Snowflakes and Ice Tablescape

An Elegant Winter Snowflakes and Ice Tablescape

 

Let’s re-create this elegant, magical Snowflakes and Ice Tablescape to completely WOW our guest over the winter holidays. Lori from 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. Another option is to pick up an inexpensive mirror at a discount store and remove the ugly frame.

To achieve the icy block centerpiece, you will need a total of 4 glass blocks to complete the project. Lori used two glass blocks, which she picked up from a hardware store (the kind of glass block used to build walls). She stacked these blocks, one laid down on its side and the other standing on top for height, glued a large glittered snowflake to each side, then topped the creation with acrylic ice cubes to give her centerpiece their icy appeal.

She also used glass blocks on each side of the centerpiece to hold the glass Christmas trees. 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 when reflected in the mirror on the table from the candlelight.

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

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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 our 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. Lori did not use blocks with lights, but I think the addition of the lights is much better as it adds more sparkle to 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
Set of 12

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This is a pack of 12 large 8-inch white snowflake ornaments which will give you enough to decorate the glass blocks on the Snowflake and Ice Tablescape, plus a few more to use elsewhere in the home.

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.

Translucent Clear Acrylic Ice Rocks

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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, wintery feel. Get a several bags and scatter the extra around the tablescape and the place settings for an extra bit of glimmer.

Christmas Tree Tabletop Decor

A glass Christmas tree is placed on top of each glass block which we placed on each side of the centerpiece. On a larger table, a grouping of 3 can be placed at each end of the table.

We have found a super cool variety of Christmas trees to be used on this tablescape. Some are glass, some crystal and some are acrylic. Don’t be thrown off by the acrylic because some of the acrylic made these days are made so well it is difficult to tell the difference between the acrylic pieces and the crystal pieces unless you physically touch them and they are much more affordable for the budget concious.
 

Acrylic Glass Christmas Tree Sets

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Frosty Shimmer Acrylic Christmas Tree Set of 3Frosty Shimmer Acrylic Christmas Tree
Set of 3
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Art Glass & Crystal Christmas Tree Sets

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Acrylic Multicolored LED Light Christmas Trees

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A teal ornament is then placed on each glass block for a bit of icy blue effect. I found these wwonderful ornaments with the icy blue color of a glacier. I think they are perfect to add a bit of wintry blue color to this icy Christmas tablescape.

Icy Glacier Blue Christmas Ornaments

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Aqua, Silver and White Swirls Clear Ball Ornaments Set of 12Aqua, Silver and White Swirls Clear Ball Ornaments
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I also found a Hanging Teal Crystal Prism which I think is amazing. It sparkels like drops of blue ice crystals on the table. Get several to add the icy blue crystal color the design requires. Choose the ornaments which are the most appealing to your personal taste when designing your Snowflakes and Ice tablescape.

Hanging Multifaceted Teal Acrylic Prism
Diamond Drop Ornament

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Scatter a handful or two of real crystal drops around the table for another layer of sparkling drops of ice. These crystal drops are actually chandelier crystals but will work perfectly for our purpose designing this icy winter table.
 

Hanging Clear Crystal Glass Prism Drop Ornaments
Set of 12

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Clear Decorative Reindeer Tabletop Figurines

A few of these gorgeous reindeer pairs are 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 beasts reflects the lights on the table.  I am so amazed what is done with acrylic these days.

Icy Crystal Glass Christmas Decor Reindeer Pair

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Placing an icy crystal reindeer around the table adds another layer of sparkling glimmer to our wintry forest scene. If you have a large table add one pair to each side of the glass block holding a glass Christmas tree. For a smaller table split up the pair and add a single reindeer to each side.
 

Icy Acylic Reindeer Christmas Decor Sets

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Keep in mind the expense of crystal is an investment in your families future. When taken care of properly they become family heirlooms passed down from generation to generation. Pack them well when putting them in storage at the end of the Christmas holiday season.
 

Swarovski Crystal Reindeer Christmas Tabletop Decor

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Clear Icy Acrylic Crystal Sitting Deer Decorative Figurines
Set of 4

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I adore cut crystal and both pairs of these crystal candlestick are exquisitly crafted pieces. Both of the Waterford and Baccarat crystal companies are producers of handcrafted, high-quality crystal. The facets cut into these candlesticks will reflect the candle and table light beautifully. I know you will love them the minute you take them out of their boxes. The photos do not do them justice!
 

Gorgeous Cut Crystal Candlestick Pairs

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Decorate your crystal candlesticks by gluing two 3-inch snowflakes one on each side of the candlesticks. I would adhere them with rubber cement. Rubber cement will peel right off without any harm to the crystal. The extra snowflakes can be used elsewhere on the table or to decorate anywhere in the home you want to look more festive with additional glimmer.

Hang them on the Christmas tree, in the windows, in the front hallway, on the banister tucked into the garland, on the mantle, or hang them from the chandelier over the dining room table.
 

Assorted Shimmering Snowflake Ornament Decor

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I have never used candle rings before but they look like a fun way to add even more magical sparkles to our icy winter table and they can be used with so many different tablescapes for many occasions.

Should you decide to dress up your table by choosing to use candle rings, I would try to stick the snowflake embellishments to the rings instead of on the candlesticks. You will have to fiddle with it to see what works out best on the crystal candleholders you decide to use.

Lori glued her snowflakes right on the candles! If you choose to do that it would be better to use faux candles such as the LED styles instead of real burning candles.
 

Crystal Clear Acrylic Jeweled Bobeche Candle Rings

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Snowflake Candle Holders

One can never have too much candlelight when creating a magical Christmas atmosphere! Lori understood this magic when she created her tablescape. Snowflake candles abound.

For the budget conscious, if crystal candle holders are not yet in your budget, a snowflake designed metal set might be better suited and you can always glue a white sparkly snowflake embellishment right on top of the snowflake design.
 

Christmas Snowflake Design Nickel Plated Taper Candle Holder
Set of 2

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Another idea, again using rubber cement, is to add glitter directly to the snowflake design. I do think embellishing with snowflakes would be safer as I don’t know how well these candle holders have been nickel plated.
 

Sparkle Crystal Snowflake Tea Light Candle Holders

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Besides the two taper candlesticks in the center of the table, Lori placed candles at each end of the table and she placed a Lenox porcelain china snowflake tea light at each place setting. I love the Lenox china tea lights, but unfortunately, they are sold out and now collector’s items as they have been retired. Because of that, I had to remove them from this page. Keep your eyes open for them at garage sales and antique shops.
 

Glass Snowflake Votive Tea Light Candler Holder Sets

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I have found a great variety of glittering, sparkling, snowflake candle holders to substitute which will look just as magical, if not more, so on your table. The trick will be to decide which ones you like the best.
 

Lenox Silver Snowflake Tea Light Candle Holders

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I am not making it easy by featuring more than just a couple choices. If you have a long dining table, what fun decorating it with a variety snowflake candle holder designs. Remember no two snowflakes are alike!
 

White Snowflake Tea Light Candle Holder

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For those of you with smaller tables the decision will be trying. The good news is all the candle holders are very affordable for those of you on a budget.

Clear Glass Embossed Silver Snowflake Tea Light Candle Holders

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Bath & Body Works
Frosted Silver Snowflake Candle Holders
Candles Not Included

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Sparkling Glittery Snowflakes Sleeve Silver Medium Candle HolderSparkling Glittery Snowflakes Sleeve Silver Medium
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Lenox Creamy White Porcelain Christmas Ornament Design with Snowflake Scrollwork Votive Candle Holder

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The candle isn’t included with this next clear glass Christmas candle holder with it’s white snowflake design decorative ring. In the photo a red candle is used. However, for our Snowflake and Ice Tablescape use a teal colored candle.
 

Winter Solace White Christmas Glass Snowflake Ring Pillar
Candle Holder

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Elegant Christmas Frosted Jeweled Snowflake Winter Glass
Candle Holders Sets

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Snow Flakes & Ice Place Settings

 

Snowflake & Ice Dinnerware

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

I want to use something much more elegant for this Christmas table that will sparkle in the refection of all the glass and crystal used for this theme. I chose this elegant rhinestone and beads charger as its replacement.
 

Vanderpump Beverly Hills
Elegant Diamante Rhinestone & Bead Embellished Charger

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For this Snowflake and Ice theme, Lori has a simple layering of an elegant white placemat, the silver charger, a white dinner plate, and a clear crystal glass salad plate. Lastly, these layers are topped with a beautiful blue dessert bowl.

Layer the white ceramic plates with these elegant glass salad plates from Italy. They will add an air of luxury to the table. Need a hostest gift for a party you are attenting this season? These glass plates will make a lovely hostess gift or a Christmas gift too!
 

Zafferano Provenzale Handcrafted Clear Salad/Dessert Plates
Set of 6

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The setting is topped off with a teal dish for the place card holder. I found these gorgeous blue German clear crystal dessert bowls on Houzz.com. Either pattern will be fabulous with this icy place setting.
 

Clear Blue German Crystal Dessert Bowls

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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 placing a snowflake ornament in each dessert dish. It’s a great idea for the guests to each take home a momento for a memorable evening with friends and family on Christmas.
 

A Christmas Ornament Guest Gift

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Lori used white hemstiched linen napkins for her place settings. I want to raise the elegance level by using luxurious snowflake themed dinner napkins instead of using every day linen napkins. After all, that is the theme of our tablescape, right?
 

Snowflake Fabric Dinner Napkins

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These are the very same beaded napkin rings Lori used on her white Christmas napkins. They are quite lovely don’t you think?
 

Elegant Clear Acrylic Snowflake Napkin Rings
Set of 6

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These German crystal glasses match the dessert dish used as the last layer in the place setting. They are a gorgeous icy blue addition to the holiday dinner table adding another element of luxury.

Theresienthal Roland Clear German Crystal Glassware

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That does it for a Snowflake and Ice Tablescape.
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