Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We Celebrate the Old and Welcome the New

January 2010

We opened up our table.

We spread the gold and silver.

~ Then ~
We lit the candles.
We laid out the winter plates.
We filled the glasses with wine.
We gave God our Gratitude for all His Grace.
We Celebrated the Old Years
Welcomed the New.

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In the warm glow of the newness
Let's find love, peace and joy
and then let's pass it on!


I'm participating in Tablescape Thursday this week.
My Christmas / Winter dishes are called Silent Night by Sango 
I use them all winter long especially when it snows!

The starry candlesticks are from Pier 1
My napkins are from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Napkin rings - Christmas ornaments
mini silver salt & peppers - estate sale
For the kids:
Corelle 'Farm Fresh' plates & a  Debbie Mumm Snowman plate. 
Mini stockings were used to hold their spoon & fork.

Join Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
...and many others who share their creativity and hospitality!


Farmgirl Cyn said...

LOVE your winter dishes! They remind me of something like a Grandma Moses painting.
2009 was a difficult year here....I am praying for 2010 to be a year of victory!

Cathy said...

Very beautiful Maria!

Diana said...

Your table was very warm and inviting Maria! The colors you chose were beautiful and your Nativity center piece as well.
Love Di

Sukré said...

I just discovered your blog. It's really beautiful! And those plates? Pretty much the coolest things you could eat off in my opinion.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is so pretty, it is just glowing on my computer screen.


Vicki said...

Your table setting is so pretty, Maria! I have always loved candlelight. It puts such a magical glow over everything. Your dishes are perfect for the new year and for winter. Great idea to put the children's silver in the stockings! I hope you are having a terrific week back at school with your students! Stay warm and cozy and enjoy the rest of your week! Vicki

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those are wonderful new year dishes and all winter long -- Fun New Year's table you've set.

susan said...

Maria-I love the title of your blog! It looks and sounds as if you rang in the new year in the perfect way. Love your candles and "baubles" down the center!

Jeanette said...

Your dishes are just so pretty, the entire table is lovely. What a great idea to have winter dishes.

Barb said...

What a glowing tablescape, Maria! I love the idea of putting the children's utensils in the little stockings. So cute! It's snowing here now - wish I had those wintry dishes.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maria, Warm and golden, your tablerunner is perfect for this tablescape. All of your details are so much fun to see.

Pearl Maple said...

You have woven together a beautiful table setting, with a darling choice of colors just perfect for a winter's evening.

Doreen said...

Such a beautiful tablescape! You're a master. I could have stayed at that dinner table all day and night!!!!!!

joybuzz said...

An inviting table and I can't wait to see what you are serving me to eat:)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a way to start the new year~it would be such a special treat to sit at your table.
It is so peaceful and lovely.

ellen b said...

What fun. I really like the sparkle the candles create!!

The Tablescaper said...

Cute table. Love the gold runner.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

What a beautiful post. Your text is so poetic and the winter plates are darling. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Kathy said...

Hello Maria! Nice to meet you and your sweet blog...loved looking through your boys hike too! Gorgeous land we live in isn't it!
Your tablescape is lovely...enjoyed my visit here...stop back anytime, loved having you
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Liz said...

Very pretty! I love your nativity!


april said...

Beautiful festive table. Everything so pretty. I love your Silent Night winter dishes. I just love anything with ice skating.

Roo said...

beautiful! you have a gift maria....

Dreamgoddess said...

What a lovely table! The whole setting looks so warm and inviting.

EcoRover said...

Great holiday dishes. We had Grandma Beryl's china out for Chrismtas dinner--had forgotten how small plates were 100 years ago!