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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A COFFEE PARTY.....and you're invited ! ;O)


I am linking with SUSAN for TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
and with MICHAEL for FOODIE FRIDAY...
AND...
I invite you to my
COFFEE PARTY...
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First, may I show you my delicious smorgasbord of
DELIGHTS to accompany our coffee...
....there's
BlueBerry Muffins...seems I ALWAYS have BlueBerry muffins around..:)
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Butter Flake rolls served WARM and with lots of buttah....
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O....and CARAMEL APPLE BISCOTTI....
*heaviest sigh...
I DO love Biscotti of any kind....
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And may I introduce you to my latest LOVE...
Mini Whole Wheat Bagels
topped with luscious, low fat Cream Cheese
and sprinkled heavily with moist and tender Bacon Bits...
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These are so SO good...
and with a cup of full bodied coffee...
we are talkin' pure heaven .
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This is one of my favorite store bought cakes...
...have you tried the STRAWBERRY CREAM ?..and have you noticed..I seem to always have strawberries around, too. :0 :)

I will be serving you on these ADORABLE and BRAND NEW
coffee dessert plates...I saw these at STEINMART and fell in love..
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I've gathered my dishes, napkins, rings and tablecloth...
and see that I am VERY lucky that this set makes
a perfect match with the little dessert coffee plates...
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They all work together just like they are supposed to !!
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I love using these flavored syrups in cups of plain coffee...
I especially love the
IRISH CREAM...
As you can see, it is almost gone...
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DULCE LECHE coffee.
and I have long finished my BLUE MOUNTAIN JAMAICAN coffee..
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It was strong but, OOO, so good.
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I so wish I had a beautiful COFFEE SERVER....
but....alas....I do not.
HOWEVER,
this vintage CORNING WARE coffee maker (non-electric)
makes a cute way to serve our coffee...
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One must make-do with what one has, ya know...
and be THANKFUL for it.!
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Isn't this little vintage juice glass so cute ?
I found a set of 4 at an estate sale last year...
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My 3 little golden candles are sitting on a tiny country french gold colored tray..
sent to me a couple years ago in a wonderful package of goodies from MARY that lives in
Thanks again, MARY
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IF YOU WILL NOTICE...these candles are sitting right under my beautiful, blooming
GERANIUM plant....
**
.just burned a few of my little leaves all to pieces...
and....it did NOT smell very good, either....
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I'm just glad it wasn't my hair...or my eye brows....I've been THERE...done THAT !! :(
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Here's my ADORABLE little stuffed JAMAICAN dolls that BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER brought me from one of her cruises a few years back.
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The little wicker cart is a thrifted buy from GOODWILL..
it was a dull, plain brown so I had to dress it up
in a springy fashionable green...
I got it about 15 years ago.
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It seems to be perfect to hold all these luscious coffee beans....
A precious gift from a precious friend...
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MY BFF, MARTHA, gave this beautiful book to me..
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A "JUST BECAUSE" present....
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THEY are the very best kind of presents OF ALL....
because they always come from the heart....
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"THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK, MARTHA..BUT NOT NEARLY AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOUR PRECIOUS FRIENDSHIP !!"
MY THANKS AGAIN...
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So...I'll have a good cup of coffee, a snack and look through this beautiful book.....
Ummmmmm.....
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47 comments:

Tennis Girl said...

BJ,
It all looks so yummy and I love coffee!!! I am having some decaf Starbucks, as we speak. Everything is beautiful, as usual. Thanks for inviting me to coffee!
Robin

Rettabug said...

This is so dern cute, BJ...you just knock my socks off with the way you are able to come up with these creative tables, week after week. Honestly...I'm very envious of your talents. Mine all seem to look the same. :(
LOVE your new coffee dishes...PERFECT with your others.
My sisters swear by Dunkin' Donuts coffee (I don't drink it, so I wouldn't know).

Thanks for showing your set of carafes of flavorings. I totally forgot I have some similar ones high up in the cupboard. Watch for them in a future TT.

Hugs,
Rett

The Muse said...

many times over, your delightful tables have brought a smile to my face, ms bj...you are not afraid to use bold color and that shines through...merrily and brightly!
wonderful`just wonderful!

Marydon Ford said...

Hold UP!, BJ ... I running over as fast as I can ... save some for ME!!

Your presentation is delectable, delightful, delicate & darling.

Happy Easter!
Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kathy said...

Can't think of another person I'd like to get down and dirty with over coffee!!!!
So cute...
Your bagels...Yum
dishes- and all your thrifty finds...Your amazing at putting things together.
You can start the party before I get there...but save me a bagel!

xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Twice as Nice said...

What I love about everything that you show is that it has special meaning to you. I too have a corning ware coffee pot. I LOVE fresh perculated coffee. My MIL has a stainless steel coffee pot and her coffee is the best. I just bought a Paula Deen 8 cup 'cause it was cute. Have a happy day! The Twins

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Loved this whole post BJ, and YUM!! again on the food you always make me hungry when I come by...how cute are those plates and my Mama had that coffee pot ha ha!! Thanks for sharing my friend...hope all is well in your world ....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lady Farmer said...

Thanks for dropping by my place today, bj! Glad you enjoyed your *walk* with Gentleman Farmer and I.
My, my! What delectible goodies you have here! I just finished a delicious meal but all this still makes my mouth water! ;~P
Your table scape is sweet! Makes me want to sit and have a cup of coffee with you and I don't even drink coffee!
Blessings!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, I love your coffee table! What a great pun! :)
I don't drink coffee, but I'll have a cup of tea. I know that luscious looking coffee cake would taste so good with a cuppa! You have the prettiest things and I love how you set a table. Oh, by the way, strawbabies are my favorite. I loved it when you said my next post title would be 'hello my name is Shelia and I'm a grandmother'. I just may have to use that.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;0

Maryrose said...

Hi BJ
I do love a good cup of coffee, and your looks most inviting. Love the new coffee plates but you are also using your other plates I love. I have been debating on getting some, I love the colors. Your food looks yummy.
Enjoy your day.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

What a lovely blog and I loved your pictures!
Thank you for your lovely comments on my SITS DAY!

Kathleen Grace said...

I just heard my coffee pot beep so I can have my coffee with you this morning! Such cute coffee dishes and everything looks delicious! You always make everything beautiful:>)

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! LOVE your coffee-themed dishes, and your very sweet little Jamaican dolls too!.. Thank you for the coffee and goodies! Everything was delicious! ~tina

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Ok, now tell me...how do I get to your home? I'm wanting some of everything please! Your pictures come to life, especially when you have delicious goodies to show! Have a great day!

Jeanne said...

Dear bj, this post is heavenly coffee beans and food to die for. Girl you outdid yourself on the delicious post. I am jonesing for it all. I too adore those plates. Cute, cute, cute!!! It all looks fabulous.

I am in Kissimmee. FL visiting my other daughter for a couple of days. She took my grand to school so I am sneaking a few minutes to visit my dear blogging friends. I have NOT had time to get on my computer for the past two weeks. SIGH!

Gotta run and help my daughter sew a valance for my grandson's room. LOL. It never ends. Always busy. I love it though.

Love you too,
Jeanne

chasity said...

i now need to stop blogging and go get some breakfast!!!
delicious.

Sue said...

Good Grief, but I wish I was out there in West Texas sitting down at the table with you!!! I would be in coffee and sugar heaven, girl!

You won my anniversary give-away t his morning, toots! I'll let Fern and Fran know and they can contact you so you can get your monogram ordered. I'll try to get your package out real soon. Mr. S went back into the hospital for more surgery on Tuesday and that is where I am spending my days! Take care my friend. Congratulations.
lots hugs, Sue

Becky said...

Morning BJ.....you amaze me!!! You have soooo much energy and such good taste. Thank you for sharing! Wish I could run over and share a cup of coffee and talk about our grands!!!!

Kathleen said...

BJ, if you are serving Dunkin' I am there...
What a wonderful post, chock full!
Love the dolls, and the new dishes too.
Congrats on winning over at Sue's, lucky you!

The Cookie Girl said...

BJ you did it again with another beautiful tablescape. I love some good coffee and I would be honored to join your coffee party anytime.
Have a great day!

Sage said...

IT really looks so nice at your table! Thank you so uch for the invitation. But would you mind very much if I had tea? Enchanting post as always here; a great place to visit;thank you.
Rita

Sage said...

Gravy on toast! it has to be a southern thing. Told my husband about it and he was very impressed and made me promise to fix this for a good breakfast when we get back home. See what you started; I have to say I am anxious to try this too.
Rita

Picket said...

Ohhh what a pretty post BJ!!!! I just love your new coffee plates and yes they do go so good with your pretty dishes and fabrics...soooo loved that little juice glass I have a set of those with the little pitcher that goes with them..so funny about the candles and the leaves lol I almost did that same thing when I lite the candles for taking pics and one was alittle to close to the daisy center piece!!! lol Oh what we go thru for our blogs lol This is just beautiful girl.and oh yea I love that strawberry creme cake!!!! ~Picket~

Bill said...

Hi BJ,
You've really stirred up my taste buds now! It all looks very tempting. I think I'll have strawberry cake with my coffee, please ma'am!

I have that same Corning coffee pot. I love that classic blue pattern (I always look for it at estate sales).

I laughed when I read what you did to your geranium leaves ... thought I was the only one who did things like that!

Bye for now, sweet lady!
Bill

Mahek said...

Wow!!!
so well written and photographed...
It was perfect a feast of one's eyes...
Thank you!!!!!
I loved those plates wish i was in the US i would immediately go and buy them , when did you purchase them? I will have to tell my sis who stays in the US to get a couple for me...

Grammy said...

Just found your blog and thoroughly enjoyed it! I dearly like many of the things you do. Where did you find the cutlery at your place settings? I've been looking for some the same color. I have one place setting of my grandmother's, but I don't use it. It stays in a small cupboard with all my cups, saucers, and tea things and I smile every time I see it there.

Betty said...

Everything looks so delicious as it always does, ah fond memories from RMS too of your post there.
Have a wonderful day!

Justine said...

Ooh, a coffee post! Can't go wrong with that! I loooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvve those new dessert plates you got!

The bagels look delicious, but aren't you ruining the whole high fiber, low fat cream cheese with the BACON? Heeheeheeeeeeee

Justine :o )

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hello BJ,
Thank you for entering the give away from the Old Painted Cottage. I wish you good luck! You are so thoughtful to spread the word about Bella Inspirations. You are extremely tallented!


Have a creative day,
Fondly Laurie

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

BJ I would just love some of your treats and a nice cup of coffee. The table is so lovely.
xoxo

kim said...

BJ, it all looks wonderful and delicious and a coffee party sounds like fun. What time shall we arrive?

Nancy Jane said...

Coffee and luscious treats??? My idea of the perfect morning. It all looks so wonderful!

Diann said...

Everything looks so fun and wonderful! I love those coffee plates! Great find on them!

Michael Lee West said...

I'll have another cup of coffee and just a smidgen of cake. It all looks delicious, and you know I love your dishes, too. If you need me to upload your photos to the FF gallery, just let me know. I'd be happy to do it. I'll put your bloglink under the photos.
XX00

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love coffee! I'll be right over! It looks so pretty and so good!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous and yummy! I bet there is always the smell of something tasty coming from your home. Love all of the beautiful dishes and oh how I love coffee. Have a blessed day dear BJ! Hugs from Ganky!

Tricia said...

Thank you for leaving the very first post on my very first Tablescape Thursday post! I appreciate your encouragement so much! You asked about my silver -- it's Lunt Belvedere, the pattern I picked as a bride in 1972. I still love it! Thank goodness silver was so much less expensive then. I don't know how brides today get ANY silver!

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything looks so perfect BJ....I can tell you're one great hostess!!!!

Easter Egg Cup Collection is My show n tell Stop by if you can.


Have a glorious weekend.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful coffee party. I love Dunkin' Donut coffee, I like it best when I brew it at home. Such a lovely table and so many goodies to choose from.
Karen

Debbie~ said...

Beautiful table vignette and I really want to find your coffee flavors now, they look yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Mrs. P. said...

What a wonderful post. Do tell, where did you get those wonderful coffee plates. I have a collection of coffee cups with vintage *coffee* on them and these plates would be perfect with them :)

Blessings!
Gail

Be sure to scoot over and enter in for my 100th post giveaway!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, thank you for posting our little Carter on your blog! Isn't she the sweetest? We're a little prejudice. Thank you so much for sticking with us with prayers and your sweet good wishes. We're so thrilled.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

BJ, thats almost too much yumminess in 1 photo session. I gained 10 lbs. just looking. Your table setting is lovely ..
Sonny

Beverly said...

Am I too late? I hope not, because I would love a cup of coffee and a hot, buttered roll.

BJ, you are the best at making life special.

Rhondi said...

What a great party. You have so much food and everything looks so pretty. I love the new plates. I'll have a bagel please.

Gail said...

Another great post, if only I liked coffee, but I do like all the other things....yummm. I have to tell you that my mom had a goblet like the one you have the bascottie (sp) in, I had forgotten about it until I saw yours.

Happy PS

MrsJenB said...

Oh my gosh, I am gaga over that coffee server! It brings back so many memories of my childhood. Isn't it amazing how quickly those memories can flood back just from glancing at a picture?

And the juice glasses were quite a cute find as well!

Everything looks delicious and pretty, you are such a wonderful hostess! Thank you for sharing!