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{Country Winter Tablescape}

 Happy Week To Everyone. I hope that this week brings you lots of JOY. I wanted to share my Country Winter Tablescape that is surely given me joy this week. I did not want to put away my Christmas table decor this year but when my youngest daughter spotted these cute chargers at Michaels and pointed them out to me I knew a Country Winter Tablescape was next. 


Incorporating my Deer and forest animals that I used at Christmas made me feel that I still had a little of Christmas lingering on my table. 


I love these new chargers and what I really loved about them was the price. 8 of them for $7.50 at Michaels was the after Christmas sale price and wouldn't you know it...they had 8 which is what I needed. 


As soon as I saw the chargers I knew exactly what kind of tablescape I wanted to do.  My white platter surely came in handy for more than just cookies to nestle on. I was able to incorporate pinecones, small white ornaments and several mini trees. I love anything woodsy and country. 



The small deer are actually salt and pepper shakers and looked so cute sitting on the little wooden pieces Marty had cut for me. The little buckets was found at a local dollar store and marked down after Christmas to $2 a piece. 



My plates....oh I have loved using these plates. I found these some years back at Ross and I have loved using them. They are so versatile and I have used these lovely scripture plates with many tablescapes over the years. 

The pinecone clips on the napkins was a special treat I found at one of our local Dollar stores and you guessed it....marked down for "after Christmas sale" for 50 cents each. 




It's just a simple Country Winter Table but for me...it surely is bringing me much Joy this week. Amazing at how much JOY we find in the little things of life. 


I wish you could sit at my Country Winter table and have a cup of homemade soup and a grilled cheese sandwich with me and we could talk and visit. Then we would have a cup of coffee or hot tea if you'd like with a slice of cheesecake. SOUNDS like a wonderful plan doesn't it? I hope that you all have a great week and would like to ask you to remember me in your prayers. I had cataract surgery on my "bad eye" as they called it this past Thursday. It was a much needed surgery and truthfully I was overdue to have it done. Left eye was covered 85%. Stigmatism has taken a toll as well. I will have the right eye taken care of in early February. I have done just as the doctor has ordered this weekend and have done pretty good but it sure is a big adjustment for me. It's kind of hard letting your surgery eye heal and not being able to see clearly out of the eye that needs surgery. Using readers to help me see and today is really the first day I have tried to be on the computer or do anything close up. I know it will be a big adjustment this week and I know that when the last surgery is completed in February that I will be so glad that it's all behind me. I can already tell a huge change in just being able to see colors differently. Everything is so bright...well, with my good eye that is. But, if you would, say a little prayer that total healing and adjustment will come quickly. My type A personality has surely battled the part of "Take it easy". "Don't do this and don't that". I am not much for that sort of thing....LOL! But my three daughters and husband has taken great care of me and spoiled me a tad. Maybe a tad too much!  Come to think of it...I might need to MILK this a while longer. Happy Week To you all and may the Joy of the Lord be your strength


Hugs and blessings, Cindy





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  1. First, let me say I LOVE your tablescape! That would be something I would LOVE to do, just like that...but I don't have all those wonderful critters and plates and things...but I sure do love yours. I would LOVE to come and sit at your table and have homemade soup and a grilled sandwich...as a matter of fact, I just had that for supper tonight!! You could come HERE and have that with me! Or I could bring it up there and sit at your beautiful table! I made split pea soup yesterday and we had it again for supper to night. Now, on to your eye! Wow! You've been through a lot this week! I pray your eye will heal perfectly and that your next surgery will be perfect as well. Yes, do take it easy and let your family spoil you as long as you can get away with it! I am surprised you are able to write this blog and read it! That shows it must be a success already!! Take care my friend, and enjoy all the attention as much as you can!!

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    1. Thank you Pam. Adjusting with eye deal! Mercy! The Lord is surely watching over me. Loving my dishes too. The Winter scene has made me feel all warm and cozy. Hugs to you.

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  2. Cindy, hi! I love keeping winter decor going strong long after the tree and presents and Christmas-y stuff is put away. Especially lights, greens, candles, and anything with red berries, lots of throws and quilts!

    Not too many pine cones around here, but they'd be a nice touch right around now. Your table settings are beautifully peaceful and inviting!

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    1. I love lights too Linda and keep saying that I am going to put lights back on my fireplace mantle. Might just do that about this weekend.

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  3. Oh, what a beautiful table setting, sweet Friend. This might just be my favorite ever. I love those plates with scripture. I hope your eye heals completely and more quickly than you think. I know you will be glad to get the other one done and on to being able to see! Prayers for you, dear Friend. Happy week to you! 💜

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    1. Thanks Deb. Loving my table too. Asking God for complete healing with this eye. Not used to feeling a little out there in left field but this makes me feel this way. Healing coming.....Love you!

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  4. You should milk it awhile longer. :) I'm glad you're trying to rest at least. Take your time. I will say a prayer for your speedy healing. I love your winter tablescape. Those little fawns are too cute on the wood pieces. My favorite! Get well lady. I want that grilled cheese and soup!

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    1. Thanks Heather Lou. Trying to behave and you know that is hard for me! LOL!

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  5. Your tablescape is so pretty. I love the plates with the pinecones and also the scripture. Saying a prayer for you that your eye continues to heal and just think after the second one is done next week you will have perfect vision and no more glasses. You do have to take it easy and sounds like you are making a great attempt at that. It is hard to sit still I know. Have a good start to the new week. xoxo Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. I am doing much better today. And about to eat me some leftover soup so going to be doing really good. LOL! Yep, be glad when all this is behind me.

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  6. That is a beautiful tablescape! AND I love those plates, I think I'm going to go online shopping and see if I can them. Love ya sweet friend, have a blessed day.

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary. I found those scripture plates at Ross years ago. I love them.

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  7. Hi, Cindy. First, count on my prayers for skilled doctors and staff, quick and effective healing, AND peace to you while you have to take it easy--I know all about that!!) Your table is lovely--warm and wintery and cozy. Believe it or not, we're still de-Christmasing! We always celebrate Christmas from the 25th through the Epiphany, and the 3 Kings come on the night of the 5th and leave presents for the grands (we're running out of gift ideas!! LOL). As you probably remember from my blog, we also have a party on that day for the children in the extended family, but of course, because of COVID we weren't able to do that this year. It's important to us that they know Bible events, like the shepherds coming and the wise men coming (though we of course don't know how many actually came, and they came later; we're just making a tradition for them). So the tree is still up and the gifts are still out under it! This is when I'm thankful for an artificial tree!! :) Enjoy your cozy retreat...and yes, I'd love some cheesecake too!!

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    1. Thank you Zuni. I am much better today. Using readers to type and honestly will be glad when 2nd surgery is behind me. I keep hearing wonderful things about the eye surgery and me being so glad when it's all said and done. I love your traditions. Our Pastor leaves his tree up til after Epiphany too. Girl, there is no telling how many actually came to see the birth is there? I am surely giving praise that our family was able to be together. Praying for better days ahead with so many sicknesses in this world. But our Pastor reminded us recently...sin of the world surely brought much to us and that is why we MUST stay focused on Jesus. Happy day to you dear Zuni.

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  8. I just live your woodsy, country after Christmas table, Cindy! You found some good buys on everything, which makes it all the better. Yes, I’d love to sit at your table and share soups and cheesecake with you! I do pray for you everyday, but I will add an extra for healing on your eyes. Have a restful week, my friend. Love and hugs...

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    1. Thanks Kitty. I am enjoying it too. Love me a good buy and especially when I already have things to use to decorate with. Speaking of that....I am trying to walk around my house now and see what I can use from other rooms to give a differfent room an UMP! LOL!

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  9. What a beautiful table setting! I especially like the white plate with the acorns and animals.

    I'll pray for rapid recovery of your eye...and yes, I think your family should support your looooong recovery!

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    1. Thank you Margie. I am doing well. Back tomorrow for checkup and then again next Monday and then if God willing next surgery date is scheduled for 2/4. Girl....gonna have new by my birthday in February but the same old body! LOL!

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  10. The Winter Tablescapes are so adorable!! The perfect answer to fix that after-Christmas bleak look once everything is taken down.

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    1. Thanks so much GM. I was sorta sad when I took my Christmas down to be honest. Love seeing all the Christmas decor. But I am enjoying my Country Winter table.

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  11. Cindy, I love your winter tablescape, it is beautiful and cozy. I had cataract surgery last May, and it has been wonderful. It was like colors were so vivid, I didn’t really realize how bad my eyes were until I had the surgery. You will be so glad after it is all over. Hugs and prayers sweet lady!

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    1. Thank you Pam and I sure appreciate you sharing that about surgery. I can already tell a difference with the eye that had surgery. Be glad when it's all said and done and appreciate your prayers.

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  12. Always so beautiful....Now I am wondering about the IDEA my post gave you?? Thttps://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/2021/01/friends-wreathes-lamp-stuffed-animals.html?showComment=1609940429987#c3633469360348306159his one~

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    1. Thanks Pam. I loved how you used a wreath over your window. The curtains look very much like one I have in dining area and as soon as I can SEE better...LOL! Gonna try that maybe for something different.

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  13. "Woodsy and country" -- yes, I like your style. It's very homey, warm, comfortable, and welcoming! Having a cup of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich with you would be a delight. We're doing it "virtually" right now!

    Praying for complete healing of your eyes and the ability to cope well with the healing process. So many times our Lord admonishes us to WAIT (on many things), which is hard but it must be important or He would not say it.

    With that said, you have still managed to give us a delightful blog post. Thanks for the continued cheer you send our way.

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    1. Thank you Barbara. Looking through one eye basically with readers. God is helping me daily for sure. Headed back today for checkup on the healing eye. "The Joy of the Lord is my strength". And yours sweet friend.....

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  14. I love love your wintery tablescape and new chargers Cindy! I wasn't ready to put Christmas away either, the sparkle really keeps things cheery! The pine cones and woodland theme are perfect for January. You take care, and best of luck with the remaining surgery and healing...let that great family of yours spoil you rotten!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna. I am enjoying that cute woodsy look on my table for sure.

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  15. Your table setting is beautiful, a perfect January setting :)

    Sending healing thoughts and prayers to you, hoping your eye heals completely and quickly. My good wishes for when you have the other eye done.

    Take care.

    All the best Jan

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  16. I love your tablescape and especially the dinner plates. So lovely and versatile. You always have such a warm and welcoming look and I love that. Joyful blessings Cindy!

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  17. Oh, I am SO sorry to hear about your eyes, dear friend. I will surely be praying for you. I'm sorry it takes me so long to get here sometimes, but I like to save your posts until I can really read and absorb them. They always make my day brighter! May God heal you speedily. Sending much love and many hugs your way today!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. I am doing well and had first checkup yesterday. Healing nicely. Praise the Lord! Hugs to you dear Cheryl.

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  18. I'm jumping up and down and dancing around! Your table and centerpiece are out of this world!!!!! I'm in love with EVERYTHING about it!!! YES!!! Invited me over. Maybe on second thought you better not. I'd be inclined to sneak a critter home.

    Cataract surgery, milk it for a little bit longer. I did!

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  19. Hi Cindy, I love your tablescape! I bet your are thinking of your Valentine's table set up. I like to do goodies bags for the grands. Hubby and I usually go out somewhere nice, but everything is closed over here. Enjoy your week!

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  20. Very pretty, Cindy! I love pinecones and keep them out in a basket all year. You are so talented with table scapes. I'm lucky to get the fork and knives on the correct side of the plate! Have a blessed weekend.

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  21. Cindy, I sure do hope and pray everything with both eyes will go well, and I feel sure it will. I so love your tablescape, especially your sweet woodland animals. Sure wish you lived next door because I have a feeling if you did we would be having a whole lot of visiting going on! We seem to have a lot of things in common, like loving a good bargain:)
    Sadly my best friend has Alzheimer's and her short-term memory has gotten almost non-existent. Thankfully, she still knows me but it sure has taken a toll on our friendship. My two other best friends from here have both moved in recent years, and my 7 "really best" from high school live in all different places. We usually get together once or twice a year but needless to say we haven't been able to for the last year...breaks my heart. But I am trying to see the JOY in each and every day because every day is a blessing. We lost another good friend to COVID today...such a special guy. So every day I have with my family is a reason to celebrate and be joyful. And I praise God for his blessings:) Have a great weekend, Cindy, and do take it easy.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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