Please come and join me for a wintery walk, and let’s see what we spot. Oh my! Who is that masked fellow?
And who are his friends?
Why, hello there! Nice of you to drop by, little guys.
Let’s see, who else has joined us?
A Wise Owl.
A Wily Fox.
And a Gentle Rabbit. Watch out for that fox, little rabbit.
Maybe the racoons could keep an eye out for you, and report any fox movement. They can be very sneaky!
Woodland Walk is a charming set of salad plates by August Grove, Certified International. They’re part of a quite a large collection. I confined myself to eight salad plates and a set of four mugs. I couldn’t resist the mugs, as they feature the same animals, one per mug. Adorable.
I was originally going to go with a centrepiece of branches and leaves, but then I came across the hellebores at Trader Joe’s. Also known as Lenten or Christmas Roses, hellebores bloom at this time of year when the weather is not in an absolute deep freeze. They’re one hardy plant, let me tell you. I’ve seen them blooming away in late December, receive a wallop of snow and emerge unscathed. The leaves take a bit of a beating, but new blooms appear in no time. I tucked these guys into the ground before we left the Cape, augmenting their brethren beneath a tree in the woodland area of our property. I don’t know if they’ll take, as they’ve likely been in a hothouse environment, but at least they got a shot at it. Here’s hoping!
The birchbark candles were an Amazon find. They came with some rather awful flameless candles, so I went back to traditional wax tea lights for this table.
The amber twist glasses are from Williams Sonoma many years ago and long discontinued, unfortunately. The etched glasses are Julia Amber Stemmed by Tiffin Franciscan. That’s the water glass. They’re Depression glass, sometimes available at Replacements, and can come up from time to time on eBay. Oh – almost forgot. Those little waving racoon salt & pepper shakers are from Amazon.
The wood handled flatware is from World Market. The twig placemats and Forest Green Plaid twill napkins are both from Pier 1. I got the white version of the placemats on clearance at Pier 1 earlier this year. They’ve only got the brown ones right now, also on clearance, as are the napkins.
Ballard Designs was having a sale on these Antler Napkin rings last year. They’re resin, so a little bit delicate. Two of them arrived broken, but I was able to glue the bits back on quite easily with Crazy Glue.
Thank you for coming on this wintery stroll with me, and visiting with all the fur and feathered friends.
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch and The Scoop.