A Cardinal Christmas Table for Karen!

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we've no place to go, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!   No one appreciates my snow more than my dear friend Karen, @ Some Days are Diamonds, so please visit her lovely blog, and check out her upcoming blog party!  This table is dedicated to you my dear!

I've been wanting to do a Cardinal Christmas Table for a long time but first I needed the snow and the time to make the table runner and napkins. 

So while Hubby was out doing this..... No School ! ( He's a Teacher)

I made my napkins and table runner and ....

Cardinal plates and mugs!  Got to love them!

Snow, courtesy of Mother Nature!

I have always loved cardinals and their is nothing prettier than a red cardinal next to newly fallen snow!

Our total snow fall was about 15 inches!   Have a great Thursday and thanks to our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.   Cindy


  1. That is so sweet..so cozy and welcoming..You can keep the snow though..I don't care for any, LOL!
    Lovely table, Cindy..your new runners and napkins are so pretty!

  2. This is so beautiful! I love the cardinals too. I always think of my mother, she really loved red cardinals!

    I enjoyed this very much! Love the centerpiece!


  3. Cindy~~~

    This is so pretty. Your home is so warm and welcoming. I love the centerpeice and you are so talented in my book for making the placemats and napkins, since I can't sew (yet!!!!). And I love those dishes. I have the same wine glasses! Aren't they perfect for winter?!

    I see Dan is digging you out. Hopefully they are digging out our B & B for this weekend. I can't wait. We are going to have a blast! And maybe a snowball fight!! ;-)


  4. I had to show my 16yo daughter your table. She loves cardinals and always chooses one for her new Christmas tree ornament each year. She (and I) loved your table. She said that she thought that the two of you would definitely make good friends. Kindred spirits!

  5. Wow! Look at you. Did you special order the snow for your tablescape? Looks like you did. Your table with all the pretty red looks wonderful with the snowy scene outside!

    I am sooooooooo on the next plane!!!
    It's cold here - but that's about it. Supposed to get more rain tomorrow - we'll see.
    You are sooooo sweet! I am so glad you are in my life! And I am ALL OVER JANUARY!!!!!
    Oh - OK - we are supposed to talk about the tablescape.
    LOVE IT! My Cardinals for Michigan! YAY!
    GOlly - if I could wish myself into your kitchen - I'd be there. Everything looks FAB!!! GOSH! For moi?
    I'm watching White Christmas - that's why I am so late signing up!
    LOVE IT!
    Thanks! You are the best!

  7. I just love the table and the snowy backdrop is so beautiful. Has the big snowstorm finished now?

    The weather here in Brisbane has been hovering around 95 degrees...I wish I could visit you for a while to cool down!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  8. Cindy,

    Your tablescape is lovely and I am sure Karen will be pleased it is just for her!

    The snow added a bright and clean accent to your Christmasey warmth inside. Loved it!
    Parts of our suburb got 13 inches, so not quite as many as you!:) It is only 2 degrees here so I am sure our street is going to stay white for a while! I sure wish your hubby was herre to plow our walks and drive! ;D

  9. Cindy,

    I just rearranged my kitchen cabinets and have the same pitcher.....think I'll do something similarl! It was time to get out the snowmen plates for the winter months. It's always such a chore, but once it's done, I really, really enjoy. I love dishes - just don't have enough cabinets to store them all!

    Happy holidays!!!

  10. What a cozy little cardinal tablescape! It looks so pretty in front of your window with the snow outside! Red cardinals seem so Christmas-y and you've created a lovely theme for this time of year by using them!


  11. As always, wonderful table!Love the runner and the napkings..you're so talented!

  12. I hereby declare your table as the most pretty wonderwinterland cardinal table ever !!! I can keep looking to that table with the snow behind it all day... Karen will be delighted :)

  13. Oh, the weather outside is frightful...but your home is warm and inviting. How very lovely your colorful fine feathered are. I love watching the cardinals peeping and eating around the bird feeders. We just had flurries, weather in the teens and 45mph winds. I miss my pool!!!

    Have a wonderful snowy day!!!

    God Bless...........

  14. I thought you might be doing a Cardinal table in honor of the Arizona Cardinals beating the Vikings!! HA! I'm sure that made Dan sooo happy that the Vikings lost... and the Packers WON.

    Can't believe the blizzard you guys got back there! I talked to my family yesterday and they are staying put. And I heard on the national news that the UW- Madison canceled classes for the first time in over 2 decades! Wow. That must have been one bad snow storm!

    Stay put Cindy... or drive carefully!

  15. Hi Cindy !
    Love the table - love your Longaberger picture for the centerpiece....I have that same piece !
    Great to have snow for the backdrop - I have lots and lots here too !

  16. Now how did you get Mother Nature to, right on time, compliment your tablescape? Beautiful snow day for a beautiful table.

  17. Cindy, you made your napkins and runner? Wow! Great job, girl! And I love the cardinals and the cute white jug in the center with the red and white lollipops and greenery. All so cute! This is such a happy table, and I would love to sit there and look at that world of snow that's so pretty outside your window.


    Sheila :-)

  18. This is so pretty! I love the candy in the centerpiece and the way your table is framed by the window, the little tree and the snow outside is simply beautiful. It looks so cozy. Let's eat!


  19. Wow! That's a lot of snow! Beauitful little cardinals in your tablescape. Loved it.

  20. Good morning Cindy....girl I love your Red Caridal table and nothing says Christmas like them...do you know I only seen them one time while I was in Iowa as a child and I thought they were so pretty...Love that you can sew girl..and Dan at least he can dig you out...I'm still snowed in we got a foot and half in 3 hours...Now tons of ice....Hope you have a great day my friend....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  21. Hi again. I had to come back for another cup of coffee. I could sit here for hours. I just love it all. Can you believe I had to turn 51 years old to see my first Cardinal?
    You have all these wonderful things with Cardinals on them! Love the placemats . . . and the dishes are adorable. Where did you find those? Even the salt and pepper shakers! You are so right - the red against all that beautiful white snow just pops. Man!
    OK, who knows, I might be back for a third cup - ya just never know!
    Have a wonderful day! hugs! Karen

  22. Cindy...beautiful table...beautiful scenery...loved the photo of your hubby...


  24. Cindy,
    Your tablescapes are all so beautiful but I really like this one!! Red is one of my favorite colors and I just love your centerpiece! Keep the eye candy coming!

  25. Oh, the snow is so pretty, but I am glad that it is at your house and not mine! :)

    Your tablescape is so pretty! My MIL loves cardinals and used them in her Christmas decorations. I'll have to show her your fabulous tablescape! I really like the centerpiece! So pretty, yet whimsical, too! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

  26. I love cardinals as well, and your table and home are so charming. I love the arrangement in the pitcher. Thank you for the images of snow! I grew up in AK until I moved with hubby to AZ! I really miss the sound of the snow beneath my feet and the beauty of it.

  27. Oh Cindy, this is beautiful! I love it all, and the snow does just adds to the look. All of that pretty red and white - I'm loving the lollipops in the pretty pitcher, and I've always loved that beautiful china. laurie

  28. Wow!! My that's alot of snow! Delaware has been getting the rain version of your snow one. It's so pretty and festive but that's alot. Keep safe. Pretty pictures through the windows of your home.

  29. I love all your Cardinals, They are gorgeous birds. Lovely tablescape and the centerpiece is adorable.

  30. I love cardinals and your tablescape looks warm and inviting. I see it's still snowing!


  31. That is a gorgeous table. Can I come for lunch? :)

  32. We got about 10 I think, not to bad. I loved having the day off.

    I think your table is sooooo pretty.

  33. Oh, your cottage is so lovely in the snow! I just love your cardinal table setting! Its so so pretty! The place sets all is so wonderful. I adore the lollipops! Please send me one!! lol Or tell me where I can buy them. lol Just adorable!

  34. Hi Cindy....I will take snow over icy rain anyday...we are leaving for Jersey on Wednesday just to get away from the cold and rain!! your table is lovely...the cardinals...the plates..and your runner is wonderful....and I recognized those great snowflake glasses...I have the tumbler size and went back to get the goblets and they were all sold out....gotta love the Dollar Tree!!

  35. What a beautiful festive table. And I love the snow out the window. Looks so cozy and warm inside.

  36. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh my gosh...Girl, I didn't realize that I had missed this gorgeous tablescape! Where have I been lately? To tell you the truth...I'm having a hard time keeping up...so many things going on! Anyway, I'm so sorry! But...I'm here now! Better late than never, right?

    Darlin', I love, love, LOVE your beautiful Christmas cardinal tablescape!!! Ohhh...where did you find those pretty cardinal plates...I want some! Hehe! I'm guessing that the dinner plates and salad plates are a set? The pretty borders on the dinner plates look like they coordinate with the salad plates. Girlfriend, these are my style of dishes...I just love them and who could not love them...those pretty red birds are soooo pretty!!! Wow...and your cardinal placemats...could they be any more perfect with this place setting? Sooo beautiful!!! I just love this beautiful red and green patchwork runner too...did your MIL make this one? Girlfriend, I just adore your centerpiece...that beautiful white pitcher filled with those gorgeous Christmas florals...sooo pretty!!! This Christmas table is just stunning, Darlin'!!! What a treat to get to see it...thank you for sharing it with us!!!

    Love ya, honey!

  37. Cindy, I'm behind this week on my blog visits. Sweet tablescape with the cardinals, lolipops, and all the red and white accents.


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy