Cabin in the Snow

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Hi everyone,

As many of you know I change my dishes quite often. I have two cabinets in my kitchen with glass doors so I can admire the “Dishes of the Month” every day. 

I try to rotate dishes every month but sometimes that doesn’t work out due to a busy schedule; but I definitely find the time to change my dishes every season.

Today I was putting away my February dishes and realized I never shared this pattern with you, so here is breakfast with the dish of the month… 

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I have had these dishes since 1995 and it is perfect pattern for the colder months. Year after year they are either my January or February dishes.

The name of the pattern is “Cabin in the Snow” by Tienshan and I remember that my first purchase was at a craft fair. I bought a service of four and then continued to shop around to add pieces to the collection. I ended up with quite a few pieces over the years; serving bowls, platters, casserole dishes, gravy boat, creamer and sugar and the salt and pepper shakers.

The dishes are stoneware and the dinner plate and salad plate have the same picture. An off white background with the top of the dish in deep blue and off white in a design that reminded me of sponge painting. Also on the plate is a log cabin, pine trees and the bottom of the dish is snow, of course.

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This is a very simple tablescape to set, so let’s start…

I am using a dark navy tablecloth along with a bright red placemat to pick up the colors on the plate. 

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I am keeping the tablescape simple to serve breakfast, so there are no charger plates.

I chose cornflower blue and off white check napkins and a wooden napkin ring.

I didn’t want a navy napkin to match the tablecloth because that would make the table too dark.

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The flatware matches the set (I had to buy this once I saw it).

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For breakfast I am using clear juice glasses and the matching mug to the set.

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My centerpiece will be very functional with items we need for our meal.

 I am using one of my favorite serving pieces; an acacia wood serving tray. Love acacia wood…..

The tray reminded me of being out in the woods with all the trees, so I wanted to bring a piece of nature inside to the table.

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 I am using the tray with some of the other pieces from the collection; the cabin shaped creamer and the pine tree sugar bowl.

For a little whimsy, I surrounded these items with some artificial snow and some pine cones. I had to have some snow with a plate named, “Cabin in the Snow”.

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A few table accents. The cabin and tree salt and pepper shaker and a few serving platters for breakfast, along with a few scattered pine cones on the table from my trees in the backyard.

Remember, shop your house first for table accents.

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Today we had time to relax and had nothing planned, so breakfast was pancakes, eggs, bacon and hash browns. A little juice and coffee and we are all set.

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Another piece on the table, “that didn’t come with the set” is a coffee carafe with a snowman in the snow. The carafe picks up all the colors of the plate and I think it fits right in. Another craft fair find.

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I hope you enjoyed sharing breakfast with me and my Cabin in the Snow dishes. Now I can pack these dishes away for next year.

Until my next post, make everyday a celebration!

Diane

Place Setting

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Table Details

Cabin in the Snow Dishes from Tienshan

Cabin in the Snow flatware from Tienshan

Cabin in the Snow cabin & pine tree salt and pepper shakers, and mugs from Tienshan

Cabin in the Snow cabin & pine tree creamer and sugar bowl from Tienshan

Navy tablecloth from Homegoods

Blue and white check napkins from Amazon

Red woven placemat from Bed, Bath & Beyond

Juice glasses from “I can’t remember, had them so long…”

Wooden napkin rings from Amazon

Acacia Serving tray from Pottery Barn

Artificial snow from Pier 1

Snowman carafe from Craft fair

Pine cones from the backyard

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