Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Winter Woodland Dinner

We are so fortunate in Idaho to have some of the most spectacular forests
in the United States.  Not far from my home, the forests begin.  There are
majestic mountains, Ponderosa pines, beautiful glacier lakes and many
rivers and streams.

I love it up in the woods, so I have created a winter woodland theme tablescape.

I found these charming dinner plates at one of my favorite shops ~
Forget Me Not Antiques.  It is the Welcome Home pattern by J&G Meakin of
Staffordshire, England.  Such a cozy and welcoming winter scene.

I love these tags too.  I added them to mini grape vine wreaths to use as
napkin rings.

All of these dishes and napkins and accessories will end up in our cabin.
I think we have a plan selected now and David has chatted with a log
broker.  We are very excited and hope to be spending Christmas of 2012 in
our new getaway in the woods.

I am joining ~

Bentley is excited about the new cabin too.  He will have a friend up there.
Joey a cute little Maltese is just a couple of doors away and his Mom and Dad
are good friends of ours.  

Susan and Bentley


  1. I love your plates. Great tablescape. I can't wait to see the cabin progression! xo

  2. I love the plates, they are beautiful:)

  3. The dishes look wonderful on the red chargers Susan and the plaid runner really makes this pop. Gorgeous table setting!

  4. I feel like I could walk right into the scene on those plates and feel the icy cool of the snow and smell the pine trees..
    your whole setting is beautiful.


  5. Since I am a county lady from way back, I can appreciate your love of the trees and outdoors. Your table will be very pretty.

  6. Love your table. Soooo cozy and I can't wait to see your cabin in the woods. It sounds so relaxing and devine. I am sure Bentley will love it there ;-)

  7. Beautiful table! Thanks for sharing JoAnn

  8. Beautiful table. Love those warm colours.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog::)

  9. I love all the natural elements on this table... the bark, pinecones, grapevine and snowy scenes. It certainly does reflect the part of the country where you live. And you must be sooooo excited about your log cabin!!

  10. I am excited for you too. Your cabin will be beautiful!!

  11. So very warm and inviting! A wonderful table setting. I must tell you your music is delightful. Pat

  12. I really like the tags. The animals and plaid are a neat combination.

  13. A lovely combination,everything looks very cosy cabin. I'm sure it will look fabulous in your woodland home. xx j

  14. I love the woods too Susan...your table setting is the little grapevine wreaths for napkin rings...this all will be perfect in your cabin :)
    Have a wonderful holiday season!
    Big hugs,

  15. I plates are adorable and your table sets the holiday mood perfectly.

  16. How incredibly fortunate you are to live in such close proximity to all those natural wonders! I'm not much of an outdoorsy girl (my citified idea of being "outdoorsy" is shopping at an open air shopping district as opposed to closed mall!!!), but I can certainly appreciate the beauty of it all. Your tablescape is a wonderful tribute to the wonder of nature!!! I've never visited Idaho, but I can imagine how beautiful it must be. Gorgeous plates, and great idea for the napkin rings!

  17. So pretty and cozy! This is my first visit--sounds like you're planning to build a log cabin? We built a log room onto our home using logs from a 150-year-old cabin. It's out favorite room in the house.

    Hop on over to my blog if you get a chance and join the December to Remember giveaway drawing! I'll be having giveaways at least twice a week all month, and would love to see your name in the hat!

  18. A wonderful woodsy tablescape! We used to live in the Lassen National Forst in NE California for years, and I am quite nostalgic about the forests. Love your post!

  19. So pretty. Perfect for your Christmas cabin. This is all quite festive. Wonderful china and plaid.

  20. What a great woodsy tablescape! How exciting to have plans to build a cabin!

  21. Gorgeous, simple yet very classy...congrats on the cabin...smiles..Renee

  22. Idaho is a most beautiful place. I hope I get to visit again some day. We traveled there in our little motorhome..and stayed out in the woods. I couldn't get enough of the scenery.

    Your plates are precious!! Perfect for a cabin..or anywhere really.
    Bentley's new friend is adorable.. :)

  23. What a lovely tablescape! Your place setting is so gorgeous.

  24. There's a real fine line between "woodland/nature/rustic" and too have the perfect balance on the table. And the dishes are absolutely wonderful. My only wish? To see more of the whole's so beautiful! Thank you, and may Christmas 2012 be at the cabin. Best wishes.

  25. Such an amazing table. It's like stepping into a time capsule. This is SPECTACULAR !

    - The Tablescaper

  26. Your tablescape is so pretty! How wonderful to dream of next Christmas in your new log cabin!

    Thank you for linking this wonderful post to Potpourri Friday!

  27. What a beautiful table setting! I love the plates with the old fashioned winter scene and they look so festive combined with the plaid. Visiting from FHF.

  28. I really like your wintery/forest themed china! Very nice...

    Thanks for sharing!

  29. Susan,
    I just love this Meakin china! Very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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