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January 10, 2019

To The Slopes! (T)

Winter has settled in here and the ski lodges have opened up.   

 Imagine a day spent out on the slopes, cross country skiing or even just playing in the snow.
Coming into a warm meal and a cozy table to dine it would make the day perfect!

 A Christmas gift from my hubby was a German Pyramid.  I've have wanted one for a long time and found this on one of our visits to Frankenmuth, MI at the Frankenmuth Clock shop.  It's definitely a spot to visit loaded with black forest cuckoo clocks (some extremely elaborate), grandfather clocks, nutcrackers, pyramids and so much more. 
 Each side has a different scene and  the center spins around.  I've included a video of it located further down in the post.

 If you aren't famliar with these the little bit of heat generated from the tealite candles causes the top part to start turning.

My vision for this tablescape was with an "alpine" kind of look.  
I used my galvanized tin chargers to separate the red found in the buffalo plaid dishes from the red placemats.  I chose the napkins to pull on the colors from the salad plate.  The napkin rings have an aged look like the accent on the flatware.

Placemats are from Juliska (found on one of their sales). 

 The little black table has been in this corner for the holidays and I chose to leave it here for now.  I brought out the lantern box I got from Pier 1 a couple of years ago.  I did a post last year showing it in more depth that you can see "here".

 I put the black and white dishes from Pier 1 back up and added the dishes with the pine cones that I've used a few times.  I wanted to depict a winter feel to the plate rack.

 I'm getting a new range in the kitchen next week and it will have a warming drawer so I rearranged some pots and pans and decided to bring out my larger pots and stage them on the etagere.
It's a more utilitarian look but it helped solve a storage issue for me.

 Time to dine!

 A quick video showing the pyramid in motion.

Thank you for visiting with me for my "To The Slopes" tablescape!

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  1. Love the German pyramid too! They are so cool and the craftsmanship is stunning. Hope you are enjoying the new year!

  2. Liz, the pyramid is absolutely stunning and what a wonderful gift from your hubby! I love your winter tablescape, it is perfect for the season. My hubby and I used to go to Colorado almost yearly to ski. We haven’t been skiing in quite a while, but I love the ambiance of snow. Happy 2019!

  3. Liz, this is so welcoming. We visited Frankenmuth (and Holland too)when I was around 10. They both made quite an impression on me. Looks like I'll need to go back to find myself one of those pyramids. Happy New Year!

  4. Your Pyramid in motion is amazing, Liz! And it looks perfect on your beautiful wintery tablescape!

  5. What an incredible gift! I love your German pyramid, it's just such a unique gift, and so special!

  6. Liz,
    Your home looks lovely decorated for Winter and I just adore your pretty tablescape!! The dishes are beautiful!! Your home looks so inviting!!

  7. Liz, your German pyramid is like none I've ever seen. I have one that my Daddy called a gizmo. That's the word he always called something he didn't know the name of! Your table is beautiful and I'd be happy to leave the slopes to join you! Ha! I like your pots on the etagere. It's always lovely to see your snow through the door. We may get some this weekend. ♥

  8. Liz, what a treasure the German pyramid is! We’ve bought several things together on outings and I enjoy remembering the fun we had when I see or use our purchase. I know you do the same. Your table looks so cozy, especially with the peeks of snow outside. We’re supposed to get a lot of snow this weekend here in eastern Missouri. I may have to set a cozy table, too. Have a happy weekend! Zenda

  9. Love the German Pyramid what a fabulous gift. Your tablescapes never disappoint. Happy Thursday Liz.

  10. Hi Liz,
    Dropped by for a cuppa :-D
    Lovely alpine setting,its summer here in Australia, so we are experiencing hot, humid & breezy days on the coast.

  11. Wow, what a lovely gift from Dan. It is beautiful. I can imagine being on the slopes. The table looks lovely. A joy to sit down and take in the beautiful snow outside. Have a great weekend.

  12. First of all, I adore your pyramid. I've always loved the German candle pieces like that and this is a beauty. And with your table is adds a Nordic look that seems to match that view from your window. And yet inside, cozy and warm, comfy and safe -- with promises of something quite delicious to come. It's really a lovely table and I also appreciated the other bits you showed us. The perfect winter tablescape!

  13. Your table looks great Liz! I love that plate rack of yours. Love the black and white plaid dishes. Happy New Year!

  14. Love your salad plates on the table - an alpine setting and snow outside your window - just perfect!! Enjoy!

  15. Oooohhh....a new stove!!!!!! Lucky! I wish a certain little baldheaded man around here would get it in gear around here for me to get one, too! All the cooking I do around this joint...I NEED a new one! I’d love to have one with 5 burners instead of 4. Dreams!!!!! Your tablescape is right on for these cold weather months! Skiing is such a popular sport/form of exercise and diversion...this would make me feel super warm after! You did a great job of mixing patterns. The bold buffalo check chargers are a terrific backdrop!

  16. Pretty setting with such beautiful things. The pyramid candle holder/fan so beautiful in the middle. Love the snow scene outside your window. Thank you for your visit. Hugs Sujatha:)

  17. Oh your table is gorgeous! And it actually reminds me of the winters I spent living in Germany, and enjoying chalet living in Garmish!

  18. Oh how adorable and oh so cozy! The centerpiece is beautiful, the craftmanship amazing!! Love the Juliska mats and the buffalo check chargers!

  19. Liz, love your pyramid! It has so much rich detail! Your table is perfect for this winter weekend. Love the plate rack arrangement too. Stay cozy.

  20. Such a delightful setting ... and a thoughtful gift from your hubby...Everything looks so inviting...Thanks for sharing..Hugs

  21. Liz, the table is truly fabulous...it makes me feel as though I should take my ski jacket off, dust off the snow and sit down to that warm and cozy table. You knocked this one out of the ski slopes!!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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