A few years after Mr. Husband and I were married, my wonderful Grandma gave me these pretty dishes for Christmas. I love them. Another few years later, my other wonderful Grandma finished the set for me! A girl tends to feel the Gma love when they are the only granddaughter on both sides for 17 years. ;)
I have had this little plate rack for 11 years and I still really like it. It lives in my breakfast nook and I like to change out my dishes for the seasons. I usually keep these dishes out all winter long…
To compliment the dishes, this years I went for a natural outdoorsy look using pinecones, twigs, moss, greens and even a little birdie.(remember him?)
I just gathered things that I already had.
I love my little pinecone garland… I have had it for years as well, but I’m thinking it wouldn’t be too tough to make. A little jute twine, pine cones and a drill?
I made the little moss trees last year when I was on my moss tree kick. ;)
The leaves and vase are from flowers my sweet friends sent me a couple week ago, after I had surgery. The gorgeous flowers had passed on, but the greens were still looking nice so I simply kept them out and put them back in the vase. They pull color out of the dishes and tie in with the books and apothecary jars. ~these jars were actually used in my Spring Vignette too;)~ Backing all of this you’ll find a twig frame I made by simply tying twigs with twine.
On the buffet below, I have the coordinating Christmas tree platter and an old rustic toolbox my grandpa made when he was younger that I filled with more pinecones. I added my little garage sale find on the end. If you follow me on Twitter, you might remember when I found her. It’s a little pewter coffee warmer carafe thingy and it was only $2…for real! I love it.
Thanks for stopping by and taking peek inside my breakfast nook. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here…more to come:)