Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Winter Dishes

I have been pining over these dishes for a quite a while now.  They are called Winter Frost by Pfaltzgraff. Enough said, right?  Retired.  Expensive.  Not in my budget.


I found some plates on e-bay that were affordable, so I bid on them.  That's all I have - 6 plates.  They are so pretty to me...such beautiful colors...a frosted woodland scene.  


Look at the details.
Frosted branches.  Gleaming leaves.  Pops of color through the winter berries.  Little pine cones.


I plan on using these dishes everyday throughout the winter.  *I am a bit giddy - I have never had seasonal dishes.*  Here is how I am enjoying setting the table with my new found treasure.

I don't want to put anything on top of the plates because I don't want to cover the beauty.  I also don't want a lot going on as far as the centerpiece...I want the plates to be the star!


My mom recently gave me this small blue mason jar.  I love the height of this to use as a centerpiece. It is the perfect height for the table...I don't need to move it when we eat.  I placed fresh cut cedar in the jar.  The branches and the cones mimic the scene on the plates.

To pretty it up a little, I tied some twine around the neck and placed the jar on a white snowflake candle holder.  The white is a nice contrast between the blue jar and the dark table.

Sometimes less is more....

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30 comments:

  1. Those are so absolutely stunning!!!

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    1. Thanks Christine! I have loved them (from a far) for a long time....

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  2. I love everything about it! I'm not a fan of blue Christmas decor, but now I know I LOVE it for "Winter" decorating! Great job with all the blue coming together to complement the dishes.
    p.s. I'm a new follower and I'm loving your blog.

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    1. Happy to have you on the "blue side" for winter decorating ;-) Thank you for your kind comments and for becoming a follower Debbie!

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  3. Your plates are lovely, LL! I can see why you are so excited! Love the frosted look of them, and your pretty blue mason jar centerpiece, brings the whole tablescape together beautifully!

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  4. These are gorgeous Lori! I am a confessed dishaholic ;)

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    1. A confessed dishaholic...that is funny Cecilia! Since I started blogging, I have seen dishes in 'a new light'...

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  5. Congratulations on a great purchase!! These plates are so pretty! Enjoy using them this winter. I have a couple of sets of winter dishes (that I've thrifted) and love changing things up a bit, too.

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    1. Wow...two sets of winter dishes! I must say I am enjoying these pretties...glad you understand...

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  6. Love the idea of winter dishes and this is such a sweet table setting. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. Pam, Thanks for the sweet comment and for hosting!

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  7. Gorgeous dishes....I so love the colors and pattern!!

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    1. Thank you Shirley! The blue colors fit perfectly with the rest of my decor. Have a great weekend!

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  8. What lovely dishes, and the table looks serene and beautiful -- excellent choices! I have never seen this pattern, so thank you for sharing. Keep checking Ebay!

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    1. The pattern has been retired for a while, but the colors and the serene look goes so well with my style. Thanks for visiting Cass!

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  9. The dishes really are beautiful! Perfect for Winter. Love the subtle colors. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. It is nice changing up the dishes a bit...

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  10. I, too, have seen and lusted over these dishes! I am glad for you that you found some. Maybe it is my turn now?

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    1. I hope it is your turn Debby. Keep your eye out and when you least expect it.... ;-)

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  11. Those are lovely dishes! And perfect for this time of the year!

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  12. I have the full set of these dishes and just love them. I purchased when they first came out. If I ever decide to get rid of them I will let you know.

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    1. You just made my heart skip ;-) They are beautiful dishes, you are blessed to have the complete set!

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  13. So pretty! I hope you find some more! It's such fun to have seasonal dishes :)
    Jenna

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    1. I haven't looked for any more lately Jenna...maybe because I know I could become obsessed. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. I can see why you love those plates so much, and 6 is all you need for the basis of many tablescapes. Love your table!

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    1. Thank you Bev. You have to start somewhere, right?

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  15. The plates are beautiful! I love dishes too and could own a lot of them if time, space and money allowed!! :) It's so fun to set a pretty table. Enjoy your dishes!

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    1. Thanks Deborah. I have only recently started 'getting into' different dishes. You're right, it is fun.

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