Areas that are abundant with snow give hosts and entertainers little choice but to embrace the essence of season – chilled environment, abundant snow capped trees and fresh air. Outdoor heaters offer much needed warmth to patios and decks, opening backyards to winter dinner parties.
Consider finding an antique table at a second-hand store. Painting a table a bright, vivacious color adds much needed warmth and color to snowy winter afternoons and nights.
Hydrangeas make lovely snowy arrangements and go well with most monochromatic table settings. Embracing the nuisances and imperfections of nature is part of having an outdoor tablescape that is charming and reflects the beauty of the holidays.
Sheet music is a tasteful way to add inexpensive décor and tablemats to outdoor tablescapes. In fact, sheet music is available at flea markets and garage sales for mere dollars. An additional tip for reuse is having the sheet music laminated for extra durability and protection from stains.
Using an assortment of vintage-style napkins and flatware helps to add a classic, yet natural look to outdoor dining areas. Consider adding touches of greenery and flowers to napkins and simply tying them with twine.
Fabric napkin brooches are the latest trend in tableware. By simply purchasing inexpensive fleece scarves, hosts can easily create these do-it-yourself designs.
- Using a variety of leftover fabric scraps in coordinating colors and cutting these into long strips, is the first step in the brooch making process.
- Pile these strips, one on top of the other, tying them tightly with a jute-style twine.
- Mess the strips up slightly, arranging them until they look like haphazard flower-style brooches.
- Select an attractive button and sew it in the center, or simply glue the button with a hot glue gun. Mother-of-peal style buttons look good in the center of flowers.
These brooches look especially well as wrapping for inexpensive fleece scarves, which offer a great party favor to guests, keeping them warm in the chilly night air.
Dinner tablescapes look charming when paired with glass charger plates or silver charger plates, helping to reflect the snowy landscape. For an even more unique dinner setting idea, Just Charger Plates recommends exploring mirror charger plate options. These come in a variety of styles and shapes, including beveled mirror round charger plates, mirror square deco styles, beaded mirror, mosaic styles, round blocks, scalloped edges and gem-cut.