Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Frosty the Snowman Table for Eight

It has been so bitterly cold here lately so these cute snowmen
all cuddled up in their scarves, ear muffs and hats just
are perfect for this weather.

Our friends Annette and Wally invited our family over for dinner
and were featuring their incredible new winter plate set that they
had purchased this year from Kohls.

Who knew that Kohls had such darling dishes.  The
designers had created every imaginable piece
from plates to mugs to place card holders - just fantastic. 

Annette and Wally said they went back five times
to get all of the pieces they wanted.  Everything was so
cute, I could understand why.

(Now they are wondering where they are going to store them!)

From up above notice that they have two kinds of
placemats, the round vinyl ones and then the oblong
fabric ones.

I love how they placed the round vinyl ones around and on
the lazy susan so the center of the table is cute.  This
way you get to see the adorable snowman's face too.

They purchased a couple of different candle holders
and cute salt and pepper shakers.

Even little butter spreaders and a butter dish.

I have to admit these fun handled bowls were my
favorite.  I love the ear muff as the handle.

Here is one of those bowls sitting on the vinyl
place mat and the head looks like it belongs
right on the head of the snowman on the placemat.

These little fellows were adorable too.  They were
three little stacking bowls.

His darling face reminds me of one of my grandkids.
His little cheeks are almost kissable!
His knitted hat comes off so all three can hold goodies.

Here's a shot of the fabric placemat.

Even matching napkin rings.

I love the plates too.

One last item, cute kitchen towels.  Wow, we
were blown away and as a follower of my blog
she knew we would appreciate her lovely table.

I can't leave without showing you our delicious dinner.  We had
shredded beef and her special creamed corn ( I will have to
blog that killer recipe) to top baked potatoes.  When I asked
for the recipe for the salad dressing she told me that she had
used Girard's Champagne Vinaigrette - wow, now that is
one to try - loved it.

It is so wonderful to have friends who will open their houses
to you and share their homes and their love by creating a
lovely dinner.  We felt truly blessed.

Bring someone in from the cold and warm up their lives
by sharing dinner with them.  It's a great thing!

I will be sharing this table with


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  1. What a wonderful evening!!!!
    I absolutely love the snowmen dishes. I hope you can get the recipe for the cream corn.



  3. That was so kind of them to set this table for you..

    Shows caring and thoughtfulness..Wonderful of you to show us their attention for you:)

  4. Wow! What a lovely winter table. It is so very cute. Love the colors and the plates and bowls are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your friends' tablescape. It's a good one!
    Blessings, Beth

  5. Jacqueline -- very fun and whimsical table -- I WILL NOT go check these out at Kohls -- I DO have enough snowmen stuff -- although though little handled bowls and the square plates are enticing. What a fun table to have guests over to share a warm winter meal. Joni

  6. What a fun table your friends set for you...sharing a meal in this frosty weather is the perfect recipe to warm you inside & out :-)

  7. Those are some of the cutest snowman dishes I've seen. Love the bowls with handles and the placemats are so cute. I could enjoy these dishes all winter. Thanks for sharing their table and the food looks pretty yummy also.

  8. OOOhhh........I LOVE snowmen!! This table scape was SOO Cute. Lovin' it. :) Paula <3

  9. Your friend set quite the themed table that overflowed into the kitchen. I loved looking at all the pieces they bought, everything is so adorable.
    Then the! You are lucky to have such special friends that entertain in style - my kind of people as I like to create themes too.

  10. How darling a table full of snowmen is! What fun.

  11. This table is so cheerful; perfect for January.

  12. I can tell your friends enjoyed every minute of planning this special dinner. Love the snowman theme!

  13. Now THAT's a snowman table! I used snowmen for TT today too but I LOVE all those themed dishes your friends got. So many different pieces in the same theme! Love how the "head" piece fits on the placemat!
    The food looks yummy too! What wonderful friends you have!


  14. Such a cute table Jacqueline, and dinner looks great too! I just know you all had a fun time:@)

  15. Your friends did a wonderful job of setting that whole snowman theme! How Fun!!

    I'm like you in that my favorite things are those cute handled bowls. The whole thing is so adorable, though, that it's the table in its entirety that takes the cake rather than the individual pieces. What a great job.

    I loved the aerial shot the best.

  16. That is seriously the cutest table for the winter! Dinner looks awesome. I loved seeing the individual shots of each item and the aerial shot of the whole table!

  17. Oh, Jaqueline! This is just as cute as can be, and it is the perfect winter tablescape. I adore snowmen. I'm with you... I think my favorite is the bowl with the earmuff handle. How cute is that!

    Your friend just went all out with this tablescape, and I'm so glad she allowed you to share it with us. I shopped at Kohl's last Christmas for the first time (or actually Christmas a year ago), and I loved their Christmas ornaments (intials shaped and painted like cookies)! Had I seen these, I feel certain they would have jumped into my basket, too.

    I posted a fallish table tonight because I had prepared it and then got into a time crunch. So I'm sharing that while everyone else is sharing winter. BUT I am having a dish giveaway so hopefully that will make up for it. LOL!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!


    Sheila :-)

  18. So, so cute! Perfect for the type of weather most of the nation is having!!!

  19. Hey! I don't think my Kohl's had those plates. But then, I guess that's a good thing or I'd have had to get all the pieces too. The bowls are darling - as are the napkin rings with the noses sticking out. I am so jealous. What a darling set-up.

  20. What to look at first? Oh this whole table and EVERYTHING on it is just adorable! I LOVE the handled mug/cup/bowls too! ANd the way they fit on that placemat is so cute. Very creative and fun.
    Jacqueline, thanks for taking your camera to your friends.

  21. This snowman set of tableware is absolutely adorable! So much fun and cheery!

  22. Darling~ I love snow folk and these are all darling~ Sounds like you had a lovely evening with your friends!

  23. Great Table, I did not see these at Kohl's near me. I'm sad.

    Cathy@Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

  24. Jacqueline,
    I want to go right outside and build a snowman after seeing this cute tablescape! I LOVE SNOW! Thank you for posting this lovely, snowy table for the Winter Wonderland that it now is outside my home. I do hope you saved me a seat!

  25. So cute ... and I have them! I laugh every time I look at the faces of the snowmen! You'll have to enjoy my table later this month. Thanks so much for sharing his delighful scape!

  26. The snowmen dinnerware is just adorable. So perfect for this winter weather. I heard on the weather tonight that FL (where I live) is the only state in the US that is not experiencing snow. I did wonder about Hawaii though???

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  27. I love the whimsical design of the snowmen!!! EVERYTHING is so adorable, I can see why they went crazy for it! I would too:)

  28. P.S. There's the red/blue theme that I was looking for, but never found!

  29. Just adorable! I would love to sit at a fun table like that... I love the light blues and the white and I really like the snowmen with the ear muffs!
    Really Rainey

  30. That is so cute! The faces are adorable! You have to smile just looking at it!

  31. You must have had a fantastic time. Their snowman set is gorgeous and they'll get years of use out of them. Just lovely.

  32. Such an adorable tablescape! I think the cute handled bowls are my favorite too. I love the chubby snowman faces. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tablescape.

    Mrs. S

  33. This is an absolutely adorable set. I can well understand why they went back 5 times. Tell them not to worry about the storage issue. With something this fun, they'll figure it out.

    - The Tablescaper

  34. These are just so cute! My favorite kind of snowman. :(

  35. Oh how cute! This entire table just makes me smile. I can see how they got hooked on all those fun items. Dinner looks really great too! They really did get lots of pieces, but somehow we always find a way to make them fit somewhere!

  36. So cute! Love snowmen! Love, ~Nana~

  37. The snowman dinnerware is so darn cute! I always like a lighter blue with a great red. Thank you for sharing your friend's charming design. Cherry Kay

  38. Love the snowmen. they are so endearing. I love the little handled bowls too. Great friends you have!!

  39. How cute! They really set a beautiful and fun table. I love that Girard's salad dressing! It's great to have on hand.

    Will look forward to the corn recipe too.


  40. I am so glad that I didn't go to Kohl's or I would have blown my budget. I love all things Snowman and think those are some of the cutest. Great post. I am new to your blog, but will be back!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  41. So adorable ! You know I'm heading over to to see if they still have any !!!!!

    thanks for sharing - looks like you had a fun evening!


  42. That is one of the most adorable table spreads I have ever seen. Eating with that set must make every meal a lot of fun.

  43. Thanks for bringing your friend's frosty friends to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  44. Isn't it nice to show a table you didn't do? I just love going to a friend's house and reveling in their talent and effort. Your friend's table gives snowmen a whole new meaning, and the food looks good, too.


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