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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snow(white) in the Dining Room - Christmas Tablescape

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Have you ever wondered what it looks like when Snow White and the guys sit down for holiday dinner at the castle?

Do you think that she has her staff turn the dining room into a wonderland that reminds her of her days back at the cottage in the woods?

I'll bet that she does. She always was kind of crafty...even when she had nothing to work with but a white table cloth, a burlap runner, a few bowls and some things that she gathered in the woods...including a six foot long birch log!




It's been a few years since the story about "Snow" and the guys  was written and I know that they've all moved on with their lives...especially after the EPA closed the mine sometime in the late 1980's.  


Happy probably has a wife and kids. He lives not far from the original cottage and makes a living as an organic farmer.


Doc has likely relocated to a nearby hamlet where he has opened a practice with several other physicians but not before prescribing antihistamines and and an inhaler for Sneezy and Wheezy



Dopey likely married a girl who loves shyness and naivete and I'll bet that  Sleepy finally settled down with a lovely girl that he met while working the night shift at UPS. 



As for Grumpy, well, once Doc figured out that his attitude was actually caused by a gluten sensitivity, he started feeling much better and opened a gluten free bakery in town.


So when these dear friends gather at the holidays to talk about their lives and celebrate the fact that Snow got signed to a contract for her very own decor program at HGTV;

I'll bet that there's lively conversation, much laughter, and maybe even some singing....


After all...if you think about it, that Hi Ho song has some pretty snappy lyrics!

NOTES:
  • The tree round chargers were made using a chainsaw and a fallen tree. Bake them in the oven before using them to ensure that you don't have any "tiny guests" crawling around your table!
  • The center of the table is a burlap runner made by cutting and fraying the edges of a piece of natural burlap. I added a 6 foot long birch pole and layered mixed live greens around it to which I added pine cones, 4 vintage silver candlesticks and 3 satin bows. There is no container in this arrangement. It has been on the table for just over 2 weeks. I mist it with water every other day. So far, it's still moist and pliable. Use table pads or a sheet of plastic under the runner to protect your table from moisture and/or sap.
  • The dishes are white ironstone, with vintage candlewick and English bone china. The glassware was inherited from my mother in law.
xo,

Kimberly
Linking to:
Beyond the Picket Fence
Common Ground
French Country Cottage
Savvy Southern Style

20 comments:

  1. Love the dining room and I live how you've updated us on Sniw and the dwarves. Who knew Grumpy needed to go gluten-free!

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    1. You kind of always suspected that it was either that or he needed to be on an antidepressant, didn't you!?

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  2. Very pretty, Kimberly! I love everything about your dining room. Those chargers are very creative!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! They're slices of a tree stump, cut with a chainsaw! I used them for Thanksgiving two years ago and they seemed perfect for this setting! Happy Holidays!

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  3. Those are AMAZING place mats! I am searching high and low for something creative to use on my table this year. I finished the table cloth... finally lol :) What a beautiful room to gather in! Thank you for sharing your home with us my friend :)

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    1. You can do this! These are just slices of a tree stump cut with a chainsaw! :)

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  4. This really IS an Enchanted Forest! Every inch of it is magical!!

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    1. Thanks Debra! If I could just get some elves to finish my shopping and baking, I'd be all set! I keep hoping that I'll walk downstairs one morning at it will all magically be finished...and then I wake up! ;)

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  5. Loved every inch of this home!!! oh my the decorations and creativity is fantastic!

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  6. LOVE. IT. ALL. Every single thing! And the story too! I was laughing out loud at it and my hubby wanted to know what was so funny so I read it to him and he laughed too! Great writer you are my friend!!
    ps - the trim is on both windows in my living room. Some of the painting is done. Shutters have been worked on a little. Because of the funeral last week I gave up trying to get the shutters hung for my open house Sat. I'm just so thrilled that the trim project has been started and my windows have trim!!

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    1. I'm so excited for you, girlfriend...just in time!!!! xo

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  7. totally stunning. magazine photo op material for sure. answer the phone they will be calling~!

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  8. Hi Kimberly, You have a stunning home and the holiday decorations just push it over the top! I work for a wonderful couple who are professional photographers and they are currently looking for special homes like yours to feature in the magazines they shoot for. If you would be open to discussing this option for your home, I'd love to give them your email or phone number so they could contact you. My email is francesfes@gmail.com. Their website is www.feschmidt.com

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  9. You have COMPLETELY outdone yourself! That is by far the most gorgeous dining room I have ever seen. BAR NONE!! Can't wait to see it featured in "House Beautiful" Holiday edition (I'm sure it would be featured there!!) ;)

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  10. Amazing decorating and thanks for linking up to Thee Networking Blog Hop. I'm now following you and look forward to reading more.

    Tranae
    www.becomingfab.com

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  11. This is beautiful! I Googled a Snowy Christmas Cottage dining room and found you! Just perfect!
    Sherry

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  12. These are gorgeous pictures and I'm laughing out loud at the story!!! You are gifted my friend. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings to you,
    J

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