Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Merry and Jolly Snowman Table

Welcome to my Merry and Jolly Snowman Table.

After the hustle and the bustle of the holidays, thank goodness for Merry and Jolly Snowman to help brighten our January days.  I am a huge fan of snowmen!  They just are so happy and fun.  Did you ever wonder who started making snowmen?  I guess it's a case of when you are served lemons, make lemonade!  We have a ton of snow that is not going away anywhere soon.  How about you?  We were out of town when the storm hit, and I was so sad to not be able to watch the flakes come down.  I love a good snow storm, especially if there are huge flakes.

I am posting this to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, where the letter of the week is "M" for Merry and Jolly Snowman and to Susan's Tablescape Thursday.

I want to thank Linda at More Fun Less Laundry for the fun Snowman Star Ornament giveaway that I received right before Christmas.  This little guy is even cuter in person -- he will look so perfect on my "traditional tree." 

I also want to thank my sister, Purple Chocolat Home for this festive apron "giveaway" she made for me -- that's what she called it!   Don't you just want to step into the apron fabric?  The candy cane fabric is just so shimmery and beautiful; my picture doesn't do it justice.  I needed her daughter Jessica to model it for me.

What fun things to receive right before Christmas.

This is the individual placesetting.  I found the salad/dessert plates at Wal-Mart after Christmas.

I just love these HUGE napkins that I found at Target at this year's  after Christmas sale. 

 The cookie jar is labled "Jolly Ol' Snowy" by Tracy Porter.  It was a find years ago at Target.

I love the squirrel on a backside.

Inspired by Sherry's lanterns at The Charm of Home, I am showcasing my snowman bell in my red landern.

I have enjoyed making snowman donuts.  So fun and easy!  I am doing another post on them tomorrow.  Look's like this little fellow got his buttons messed up a bit.

Thanks for dropping by my Red Couch!

Table Information

Brown Placemats:  Wal-Mart
Red Chargers:  Wal-Mart
Red Plates:  Wal-Mart
Snowflake Plates:  Wal-Mart
Napkins:  Target Christmas 2010 sale
Napkin Rings:  Style Sisters 
Red Goblets:  Costco
Lantern:  Pier 1
Snowman Bell:  Roberts Arts and Crafts years ago
Snowman Cookie Jar:  Target years ago


Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I love it all Joni. I never thought of using the snow man theme except for Christmas, but it certainly is appropriate for this time of year isn't it? Thanks for such a great idea. Oh, and I would love to come and sit on your red couch while you whip up some delish recipes. That sounds great!

Jacqueline said...

What a fun snowman table. I especially love the little guy in the lantern and of course the cookie jar and the little edible snowmen. I bet they didn't last long. The red glasses and chargers really set it off.
Hope the snow on your table is your only snow!

Julie Harward said...

You always have the cutest thing s ever...I think I need to make a trip to Target, we are a good 2 hours away from one but it would be worth it! ;D

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Joni, What a perfect table for January. I hope we have enough snow to make a big fat one!

I love the place settings, they are put together just so wonderfuly.
The warm colors make this wintery but not icy cold!

I set a white table today, and I almost couldn't do it. I love color.And your table is one I would be thrilled to sit down to!

Cathy said...

Your snowmen theme is wonderful, Joni. I love it all, especially the little snowman bell in the lantern and those very cute snowman donuts. We don't have snow yet, but it won't be long now.

Mary said...

What an adorable snowman cookie jar~ love the squirrel on his base! Those snowman donuts are TOO cute~ I squealed with delight when I saw those :-)

La said...

Your snowmen are so sweet. I especially like the bell.

Sarah said...

All the snowmen are still out and about here at HFTS. We could arrange a play date. LOL
Your table looks darling. Great after Christmas finds. I didn't come home with anything the day after. Guess I didn't make the right stops.
Love that snowman cookie jar! ~ Sarah

Lynn said...

Fun table Joni, perfect for after Christmas! I agree that snowmen help make winter cheerful, I have my snowguys out too:@)

The Charm of Home said...

I just love your Merry and Bright snowman tablescape! The snowmen donuts are adorable! Thanks for the mention with your lantern. It looks great with the snowman bell in it. I love that apron too. I bought some fabric like that before Christmas and tried to make a Cmas sock and the seam tore. It was way more delicate than it looked. You really won the giveaways! It was Christmas in blogland for sure! LOL

EG CameraGirl said...

This is such a fun collection!

Kathleen said...

That is so cute! I am thinking about a snow man table too. I know the white stuff will be around here till March!
Love your donut snowman too! Very cute!

Shirley said...

Oh, I love all your cute snowmen!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I know I am always in for a fun treat when I visit, Jodi! Adorable photos and I love the snowman donuts ;)

Marlis said...

I so love your snowmen. I actually bought one after Christmas for the kid's New Year's table. Those plates are really perfect with your dishes. The cookie jar is amazing. LOVED your table... It's so charming.

Anita Diaz said...

Well, I just love those napkins, placemats and the plates! The whole table is just beautiful! I love snowmen too, and I'll keep my plates out for a while. Our snow finally melted in last week's rain, but it started again tonight:-) LOVE the apron!! Thanks for stopping by!

tracy said...

I love them all. I love amazing holiday decorations!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Such a cute snowman table! I keep my snowmen out until the daffodils start blooming! Thanks for stopping by tonight.

Pondside said...

You're right - there's something so very special about a snowman - who can help smiling at a face with a carrot for a nose?!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is such a cute and fun table!
I could kick myself for not grabbing some of those plates at Wal-mart when they were marked down!

Sue said...

I love the snowman theme:) I also love your new snowman donut; so cute! I'll have to make some with my grandchildren next time...It was one of the things I never got to this year.

Shel said...

Just love it! And that cookie jar...I have a weakness for cookie jars... lucky for you, I don't live nearby..!! He's exquisite..
Happy New Year!
Shel x

Rachel said...

Love the cookie jar! What a great idea to put your snowman in a lantern. Great Table do you leave it up all during Jan? Is the main table you eat at or is more for decoration. Love your blog
Happy New Year

Susan Anderson said...

You're right. Those are both merry and jolly!


Unknown said...

This is wonderful! I love all the snowmen.

Donnie said...

Love all your snowmen. Such lovely photos.

Judie said...

Those green napkins are just gorgeous! Well, so's everything else!!

Jo said...

very lovely table ... i adore the red lantern ... and that apron ... to die for!!!

Anonymous said...

Like your snowmen, your table is happy and fun, and that's my very favorite kind.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How adorable your little snow guys are! Our snow has all gone away now -- but they're mumbling something about another storm brewing for Tuesday.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a fun snowman table. And look at that cutie in the lantern. It looks like I will be able to build a snowman this weekend. Snow is on the way!

mub said...

The snowman donut is hilarious! I love it =D

Beth said...

Stunning table - love the snowflake plates. Also love the apron Jacqueline made for you! You did a very nice table, Joni.
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Teresa said...

So festive! We've lost most of our snow, but it's back again. Maybe there's a snowman in my yard's future.

Jenny said...

Joni! What a magnificently fun link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "M".

I love snowmen in January, too, although this year I took mine down early and now I'm regretting it.

Loved the apron and all your finds, too!

Thanks for linking and thanks for the smile!

What a happy stop today!