Several weeks ago I decided having my mid-morning coffee and snack alone was …
well, just plan lonely.
So I sent out an invitation to the ladies in my Sunday school class to join me for a Morning Coffee and planned to make things as pretty as possible.
Any chance to get out my wedding china makes me smile. So I rinsed the cups saucers and plates, I found my pretty purple tablecloth and in a jiffy the table looked beautiful.
I love that beautiful things can bring a smile and make even simple food look delicious.
My mom brought flowers with her and that added a bit more color.
I had made cookies for my husband earlier in the week. The oatmeal cookies looked so much tastier in my crystal cookie jar.
I made a simple Hot Milk Cake with blackberry preserves and powdered sugar. After making this pretty cake I decided that the next one deserves a cake stand (Wal-Mart here I come…).
Fruit, chips and salsa complete the simple menu as well as a few treats from friends – yummy brownies, danishes and jellybeans. And, oh yeah, coffee.
So there you have it. My simple idea to keep from having coffee alone turned out to be slightly more elaborate. What better way to welcome guests than with something beautiful and yummy.
The pretty flowers, china and food are nothing however without friends to share. It was wonderful to have the ladies over. So nice in fact we will do it again this week.
Thank you for sharing some of your morning with me. May God bless you as you go about your task and share time with family and friends.
China pattern – Royal Doulton – Lichfield
Vase – grocery store purchase
Heart bowl – It was a gift so the origin is unknown, but from what I know of the giver it was probably from TJ Maxx or Michael’s.
Coffee Pot – Old English Staffordshire Ware – pattern made for Daughters of the United States Army at West Point
Fruit Bowl – Miska – Italian Countryside
Tablecloth and Napkins – Linens’n’Things
Silverware – Oneida Royal Flute