I’ve set my table for a winter meal with family this weekend and I’m excited to share it with you today.
As I mentioned in the title, I ended up opting for no flowers on this table because I wanted to reflect the season by combining natural wood, gray tones, candlelight, and crisp white. Here’s how I put it all together.
All the cool cement items that At Home is stocking for the upcoming spring season really caught my eye. I love these chubby cement pots with the silver painted base. I thought these would perfectly highlight the grays I wanted to use and considered some white primrose small potted plants in them. I had seem some at my local nursery and thought they would be something winter inspired, as primrose is a cool-weather annual and I could plant them in some pots out in my garden afterwards.
I thought about using my vast collection of pewter candlesticks with these pots, the pewter is rustic too and I liked the idea of white candles to brighten up the table and pair nicely with these extra large white plates from At Home. However, I saw these chunky cement candlesticks that are part of that cement collection and decided I didn’t want to introduce a metal on the table, but keep it more rustic and a bit more unified. I like how they don’t elevate the candles much off the table, but keep the centerpiece low.
I knew I would use my gray linen tablecloth as a base and then I had a wool plaid table runner with some cool wood buttons that would be a nice base for the table. Nice and wintry, no? I found these gorgeous wood cutting boards with a live edge from At Home and loved how they could add such a rustic and rich look to the table. Sitting under the extra large crisp white plates, the boards just accentuate the natural feel.
They go so nicely with my Eames chairs too, right?
I love using my husband’s grandmother’s silver, engraved with the “A”, when we use this room. Here, I love how the polish and formality contrast with those wood boards. :-)
How do you like those napkins? Hmm?
Well, they’re dishtowels. That’s right. I once had a friend in Australia who did this all the time. She entertained a lot, casually, and always put pretty dishtowels as napkins. She said they are nice and large, inexpensive so you can change them out a lot, and are easily washed. After passing on some more formal looking cloth napkins, I came round to this aisle, remembering how my friend used them. I think they’re just right.
I have lots of those clear glass goblets from At Home, they come in handy for wine, water, tea, beer, anything. I purchased the other glasses because I liked the hint of purple and smoky color in the glass. And they're only $6.99 for 4!
I got to the end, slipped in a primrose or two and immediately just sighed. It wasn’t coming off like I envisioned and it looked a little fluffy. The greens of the leaves were just too much “spring” and not enough “winter”.
I happen to love winter, even though I live way down in the Houston area, where we have summer about 50 weeks of the year. When it does get cold, I love to celebrate it! It’s a little chilly here this weekend. Finally!
I pulled out this box of small pine cones I used in my fall tabletop that I had purchased from At Home, and piled them in the little cement pots. Perfect!
Thanks to At Home for sponsoring this post. You can visit their stores to find even more goodies for your winter table. So sorry I wasn't able to link to the cement pots, they are so new they're not even online yet! No link for those cutting boards either, you'll just have to go shop the store in person.