A dangerous icy snow mix is headed our way; along with a high of only six degrees come Monday. Burr! So, I’m building a snowman inside my warm, cozy kitchen. 


Snowman table that is — on my kitchen island.

For breakfast this weekend, hubby and I will be warding off the arctic chill (blast?) with bowls of warm oatmeal and cups of peppermint-flavored coffee.

We’re suppose to be going out to dinner Saturday night as part of Pittsburgh’s Restaurant Week. Not so sure that’s going to happen, as the weather forecast is for icy driving conditions. I sure hope not, as I’ve been really looking forward to dinner at The Roost. On Tuesday night we ate at the Twisted Frenchman. Both are newer, highly rated restaurants we’ve been wanting to try. More frequent dining out is part of our new retirement lifestyle.

Come in from the cold and join me at a snowman table for some frosty fun in the kitchen.

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First, to compliment the black and white colors in the dishes and mugs, I pulled out oval, scalloped-edged placemats.


The placemats are wipeable — perfect if the snowman table starts to melt when things heat up in the kitchen lol!


Although the checked placemats are not a winter print, I also use them in Polar Bear Frolic in Sleigh Ride Tablescape. I like how they set off the seasonal tableware, while coordinating with everyday kitchen decor.

Jolly, Happy Soul

Each of the three snowman dishes or bowls is different. But all have a happy smile, and jaunty black hat perched on top of their heads.


I found the snowman bowls while shopping for craft supplies at Michaels a couple of years ago. Normally, I wouldn’t purchase just three of any style dish or pattern plate.


But the trio of snowman bowls works with three place settings at the kitchen bar.

Magic in that Silk Hat

Each snowman table setting at the island also includes an adorable top hat mug. Another Michaels find! They’re perfect for serving a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

See the little snowman peeking around the side?


Snowman table settings at the kitchen island compliment the nearby Frosty the Snowman tablescape.


Frosty’s silk top hat was one of 5 Snowman Centerpieces Decorate Winter Table featured last January. Top hat mugs and red flatware were also included in that snowman table.


You might recognize the stuffed snowman from my collection featured in last month’s Casual Christmas Table Set for Season.

Another snowman hangs from a kitchen cabinet as part of Cookie Cutter Cheer.

Let’s Run & Have Some Fun

Red and white handles on the top hat mugs match the candy cane-decorated juice glasses.


I recently picked up the four-glass set during a post-Christmas clearance (Pottery Barn). Next year, I plan to mix and match them with a Christmas tree set.


Most recently, I incorporated those cute glasses into Moose Toboggan Ride Tablescape Winter Fun. And, I’ve also used them in, Enchanting Winter Woodland Tablescape for Christmas.


I love peppermint mocha creamer in my morning coffee. And, I’ll be drinking peppermint hot chocolate mix and flavored coffee throughout January. So, candy cane glasses are OK with me until Valentines tableware comes out the end of the month.

He Began to Dance Around

This is my favorite of the snowman table bowls. He looks like he’s have a jolly ‘ol time.


Which is your favorite snowman?

Catch Me If You Can

Red flatware (Home Goods) flanks either side of each snowman bowl. During the months of January and February, I frequently pair the red flatware with a number of winter and holiday table settings.


One of my Valentine favorites shares the same color palette as the snowman table. It was one of several tables highlighted last year in Decorating with Red Heart Ornaments for Valentines Day.

Red and black in these plaid napkins work well with the rest of the snowman table setting.


Each of the vintage snowman napkin rings is holding a candy cane. Aren’t they cute?


I found them at a Goodwill when I was looking for vintage china for my Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party


Before He Melts Away

Tonight, hubby and I are having a mug of peppermint-flavored hot chocolate, with a snowman face marshmallow floating on top. Yum!

Later, while watching Stranger Things on our new “smart” TV, we’ll be finishing up the last of the peppermint stick ice cream in the snowman bowls.

What do you do when winter weather keeps you indoors?




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