Winter Memory Revisited …

Since I’ve been busy with a big DIY project this week, I haven’t had time for playing in the dishes.  Darn!  I guess my Russian Winter tablescape will have to wait a little longer.  Instead, I’m going to do a rare reprisal here at My Place to Yours.


This Winter Memory tablescape was first posted here in January 2011 and is one of my ten most popular with you readers.  For the second time … or the first …



Many of us have snow at our houses this week — some of you for the first time in a very long time!  Are you enjoying it from inside … where it’s warm … like I am?

Hopefully this poem and tablescape will help you keep the memory of its beauty alive for a little longer.

A Winter Memory

Joan Adams Burchell


Fresh-fallen snow, untouched by man, tops bushes fence and tree;

Click any picture to enlarge.



The strong, gusty wind, whirling it ’round, improves and enriches its beauty.



It sauntered down in the silence of night, leaving a scenic delight;

Now, in the sun, it dances and winks as we drink in the wondrous sight.

This is a picture-post-card scene – winter at its best;


It leaves a mark etched in our heart of when winter was our guest.

The details:
China – Franciscan “Platina”
Crystal – Mikasa “Helena”
Crystal w/ platinum band – maker unknown – auction
Flatware – Oneida “Michelangelo”
Silver chargers – Big Lots
Ribbed glass chargers – auction
Silver overlay plates and sherbets – auction
Silverplate pierced trivet (below hurricane) – auction
Ribbed silver napkin rings – auction
Linen napkins – both sets from auctions
“Ice” trees – Michaels several years ago
Beaded snowflake ornaments – handmade by me several years ago

If you missed it, click HERE for a tutorial showing how to create this winter magic using faux snow.


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  1. What a gorgeous table, Susan. Took my breath away. The amount of time and effort, wow. Just beautiful. xo

  2. Please, tell me that you haven’t pared down far enough to get rid of those gorgeous applied silver plates….so gorgeous! I’m glad that you reprised this one. It tells a lovely story. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  3. I remember this post from the first time.. I loved it then and love it now. The trees, the silver, the snow.. a perfect wintry table.. xo marlis

  4. I’m thrilled you shared this one again. It is gorgeous from beginning to end, and the poetry is as well. The light reflecting off the snow and crystal is magical. Thank you for sharing this pretty winter scape.

  5. Beautiful features and I love the bit of poetry mixed in. What a lovely post- xo Diana

  6. Beautiful table, Susan. I love all the sparkly crystal and glass along with the gleaming flatware. So beautiful.

  7. I can see why this a popular post of yours! Gorgeous! Love the faux snow treatment as your centerpiece foundation – really “makes” the table. The crystal/ice trees are fabulous and look wonderful alongside the hurricane shades/pillar candles. So glad you shared this t’scape again!


  8. Gorgeous and stunning wintery scape.i really love the snow spread effect.Awesome.Cut glasses are wonderful.Inspiring table scape….Thank You….:):):)

  9. Really gorgeous, Susan! I love the sparkle and shine, but the fluffy snow adds a wonderful touch!

  10. Lost my comment? Hmmm.

    I think this table is just plain gorgeous and so worthy of a repost. I had thought about doing the same with a wintery table, but I didn’t. If I saw this one before (and I’m nearly positive that I did) I love it anew.

  11. Told ya! 😉

  12. Absolutely lovely, Susan!

  13. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Thanks for reposting, Susan.

  14. STUNNING Susan!!!!!!!! Now, this is what I call a winter wonderland tablescape at it’s best! I’m so glad you reposted, so I can see this amazing table, with those incredible, layers of dishes. The centerpiece. the flatware and all the great elements you used, makes it perfect and elegant! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit.

  15. That is absolutely gorgeous! Love all of the sparkle and the snow, and your place settings are beautiful. Have a great weekend. laurie

  16. Your winter table is so beautiful! I do love your sparkly snow and the pretty dishes all stacked and the silver. This is certainly a winter wonderland.

  17. Such a gorgeous table, truly looks like a winter wonderland!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  18. Perfect for winter.

  19. Wintertime bliss.

  20. Fabulous table! I love the snow! Blessings, Tammy