Coffee Table Talk: Simple, Sweet & Social

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭

The shelves are stocked with conversation hearts and chocolates while shades of pinks and red are lining the storefronts.  And that can only mean one thing…Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Traditionally, the 14th of February is spent with a spouse or significant other, but sometimes isn’t it fun to have an afternoon of girl talk?!

You all know by now that I love coffee and treats, and today I wanted to share an easy and inexpensive way to have a small group of friends over to enjoy the afternoon!  Using your coffee table allows for a smaller and more intimate setting…and eliminates the planning of a large “dinner party”!  You can offer a few pick-up sweet items from your local bakery and savory mini sandwiches!   My little spread was less than $20 including flowers…and don’t we all love flowers?!  The setting is simple and small…and it all comes together to make for such a sweet afternoon!

The coffee table has been set with an assortment of finger foods!

Coffee mugs and plates are a sweet Churchill toile pattern that I found at Tuesday Morning several years ago!

The two-tiered stand holds an array of sweets!  Petit fours on top with cannoli, cranberry-orange scones, and lemon poppy seed muffins on the bottom!

Pink mini-carnations fill three small vases and are sitting on a mirrored box!

My silver coffee service was a special gift many years ago with a story that I must share someday!

I placed a couple of books on the table with the title “Things Pondered” on top!  Have you ever wondered what the things were that Mary pondered in her heart?
“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart”
Luke 2:19

Pork tenderloin sliders with honey BBQ sauce sit under a cloche!


Heart-shaped egg salad sandwiches on a small pedestal stand that was my Mother’s!




Do you have plans to share the season of Valentine’s with special friends?Pam Closer Big PLinking with Pieced PastimesSilver Pennies, Life on Lakeshore DriveThoughts From Alice, Coastal Charm, My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDwellings-Heart of Your HomeSavvy Southern Style, Ivy and Elephants, French Country Cottage, From My Front Porch To Yours, Stone Gable, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing CourtBetween Naps on the Porch, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, A Stroll Thru Life, The Charm of Home, Cornerstone Confessions, Imparting GracePosed PerfectionKatherines Corner, Rooted In Thyme, Share Your Cup, The Enchanting Rose, 21 Rosemary Lane, Northern Nesting, Cozy Little House, Rattlebridge FarmRustic & Refined, My Romantic Home


    • Pam Richardson says:

      Lea, how sweet of you! If we can make people feel special, it can certainly brighten their day! Happy Thursday and blessings!

  1. Pat says:

    An absolutely lovely coffee table social, dear one!!!
    What woman wouldn’t feel special being asked to partake of such delights???
    Simple, sweet, elegantly displayed!!!

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Pat, thanks so much for your sweet words! Friendships are so very important and we all need encouragement along the way! Blessings,

  2. Wow! i love everything about this, including this gorgeous room. It looks like a place that I would love to spend a lot of time in. The setting is so pretty and the food looks scrumptious. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Pattie, what gracious comments! Time spent with friends and encouraging one another is time well spent! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  3. Jo says:

    I have a tea party planned for February and you’ve supplied inspiration for a wonderful menu. Beautiful and inviting hospitality. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Jo, sounds wonderful and thank you so much! I am sure your party will be a great success! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  4. FABBY says:

    Pam your little tea setting is stunning! I love it, it looks like it’s right out of Downton Abbey. The mugs and plates are adorable and your tier stand is so pretty, as well as your mom’s one. The silver tea service is gorgeous indeed. you must tell us the story behind it.

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Fabby, such kind words! I love setting a beautiful table and using things that are meaningful to me! I must share the story soon!

  5. FABBY says:

    Oh!… and the food looks yummy; such lucky friends to have you as a hostess too. I’m pinning to my Everything for Tea Time board.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Absolutely beautiful, my friend. I haven’t really made any plans yet…. My sweet mom had a tea party this past weekend and it was in honor of Valentine’s Day – it was simply delightful :)

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration, dear one. Hugs!

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Stephanie, your sweet Mom’s tea party sounds wonderful! Thanks so much and love your sweet and gentle spirit! Blessings, Pam

  7. Carol Cook says:

    I usually do a get together in the summer with all the ladies who live on our lane, but this idea is perfect for a winter pick me up. I love the heart shaped egg salad sandwiches.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

We love your comments!