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.


  1. Orange sweet rolls and black coffee...YUM!! Your table is sweet. I really like your coffee set.

  2. Jennie-You are quite the bargain shopper! I love your music box! Can't believe Walmart already has mums out!

  3. Hi Jennie! I'm just a spectator, hopping from tabelscape to tablescape, aspiring to play along one of these days! Love your china!!.. and the table you've set is beautiful! The orange rolls sound delicious!! (got a recipe to go with those?) The mums are very pretty, and I'll have to pick up some for myself sometime soon too! (0; ~tina

  4. Very pretty table setting! I love the tablecloth! And the dishes are so delicate with a beautiful pattern.
    Nice job!
    All the best,

  5. This is pretty and boy do those orange rolls sound wonderful!

  6. How lovely, the mums are beautiful !

  7. Very pretty! That blue crocheted tablecloth is beautiful! Great bargains!


  8. Love the quote. Thanks for sharing this lovely setting.

    Hope you'll stop by my place for a visit:

    I'm toasting Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch in honor of her Blog Anniversary!

  9. I couldn't keep my eyes off that beautiful crocheted tablecloth ... and what a bargain!
    It's such a soothing shade of blue. Is it OK if I'm just a wee bit envious? ;)

    Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.


  10. So pretty. I love the idea of orange rolls and coffee...well, in a few hours, anyway.

    Love this!!


  11. You have such a lovely collection for hosting and welcoming get together, thanks for sharing with us all.

  12. My mom used to make some sweet rolls with an orange glaze. You've brought nice memories, and your table setting is sweet and pretty!

  13. Love the tablecloth!!! Dishes are wonderful as the rolls!


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