“For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation”
Blogging has opened up a world that I had no idea even existed! When I began two years ago, I never dreamed that I would “meet” so many wonderful new friends! I have found the blogging community to be such a warm and inviting one, and now you are all a part of my Everyday Living! I feel as though I have sat on your sofas, tasted your delicious recipes, and conversed with you all through your kind and gracious comments!
Last weekend, Butch and I were able to drive over to Birmingham to meet Shirley from Housepitality Designs and her sweet husband for a late lunch! We hit it off and it felt as though we had known each other forever! I was the guest blogger for her yesterday, and if you haven’t met her, be sure to run over and see Shirley’s beautifully decorated home as she shares sophistication on a budget…she is so talented! I so enjoyed my time with her and it made me think…I sure would love to have all of you into my home for some sweet time around my coffee table! Today, you’re invited to sit down and make yourself comfortable…we’ve got some chatting to do!
I decided to keep it simple and prepare an assortment of “sweets” to set up on my coffee table….because who doesn’t love sweets?! Serving in my family room is more casual for this small get-together, and I don’t have to prepare a full meal! I love to cook for guests, but you can easily buy many wonderful desserts from your local bakery or grocery store…and the kitchen stays clean!! In the foreground is sliced brioche topped with goat cheese, apricot preserves, and a sprig of thyme.
My silver coffee service sits in a rattan basket rather than using the large silver tray…perfect for this casual gathering and provides texture! The dessert plates and mugs are also “Artesian Road”.
A tempting selection of chocolate-covered pretzels, lemon squares, macarons, and shortbread biscuits to enjoy with coffee…all of which I, of course, had to sample! Which will you choose?
Six different macaron flavors…fig, lemon, salted caramel, apricot, coconut, and pistachio. I took a class to learn how to make these heavenly French confections at Sur la Table, let’s just say, I prefer to let the professionals make them and I will do the eating!
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
As you all know, I love color and I’d rather mix than match! My family room has an English Country feel…things collected over time that have stories, memories, and sentimental value….things that are truly irreplaceable! My style is quite different than the current “farmhouse look”, but in staying true to what I’ve always loved my motto is, “your home should reflect your own personal style, whether that fits with the current trend or not!”
It was such a joy to meet Shirley! Be sure to check out her blog!
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