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December: Baby its cold outside – In the palace of the Snow Queen

You are cordially invited to dine in the palace of the Snow Queen, grab your vintage furs, it’s cold at her table. Hans Christian Anderson first published the Snow Queen on Dec 21, 1844. I found it fitting to publish this blog-post on December 21 – 177 years later!

The Snow Queen created the world of eternal winter where the polar wind cools the human soul The Snow Queen, 2012

Ah, my muse: the frozen, icy dacha scene from the 1965 film Dr. Zhivago.

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Not wanting to destroy my own dining room, I scaled back a bit. I used lots of silver, crystal, some greens from the garden, and a variety of blues and greens. Please enjoy this table-setting inspired by Snow Queen, the ruler of the snow bees.

I used a variety of contemporary and vintage pieces: glass chargers, a solid white dinner plate, and vintage “Moring Mist” salad plates by Northumbria China.

The vintage silver plate flatware is Coronation by Oneida (1930s).

Lovely Heisey “Iris” water goblets and “Chardonnay Gold” by Oscar de la Renta

A new series of Napkin Blings, inspired by the Snow Queen are now available on the Dinners in the Dining Room e-shop!

A unique way to use Napkin Blings! A recent Napkin Blings purchaser is using them for candles! They work perfectly with a 2″ pillar.

A vintage berry set complete with original fruit bowls by Poland China. The pattern is unnamed but features pine boughs and the Lenten Rose, a classic winter flower.

The Snow Queen is wearing a crystal eclipse crown, handmade by Michelle at Crystal Eclipse Crowns. The photos do not do this beautiful crown justice, you can find your own crystal crown at

Thank you for joining me today on this anniversary of the original Snow Queen publication. Please feel free to comment and share with others who may enjoy beautiful and vintage items. Also, please check out my e-shop featuring Napkin Blings(c) an original creation made with vintage jewelry, and notecards from some of my favorite Dinners in the Dining Room photos. I hope to see you back in 2022, I have a busy year planned! Until then enjoy something beautiful and Merry Christmas, ~d

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