Snowflakes and Ice Tablescape

Set an Elegant Winter Snowflakes and Ice Tablescape

for Christmas

 

Let’s re-create this elegant, magical Snowflakes and Ice Tablescape to completely WOW our guest over the winter holidays. Dining Delight has done it again with the creation of another gorgeous winter snowflake tablescape called Snowflakes & Ice. The look is all about glimmer and sparkle using crystal, glass and silver with a hint of aqua and teal.

The first layer of this gorgeous sparkling tablescape is a mirror laid down the center of the table. The tablescape was then built in layers upon the mirror. If you don’t have a long mirror home improvement stores sell mirror tiles or you can pick up an inexpensive mirror at a discount store and remove the ugly frame.

To achieve the icy block center piece, she used two glass blocks which she picked up from the hardware store (the kind of glass block walls are made with). She stacked these blocks, one laid down on its side and the other standing on top. A large glitter snowflake was glued to each side of the standing glass block and one to the top side of the glass block lying down.  She then topped the creation with faux ice rocks.

She also used the glass blocks on each side of the center piece to hold the glass Christmas trees. However, if you cannot get your hands on any glass block another idea for elevating the crystal Christmas trees is to use cut crystal or cut glass bowls inverted. They will still look exquisite, especially reflected in the mirror on the table.

Next she incorporated aqua ornaments and dessert dishes into the mix for added color. Keep this in mind when looking for the right elegant pieces for your snowflakes tablescape. Look for ornaments and dishes in complementary icy blue colors to add layers of dimension and color to the table.

Shiny silver charger plates are the perfect first layer of the place settings. I would use a White Baroque Dinnerware Set for additional layers and sterling silver flatware would be the ideal choice for an elegant table setting.

Below I am featuring pieces for you to achieve the same magical snowflake and ice tablescape. I have also put together dinnerware settings similar to the ones she used in her tablescape so that you can recreate the look with ease.

Glass Block with Clear Christmas Lights

Glass Block with Clear Christmas Lights

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Glass Block with Clear Christmas Lights

Dining Delight used two glass blocks stacking one on top of the other for height, glued snowflakes to each side and added acrylic ice cubes to the top to give her center piece their icy appeal. Another glass block was used on each side of the center piece to hold an acrylic Christmas tree and an aqua ornament, so you will need a total of 4 to complete this project

I am really liking this ice block that I found on Amazon. It comes with lights already inside the blocks, thus no drilling and installing on your part, which is a big plus in my book.  It will save  a lot of time from doing it yourself and the cost of shipping is minimal. Dining Delight did not use blocks with lights, but I think the addition of the lights is much better to the sparkle of the table

I looked at a lot of different glass blocks online and they seemed very reasonable in price until I tried to order and found the shipping was twice the amount of the block!! I don’t think so!  I would check Lowe’s and Home Depot in your area and compare prices prior to ordering to see what the better deal will be in your locale. For me this one is the better deal since it comes with lights already installed. If you prefer one without lights click here Glass Block.

White 8″ Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

White 8-inch Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

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White 8″ Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

This is a pack of 6 large 8 inch white snowflake ornaments which will give you just enough to decorate the glass blocks on the Snowflake and Ice Tablescape.  Glue one to each side of the glass block to re-create the center piece in the photo and one to the top of each glass block used under the acrylic Christmas trees.  That will leave 2 extra to use elsewhere.

Translucent Clear Acrylic Ice Rocks

for Top of Glass Blocks or Table Scatters

Translucent Clear Acrylic Ice Rocks for Vase Fillers or Table Scatters

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Translucent Clear Acrylic Ice Rocks

Place these acrylic ice rocks on top of the glass block. They look just like rocks of ice giving the table more of an icy, wintry feel.
I would get a couple of bags and scatter the extra aournd the tablescape for an extra icy feel.

Large Crystal Glass Christmas Tree

Hand Made in Ohio by Mosser Glass

Large Crystal Glass Christmas Tree Hand Made in Ohio by Mosser Glass

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Large Crystal Glass Christmas Tree

A glass Christmas tree is placed on top of each glass block which we placed on each side of the center piece. A teal ornament is then placed on each glass block for a bit of icy blue effect.

I found a pack of Aqua Blue Christmas Ball Ornaments similar to what Dining Delight used on her tablescape, but I also found Hanging Crystal Teal Prisms which I like much better as they add the color needed, but they look like drops of blue ice on the table. You choose the ones you like better and let me know in the comments which ones you like the best.

Aqua Blue Christmas Ball Ornaments – 18 Count

Aqua Blue Shiny Glitter Plastic Christmas Tree Ball Ornaments

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Aqua Blue Christmas Ball Ornaments – 18 Count

Hanging Crystal 10-Pc Multifaceted

Teal Prism Glass Diamond

10pcs Teal Suncatcher Multifaceted Hanging Crystal Prism Glass Diamond Lighting Pendants

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Hanging Crystal 10pcs Multifaceted Teal Prism Glass Diamond

Don’t you think these are the perfect pieces to use in our snowflake and icy tablescape. They add the necessary color but add the feeling of ice while reflecting the lights beautifully!

I love these prisms. They also come in blue and clear. I already have cobalt blue glass dishes that I can layer with either my Lenox Solitaire China or my white baroque china, so I am thinking about going with the blue instead of the teal.

Northern Lights Glass Ball Aqua Gold Christmas Ornament

by Silk Decor

Northern Lights Glass Ball Aqua Gold Christmas Ornament by Silk Decor

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Northern Lights Glass Ball Aqua Gold Christmas Ornament

A stunningly beautiful artist rendition of the aurora borealis of the Northern Lights. Place one of these gorgeous aqua Christmas ornaments on the each block of glass adding a bit of icy aqua blue color to the tablescape setting.

Icy Crystal Reindeer Christmas Figures

Set of 2 with Detachable Magnetic Antlers

Icy Crystal Reindeer Christmas Figures Set of 2 with Detachable Magnetic Antlers

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Icy Crystal Reindeer Christmas Figures Set

An icy reindeer is placed next to each glass block holding the glass Christmas trees. This gorgeous reindeer pair is made out of acrylic, but you would never know by looking at them. They look like carved crystal, at a quarter of the cost. You will be pleasantly surprised when you see how well these gentle beast reflect the lights on the table.  I am so amazed what is done with acrylic these days.

Waterford Crystal Sea Jewel Candlesticks

Waterford Crystal Sea Jewel Candlesticks

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Waterford Crystal Sea Jewel Candlesticks

I adore Waterford Crystal and this exquisite Sea Jewel Cut Crystal Pattern has so many jewel like facets it will reflect the candle and table light beautifully and it is much more affordable than other Waterford patterns. I know you will love them the minute you take them out of the box. This photo does not do them justice! Decorate them using two 3-inch snowflakes on each side of the candlesticks.  I would adhere them with rubber cement (will peel right off without any harm to the crystal).

Crystal Clear Diamond Acrylic Bobeche Candle Ring

Crystal Clear Diamond Acrylic Bobeche Candle Ring

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Crystal Clear Diamond Acrylic Bobeche Candle Ring

I have never used candle rings before but they look like a fun way to add even more sparkle to our table and they can be used with so many different tablescapes for all occasions. If using this candle rings I would try to stick the snowflakes to the rings instead of the candle sticks. You will have to fiddle with it to see what works out best on the crystal candle sticks you decide to use.

Clear Acrylic Snowflake Snow Elegant Napkin Rings

Set of 6

Clear Acrylic Snowflake Snow Set of 6 Elegant Napkin Rings

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Clear Acrylic Snowflake Snow Elegant Napkin Rings Set of 6

Sparkle Crystal Snowflake Tea Light Holder

by Leeber Limited

Sparkle Crystal Snowflake Tea Light Holder

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Sparkle Crystal Snowflake Tea Light Holder

Glass Snowflake Tea Light/Candle Holder

Set of 2 by Biedermann & Sons

Glass Snowflake Tealight/Candle Holder, Set of 2 by Biedermann & Sons

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Glass Snowflake Tea Light/Candle Holder Set of 2

Snow Flakes & Ice Place Settings

Dining Delight is using her tried and true silver beaded rim charger that she used with the other winter snowflake tablescape I featured here.

For this Snowflake and Ice theme she has done a very simple layer of a white place mat, the silver charger, a white dinner plate,  and a glass salad plate. The setting is topped off with a teal dish for the place card holder.

The dish is filled with faux snow, a glittery snowflake ornament and the guest name. The color of the dish really helps to pull it all together.  I like the idea of using the snowflake ornament for the guest to take home.

Crystal Dublin Canape/Salad/Dessert Plates

Set of 4 by Godinger

Crystal Dublin Canape/Dessert Plates Set of 4 by Godinger

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Crystal Dublin Canape/Dessert Plates Set of 4

Layer the white china place settings with these elegant crystal salad plates from Dublin, Ireland. They are on sale at a very affordable price for the set and will make a lovely Christmas gift too!

3.5″ Acrylic Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Set of 4 Assorted by Kurt Adler

3.5-inch Acrylic Snowflake Ornament, Set of 4 Assorted - Christmas Ornament by Kurt Adler

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3.5-inch Acrylic Snowflake Christmas Ornament – Set Of 4 Assorted

Tomorrow We Will Visit a Gold Christmas Tablescape To Recreate.

 

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