Warming Up The New Year With A Woodland Table Setting

Welcome to the 329th Tablescape Thursday!

Have you ever gotten a surprise call from a friend who was in town and suddenly realized you were going to have company for dinner? When that happened to Laura, instead of panicking like I may have ๐Ÿ™‚ she seized the opportunity to put together a warm and inviting Woodland themed table setting. Laura is definitely quick on her feet because the table she created is delightful!

Woodland Table Setting


Laura decided to create a “woodland” table setting for the occasion. The tablecloth she used is a hide fabric Laura had previously used when she created a safari themed tablescape for her husband’s birthday several months before. The white chargers, faux bois silver plates and larger anters are from ZGallerie. The beautiful salad plates are Spode Woodland and are winter scenes featuring elk and mule deer.

Woodland Tablescape


The bread plates are Royal Tudor Ware, Coaching Taverns that Laura found at a thrift shop several years ago. The sterling is her MIL’s pattern, State House Silver, Stately.

Woodland Tablescape With Spode Woodland


Laura said, “Wooden napkin rings were purchased from a Live an Artful Life Gallery in The Plains, Virginia. The deer antler ornaments I’d purchased after your post on Christmas ornaments reminded me of how awesome they are.”

Deer Antler Napkin Rings


Beautiful amber stemware is perfect with this woodland setting.

Amber Glassware


Love the pretty deer centerpiece Laura chose for her Woodland setting.

Deer Centerpiece


Laura, thanks so much for sharing your cozy, woodland tablescape. It’s feels just right on this cold New Year’s day!

Woodland Table Setting


Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Amazing what quick planning “under pressure” will create!! I have that little deer and love mine, too!! franki

  2. Lauraโ€™s table setting is just gorgeous! Love the woodland theme and the โ€œhideโ€ tablecloth is fabulous. Thanks so much for hosting.
    Happy New Year Susan!

  3. Happy New Year, Susan. And, many thanks for the beauty and inspiration you bring into our lives.

  4. Hi, Susan! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Hope you are feeling better. I look forward to all that you share through your website and words as 2015 gets started. Rosie

  5. Pretty tablescape for a quick setting. I love the dishes and the centerpiece is awesome!
    Have a wonderful New Year dear Susan. Thank you for always hosting this great and inspiring party.

  6. Thanks for sharing Laura’s beautiful tablescape, Susan! A happy and healthy New Year to you and your family!…hugs…Debbie

  7. Happy New Year, Susan!! I’ve been awol from your wonderful tablescape parties for awhile. (DH not well) I’m happy to have one to share with you & the *restofthegangwholovedishes*!
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas & pray that 2015 will be healthier for everyone. I’m hoping you stopped your sore throat in its tracks & you’ll feel well enough to enjoy the start to a new year.


    • Rett, I’m so sorry to hear your DH hasn’t been feeling well. I hope he is doing much, much better now! My throat is much better now, thanks for those well-wishes.

  8. Elizabeth Roderick says

    I love this! Being from Texas I’ve always wanted to have a western house with livestock dishes of course. I don’t think a set of long horns would fit on my great grandparents round table (maybe with both leaves?) but maybe I could find an old Caddy to put them on. Just kidding, but I do love her table. Happy New Year! Here’s something cute to read:

  9. Susan!

    I am relieved. I hope this means you are doing better.

    I love your friend’s table. My close friend has that china pattern, and I love it. I particularly love the way your friend did her table here. Great faux bois plates. Love those. Love the other accoutrements, too. She just really did a great job.

    Those wooden acorns are really handsome, too, as well as the deer, the antlers, the stemware, all.

    Thank you for sharing her table with us.

    Happy New Year!


    Sheila ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. The giveaway is mine. You probably have Joe Nye’s book, but I thought it would be something to fun to offer for your blog party.

  10. I hope you are feeling better. What a pretty room and it wouldn’t take much food because your eyes are being fed with such beauty.

    Happy New Year and now it’s back to the parade. Those roses make me ready for spring.

  11. I like the woodland table setting. After your post using Christmas ornaments as napkin rings, I went to Wal-mart and got the ones with the antlers and also the ones with the bells. I also have 2 these deer that are on this table. I got them at Walgreen’s and thought they were quite a value. I plan to take the green neck wreaths off and use them other than at Christmas.

    • Nan, so glad you were able to find those. I love the little antlers, too…so much to use in table settings. I have to check out the ornament isle each year in Walmart just to see what they have that could work for a holiday table.

  12. Hi Susan,
    It is a lovely tablescape and I love the plates.

    Thank you for always hosting and
    Happy New Year too!

  13. Lovely warm table setting, very inviting for her guests.
    Drop ins to town are a regular thing for us, as we live in a very warm part of Canada in the summer, it is a resort destination. Fortunately, I have all my ocean themed accoutrements and service dinner outside in the garden in the tented gazebo.
    I wish it was warm now, it is freezing cold and I still haven’t been out since Christmas Day with this darned flu.
    Are you feeling any better Susan, did you manage to get out for New Year’s Eve? We have two invites for today which we have had to cancel.
    Keep warm, keep well and a Happy New and Healthy Year for you

  14. Happy New Year!!

  15. Happy New Year, Susan. What a lovely, unusual tablescape!! Your post today reminded me about my situation a week ago, having SIX unplanned-for Christmas brunch guests arrive on the scene on Christmas eve. I had already set two really nice Christmas tablescapes for 14 guests, but with the added surprise guests, I was one table short and in a panic. I was grateful that now–since I started seriously tablescaping last spring–I have a great inventory of dishes, centerpieces, linens, etc., to pull from. I was able to put together a really nice gold/silver snowflake third tablescape in less than two hours. So again Susan, I am so happy to have found your inspiring blog. Being a tablescaping dish hoarder is not just a hobby and a pleasure–sometimes it can be a life-saver :0). Have a wonderful New Year’s day and I hope 2015 is your best year ever. XOX, Elena

    • lol You made me laugh, Elena…glad our dish hoarding habits came in handy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ That would be quite the shock to suddenly have 6 additional guests…but the more the merrier! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your table sounds beautiful!

  16. Beautiful! Happy New Year, Susan!…Christine

  17. Happy New Year Susan, Laura’s woodland table is lovely. I love the Spode Woodland pattern, it is prefect for a festive table. Thank you for hosting Tablescape Thursday, I know you have not felt well this week. I am so glad you are feeling better and that your sore throat is clearing up. I am wishing you and your family the best of health and happiness in the New Year….. Candy

  18. Linda Page says

    At first I thought this was your dining room but realized quickly the blue walls but different touches remind me of some of your settings.Laura’s table is beautiful. I am drooling over the dishes, especially the bread plates. What a thrift shop find!!!!! Beautiful table to start off the new year. I love the deer and the large acorn looks like one I bought at Pier One and have on a lamp table. Happy New Year to you, Susan!

  19. Thanks for sharing Laura’s woodland table. The Spode dishes have always been some of my favorites. I’ve given them as gifts, but none are in our cupboards.
    Happy New Year. Hope you are feeling better.
    All the best for 2015.

  20. @reesibits says

    Beautiful woodland table. My camo-loving hunters in the family would love that too! Thank you for sharing – great ideas!

  21. Oh, I would have gone on a full panic attack! I love to entertain, and I’m sure I would have managed a very simple and basic table that would have had everything a table should have . . . except this much style! nice job!

  22. Great TScapers really do a great and quick job.

    If you have all the elements of the theme, it is peanuts (it was peanuts) isn’t Laura.

    You really done a FAB job.

    Happy 2015…

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