“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.”
Meeting up with a friend usually calls for three things: coffee, snacks, and conversation. There is a local coffee shop that I love, and has been my spot for a few years now. The atmosphere is wonderful as are their lattes and scones! But, some days, it’s nice to have all of those elements within the comforts of my own home! Come and sit down for what I consider the perfect blend…an afternoon of conversation, lattes, and sweet treats! A favorite gift from Butch is a Nespresso machine which makes excellent espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos! On this particular afternoon it was lattes in china cups and saucers purchased at the “longest yard sale”! I know this bargain set of china will soon be making its debut on Tablescape Tuesday! My coffee table is set with a late summer/early autumn theme in mind, in other words, transitional! I discovered this Italian bowl last week at TJ Maxx – so perfect for delicious apples! Just a few treats to enjoy with our lattes! On the top tier is original Scottish “butter tablet” that we brought home from our recent trip to the British Isles! Butter tablet is a sugary, fudge-like confection made from sugar, condensed milk, and butter. The Scots are famous for their sweet tooth! The rattan tray provides texture and lessens the formality of the white china with its gold rim! The gold sphere was a recent purchase from (yes, you guessed correctly) TJ Maxx! Vintage Fenton hobnail vase holds gerber daisies from last week’s Tablescape Tuesday Back Up and Punt. Recycle and repurpose! Books are always on our coffee table no matter the season! The tiered stand belonged to my Mother…who had the beautiful gift of hospitality! On the bottom tier are “rocky road brownies” and “shortbread” from Scotland! The coffee table is an antique with a gold inlaid design – still a favorite after all these years! Thanks for visiting with me on a cloudy afternoon for lattes and sweet conversation! Please come again, you are always welcome!
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