I’m a midwest girl and living in these parts means you either embrace the snow or you go into hibernation. Let me just say, I’m not a snow lover. I think it stems back to when I was a kid and the memories of bundling up to go out and play. “In the day”, we did not bundle up with wicking, gortex, cute snow bunny gear. It was many layers of wool that would get heavy and wet. Grr.. I did not like it and still don’t. Thus, I have found indoor activities to keep me busy and admire the snow from the warmth of my home. Lately, my indoor activity has been decorating around the house. I enjoy changing things up and keeping it fresh. Since Christmas, I changed out my fireplace mantle to be a bit more winter neutral. To go along with this neutral pallet, I decided to do some Thrifty Winter Decorating with Ironstone.
Slowly, I have been adding to my collection of white Ironstone. I picked up a few Ironstone pieces at a church sale and put them on display with the rest of my pieces. The funny thing was, I never used them. That is so unlike me. I truly believe we should enjoy what we love including our collectables. So, this cold weather has provoked the need for extra comfort. What’s more comfy that having tea time during a bright sunny cold day. I chose to use my white Ironstone tea service and do some Thrifty Winter Decorating. The white Ironstone is just perfect for the neutral pallet I’m going for. Although I don’t have any Ironstone tea cups, I did manage to scrounge up some white cups to display along with the other pieces.
I gathered all the Ironstone together on a large wooden slat tray and added a crock of dried geraniums. These geraniums were saved from the fall clean-up pile and dried to enjoy through out the winter. I’m not sure how much longer they will last so I’m glad I snapped a photo before they disintegrated. Now the table is set in a Thrifty Winter Decor waiting for tea time. Won’t you join me?