Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Hour #6 Sparkles Everywhere

We are waiting for the first snow of the season here.  Our neighbors to the North have gotten quite a bit but none of the white stuff has flown here yet.  I love how snow just sparkles.  So I thought I'd make my own sparkle.

These crisp white dishes came from Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Silver and white with some turquoise glitter is the perfect color combination for saying "SNOW!"  Everything is clean and fresh with a glimmer and shimmer.  This shows you can decorate for Christmas in a non-traditional way - without the green and red.  Although I do love those colors, too!

The centerpiece is so pretty!  Mom let me borrow it.  The stately buck has a modern look pulling the silver sleigh through the crystal trees.  I added some inexpensive bulbs from Wal-Mart.

The tumblers are etched glass from Mikasa and are perfect for this week's cocktail.  Our sparkling table needs a sparkling drink to go with it.  So tonight we are having a Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail from Martha Stewart.

Here are the directions on how to make this yummy, sparkling drink!

 • 2 tablespoons dry cranberries

• 1/2 cup organic pear nectar

• 32 ounces Moscato d'Asti wine

• 8 small sprigs fresh rosemary


1. Put cranberries in a small bowl; add 2 tablespoons warm water. Soak until cool, about 15 minutes. Drain, pat dry, and refrigerate until serving.

2. Divide pear nectar evenly among eight tall champagne glasses. Add cranberries, and then gently pour the Moscato d'Asti into the glasses. Garnish each with a rosemary sprig.

Serves eight. Enjoy!!

I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving!


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  1. Beautiful! I love this table and the drink sounds so festive. The table reminds me of snow yes, but also New Years! Gorgeous!

  2. Jennifer,
    Your tablescape is lovely and so stylish with the latest color of turquoise. I wish that it were that easy to change my color scheme here. It is soooo refreshing however, I have to relinquish the idea and will be staying with my copper and brown pheasant theme again this year.
    Please bring that cocktail recipe and ingredients for Thanksgiving so we can sample it.

  3. Wow, that is one beautiful table, Jennie! I love the tiny bit of aqua you have added to your very striking centerpiece.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. ooh I love the siver and blue my favorite colors.Its like a beautful package too pretty to open. Love the dishes and the sleigh gorgeous.

  5. Love the colors and the china. So fresh and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a stunning table, so clean and clear with beautiful colors. It looks like the setting for a winter wonderland. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. I love this! The reindeer and sleigh are beautiful, the colors are gorgeous! Just makes me ooo and ahhh!!

  8. WOW....just simply beautiful pictures! I love the blue and silver together, with the chrystal pieces!

    Mel's Cabin

  9. Oooooooooooohh!!! Pretty!!!!!!!! Gorgeous icy colors! Those trees and reindeer are pretty cool. This helps get me in the mood...although I don't know about wanting ACTUAL snow yet! :-) Have a happy week, and tell your Mom hello for me!

  10. You've created a lovely snow and ice tablescape. The centerpiece is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  11. Wow...beautiful and so fun to visit all the different table pieces !

    I sent the site to my daughter in Des Moines.
    We will visit often.

    Tell your mother hello from Pam in Logan.

    Have a blessed season to you and yours,



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