Coffee Table Talk: It Just Kind Of Happened!

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me”
‭‭John‬ ‭10:27‬

It’s not very often that I change my coffee table…maybe once a season, if that!  Give me a moment to digress.  Butch and I went to dinner in Birmingham last Friday and made a stop at Whole Foods…and I can’t make a trip there without stopping to admire their fresh flowers.  I spotted a pretty bouquet of purple irises and lo and behold, they jumped into our cart with my usual purchases of parmigiana reggiano and fresh goat cheese.

 Now, where was I?  Oh yes, the coffee table!  So, I arranged the irises in a vase and set them on the kitchen island to be enjoyed!  Saturday, I added some snowball blooms and they made their way to the coffee table!  The purple and white goodness gave a new look for the coming week which I had not planned, it just “kind of” happened!  Don’t you just love when things like that happen?

The purple irises and snowball blooms…the inspiration for the coffee table vignette!

The wicker tray gives texture and collects a stack of inspirational books!


Bird’s nest and blue eggs for spring!


I am a coffee fan, but I am trying to drink more hot tea.  I chose this sweet antique cup and saucer for the purple in its pattern!

There are always coffee table books displayed, and this one is a favorite designer, Charlotte Moss!


A purple votive with a scented candle to complement the purple irises!

My friend Kathy, gave me this figurine…love it!  It rests on a couple of books written about the 23rd Psalm…
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:1‬

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  1. Stacey says:

    Pam, the room is beautiful! I love all the colors you’ve incorporated in the space. Your little coffee table vignette is perfect. The texture of the tray along with the flowers and little sheep is just right for this time of year. Trays and baskets make everything better, don’t they? Pinning.

    Thanks for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are delighted to have you. :)

    • Everyday Living says:

      Jenna, I would love for you to linger over a cup of tea…I am sure we would have much to talk about!

  2. Christine says:

    So very pretty . Although I admire neutral tones , my decorating heart loves the use of color !
    Sheep and birds nests displayed so sweetly , promoting a calm and pastoral feel.
    If you ever create a “coffee table” book of design , I would be first on the list to buy !

    • Everyday Living says:

      Christine, I am humbled by your sweet and encouraging remarks! You made my day! I have always loved color, so that is different from the current trend of whites and neutrals! But, it will change as it always does. I just try to stay true to my style and that is what makes us all different! Happy weekend, Christine

  3. Kim says:

    Yes, those purple iris and snowball blooms are so inspiring! I love to see books stacked everywhere…and it used to function for me when I had time to read! But, I still love to have book stacks everywhere. They’re a great way to elevate things. Speaking of elevate, I love your nest on the stand. It’s all beautiful, and I know you’re enjoying it. I hope you’re having a wonderful week, my friend!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Kim, thanks so much. It is hard to find the time to read, but I always have a book that I am reading. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  4. Alice says:

    I love the colors in your home! I think you decorate with the same eye as myself in that I want my eye to see something beautiful every place, not just one place. I will stand in different spots, short and long distances, to see if it all goes together and if there is something beautiful to see every inch of the way. And if I see one thing that offends my eye, it is removed and I start all over again. Thank you for showing your love of God, family and home. You inspire me.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Alice, your home sounds so lovely! We obviously share so much in common! I have always loved color, so I am a bit different in the current trend of all neutral. I just try to stay true to what I like and not be swayed by the latest style…after all it will change again! Happy weekend!

  5. Judy says:

    Love the purple iris and snowball together in the vase. My irises are blooming and I saw my neighbor has some snowballs blooming. Maybe they might let me cut a couple to mimic your arrangement. The lamb is perfect for this Easter season.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Judy, thanks for your visit! I love all the springtime blooms, and cutting from my little garden makes me extremely happy. I am an amateur (very amateur) gardener!

  6. bloggerlovestheking says:

    Beautiful iris’ and snowballs. I don’t have any snowballs. I’ve tried them several times but they die. My iris’ are looking like that right now too. Love them. All your pictures are beautiful and yes I love that teacup. My Mom left me all of hers. Enjoyed visiting you today.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! The weather turned cooler today, but still sunny! Have a great weekend!

  7. FABBY says:

    Beautiful tray vignette! Your house looks magazine worth, just like the magazine you love.
    The purple Iris’ are lovely and all the elements you displayed here. Lovely post.

  8. dolores says:

    Querida Pam, con un poco de retraso quiero decirte que es muy hermoso lo que nos ofreces. Me encanta la decoración que preparas con elementos sencillos pero de una gran efectividad decorativa. La decoración siempre me ha interesado, soy amante de las cosas bellas, sencillas y entrañables como los libros que has elegido en la preparación del cesto de mimbre con la flores queda súper bien.
    Te felicito, un abrazo

    Dear Pam, with a little delay want to tell you is very beautiful what you offer us. I love the decor you prepare with simple elements but a great decorative effectiveness. The decor has always interested me, I’m loving the beautiful, simple and endearing things like books you have chosen in the preparation of wicker basket with flowers is super good.
    I congratulate you, a hug

  9. Love, love, love all your beautiful details, rich colors and English Country feel! Your home is beautiful, Pam! And thanks for sharing your faith in Christ in such a beautiful way!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  10. Rhonda says:

    The beautiful flowers are a wonderful anchor the the lovely coffee table vignette! Love the birds nest with eggs on the pedestal piece! Hope your week is off to a great start! ~Rhonda

  11. Rattlebridge Farm says:

    So pretty and peaceful, all at once. I love your home. It’s gorgeous, warm, inviting, and radiates happiness.

  12. Jann Olson says:

    I love having flowers indoors. I have Forsythia branches on my table. Your snowballs are so huge and look so pretty with the Iris. I love the sheep figurine and you home is simply lovely! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. FABBY says:

    Oh my this is a stunning post. Love all this elegant and stylish decorations, right up my alley!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. I’m pinning.

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