Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tablescape Thursday-Coffee With The Girls


It is another Tablescape Thursday. Please visit our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch to see all of the other beautiful tables this week.

It isn't always easy getting 4 women together at the same time. My friends still have young children and very busy lives. This morning we were able to make it work and enjoyed catching up over cofffee.




The plates and tray are Dept. 56 from several years ago. The mugs were a gift and I love how they look with the plates. I used my every day stainless, blue juice glasses, placemats from Kohls and white embroidered napkins.



I pulled out some antique serving pieces for the muffins, grapes and banana bread (the recipe will be on here soon).



We can have a good time with our coffee in foam cups and a donut on a paper plate, but it was nice to "fuss" a little bit over some very good friends.




36 comments:

Sue said...

How fun!! nothing like being able to get together with the ladies....it lifts your spirits! Love the cake plates..

Rettabug said...

You can't beat some sweet treats shared with your friends & a good cuppa tea (or coffee, whatever)
Your Dept. 56 plates are adorable & I'm amazed at how well the cups go together with them.

Very cute TT!

Janie's World said...

What fun plates. Who can resist dessert? It just says "Party" all over it.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hey Sue, I would have loved to be one of the "girls"! What an inviting table. I love the little dessert plates. Keep inspiring
Thanks,
Yvonne

susan said...

Sue- I think this is great. It is important to make special times for moms! Your mugs look great with those plates!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sue! Just passing through, but wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your dishes! They are just perfect for the occasion, and I must add I love the idea of the occasion itself!!!.. Just the girls!!.. Happy Tablescape Thursday! ~tina

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks so adorable -- cute dishes and mugs. Sounds and looks like a great time.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I am sure everyone really appreciate such a cute table. I love the "cake" plates.

nannykim/ spindlecottage said...

This is so cute and a wonderful idea to get together like this with friends!! OOh , I love this!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

What a great table...so fun! Those muffins and the cake look scrumptious, too!

Jane

Kat said...

Those are such cute little plates, what a lovely table setting, looks like everything is just perfect!

Chari said...

Hi Sue...

What a fun table...it's gorgeous! I bet your friends felt extra special with this beautiful table that you created for them! I love your little dessert plates...so pretty! And...you're right about the coffee cups looking great with the plates...they're charming!!! A lovely table, my friend...and all those sweets look scrumptious!!!

Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my Autumn tablescape with Antoinette...enjoyed your sweet comment!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sandy said...

Loved your morning coffee table, what a nice treat for your friends. Your plates and place mats were just to cute. Great job, and thanks for visiting.
Sandy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, this is all so lovely and my goodness, the food looks delicious!!!!

Barb ♥

Cynthia said...

Love the plates. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. Have a great day!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Always so nice to get together, catch up and have fun eating as you do!
Brenda

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a nice thing to do for your friends. It looks very pretty and is way better than coffee in a foam cup!

Christi

Maureen said...

Those plates are perfect for a gal's get together! Such fun!

Charisse and Holly said...

Looks like Mary Englebreit. Is it? Thanks for the slice of creativity today. Come on by for a visit. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Vicky Duggins said...

I love how the cups go so perfectly with the plates. I want to come for coffee at your house sometime.

Mimi said...

Cute, cute plates, they are making me hungry for one of those muffins!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Thanks so much for all the comments. I like to respond to everyone, but on Tablescape Thursday I am so busy trying to look at all of your posts that I can't keep up.

Vicky-my guess is that will happen one of these days, don't you think?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your plates and cups are just wonderful. I love getting together with friends, and this is the perfect setting. Your desserts look wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Liz said...

Well if you can't fuss over a couple of girlfriends Who can you fuss over! What a sweet little get together. I love you plates and mugs too. :)

~Liz

Kathleen said...

That looks like a great time. My dil has 4 little ones under 8, I am sure she would love a moment like that with friends.
It is nice you fussed for them..I am sure they appreciate it!
Have a good weekend , Sue!

Kammy said...

Very cute tableware - I love cake ! I bet it was nice to get together with the girls !
Kammy

Anonymous said...

I'm not one of the girls, but that will not stop me from complimenting you on your beautiful and appetizing table-scape

Sculptoon/David W

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sue. That looks so attractive! Love the plates and the food looks yummy.

Wilma

sherri@lavenderfields said...

What fun plates for a fun girls get together. Hope you had a nice time. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. I look forward to seeing more of your posts. Have a great week...Sherri

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Great table ... thanks for visiting my site ... love your sites ... thanks for promoting southern Illinois tourism on your other site! Glad you've visited ... where are you from? Hope you make it to Carbondale one of these days!

ivoryspring said...

What a fun tablesetting!!! I love your plates.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

David, Wilma...thanks for dropping in from "the other place" it is great to see you here.

Joyce said...

Those are some of the cutest plates I have laid my eyes on in a long time.
Joyce

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I agree with you - sometimes it's nice to fuss a little for your friends!

Great plates and mugs. I'm sure your friends appreciated your pretty table!

Melissa Miller said...

Yummy! This looks soooo fun!

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Maddycakes said...

I love your plates! I have never heard of the store where you got them. So cute!
Maddycakes Muse