Wintry and Rustic Tablescape
Hello friends!!! Today's post was so much fun to put together because I had the great pleasure of collaboration with Lenox to bring you this festive and wintry table featuring their new Alpine collection which made its debut this holiday season.
As many of you know, my decorating style gravitates towards all things delicate and soft but when I saw this stunning winter white collection, I couldn't help being captivated by its beauty and rustic elegance. Maybe it is because I am always struck by the artistry and aesthetic sensibility in a design and this collection offers abundant beauty, plentiful pieces, and a practical way to make everyday meals feel special all winter long. I know that these wintry snowflake plates will be dressing my table all season long! And can you blame me? This entire collection is pure delight. Just looking at it makes me smile...
When I first saw this collection, I envisioned hosting a dinner in a cozy cabin or cottage in the woods. Winter greens, dark woods and gold tones came to mind. A creative and unexpected color palette that is fresh and one that brings these visually stunning plates to life.
My place setting begins with a cream and green placemat from Target. I then started my plate stack with a gold charger, Marchesa brown charger, Alpine Carved dinner plate and finished it with the Alpine Accent Plate. These plates have a light grey tone which work well with whites, greens, browns and gold tones. For stemware, I used the Lenox French Perle all-purpose glass and Alpine Assorted Mug. The flatware is Marchesa Gold Imperial by Lenox.
What I love about this new collection is that it can work with pieces that you already own. It is great for everyday use and the wooden bowl and candlesticks can be used all year.
Fortunately, I already had the beaded gold chargers, flatware and brown chargers. They are pieces that I have acquired through the years and are frequently used through the year. The majestic reindeer makes an impressive display without feeling overwhelming.
On my table I have the Alpine 3-piece Wooden Salad bowl set that includes two wooden spoons. This bowl is massive and absolutely gorgeous. It is so versatile!! It can be used for serving salads, pasta, vegetables or whatever you wish. The bowl has a carved pattern that evoke the branches of a pine tree.
I also have the Alpine Pinecone Hors D'oeuvre Tray which is the perfect size and shape for serving appetizers, cookies, desserts and food.
I am so pleased with the way this table turned out. It is festive, inviting and sophisticated.
And how darling are these reindeer salt and pepper shakers!!!
As festive and fanciful as this table looks, you do not need to break the bank to achieve a similar look. You can buy a piece or two to add to your own collection. Shop carefully, wisely, be creative and have fun!!!!
Happy tablescaping sweet friends.