A Snowy, Winter Themed Tablescape in Tartan

Welcome to the 592nd Tablescape Thursday!

A few days ago I mentioned in a post that I had purchased several tartan tablecloths while they were on sale. One of the tablecloths I purchased was a 70-inch round tablecloth to use on my breakfast table. In that same post, I pondered how this previously shared Christmas table setting would have looked atop a tartan tablecloth. (See this previous table in this post: Christmas Table Setting with Magnolia Pheasant Centerpiece.)

Christmas Tablescape, Tartan Dinner Plate with Christmas Woody Car

 

Yesterday, eager to take one of my new tartan tablecloths for a spin, I set a table with a wintry, snow/snowman theme. I took this photo this morning and as you can see it’s a rainy day out.

Winter Table Setting, Winter Tablescape Ideas

 

I love red and green all throughout the year…

Tartan Tablescape for Winter, Snowman-Snowflake Table

 

But, then…

 

…you knew that already, right?

 

I wasn’t sure which direction this table was headed when I first spread out this bright, beautiful, tartan tablecloth, but gradually it morphed into a wintry, snowy, snowman celebration. (Tartan tablecloths in all sizes are currently on sale here: Tartan Tablecloths.)

Tartan Table Setting, Twig Flatware

 

For the napkins, I layered my new tartan napkins atop paisley napkins purchased many years ago. Can’t remember where I found the paisley napkins now, probably Homegoods or Marshalls. The tartan napkins are currently on sale here: Tartan Napkins.

I found the silver, snowflake napkin rings many years ago in a Bed, Bath and Beyond. Wish I could find four more!

Snowflake Napkin Rings, Silver Napkin Rings

 

Here’s a bit better picture of them in a previous outdoor, snowy table setting! (View this previous snowy table here: A Winter Table Setting, Tablecloth by Mother Nature.)

WintryThemed Table Setting with Bird Seed for the Birds

 

I had fun with the layers in this tablescape, starting with a snowman appetizer plate.

Tartan Table with Tartan Dinnerware

 

I think I found the cute, snowman plates in Marshall’s or HomeGoods. It was so many years ago, I’m having trouble remembering now.

Snowman Appetizer Plate

 

I love mixing plaids/tartans. The plaid salad plate is from Pottery Barn a year or two back.

Plaid Salad Plates

 

I know you recognize the dinner plate. It’s in the same pattern as the tablecloth. The dinner plates are currently on sale here: Tartan Dinner Plates.

Tartan Dinner Plate in Red & Green

 

I just recently purchased these gorgeous berry chargers. I rarely buy dishware these days, it has to really make my heart sing! These definitely did that the minute I laid eyes on them. They are porcelain china, quite heavy and beautifully made. I think the quality is excellent, much better than what I normally find available online or in stores these days! They remind me very much of the quality chargers I purchased from Neiman Marcus back in 2008. It’s hard to find chargers of that quality today, so I was delighted to come across these.

You’ll find them on sale here: Pinecone Woodland Charger.

Woodland Berry Charger in Tartan Table Setting

 

The silverplate twig flatware is from Wayfair many years ago. Though Wayfair hasn’t carried twig flatware in years, you can still find it available in both gold and silver here: Silver and Gold Twig Flatware.

Silverplate Twig Flatware

 

These glasses are one of my favorite wintertime treasures for the table.

Christmas Valley Glasses, David Carter Brown

 

I love the scene that surrounds the glass!

Christmas Valley Glasses by David Carter Brown

 

They are from David Carter Brown’s Christmas Valley collection. They can be hard to find, I found these on eBay several years ago.

David Carter Brown Glassware, Christmas Valley

 

When I found the snowman plates so many years ago, this adorable teapot, pitcher, sugar bowl and cream pitcher were available in the same pattern. They were just too cute to leave behind!

Snowman Pitcher, Sugar Creamer. Coffee Pot

 

In the past, I’ve placed nandina cuttings with berries in the pitcher for a cute centerpiece.

Winter Table Setting, Snowman Themed

 

View this previous table setting from January 2010 here: Snowman Follies.

Snowman Table by candlelight

 

If you would like to add a few tartan napkins or tartan tablecloths to your table setting collection, you’ll find the ones I used in today’s table on sale at the two links below. I’m so glad I finally purchased these because I never know when this tartan will be discontinued. Long live the tartan! I hope they never quit making this pattern!

Tartan Tablecloths, All Sizes
Tartan Napkins

Winter or Christmas Table in Red, Green Tartan

 

Hope you enjoyed this wintry, snowy table setting.

Winter Tablescape in Tartan, Snowman Plates

 

Looking forward to setting and sharing many more tables this year. Happy New Year to you!

Winter Table Setting, Winter Tablescape Ideas

 

Looking forward to all the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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Comments

  1. Beautiful! I love tartan. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ๐Ÿ™ W & S won’t ship those lovely chargers. But, thank you for sharing your oh, so pretty table with us! Julie W.

  3. Susan, I love this snowy tartan table. The mix of plaid is fabulous as is the plate stack. I can never have enough tartan.

  4. Beautiful! Love the snowman plates and accessories. Those are really cute glasses.!

  5. Such a cheery, wintry snowman tablescape! I love the tartans, too, and I like the way you layered these. I’m going now to check out those chargers, and see if they will fit in my budget! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  6. Kathleen T Lunman says

    Susan, you can go all out on Saturday for Robert Burns birthday! Use all your plaids and tartans as this is the evening the Scots celebrate with a Burns Night Dinner for “The Bard of Scotland.” Scottish or not–it’s a wonderful opportunity to display all your plaids! Enjoy!

  7. Snowflake281 says

    I think you outdid yourself with each of your tablescapes. My preference is always going to lean towards the snowflake theme, which is my favorite, but tartan evokes such a warm, cozy feeling & it looks great with your selection of dinnerware. I have yet to find a well-made set of snowflake napkin rings though. Great job Susan!

  8. Beautiful! But I think we travel in different worlds. The WS berry chargers are on sale for $21 EACH?? Yikes.

    • Bernie, that’s an awesome price for heavy, 13-inch porcelain china chargers. They are gorgeous and would even make a beautiful platter for serving on at a party. These are not your typical charger plates. I was honestly surprised to find these because so many charger plates are being manufactured in poor materials these days. I hope this is a sign things are turning around because these are the quality I used to see online at stores like Neiman Marcus.

  9. Oh dear, you do ignite my tartan fetish! I also really love those red handled knives and forks. Luckily, I’m off for a long weekend in Edinburgh at Easter. I predict I’m going to need an extra suitcase to come home with. xx

  10. I love this tartan! I’m so glad you set a table with it – it looks great, and so cute with the snowmen. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks as always for hosting! Hope you have a great Thursday!

  11. Brenda Lawrence says

    Your table settings are always so creative and beautiful Susan. I love this one as who doesn’t love tartan?! I also love that charger, so beautiful and wintry looking. I love those snowflake napkin rings and those amazing glasses. So many beautiful things to look at! Then there is the snowmen items, well they are the dearest. Makes for a fun table that is for sure. Hugs, Brenda

    • Thanks so much, Brenda! Those chargers stole my heart the minute I saw them! I’m surprised they made it to a sale, would have thought they would have sold out they are so pretty.
      Happy Weekend! XXX

  12. Love love your happy snowmen pieces! The tablecloth is perfect for them and the mixed plaid plate stack, and wow the napkins, beautiful! Thanks Susan!

  13. Actually, I liked Snowman Follies with just a touch of tartan. The snowflake glasses and smiling snowmen really set a snowy scene. Do like the chargers and flatware and napkin rings in current table and, of course, the tartan tablecloth! The paisley napkins really compliment the tartan plaid.

  14. Susan, I’m sharing a snow smiles table today. Saturday, the 18th was World Snowman Day! Stop by to visit!

  15. Selma Kessler says

    Susan- Ok, first off, your home is so beautiful! The rich, traditional colors are just glorious. And as far as today’s table, I love the layers of plaid! And you KNOW I love that precious snowman teapot set!! You should order up some Ragamuffin and invite some of your friends over for a winter tea! Your table is already set!!

  16. No after Christmas blues for you! What a perfect way to take boring out of January. Your table makes everything look cheery and cozy inside even if the weather is cold outside. Love, love, love plaid!

    • Thanks, Mary! Yes, we have to make our own sunshine this time of year, don’t we? Plaid/tartan always feels festive and cheery, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Beautiful table setting. I would never, ever have thought to put the two napkin prints together, but what a great combo!

    • Thanks, Mia! I love playing with different napkins to see what works. I find I use the paisley ones a lot during the fall/winter months. They seem to go with so many of my tartan/plaid napkins.
      Hope you are keeping cozy and warm! Happy weekend!

  18. Luv the way you wrap those napkins!! Those snowflake rings made me smile…my granddaughter (12) found 4, like those, at an antique store…I put them over the towels on my oven door as those towels ” refused to stay put!!” franki

  19. Susan, I really think God made nandina bushes with red berries and magnolia trees with their shiny green leaves so we would have something fresh to decorate with at Christmas. I have been using them for about 62 years now; at first out of necessity because they were free. But over the years I learned to love them for my home. You can throw in a little eucalyptus too (if you are lucky enough to have a tree). Still love your blogs. Thanks.

    • I so agree! They definitely make this girl happy! Gloria, I would use nothing but natural greenery/berries if I had enough of that growing in my garden and enough time to cut/arrange it. I love it so much! One of these days I’m going to make it to Colonial Williamsburg during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season. Their decorations this time of year are gorgeous!

  20. Your table setting is gorgeous! Do you think the Spode Christmas Tree dinner plate would look good on the pine woodland charger?

    • Umm, it’s hard to say since the Spode Christmas Tree dinner plates have a lot of white/cream showing. I think they would look okay, but they may look a bit better against a plaid charger. You can see the Spode Christmas Tree Garland pattern paired with a plaid charger in this previous post: https://betweennapsontheporch.net/tartan-plaid-chargers-for-the-holiday-table/
      The tartan chargers are on sale right now, if you like how they look with the Spode Christmas Tree Garland in that post above. Here’s the link for the tartan chargers: http://bit.ly/302O1ZJ

      Kay, I’ll go downstairs and try to capture a picture of my Spode Christmas Tree Garland plates with the Pine Woodland Charger. I know my Spode plates aren’t quite the same as your Spode Christmas Tree, but maybe that will help seeing how it looks.

    • Okay, here you go. Excuse my foot in the photo. I’ve been out running errands in my L.L. Bean duck boots since it’s raining here.:)
       
      The first photo is Spode Christmas Tree Garland with the berry chargers on my tartan table cloth.
      The second photo is the same pairing but without the distraction of the tablecloth.
      And the third photo is atop the tartan chargers.
      Hopefully, these photos will give you some idea although I know my Spode Christmas Tree is a bit different.

       
       

       
       

  21. I love your tablescape, it is beautiful as usual Susan !
    Love all your tartan at the table and of course those gorgeous Spode Chritmas plates.
    Thank you for hosting for us this week.
    Blessings,
    Fabby

  22. I love the plaid. It is so lovely.
    Marilyn

  23. Oh, Susan, what a perfect table for the winter! Everything about it makes me smile. Total perfection!

  24. Susan, I havenโ€™t given a comment in a long time, but I have been following regularly. This table deserves comment, it is just delightful. I think your new tartan tablecloth and napkins add much to your table. I, too, love your new chargers. I would love a set but, despite their quality and sale status, they are just too expensive for my budget. I will, however, take great pleasure in seeing them appear in your future tables.

    I will also add that I love that you helped make your grandsonsโ€™ bedroom so special for the holidays. I have two precious little grandsons and look forward to someday adding some special holiday bedding to their rooms.
    MM

    • Thanks so much, Marie! That room was so much fun to put together. This type of adorable bedding didn’t exist when my son was little. I wish it had because I would loved to have made over his bedding for Christmas. Enjoy those sweet grandsons! โ™ฅ

  25. I love this Tartan winter table! Itโ€™s both beautiful and whimsical. I am so tempted to buy those Williams Sonoma charger plates, but my husbandโ€™s head might explode LOL.

    Thank you for another lovely Tablescape Thursday!

  26. Thank you so much for hosting. This week I am excited to share my lake house vintage must haves! Hope you have a great rest of your week!

  27. Cyndi Raines says

    Such a pretty table to brighten a rainy January day! Love it! Now for February, you’ll have to be on the lookout for some tartan hearts to put out. I bet you could buy some tartan fabric and decoupage it on some puffy plastic hearts. You could then hang them from your pretty ornament tree for a lovely tartan centerpiece. Just a crazy thought! Lol

    • That would be sooo cute! I just found some on Etsy that are hand sewn, but they are a bit pricey. I love that idea, though! Wouldn’t they be cute on my feather tree for Valentine’s Day!

  28. Love it! Those happy little snowperson pots are just too cute. ๐Ÿ˜€ The napkin bundle is so pretty. I love the way you always (usually) double up the napkins with a co-ordinating print. It makes such a difference. The snowflake napkin rings set them off beautifully.

    • Thanks so much, Pam! I find the napkins actually stay in the napkin rings much better when they are doubled up, as well.
      Have a wonderful weekend! It has finally stopped raining here. Yay!

      • Aww, I’m glad to hear that. It’s still drizzling here, but I don’t mind it as much as you do. I just hunker down and get cozy. ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. Biodynamic Barb says

    Susan, is the base color of the woodland charger plate white or ivory?

    thank you! Barb

    • It’s kinda in between. It’s not a stark white, sort of a softer white. When I just now paired it with a white plate, it looked great, but I think it would also pair well with an off-white plate, as long as it wasn’t too yellowy, if that makes sense. It’s sort of a soft white…not stark white.

  30. Biodynamic Barb says

    I was thinking of pairing it with Lenox Winter greetings. Is it too ivory?

  31. Biodynamic Barb says

    Well, in the photo I think the color is fine (is it fine in person?), but it’s smaller than I thought. I was going to put Lenox Eternal inbetween but there’s no room! Dilemma!

  32. Biodynamic Barb says

    I bought them. I really love the way they look together, even without something inbetween. Thanks for turning me on to them!

  33. Biodynamic Barb says

    I won’t have them until August – the only ones left were at a store close to my sister so she’ll pick them up for me and I’ll collect them the next time I see her. I’ll send you a photo of my plan for them.

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