapes…all of them! This was my first week to join tt and I'm afraid I did a very poor job at it. The first time I accidentally hit enter before I finished (yikes)…started to give up, but decided to try again, and thankfully, it worked. I'll try to do better next time! Thanks again for all the inspiration!

  85. Jeanette P. says:

    I am just curious, how many sets of dishes do you have and where do you put them all? My dish collection is growing quickly and mmy house seems to be getting smaller!!! I love all of it and really enjoy using it but, where does one keep it all haha! Everything is just lovely as always!

  86. Love your tablescapes. Thursdays are now my favorite computer days! I love the elegant deer candleholders and wish I had known Dillards had those deer napkin rings. I would have gone to find me a set of them. I had to memorize that poem when I was in grade school – way back in the old days. Thanks for sharing your lovely blog.
    Stella

  87. One Pretty House Interiors says:

    This table setting is beautiful.
    Thanks so much for hosting Tablescape Thursday, It's so much fun to be able to join in.
    malena @ One Pretty House Interiors

  88. Mary - Front Porch Lover says:

    One of my favorite tablescapes, Susan. And I love Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". The verses go beautifully with your wintry, sparkly tablescape. Thank you!

  89. Noel Giger says:

    So beautiful! I love the pairing with Robert Frost, I'm a sucker for his poetry! Visit me if you like – http://noelgiger.blogspot.com/2010/01/tablescape-thursday-item-of-week-twofer.html My theme was sheet music and red roses.

  90. Lady Katherine says:

    So Lovely! I will always love your deer, the napkins and the wonderful tree with the stars you collect. I love love love the knife rest. I had forgotten about it! I going online and try and find some. lol Or you could just send me yours. lol

  91. Graceful Moments says:

    Such a beautiful winter table. The deer candle holders and the snow flake collection really took this over the top! Love it!

  92. Lady Prism says:

    * Since I was a child, I have always dreamed of living in a house with a porch. I live in SEA, you see, where a porch isn't much of a house style, tsk!

    * BUT…someday soon, the home that I am building will have one!

    * Thank you for the inspiration! I feel so grateful to have stumbled on your blog! :D

  93. lostpastremembered says:

    What a beautiful table… a porch in winter is so appealing!

  94. Aunt Nutty says:

    Beautiful Table as always! My husband's boss has been giving us Swarovski Crystal Snow Flakes for Christmas every year for about 10 years now and I love them. I have never thought about leaving them out past Christmas. Thanks for the great idea!

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