Monday, January 21, 2013

~Winter Mercury and Ice Tablescape

As afternoon clouds move in I'm glad to be home and back inside, man alive it is cold out there. I am NOT a cold weather person, I prefer being outside when the grass is green and the temperatures a whole lot warmer. Once things were unloaded and put away I got busy working on a post and blogger started acting all wackadoodle on me. Not only is it difficult for you to leave comments now it's difficult for me to upload pictures and put a post together. Scream, scream!! Guess this is the life of a blogger huh?

UP DATE:  A big thank you to Debbie@confessionsofaplateaddict for all your help this afternoon. Keeping fingers crossed we've gotten to the root of the problem with the pop up occurring. It was a program that has been on the lap top since 2010, it is now removed. Please if anyone see's the pop up when trying to leave a message or visit the blog please email and let me know.

Now let's move onto more things like playing with dishes, candles and flowers.
My passion
for collecting mercury glass is the perfect starting point for this table. The beautiful glitzy pieces rest on the crochet tablecloth my Aunt Mary started and Mother finished. I feel so lucky to be the caregiver of this timeless piece of art. Do any of you crochet? I do with yarn, not with thread, I'm not sure what the difference is, but my big ole fingers just don't work well with crochet thread.
I don't recall where I purchased the Waterford China, a beautiful white with a silver diamond shape motif mimics the diamond napkin ring holder. After all diamonds are a girl's best friend.
A icy effect from a glass shaped snowball tops off a silver serving piece. Another way to add a touch of dimension to your table.

I bought the knife rests from Horchow quite a while back, until now I really hadn't had a chance to use them in a tablescape. The duck rest lends a bit of whimsy to an over the top classy feeling table.
So romantic.
Flatware is by Oneida.

More sparkle.

Even though the "faux" candle is on a timer, surrounded by ice cubes it gives the mercury glass compote a bit more sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today to view the Winter Mercury and Ice Tablescape.


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Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow Lynne, you have the most beautiful pieces. I am in love with them all. How romantic too! Your table is set up so beautifully. I absolutely love those diamond ring napkin rings. I want to sit at this gorgeous table. Hugs, Linda

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I am leaving a comment!!!! I wonder if itis people who aren't on Blogger that are having the problems???? Your table is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Love those napkin rings:) The dishes are beautiful and the cloth a real treasure. XO, pinky

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your table looks aMAZing, Lynne! Love the silvery glimmer cast by the mercury glass ... so romantic.


Brenda said...

Your china is beautiful! You set a lovely table.

As for your blogger problems, read this post at commonground blog

it my help.


9405018--Pat said...

What a beautiful table stay warm..Pat H

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, You stay warm over your way, nice to have you stop by.
hugs ~lynne ~

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Your tablescape is absolutely lovely!

Sarah said...

Beautiful, wintery tablescape. All the sparkle of the mercury glass really sets the mood. Love the detail on your china.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Beautiful tablescape, Lynne! Thanks for the shout are a sweetie! But I am no pro! :-) Hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Oh this is so~o~o romantic, dear friend!!!
I love, love, love every detail...the hand crocheted tablecover, the siver, crystal, china, flatware, stemware...exquisite!!! How cute are those duck knife rest??? Too cute!!!
The use of ice cubes (faux, right?) in the mercury glass adds to the Winter theme of your tablescape! White with silver and green. . . done in elegance!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous as always Lynne. Oh how I love the knife rest!

xinex said...

Love the diamond ring, Lynne. How many carats?:-) You have a beautiful silver mercury collection. Glad your problems with comments is fixed. I am unable to load pictures directly from my computer now. I have to upload them to Picasa first and then upload from there...Christine

Marlis said...

Love, love, love this gorgeous table. The crochet tablcloth is really pretty and I love the china.. a perfectly wintry table.. xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

Oooooooh, Lynne.....pretty! You really amped up the sparkle and shine!!! Your "diamond ring" napkin rings are really unique with the stones all the way around and that "belonged to my great-great-Grandmother" look. SO pretty! I love the knife rests, too! People just don't use those a lot anymore, but I put them on the table whenever I can, especially when I know I'm going to have less-than-graceful men dining with us. Saves the rims of my china from getting chinked! I don't know what's going on with Blogger, but I've heard several people say they've been having big time problems, especially with loading up photos. I hope you guys were able to completely work out the kinks on your site. It's going to get blistering cold here tonight and tomorrow. I'm staying put in my flannel jammies! Stay warm!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Lynn, I LOVE your heirloom crocheted table covering. It's gorgeous!! All your mercury adds such sparkle for your wintry pretty.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Love the romance and glow of this t'scape! The candles mixed with the sparkle and shine of the mercury glass and crystal create the perfect winter table.


The HOME GIRL said...

What a beautiful and elegant table! Who wants to even go outside when you have such a gorgeous table waiting INSIDE! =)You have a wonderful collection of mercury glass! Thanks for sharing this!

Marigene said...

So elegant and beautiful, Lynne! The candlelit photos are wonderful. I love the tablecloth...I did crochet many years ago, not sure I remember how.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

HI Lynne, Your table is so pretty! I can crochet anything but I absolutely cannot knit beyond the first row!! I drop stitches, or it gets too tight or too loose... I hope your blogger problems are over. Linda

Donna said...

Beautiful and elegant.

Tricia said...

Gorgeous, Lynne! I love all the sparkle and shine -- the candlelit shots are especially wonderful! And what a treasure that crocheted tablecloth is! I crochet a bit, but have never attempted anything larger than a Christmas tree ornament using crochet thread. The patience that tablecloth must have taken! Glad you're enjoying using it.