We are having a very cold spell here, with temperatures plummeting below zero, so a wintry table setting complete with a little pine tree seems appropriate. The
Friendly Village pattern with the snow-covered landscape is perfect.
The antique linen napkins are luncheon-sized rather than dinner-sized, but I like their soft winter white color together with the lace tablecloth. And besides, my dinner-sized linen napkins still need to be ironed!
Even the glasses depict a wintry scene of snow falling on trees.
The red plaid bear matches the red schoolhouse on the plates, and the red pot the little tree is in, but he looks a little unhappy propped up there, like he would rather be hibernating!
Old silverplate from my husband's grandmother in the White Orchid pattern.
Butter knives from the silver pattern Rambler Rose from my mother-in-law.
And little bird salt and pepper shakers, a gift from my daughter, huddle under the shelter of the sugar bowl.
And here is a great comfort food to serve on a cold day, my grandfather's homemade macaroni and cheese.
I love the fact that my grandpa typed this recipe up for me on a manual typewriter.
And look at this little sticky note that my daughter attached to the recipe when she made it for us years ago when she was in middle school. She wrote, "Let's do it again -- soon. -- Dad." I guess my husband must have enjoyed it, and she wanted to record it. We do that with our recipes, write down when we first made it, what we changed, if anything, and whether or not people liked it.
Memories of my family, through their linens and silver and recipes, help me to stay warm during these cold, gray days. Hope you stay warm, too.
I am linking up with Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursdays
Check out the other beautiful tablescapes over there.
I'm also linking with Rose Chintz Cottage http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com.