Thursday, February 6, 2014

Northwoods Cottage Valentine



❤ ❤Hugs and Kisses❤ ❤
 The Northwoods Cottage dinner plates were a gift to me for Christmas and mainly for use at our cottage. To break them in, I set a table for two in anticipation of our anniversary  celebration on February 14. The little bowls are perfect for our morning granola.




The granola I made for Christmas gifts was well received so I made some for Valentine's gifts for my family. This is the best granola  I have ever had, and the recipe is from a chef at the inn we stay at. 

The chalkboard tags for the granola are from Elli.com. I used mason jars and embellished with ribbon, string and rubber stamped tags.



For Fine Granola - break apart while still warm.

For Larger Granola - break apart when cool.(This is my favorite way to eat it...I look for the big clumps with lots of nuts)

On Valentine's Day, I will add more chocolate, candles, lots of   for Amore mio! Usually we go out for our anniversary dinner, but we've chosen a menu to have at home this year. We will cook together ❤.

I am joining Bargain Hunting with Laurie for her 5th annual Valentine's Par-tay (❤ she throws the best Valentine's parties), Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday

Thank you for stopping by!
❤ ❤
Debbie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

THello, 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..

23 comments:

  1. Love these dishes…and your stamped tags makes me want to pull out all of my old Valentine Stamps and make some cards. Are you going to Key West for Feb Break?

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    1. Patti, it felt good to rubber stamp again. Get yours out! Yes, we are going to Key West for the Feb Break.

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  2. Perfect dishes for you and I will Pin the granola..looks good!!

    Enjoy the amore~:)

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    1. The granola is "rich" in taste due to the butter. Ooh la la ;-)

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  3. You got a lovely gift, the dishes are adorable! Love your granola recipe, plus the bowls for it, perfect!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  4. Congratulations on your anniversary! What a wonderful breakfast to sit down to. Those heart tags are so fun. I will have to pin those and the granola recipe.

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  5. Very pretty table, esp for a wintry Valentine's Day. Love those little tags, too.

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  6. I have never seen these dishes before. I love their boldness. Our Anniversary is close to yours -- February 12th. Your granola looks so yummy, and I love the recipe on the pic. Happy Valentine's Day and Anniversary too. Joni

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    1. Joni, the dishes came from TJ Maxx. Perhaps since we live in an area where a lot of folks have camps in the woods, our store carried them. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

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  7. The perfect dishes for your cabin...haven't seen any like them. An early happy anniversary wish to you and Joe.

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  8. Oh, Debbie, those dishes are the CUTEST! Red gingham plus, well, anything? Sign me up! Happy anniversary next week! I'll bet your husband never forgets your anniversary!

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    1. Tricia, I am into Red gingham too so I adore the dishes. Thanks for the anniversary wishes!

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  9. I love the red plates trimmed out in the gingham checks, and the bowls, and the cups in this marvelous tablescape. I am seriously loving the pine cones with the little hearts on them. Lucky you to be able to escape to Key West so far away from all of the misery of this wretched winter weather. My husband and I have breakfast at a decorated table whenever I can be home. Usually on weekends. I am visiting from Laurie's Par-Tay.

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  10. Your dishes are so cute and different! Happy anni, Key West in February sounds good to me! I'm pinning your granola recipe, thanks~
    Jenna

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  11. Love those dishes! I like how you added some hearts and candy here and there and the granola looks really good! I'm copying the recipe to give it a try! Happy (almost) Anniversary!

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  12. Debbie, this looks like a wonderful way to start a day. Your new dishes are perfect for your cabin in the woods. I see a little hint to some warm days on the beach. Have fun and happy anniversary! ~ Sarah

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  13. Wonderful dishes...love them for breakfast.

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  14. This is a terrific way to use these dishes! They have the romantic appeal of the Valentine colors, the wintry appeal AND the cottage in the woods appeal. All work really well together!

    I really like those chalkboard gift tags! So you just get them plain and write whatever you want on them, or do they come pre-printed? Either way, I like them! I would like them better if they were pre-printed since I don't have a hand for that kind of lovely lettering! :-) I think it's terrific that you're giving a fun and almost-heart-healthy gift to people for Valentine's Day. (What the heck, though...we need a little butter in our lives!)

    I hope you have the most fabulous anniversary ever! Being at home for it will provide the romantic mood that will make it extra special! Just spend the whole evening making googly eyes at each other and laughing about it. That's a ton of fun!!!

    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Hi! I'm visiting from Laurie's Par-tay and I'm glad I found you: your table is perfect and I can't wait to try that yummy granola!! Happy Anniversary and enjoy your time in Key West! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  16. I love your Northwoods dishes, my friend, and the granola sounds wonderful. I will definitely make it soon. It's hard to believe that I actually have to cook again and not decide wether to start at the beach or the pool! LOL! Soon you'll be enjoying the sand and sea, too, with your sweet ❤️

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  17. Debbie, I love those dishes, and they make a perfect Valentine setting. The granola sounds so good. I'm so jealous to see that you are going to Key West. Makes me feel even colder than I was already feeling. Have a wonderful trip. Thank you so much for linking to my party. laurie

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  18. Just pulled your granola from the oven :-) I wanted to eat it raw!!!! Love your beautiful dishes and tablescape. Hope your not suffering from Key West withdrawals.

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