The Pink Pagoda is such a lovely blog and I follow it regularly. Jennifer is hosting a blue and white linking party and she's particularly looking for seasonal posts, so here's my offering. It's an old post taken during a freak snowstorm here in Georgia. We made the most of the event and snuggled in with lots of hot chocolate and fires. I pulled out these blue and white snowman dishes that I hadn't used in a long time. Here's the post:
You won't believe this, but we have more snow in Atlanta!!! This is being hailed as historic, even EPIC by the weathermen and newscasters. Mr. Pressed Pants even closed his business today. Actually, he never opened, as the roads are truly impassable and he didn't want any of his employees to even try to drive in this.
So this is the way the (late) breakfast table looked. To reflect the weather, I dug out some old pottery that I haven't used in years. I've said before that I used to be a blue and white girl, but that has changed. However, I still have a ton of blue and white, and even though it doesn't look too hot in our green breakfast room, I really wanted to use Mr. Snowman.
I started with a tablecloth that I made years ago from Pierre Deux fabric and co-ordinating border.
Then I used these plates that I think I got at Macy's many years ago. They say Cooks Club on the back. Wasn't that Macy's house brand?
I used the two sizes of plates.....
and the matching bowl.
The flatware is from some discount store, and the napkin is from the Palm restaurant line of linens that Homegoods carries. I've had the napkin rings for years, too. It has Blue Willow designs on it. As a matter of fact, I think I got them at the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Georgia. (That could be another post!)
I'm really glad that I picked up these cute snowman glass coffee cups at Kroger the other day. I just had a feeling that I "needed" them. They were on sale for 50 cents a piece!
This thermos pot is another oldie. I don't remember where I got it, but I love the Blue Willow design.
I served these delicious cranberry and orange muffins.....
from a box mix!!!! I keep them on hand all the time. They only take a sec to whip up and please note that they are "fat-free"!!! Delish!!! I also made hot oatmeal, but unfortunately I was out of our favorite oatmeal from Trader Joe's freezer foods. They come two to a pack and they are the chewy, steel-cut kind.
With fat-free milk and Splenda, they are a low cal breakfast that REALLY sticks to your ribs. You gotta try both of these!
Mr. Pressed Pants uses butter on his muffins, and I served it on this darling antique wooden butter dish with a Blue Willow china insert. I am soooo careful of this little plate, because I know I could never find the right sized replacement if it broke.
This is cranberry apple butter in a white porcelain dish from Pier One, served with this cute white faux bois spoon from Christine's Creations. It was a sweet store that has gone out of business in Woodstock.
After breakfast, we decided to take a walk in the snow and take some pictures of the "historic" event. My mom sent this tray out for us with hot chocolate. Sure wish she had known where the marshmallows were!
Sitting on the stone wall overlooking the lake, we couldn't believe how cute it was. What's that? Snowballs?
I had no desire to make a whole snowman, but couldn't resist a few snowballs.
We wish that everyone could have stayed home today, safe and sound as we did, but by watching the news, it was obvious that that was not the case. I hope that all those accidents were just fender benders.
So, after our brisk walk, here's what Mr. Pressed Pants did next.
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