Farewell to Winter

Some tablescapers have jumped into spring mode already.  But I live in Nova Scotia, and it will be a month or more before it feels anything close to spring here.  I thought a woodland tablescape would be a good way to say farewell to winter.  Not too wintery, but definitely ” outdoorsy”.  


Woodland Tablescape


I never get tired of nature, and the natural look.  I am always amazed when I look at items from nature.  I truly marvel at how God created them.


This beautiful nest is our link from Winter to Spring!


I bought this quilted table runner many (at least 15) years ago.  I always use it somewhere in my home during the wintertime.  It looks so warm and cozy.



Birch bark place cards keep with the natural theme.  My son collected these pieces for me from our winter wood pile.



These felt napkin rings look so warm and cozy.  Just like the quilted table runner.  I bought them for .33ea in an after Christmas clearance at our local grocery store.  I just love a great deal!


Nicole captured such beauty in this pheasant feather against the birch logs.  We have a male pheasant that lives in and around our back yard.  He has three females that he diligently tries to keep control of…poor guy!! ;0)


These soup mugs are perfect for holding one of my favorite home made soup recipes.  A great meal on a day when the winds of March are blowing.  During the month of February, Paula shared with us, here at Take Six, a new soup recipe each Friday.  If you missed them, you can find them HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE!  ;0)


My son found the antler sheds in our back yard.  As you can tell, I just piled everything in the middle of the table.  A centerpiece doesn’t have to always be flowers and candles.  Use whatever you would like, to be a focal point for your meal.  



I picked up these gorgeous metal pine cone candle holders at a clearance sale last summer.  They were either 50 or 70 percent off!  I loved them the minute I saw them and could not leave them there.  


“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”
                –  Henry Van Dyke

All photos courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography.

March 8, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Susan - Your woodland tablescape is very lovely!! I love the earth tones in any kind of decorating.

March 8, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Pamela Gordon - Tanya, This tablescape is a perfect between seasons look. When the snow melts these elements will be found in the woods and backyards. Love the quote at the end too. Have a great day! Hugs, Pamela

March 8, 2012 - 12:31 pm

paula - Beautiful as usual…I LOVE the candle holders!

March 8, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Donna Rideout - Love the warm woodsy tablescape, it’s an art you have mastered. The photography is also outstanding, and being a furniture maker I have to sat I love your chairs too. :-)

March 8, 2012 - 1:49 pm

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) - So beautiful. I love the nature theme and the wood and feathers are wonderful mixed in with the antlers and other things. Gorgeous. Hugs, marty

March 8, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Christine @ Stonehouse Living - Hi Tanya,
What a beautiful table, love all of the natural elements and textures.
As always, Nicole takes beautiful photos! The table runner is perfect with the addition of plaid. Those pine cone candle holders are fantastic! I think this sort of look is perfect anytime of the year! It would make a nice Fathers Day setting as well…
We won’t have Spring for a little while either, we have had snow in April so I’ll just keep my fingers crossed until then…
All the Best,

March 8, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Laura@HappyCanadianHome.com - That’s fantastic! Very Canadian! I have to remember to collect some pine cones and acorns when the ground dries up … I happen to actually have a set of antlers too! Will be on the lookout for a fallen nest as well. Thanks for sharing!

March 8, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Country Gal - Very beautiful ! So woodsy I love it all ! Here in southern western ontario near the north shores of lake Erie we are getting rain no snow left ! I follow another blogger from the east coast Faye from http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/
NB Canada who also is under the white stuff ! I will try to blow some of our spring your way ! Have a good day !

March 8, 2012 - 11:12 pm

Jo's This and That - Love your table! Thanks for sharing come and re follow me I lost my blog last week Joann

March 9, 2012 - 12:31 am

Robin - Thanks for the visit. Funny thing, we just shared a table at a restaurant(here in FL) with a couple from Nova Scotia. I love all the natural elements in your table and how nice that you can find some of them in your yard. Great pinecone candlesticks too.

Robin Flies South

March 9, 2012 - 12:56 am

Gina - This is a lovely tablescape! There’s so much great texture. I love the amber stemware. You just put everything together so nicely.

March 9, 2012 - 10:27 pm

heather @ new house, new home, new life - It’s so beautiful! You’re right – it’s so hard to jump into spring when there’s snow outside.

March 9, 2012 - 10:30 pm

Desire Empire - Oh this is sweet. It would feel like you were dining in the forest.

Here’s to Spring for you. Looks like it starts to get warm for you when we begin to get colder her Down Under.

Thanks for your visit it cheered me up.

March 10, 2012 - 2:59 am

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage - I like your cozy March table. All the woodsy touches look great. I especially like the napkin rings. Very nice!

March 10, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Audrey - hello Tanya … I just LOVE your woodland tablescape. All the elements just work together so well. Love your decorating skills. The pinecone candlesticks are so unusual and so perfect.
Hope you will visit Timeless Treasures again and thanks for the sweet comment. Hope you will become a follower.
Audrey Z

March 12, 2012 - 3:15 am

Alycia Nichols - Whoa…this is cool!!!! I really love it! It’s kind of a good thing that you have awhile left before Spring rolls around. You can continue to enjoy these rich colors and textures! You did a really, really great job! As for the male pheasant…I think he’ll be OK with his little “harem.” Typical man! 😉 Have a great week, and enjoy the last vestiges of winter!

March 13, 2012 - 3:19 pm

once in a blue moon - not sure which i love more the setting or the photography, both equsite~

March 15, 2012 - 1:31 am

chateau chic - Your woodsy tablescape is so warm, inviting, and wonderful! Love all the natural elements added to your centerpiece. Perfect for that in between time of winter and spring.
I’m happy to be a new follower and hope you’ll stop by and follow back.
Mary Alice

March 15, 2012 - 2:11 am

Meredith - I love this table. Those goblets are beautiful and the rustic elegance of your attention to all the details is just exquisite.

March 17, 2012 - 12:24 am

Jen Migonis - Love this! So woodsy… :) love the birch especially!

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