Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CHRISTMAS DINING WITH VIETRI




While I am out walking,  I take a short break to admire the Vietri pottery plates on display in the window of a gift shop. I reason with myself that if I can't live in Italy, perhaps I can enjoy beautiful dinnerware from Italy. Joe has heard me talk about Vietri. Recently, he surprised me with four Vietri iridescent glass snakeskin plates. He knows that I like green and says he is still looking for the WHITE ones I want love ;o)

While I was decorating our sun porch for Christmas, I placed a centerpiece on the Mackenzie Childs table and was happy with just that. Too busy this year to fuss! Then the Vietri snakeskin plates popped into my head since they are a few shades of green. We are  loving the beauty of the glam snakeskin plates, using them for appetizers and an occasional dessert. The pictures really don't do the plates justice, but here is my humble attempt of what they look like during the day. 



Here's an evening shot. Since we have only used the dishes for finger foods so far, I didn't include flatware. Besides that, I think they need matching snakeskin forks ;o) Hmmm, I wonder if they make them.



This is what the table looks like when we use it in the evening. Very dark these days.



Here are the white Vietri dishes that I adore.


courtesy of Vietri


These snowflake dishes would look great on a table during the holiday season and even through the winter. 

courtesy of Vietri


I added some sparkly Christmas trees that I bought several years ago.  Look - no snow on the lawn yet! This is the mildest fall we have had in many years. Even the tulips are starting to sprout. As long as they don't bud, they will be fine next spring.






courtesy of Vietri


TODAY I AM VERY MERRY FOR:


*Getting together with mom and my two sisters to make Christmas cookies! I bought a seven pound can of almond paste...yup, we'll use the whole can to make mom's famous almond paste cookies ;o) We give quite a few away to mom's friends at church.

* The beautiful weather we had while visiting family in New York City last week. The Saks Fifth Avenue Snowflake and Bubble projection show is spectacular. I've included a Youtube link to the 3D Projection mapping show if you are interested. 

click here - Saks Fifth Avenue

* For the talented indivuals that bring us joy by creating a 53 foot long Gingerbread Village for the holiday season. It's on display at the Turning Stone Casino and takes months to assemble!  In case you would like to make your own, I've included the recipe for you but you'll have to reduce it ;o)  OMG, 1,200 eggs!!



I am joining:


 No Minimalist here for Holiday Dining

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Gingerbread Party @ Cozy Home Scenes

Thank you for stopping by!
Debbie


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous dishes from Joe, what a sweetheart! Table looks fantastic, especially in the evening, it just pops! Very pretty.

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  2. I COVET your Vietri Snakeskin plates, and hope you maybe receive the white ones for Christmas! Beautiful post, as always, and beautiful blog!
    P.S. Haven't forgotten about your riggi recipe--just waiting to have more family around to make it for....

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  3. Those plates are beautiful...love the different shades of green. They look great on the MC table, too!

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  4. Beautiful post, Debbie. I can't wait to see those almond paste cookies. I love Vietri, too. Your table is gorgeous. And you were in NYC last week and you did not stop by??! lol xo

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  5. The plates are exquisite. You're a lucky girl Debbie.
    I love the white Vietri dishes because I think they'd be perfect for Christmas here in Oz. They look so cool, crisp and elegant.
    We'll be eating al fresco on Christmas Day probably because its going to be a warm one!

    The gingerbread village looks fabulous ~ so festive and magical. I plan to make a gingerbread house with my daughter when she arrives here from the UK for Christmas. Don't you just love to get together and bake? ;D

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  6. Beautiful snakeskin plates - what a guy Mr. Mountain Breaths is! Everything looks lovely, Debbie!
    (Leslie - thanks for the reminder about Debbie's riggi recipe - just what I can make one night for visiting family over Christmas week.)

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  7. LOVE your Vietri dishes! Your Joe made a wonderful choice...how sweet!

    Newest follower! :)

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  8. wow Debbie,, this is beautiful in every detail...

    Those plates are amazing.

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  9. Beautiful!! Stopping by from No Minimalist Here~ stop by and say hello sometime! :)

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  10. I love Vietri. I've long wanted to add the Foglia to my collection. Your snakeskin plates are spectacular! Have you seen their new goblets? I've recently added them in the amber and smoke. They are also available in a glorious green, which I'll tackle next. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your gorgeous table. Cherry Kay

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  11. Really unique dishes - I have never heard of them before...and they look lovely on your table. Had fun at M-C, I got the small pedestal tray, 3 herb pots, a glass B&W striped candle globe, some ornaments, a Bunco gift (ornament)...my sis-in-law bought the small topiaries - they are adorable! Then we shopped in Skaneateles and had dinner at the Sherwood - It was a fun day

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  12. I think your husband is a keeper since he gave you those pretty dishes. They look very special on your table. Those snowflake dishes are gorgeous, too. Thank you very much for adding the gingerbread village to my Gingerbread Party. I really appreciate it. Can't wait to see more gingerbread items. I would love to see the village you presented. I bet it is spectacular in person. That is an amazing amount of ingredients. Thanks again----- Shannon

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  13. They are beautiful, Debbie, very elegant! The gingerbread houses are gorgeous too. My friend Gail makes them every year. She goes to all her gkids nursery school classes and makes them with the kids. Very patient and talented lady!
    I see Annie is making the rounds, it was good to hear from her!

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  14. What a beautiful table setting with your Vietri plates! My man gifted me with some Vietri about 6 or 7 years ago, and I love using them. Hope you get your white ones one day!

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  15. Love love love those plates.. wow they are amazing. They are perfect with a your centerpiece too. xo marlis

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  16. Joe is so thoughtful! I think the snakeskin plates are beautiful but oh, those white dishes :)

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  17. What a sweet husband you have! Those plates are beautiful. I really like the white snowflake dishes, too.

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  18. I don't blame you for falling in love with vietri as those white dishes are gorgeous! The glass with gold are so festive and perfect for the Holidays. Merry Christmas,
    fabby

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  19. I'll keep an eye out for snakeskin flatware! The plates are terrific.

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  20. Hi Debbie...

    Great plates! I've never seen them before. I just saw some with cute Santas by Vietri (Victoria magazine, I think). Hope Santa leaves the white ones for you as well!

    I'm hoping for snow for Christmas, but this weather has been crazy! Do you think we'll get it?? I'm enjoying seeing your mantel in your header!

    Tess

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  21. Oh, those Vietri plates are real eye-catchers!

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  22. How very beautiful! Happy holidays to you and your family! ♥

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  23. Very Vietri! How pretty to see the many uses of these snakeskin plates. I know the Husband is beaming as he sees the results and you are grinning, too! Maybe, Santa will bring you another Surprise for a Good person on his list! LOL! Happy Tablescaping! Pam

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  24. Love your style! LOVE the snowflake dishes! Am enjoying my "tour" through your blog:) XO, Pinky

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