Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Let's Pretend

I've always dreamed of going on a ski vacation to some beautiful, snowy resort lodge. So today,
I've packed my bags and skis for a "pretend" trip! Come along with me, bloggy friends!!

Ah! Here's our lodge. Isn't it beautiful! I hope I get that upper room on the left with the dormer window! Love those RED trimmed windows!

We have just checked in this morning, and now it's time for a yummy breakfast. Let's get that table over there, OK?

I'm having blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup and steaming hot coffee! What will you have?

What a great view we have from this table by the window! Oh, look! There's a reindeer out there. :)

Dinnerware was a gift from friend, Gloria for Christmas. I love it so much. It came from Kohl's.

It's made by St. Nicholas square "Snow Valley"

The plate in the background is also by them....." Heartland"

Well, lots of snow out there. Let's hit the slopes!!!

Later, we can sit by the blazing,crackling fireplace, kick our feet up, and......

have some hot, Alpine cider. A perfect ending for a perfect "pretend" day. :)

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her fun "Tablescape Thursday"
Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for "Rednesday"
Thanks for joining me today!


Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a delightful ski holiday you had! And I love your lodge. I also love your socky-slippers. So pretty and warm, I bet.

Terry said...

Oh my this was the best friendship vacation ever !
I heart lodges :)
I have had such a delightful time.
Thank you for the invitation .
Looking forward to your next great pretend adventure .
Hugs from Texas
Until next time
Happy Trails

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great dishes D! They'll be fun to use for the rest of the season-enjoy:@)

My Vintage Blankie said...

Thanks for taking me along on your holiday. It was perfect. It really was!!! Those plates are darling!

Shelia said...

Oh, I am on my way! What a sweet post! I love those pretty little wintry plates and your setting and your story! Those little socks on your tootsies are precious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

These dishes are fabulous! Love this table.

Debbie said...

I adore your lodge tablescape! I hope Kohl's still has those beautiful plates :-) We have been looking for some holiday plates for our cottage. I hope you get to go to your dream lodge some day.

Step inside my home said...

Oh - your table is sooo inviting! They are perfect for a ski lodge. I love the designs and your use of pinecones. Perfect! ~Susie

Marigene said...

Cute table...I've always loved the ski lodge scene!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What cute, CUTE china! I love the moose on it, and that's a nice friend to have given you this. Don't you love Kohl's?

Looks like you had the perfect time, and those pancakes... YUM! Cozy fire, cute china, pancakes, fun little socks... the perfect way to spend a winter day.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Your picture out the window says you had the prefect place for your pretend ski vacation...made a perfect setting. Trish

The Tablescaper said...

What wonderful dishes. What a wonderful fantasy your table brings to mind.

- The Tablescaper

Debbie said...

I'm all for a pretend trip.

Your friend gave you some wonderful dishes. I love how the rim looks like bark from a tree. I also love that red coffee pot in the back. I'd like one of those myself.

Very pretty! Glad you invited us to pretend along with you.

Pattie T. said...

Great post! Wish I could join you by the fire. Those dishes are wonderful. I can see I need to spend more time at Kohl's!

Alycia Nichols said...

What a cute idea! Love the ankle socks, too! :-)

Denise said...

What fun! I had a great time. Of course, while you were skiing, I was by the fire drinking Irish Coffees. I prefer to LOOK at the snow rather than ski on it.
You did a great write-up. Clever. And the perspective of camera matching what you would be seeing - very cool!
Enjoyed your new dishes. They certainly do make you think of a lodge.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I had a wonderful time on our ski trip! Best of all -- didn't get cold or break anything. I adore your story along with thsoe wonderful dishes. A great and pretty adventure.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a cute post! That dinnerware is just darling -- you are going to enjoy that! I love it with the red accents.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This was fun! Thanks for the ski lodge breakfast. Love those dishes!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a fun lil trip to the lodge.
Loved the breakfast and the dishes
are so adorable. Just loved them,
what a lovely gift from your friend.
You will have many many fun years using these and always remember her!
blessings, Nellie

Tess said...

What a great ski trip and no broken bones!!! Breakfast is adorable and looks delicious!! And your fire and hot drink is the perfect end to a winter day

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This table setting would almost make skiing bearable! Hubby loves it and is out there right now. I'm happily reading blogs. Give me the sun and sand any day! I do like the dishes, though! :) Linda

Janay said...

:*) What a hoot; I truly enjoyed your "Ski Holiday"; thanks for inviting us along! Such a sweet friend to add to your collection of dishes!
And yes, your socks are so adorable!