From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center ~ Divinely Organized
Winter Dining Room with an Entertaining Theme
Valentine’s Day is Tuesday and usually, I put together a somewhat elaborate vignette to celebrate the holiday of love. It’s usually a dining room table setting with the usual red and white and sometimes pink and white. But this year I am doing things less elaborate and less expensive and having a ball sharing while using what I already have to create the spaces I love. This year instead of a valentine themed dining room, I left the winter decorations in place and set the table for a wine and cheese adult gathering instead.
Instead of setting the table with a cloth or runner and place settings, I decided to enjoy the beauty of the wood for the winter. The table is set with two wine decanters and glasses. There is also a cheese tray complete with cheese spreaders and two oil dippers for bread.
I love my snow birds and they are a welcomed addition to my winter table. I don’t know how I am going to part with them when spring comes around.
My decanters were both thrift store finds. Once I ran them through the dishwasher they were as good as new. The cheese trays and trays I am using as trays were on sale at Homegoods last year. I o$1.50 for each on the sale table. WhooHoo. I love a bargain.
I bought this pillow at one of the consignment shops in my neighborhood last years as well. It cost me $8.00 but I loved it so I splurged.
I upcycled this mason jar. It was a fun project. It was also quick and easy. And cost very little. I completed this little project in about an hour, not counting drying time, last year.
The room is simple and clean. I love the look of the wood all shiny and the centerpiece is gorgeous at night when the candle is on. I hope you like it without all the fanfare. I certainly do. My theme this year, if you remember, is to complete small, uncomplicated, cost-effective projects that have a large impact. I think this winter dining room fits the bill. Do you? I cannot figure out why my pictures look clear and detailed in my camera and in other software but when it gets here in WordPress they get blurry? Trying to figure that out.
How did you dress your dining room for winter or Valentine’s Day?
The etched glass vase and the marble filled cake plate are both upcycles. You can find them both in my craft boutique on my site.
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