Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Cheerful Cup Tablescape

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Over the Teacups," 1891

I bought the yellow mums at Wal-Mart yesterday for $2.50 and I potted them in the white flower pot that I got for free several years ago. I got the bird music box at a church rummage sale last summer for $3.00. I am using the same candlesticks as last week. The little yellow candle with candle holder I got for $0.50. I overlapped my blue tablecloth that I got for $5.00 at a yard sale earlier this summer with the light yellow tablecloth I got for free. I wanted a softer look and didn’t want the wood table to show. The coffee service was my thrifty find last week. I paid $49.99 for the Josephine-Blue by Wedgewood China pattern that was manufactured in 1970–1977. I am serving orange sweet rolls and black coffee.