Monday the first of the snow arrived. We stayed in the city to enjoy it. Being on the island, getting back into town from WestWard if it is a big snow, can be a challenge. Last year we had a nerve wracking afternoon trying to get our car up our icy road. So this year we thought we would avoid that possibility and make it a Seattle snowy adventure. It was a pretty swell day from start to finish. Ending with a meal at the dining table as the snow fell.
It was still light out but I decided to light the candles anyway. It was late afternoon so I knew the flicker of the flames would be pretty as the darkness of the eve fell. Plus this was a very late lunch or a super early dinner. Linner? We had picked up lilies when we were driving around watching our fine city get a light blanket of snow that day. They were the starting point of this table. The green from the leaves and the white of the blooms made me think cabbage plates. A little green setting it would be.
The white ceramic stack of books my gift from TPS this anniversary having a place of honor under the lilies. A favorite key from a favorite Paris flea market placed atop. The topiary in an old trophy and the oversized cloche with a bird vignette along with all the brass candlesticks pulled it all together.