The Perfect Blend

 “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:9‬ ‭

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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  1. Kim says:

    Your china is beautiful, Pam. I can hardly wait to see the whole set in a tablescape! Your coffee table is nice and big. My tool chest coffee table is too small for much, but I really need to rethink what’s there. I enjoyed visiting your living room. Your draperies and table skirt are so elegant and lovely. I’d expect nothing less from a creative designer like you. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. FABBY says:

    Gorgeous setting with gorgeous dishes all over! I love your living room and the old table too. I’m sure you love her, we become enamored with things that we have many years as companions. My marble coffee table is one, we have her for almost 23 years.
    I love coffee in any form, so in your beautiful setting I’m sure it’s even more delish; wish I could be there. I wouldn’t have been able to pass such lovely china either.
    Dropped by from Inspire Me Tues.

  3. dolores says:

    Estimada Pam, a través de A Delightsome Life, he llegado hasta usted.
    Solamente decirle que su blog es tan hermoso y variado, con tantas cosas donde yo me he sentido atraída que no puedo por menos que expresarselo.
    He paseado por FE, y por MUSICA, ya que yo soy profesional de la música…
    Le invito a entrar en uno de mis blogs que he dejado entre mis datos…En uno de mis videos de la colección GALERIA FLORAL encontrará la sorpresa de que yo también amo la poesía y la música del gran Jhon Denver…
    Un gran hallazgo encontrarla a usted. Desde Madrid, España un cálido saludo

  4. Cheryl says:

    I adore your home. It is exactly the way I want my home to look when it grows up, haha. A work in progress. I could have coffee and tidbits every day and never tire of them. Beautiful display!

  5. Esther Maddux says:

    That coffee table looks tempting & inviting!
    Beautiful set up & arrangements! Great ideas!
    Thank you for your generosity in sharing your creative ideas week after week!

  6. Jann Olson says:

    I am a butter lover so I know I would love the butter tablets! The Italian bowl is such a gorgeous color. Gotta love T.J’s! I can’t go there too often. lol! I bring home stuff I just don’t need. The tiered tray is beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. What a beautiful room! It is so beautiful and yet looks very comfortable. Beautiful table. Such pretty china too. I look forward to seeing more of it. I would be so happy to be there, reading one of your books and enjoying an apple!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Good morning, my lovely friend! It’s always such a blessing to visit with you, Pam. You write in such a way that makes me feel as though I am right there with you 🙂

    I am truly thankful for you and your posts and I appreciate you sharing them with Roses of Inspiration. Have a beautiful week!

  9. Hi Pam! I d love to join you for a latte and some of those yummy Scottish treats, yummy! You have created a beautiful setting and I really like your TJMaxx bowl – lovely. Stopping by from Amaze Me Monday. Jane

  10. janetlea62 says:

    I am sorry Pam. Did you say something about treats? I was checking out the green sofa with the three beautiful pillows. Then the red and white chair with the individual flower stems. I also spy a blue floral chair with a pillow or two perhaps, that blends effortlessly with the bowl holding the apples. I was swooning over the beautifully framed art, the frames themselves are exquisite. I so enjoy admiring your home! It’s like an oasis in a desert, lush with color!

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