Monday, January 30, 2012


My inspiration for this tablescape is from our Ski Party from 2011. We finally have snow, and it is soooo cozy. We are heading to the Adirondack mountains for our annual winter getaway. You are all invited to Mountain Breath's ski party. 

But first, I am sharing my very favorite granola in the whole wide world. Love starting my day with granola from my favorite inn. I had no idea that the inn would give me the recipe, but they went into the kitchen and handed me a copy. I've never heard the word "NO" at this inn. That's why we love it. Anyhoo, here is the recipe.

Mix in large bowl:

2 c. Oats
1 c. Whole Wheat Flour
1 c. Whole Bran Cereal (Special K or Bran Flakes)
1 c. Coconut
1/2 c. Nuts (any kind)

Melt until hot and bubbly:

8 oz. Butter
1 c. Honey

Add to Butter-Honey Mixture:
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Combine all ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees on a 12" x 9" cookie sheet for 20 - 30 minutes.

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)

You're going to need mittens for the ski party, so I've placed a pair at your table setting. Do you remember when blogger Stone Gable taught us how to make the Diamond Napkin Fold  to make our napkins look like this? Very easy. The cozy mittens are napkin rings that I have had forever. 

Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies will warm your heart.  

Our ski party is taking place at the inn where we are guests. The cozy inn puts out a tray of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies so that when you check in, you have something to look forward to.     They are willing to share the recipe, so I am sharing it with you. We'll snowshoe or ski during the day, and head back to the inn around 4:00 when they serve coffee, tea and more cookies. 

Pour yourself some coffee or tea and cozy up to the roaring fire.

A short tour of the inn. Every inch of the inn spells RELAXATION~

And if you want to venture outdoors for a walk Lake Placid, you will be surrounded by Winter's rich evergreens.

The snow is good for keeping beverages chilled for the Ski Party. 

A little box of sweets from the folks at the cozy inn. 

Around the inn, there are "words" that I love.

This blue hour photo has a tropical look until you see the snow on the cars!

Thank you very much for stopping by! I'm joining the Cozy Home Party and Tablescape ThursdayFoodie Friday and Seasonal Sundays. If you'd like to leave me a comment to let me know you were here, I'll stop by your place for a visit! 

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..


  1. Love the red and white place setting with the cute little mittens. Beautiful inn...your photo looks like a picture postcard.

  2. What a gorgeous place! Looks like you have a wonderful time there over the weekend. Your table is beautiful, Debbie, and I love those little mittens.

  3. What a wonderful place to celebrate J's birthday, it really is a beautiful building.

    I love the ski party tablesetting, the reds/whites are stunning. The little mittens are my favorite too :)

  4. What a gorgeous place to unwind! Love your table with the little mittens..
    Chocolate Chip cookies and will be younger in no time!!

  5. What a gorgeous resort! I'm not a skier but I could stay tucked away warm & cozy by the fire, reading & sipping something warm! Those little mittens are too cute :-)

  6. We were there years ago...a lovely inn...good thing you went last weekend because I think we will all be snowed in tomorrow! My drive to work today was a nightmare! Love the table setting and the napkin rings are adorable

  7. Cute table! The Inn looks very inviting. I'd be happy to stay inside and sit by a warm fire. Looks pretty cold outside. ~ Sarah

  8. What a gorgeously sweet party table!
    Have a wonderful party!

  9. What a beautiful place! A A perfect place for a birthday celebration. Love the plate layers! ...Christine

  10. Looks like a beautiful place, very luxurious! Love the mittens with the red and white plates, so cute!
    Glad you had a good weekend!

  11. You are right, we will need mittens. I love the table setting a lot. The lodge looks so wonderful.

  12. How delightful. I'm going to remember the cookie presentation, simple but special.

  13. What a beautiful setting to have a birthday celebration. I'm glad that your sweetie and you had such a romantic and wonderful getaway. I would love for someone to bring me cookies and candy in the afternoon! Delightful!

  14. I only wish I could see more of the Inn and more of your tablesetting. Those little mittens are making me mitten envious! I am NOT tired of the snow. Mirror Lake looks like a great place for a 50th birthday party. Anywhere that serves cookies and chocolate is a grand place. Joni

  15. As an avid downhill skier, I REALLY liked your post! From the cute "mittened" place-setting and views of the inn to those delicious chocolates delivered to your door, it ALL looks wonderful! What a terrific thing to do at an inn - serve cookies at 4 pm! My kind of place!


  16. Joni at Red Couch said she would like to see more pictures of the inn, so I just added several to this post. This inn has won several awards, so if you are ever in Lake Placid, it is worth checking out.

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments and visit!

  17. HI Debbie,
    I love your gorgeous pics of that amazing Inn!
    And your tablescape is as charming and cute as can be!
    Those little mittens stole the show!

  18. I loved this post. That inn is so pretty. Your pictures show it beautifully. Thanks.

  19. Loved the tour, thank you ... I think I'll stay for the rest of the week ; )


  20. Such a wonderful place , warm and cozy ..I like these inspiring words around, and those cute little mittens ...not even mention the cookies !
    Have a joyful party !

  21. What a wonderful place to visit! And what a cute tablesetting. I love the mitten napkin rings -- those would be irresistible if I ran across them in a store! LOVE your blue hour shot!

  22. Oh what a magical place! Your photos are incredible. you made me want to go visit this place! Your table is so pretty. (I think I have the same toile runner - can't tell if that is a runner in your photo or not). The mitten napkin rings are too cute, and I love the polka dots. laurie

  23. How beautiful! It looks like the perfect place to get away from it all. Your table is so pretty. I love the red and white and those cute little mittens. Thank you for the recipe too.

  24. Ooooh....I want to go! I've never been to Lake it also wonderful in the summertime? Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip. Cherry Kay

  25. Beautiful blog! I love your photos and all those recipes. I'm your newest follower. Come and visit my
    Blessings ~*~ Wendy ~*~

  26. Hi Debbie...

    For a minute, I thought that was YOUR house ;-)

    Your trip to Lake Placid looks wonderful! And your red and white table is absolutely charming!


  27. I'm pretty late to this birthday party but you know I'm a fan of the Inn also! I've never seen it decorated for the holidays and it is spectacular. Thanks for sharing these pictures, I can't wait to show them to Ken! Belated birthday greetings to Mr. Mountain Breath!

  28. Beautiful place, Debbie! A terrific place for a ski party.

  29. This looks magical. I would love to see it in person some day. Your granola sounds great.. as do the cookies. Love the blue hour shot! xo marlis

  30. I just love the cute mitten napkin rings. Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

  31. Oh Debbie, this inn looks like a magical place to stay. Grab me and hide me in your suitcase when you go the next time. Huh? You mean they might catch us when you are struggling to drag your heavy suitcase behind you? Hmmm!

    Seriously, it does look like a wonderful location. Love the clock with the greenery, and what a wonderful job you did recreating the rustic inn look on your table. I simply adore those cute little mittens!

    As always, thank you very much for linking this to my party. Your kindness to me and others is so much appreciated!

  32. Hi lovely lady.
    This Inn looks like a wonderful place.. I can only dream of going to some day...I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my tablescape for Valentine's Day. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family sweet lady.
    XXOO Diane

  33. Gorgeous photos Debbie! The inn looks like an awesome place to spend some time. Thanks for stopping by my tablescape and for the nice comment!

  34. What a wonderful resort! It would be so enchanting to enjoy the warmth of this lovely inn while watching the snow gently fall outside. Your red and white table is perfect with the mitten napkin rings as accents. Thanks for sharing your getaway. Debra

  35. What a great place to visit & how kind of them to share the recipe for granola! I make granola, too, as my hubby loves it. Yours sounds yummy!

  36. This is gorgeous! The granola recipe sounds fantastic and this place is just my kind of place! Sadly, we are much too far away for a weekend there! Everything looks so cozy and beautiful.

  37. Adorable little mittens! I wish we had snow! XO Cindy

  38. Gorgeous place.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)


  39. What a fabulous place. Sounds like the perfect getaway! The granola and the cookies sound perfect tonight! Wish I had some of each. Can you tell I am craving carbs?

  40. Oh goodness - what an amazing place! I imagine staying there is like a beautiful dream.

  41. Goodness what a fabulous getaway spot!! So breathtakingly beautiful!

  42. Cute blog just joined via email found you off of cozy home scenes. Enjoyed the ski pictures, I wanted to know where you got those adorable red and white mittins you have in the first couple of pics.



  43. Hi there! What an AMAZING place, wow, and I want some of those cookies!! :) Thanks for sharing your trip and the recipes!



  44. Thank you for allow me to comment in here, YOUR ARITKEL IS VERY NICE

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  46. As a beginner, you should stick to the trails that are designed for beginners. At most resorts, how to parallel ski for beginners these trails are marked with a green emblem. Blue trails are for intermediate skiers, and after one day of skiing the beginner trails, you may be ready for those trails. The black trails are for experts.


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