Springtime Coffee with Friends

Hi there! I'm so glad you could join me for a Springtime Coffee with Friends today! I've been getting the table all ready for you. Since all my real friends who live in town are on Spring Break and all my out of town friends are, well, out of town...I'm happy to invite you over to enjoy some good old-fashioned fellowship.
I'm a pretty casual person, so our coffee time will be that way too. Not too fussy, just some some touches of spring, some coffee and a little something sweet I'll need to get out of the oven.
Every table needs a centerpiece, right? Well, here I've put together a little vignette on a fluted cake plate.  I picked up the pretty turquoise vase at Michael's last week, as well as the hydrangeas. I've had the "Happy Spring" sign for years in my Easter stash.
The sweet yellow foil chick was actually a fun find at Ace Hardware, of all places. Using a little nest I made from a tiny grapevine wreath, I tucked a few little foiled covered chocolate eggs inside.
Next, we have the silver tray my sweet SIL in AZ sent me for my birthday. Thanks, Donna! On it, I placed some napkins made from a set of fat quarters. I just love the colors and the little birdies on the fabric. I also added a thrifted vintage Ball jar with some forks.
How could I forget this adorable teacup filled with more chocolate eggs? I picked it up at a thrift store recently for about a dollar. It is Royal Stafford bone china made in England. I was sad they didn't have the saucer too, but I loved the adorable green color on the cup too much to pass it up.
Finally, we have the dishes. I've just set out the cups, saucers and salad plates (or dessert plates, in our case). These dishes were once my "fine" china. We got most of them for wedding presents. We registered for these at Crate and Barrel and the pattern is Staccato. I still love these dishes. For many years, they were not used much because I had everyday dishes from Target. When my husband's mother passed away and we were given her Cottage Rose china, I decided it was time to utilize the white dishes more. I love that they go with everything and I still love the little dot pattern around the rim.
I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. Oops, where are my manners? I didn't offer you any coffee. How do you take it? One lump of sugar or two? I better get that cake out of the oven too!

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12 comments:

  1. Love your Springtime Tablescape and the silver tray is stunning! I'll be right over :)

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  2. Beautiful table for spring and coffee, I love your napkins, I can smell the lovely desert coming from the kitchen. Thanks for sharing you lovely table and have a great weekend...

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  3. Your napkins are absolutely beautiful! Did you use the whole fat quarter for each napkin? I have a homemade set of everyday cloth napkins but nothing fancy for when guests come over. Its on my long list of projects-to-do. I rather like that they would be larger than our every day ones. The fabric you found is perfect for spring!

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  4. It's so pretty Nici! You might need to hide the foil covered eggs though, I've been known to inhale them. :| Love your dishes, aren't you glad you have something neutral that you can use with everything? And the napkins are so cute! I think I have the same cake stand from Pier 1. Have a great day!

    Debbie

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  5. I like a little coffee with my cream, please and I'd love to enjoy it with you at your adorable Springtime table!
    Liz

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  6. Adorable! Don't you find that you can get the cutest fabrics in fat quarters? Great use of them, I must say. I'll be over in a few.

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  7. That is such a sweet vignette, Nici! I adore that fluted cake stand, and that sweet cup is truly precious, even without its saucer!

    Be happy!
    Carol

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  8. This is lovely! I would love to be invited to coffee time like this!
    Sandy

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Thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your words of encouragement. Your sweet notes make my heart smile! Have a delightful day!