A snowman tablecloth is the perfect Christmas or winter table linen, especially if you have small children excited about the holiday season.
A Cheerful Snowman Tablecloth
Getting into the mood for winter or the holiday season is easy when you have a festive table setting. There are a variety of choices when it come to the cheerful wintry icon that is so popular for Christmas themes.
Frosty the Snowman
The childhood storybook of Frosty the Snowman is beloved by children and brings smiles of nostalgia to the faces of adults. This iconic figure is the first thing most people think of when you mention a snowman. Many snowman patterns use either all or part of Frosty's features:
- Black silk top hat
- Carrot nose
- Coal eyes
- Colorful scarf
- Corncob pipe
- Sticks for arms
- Snowman and Children
This children's story is often depicted on tablecloths, napkins, placemats, and even dinnerware. You may discover patterns that show Frosty chasing his hat in the wind, children busy molding the fabled snowman out of snow, or children playing around a snowman.
Other Snowman Designs
While the traditional snowman tablecloth may be about the specific character Frosty, there are numerous other choices of snowman designs. These might be cute patterns with bright colors, or they may be more sophisticated or elegant snoman designs using more muted colors.
Snowman tablecloths are available in all types of fabrics, including, embroidery, lace, and vinyl material that makes for easy clean-up. If you decide to order from a website, be sure to examine the photos careful and read the description so you understand what you're buying.
An embroidered snowman tablecloth can give you that childlike excitement with an adult flair. This type of tablecloth can be the background setting for a very formal dinner or an informal family gathering. Your table decorations and china determine which dining experience you host.
Some designs are a combination of lace and cutwork, while others have a crocheted hem or overall design. Often, the embroidery pattern uses a single color of thread like beige or gold and others use multiple colors. You may prefer a white on white design that is subtle enough to serve as a very formal tablecloth.
A lace tablecloth always sets the stage for a fine dining experience. You can find elegant snowman tablecloths in various lace designs. The wonderful aspect of a lace tablecloth is that it can be very effective by itself or dramatic with an under cloth of a solid color such as blue, green or red. Of course, you aren't limited to these colors. If your holiday theme is gold and green, then a gold under cloth will keep your color scheme flowing to the table setting.
A vinyl tablecloth may be the ideal Christmas tablecloth choice for your kitchen table, especially if you have little ones. This fabric choice will give you the freedom to use a festive tablecloth without worrying over spills and stains. You can even let your children make crafts or Christmas ornaments on the tablecloth to protect your kitchen table. This is a versatile choice for your snowman tablecloth.
Snowmen with Other Christmas Themes
There are many symbols that are associated with snow and Christmas that are used in snowmen-themed tble coverings. These include:
- Christmas gifts
- Christmas lights
- Christmas trees
- Cookies for Santa
- People Ice skating
- Santa Claus
There are two main colors often used in snowman tablecloths in addition to the obvious white for the snowman. You will find red backgrounds to be the most popular color choice, followed by blue and sometimes green. The latter color is often associated with spring and summer and isn't used very often as a background color unless the design includes evergreen trees or Christmas trees.
If you like the retro look, then you may want to check out some of the vintage reproductions being made of 1950s style of snowman tablecloths. These reproduction tablecloths are typically made out of 100 percent cotton just like they were in the 50s. Vintage Home reproduces several vintage Christmas tablecloths that include a snowman design.