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Mid-winter tablescape for an intimate dinner…

Six months into it and I am still getting my head wrapped around the Dallas weather. We go right from wearing gloves and overcoats to sandals and light tops! Arizona is not known for cold weather so we never “understood” the cold and when the temperatures did drop down, people or at least I did not find myself ready or accepting to the cold. In Dallas we came with a mindset that it will be cold so I consciously prepared for the weather. Our family really enjoyed the winters! Boys always wanted to live in colder place. Dallas weather however is quite unpredictable. Your closet should be ready for about any kind of outside temperature –  so pretty diverse wardrobe is needed here! You may be okay wearing one layer one day and need coats, gloves and what not the next morning.

So we got a hint of summer right just this past week again and suddenly it seemed like I will have to pack all my coats and jackets. For a person who gets too cold too easily, I felt sad that winters will be ending so I thought of living in the moment and enjoying it! I looked for my fall/winter décor and put this table together for a mid-winter dinner inspiration right in the middle of spring! Now that sums up the Dallas climate right there!

Thanksgiving through winter holidays, I styled up couple of tables with some variations but I kept the tones barnish greys and beiges with gold. I cannot have enough of rustic décor elements and have employed them around themes numberless time, but this year I decided on different tones. I added only one burlap accent which is my effort from this blog, the rest of the pumpkins are from after-halloween sale from Hobby Lobby. I used the rest of the stuff I had lying around…three paint colors to achieve the shades, white, brown and black and a nail polish for gold accents. Stencils are just leaf shapes cut in the paper.

I have owned these Syracuse dishes for a long time. When it comes to ivory and gold sometimes I cannot decide if I like the Japanese pottery more or American vintage. I have to say these Syracuse plates have such beauty and delicacy in them and can sit proudly in a formal setting as well as among woodsy elements. These fine place settings have been used in another shoot styled by an Arizona vendor for a Spnish themed elopment shoot. Here is the link to the blog post as featured in Fab You Bliss and I will be putting it on my blog soon as well. The flatware is my favorite from international silver company.  The gold stemware is Italian and the other white with gold lace pattern is to me an unknown time and maker. The candle holders are vintage Godinger , candles and accent lights are from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Enjoy the post and hopefully before this wintery spring fully leaves us for summer, have a mid-winter dinner with few good friends!

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Hi and welcome to my blog!

My name is Riffat and I am the writer behind this blog. Through this blog I share many things I am enthusiastic about – my curated items from old era, passion for tea and tea parties, design and décor, DIY projects. I specifically like to create themed and seasonal parties incorporating vintage treasures. I am married to an awesome guy who has {a good case of} wanderlust and is a grand but healthy foodie. Occasionally I will be journaling and sharing his experiences in travel, recipes and restaurant reviews. On my blog you will also get to meet our 3 amazing boys – the oldest is neuro-diverse and his being on the spectrum has given a different and incredible meaning to our family! I would be a very different person without him. Besides enjoying my family and this blog, I am a full-time speech and language pathologist.

We recently moved to Dallas from Arizona. Back there, I ran a vintage china rental and sales business. I had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors in the event industry and got featured on many international and national blogs. I started blogging specific to my collection but recently switched to life style blogging to touch more aspects of life.

Originally from Pakistan, I am a multicultural and multilingual person and enjoy diversity to its fullest. I welcome new things and ways and learn from them but believe in restoring and preserving as well. I love people who inspire each other, are successful holistically, spread positive vibes and make a difference in this world for themselves and individuals around them. Overall, I strive to be a very well-balanced person and this blog plays some part in achieving that!

I absolutely love to team up with creative minds! Feel free to contact me for style consultation, photo shoots, vintage & antique articles, tea parties and hand-made items. I also do product reviews and feature items on my blog. I have a small shop on etsy featuring my collection and hand-made items.

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  1. […] super spooky! The velvet pumpkins are from here and the other ones I painted for my last year’s Thanksgiving tablescape (below). The jewelry is provided by Antonio & Frankie, makeup by Brite Bar Beauty. The pretty […]

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