January 12, 2011

The Call of the Tame

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All right, I'll admit it.
The title of this post isn't as intriguing as
Jack London's, but it is appropriate.
The only thing that's calling these huskies
is The Call to Dinner.
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A blue and white tablecloth, normally used for barbecues on warm summer nights,
lays the foundation for a cooler theme.
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Snowflake dinner plates rest on white china chargers.
Snowflake tumblers, white salad bowls and white handled flatware
await a meal of comfort food and chilled lemonade.
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Husky paw prints mark each place at the winter table.
Snowflake napkin rings secure the napkins.
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White taper candles with candle shade carriers are placed at either end of the table.

The blue shades were made with blue paper and a white paint pen.



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Candle shade carriers are used in conjunction with little metal shades. (Although I've never had any problems, I keep a real close eye on these shades whenever I use them.)

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The carriers slide over the tapers. The metal shades are dropped down over the taper and rest on the top of the carriers. As the tapers burn down, they move down.
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Shades of various colors and patterns are available. This metal shade is meant to be covered with custom papers or fabrics (which it has been many times).

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An igloo cake serves as the centerpiece.
(Simple how-to directions can be found here.)
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The Husky Hotel and surrounding area
received a fluffy white blanket during an overnight coconut storm.
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MUSH!
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Update, January 21, 2011:
I didn't realize it until I was doing a little blog organizing today,
but this post was published on Jack London's birthday, January 12 (1876).
Brrrrrrrr. Now that IS chilling.



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I am linking to the following sites:
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A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.
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Between Naps of the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
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. . . off on my tangent for Alphabe-Thursday's Letter N (North Pole?).
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Tablecloth: Fabric and iron-on hemming tape
White chargers: Aspen Platter, Crate and Barrel
Snowflake plates, WCL, made in China, no other markings, Thrift Shop
White bowls: Elements, Culinary Arts, Crate and Barrel
White flatware: Purchased long ago, very inexpensive, came with a caddy
Snowflake glasses, Dollar Tree
Napkins: Crate and Barrel
Snowflake napkin rings: sprayed white (this time), Thrift Shop
Husky Soft Dogs: Mukluk (white eyes), Ty Beanie Baby, Amazon.com

30 comments:

  1. That is the cutest table I've seen in awhile. Love the cake!!!!!

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  2. Such a cute table! The huskies are adorable!

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  3. That is just as cute as can be, and I love how you have the little paw prints on the placecards as well as the igloo that's the Huskey Hotel. The blues are a perfect winter touch, too.

    Please join me for a china drawing I'm having on my blog. The winner will be able to pick out something in their favorite pattern. Would love for you to join in the fun!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  4. Candle carrier!!! THAT'S what that thing is called!!! I have a bunch of them, but had no idea what name to assign to them! Thanks for clearing that up! And no you didn't make an igloo cake! That is just the cutest thing ever!!! I would NEVER have the patience and skill required for something so detailed as that! Bravo to you, girl!!! Thanks for stopping by earlier and for your incredibly kind comments! Truth be told, I WAS a little afraid of all the dark color, but I just went with it. You're a sweetie! Have a great weekend!!!

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  5. Another creative table you've come up with here. Love your little huskies and paw print place cards. Pretty dishes and your candle covers are wonderful.

    The igloo hotel cake is perfect on this table. Sooooo fun.

    Punk

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  6. What a darling and unique table. That cake is the best!

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  7. OA,you've made this a unique winter themed table with your little huskies! The igloo centerpiece is the "icing on the cake"! I'll be right over to take those snowflake plates, napkin rings, glasses and white flatware off your hands as my tablescape would have looked a lot better had I had themed accessories like those!

    DD

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  8. Your little husky dogs are sooo cute! What an original theme! Wonderful igloo cake and the coconut makes a great layer of "snow". The candle covers tie it all together so well with those neat snow flake plates. Love it all!

    Kay

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  9. A very unique and charming themed table! I love the cake too.

    Carolyn

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  10. What a darling table -- love your little pups on the table and that cake is adorable! So fun!

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  11. What a fun table. That igloo cake is really cute.

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  12. What a darling table! You are so clever, especially making the Husky Hotel! But the whole table really carries out your theme beautifully, and I know your family enjoyed it tremendously!

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  13. That table is so fun and inviting. And I LOVE the plates.

    =)

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  14. I love the igloo! Your tablescape is really lovely

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  15. How cute! Love the Igloo Inn! It came out great!
    Love those candle holder shades too!

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  16. Hi Denise! I am visiting you from alphabet thursday and I am now following your blog with google friend connect! As a food blogger who spends tons of time cooking and preparing the ultimate meal, I am remiss when it comes to setting up a beautiful table for serving! You are so creative and I really love this great white north table scape! Thanks for inspiring me to get out the "good china!" All the best! Alex@amoderatelife

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  17. Oh my word - I love it all! What great ideas!

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  18. Very darling. I love your cake! And the huskies are darling.. So much fun.

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  19. What an adorable table, such cute ideas. Love the igloo cake and the Huskies. Super!
    blessings, Nellie

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  20. This is such a perfectly beautiful post! I ove the tablesetting! The cake! The blue and white contrast! Lovely! Lovely Lovely! Thanks for sharing with me today. Anne

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  21. Such a cute table. I love the igloo.

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  22. Love the Husky Hotel...darling! You just reminded me that I have a sack full of those candle followers that I've never used...now where did I put those? Cherry Kay

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  23. Love the cute little huskies!

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  24. I'm nuts about a table carried out to theme. This one is adorable! I love the centerpiece best of all.

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  25. That was a pretty winter table!...and who doesn't love a husky?!

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  26. What a beautiful winter table...and I bet that cake didn't last very long! How wonderfully creative you are.

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  27. love your Winter tablescape! The igloo cake centerpiece is wonderful!

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  28. Oh, that igloo cake and table setting was a perfectly nifty stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "N".

    My Granddaughters would love that cake...they seem to be going through a penquin fascination for the moment.

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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