President's Day weekend couldn't have been
more perfect as we got tons of fresh
powder for skiing at our mountain home
One beautiful thing about Utah's weather is
that often the next day after a storm is sunny
and bright which makes skiing so much fun
and makes the snow just sparkle like diamonds.
Our home, Hidden Pony Lodge sits right
on the ski slopes so we can watch people
come down the hill.
When I designed the interior of the cabin I wanted
a timeless native Indian look. The plates
I chose were Pfaltzgraff's Midnight Sun
"inspired by the traditions of America's Southwest."
Midnight Sun is matte black with glossy black geometric
designs, perfect for an updated Native American design.
Swirls of silver accent the silver napkins.
Last year I did a tablescape at
(click to see more of the interior of the home)
and afterwards Marlis at Creative Journeys
left me a comment suggesting
the perfect flatware for the home called
Pueblo from International Silver.
It wasn't long after that the Cascade dishwasher
detergent changed its formula and it turned all
of my flatware a horrible dark gray. I was so
glad that Marlis had suggested this new flatware
and at such an opportune time.
It really picks up the Southwest motif that runs
throughout the rest of the mountain home.
Today we have moved out on the sunny
deck for an Apres Ski trayscape.
I just love the twig chairs and the twig table
which came outside for the day.
I found two of these unique tree chairs at a store in Salt Lake City
when I did the interior of of the home 17 years ago.
I also made the leather and suede cushions
and pillows and decorated them with
beading. So simple if you just use
a leather needle on your sewing machine
and leave the raw ends exposed on the sides.
These silver pieces are just tied on with strips of
Cowboy boot mugs are perfect for the
casual table. You can find these online
for about $3 each sold in sets of 12 -
Of course everyone wants to
drink out of these.
A silver organza placemat is a great contrast to the
rustic table, tray and setting.
Warm soup and fresh bread out on the sunny deck -
what better way to enjoy watching skiers swoosh down
the Sundance slopes.
Wish you could all be here!
Hope you had a wonderful President's Day weekend too.
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