Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Table For Two (or rather 'Counter For Two')

This is my first time participating in Tablescape Thursday which is graciously hosted by Susan@Between Naps On The Porch. Susan's creative ideas have enhanced her home and have been an inspiration to me.

My friend Barbara and I like to get together once or twice a week and we sometimes treat ourselves to something sweet with a cup of coffee at the local donut shop.
Sometimes we host each other in our homes for our sweet treat. We are very informal and enjoy entertaining each other at our kitchen counters.

During the summer months we will treat ourselves to something along the lines of these little strawberry shortcakes drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Barbara and I each have our favorite plates. Mine is the pale pink petal plate, and Barbara's is the darker pink.

And of course we have to have our iced coffee!

One dishtowel spread out on the counter serves nicely as a placemat for us both!

Now when the weather turns cold, we turn our attention to hot coffee, and we sample lots of different flavors. Our favorite on a crisp Fall day is cinnamon!

We satisfy our sweet tooth with something like these delicious chocolate mousse-filled cakes, topped with a little whipped cream. Yummy!

There's always room for one more if you'd like to pull up a stool and join us! The more the merrier and if the kitchen gets too crowded we can always move on into the dining room!

All my finds are from thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, or discount stores such as TJ Maxx, Target, and Michael's. There's nothing fancy, you don't have to 'dress', just come as you are, relax and sit a spell with us!


  1. I noticed that iced coffee right away Eileen! I am still on that kick. I've been having a glass every afternoon. Your treats looked so, so good. Wish I could be there with you to enjoy them! I love the thrift store plates. Very nice Eileen!

  2. Yummy strawberries! How wonderful to have friends to share all these wonderful finds.

  3. Very pretty. That shortcake looks soooo good!

  4. Love it all ~ your dishes and the goodies!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. How nice to share a beverage and treat with a friend and at such a lovely table setting! Very cute plates! Welcome to Tablescape Thurs!


  6. I love your dishes! Your settings are so cozy...perfect for taking tea (or coffee) with a dear friend. Your girlfriend must feel special when you get together. You have the gift of hospitality!

    Jane (Artfylly Graced)

  7. Hi Eileen, your table is gorgeous and the desserts are too delicious looking. Great job!!


  8. YUMMY dessert... I have my fork ready!

  9. Beautiful colors and great pictures! That iced coffee is looking SO good to me about now.

  10. Sending you a warm "thank you" for visiting my blog place today!

  11. What a great time to spend with you friend. Lovely table and yummy looking treat!


  12. Thanks for stopping by the other day. I love this table. The food looks yummy.

  13. Well, isn't it fun getting together with a good friend and eating delectable goodies? And this is sure pretty. How sweet that you have your own special plates. This is what friendship is all about. Loved your precious tablescape!

  14. Hi Eileen, Thank for stopping by the porch and for those sweet comments! :-)
    How wonderful to have a sweet friend to share such yummy desserts...I just love your pics. I was just thinking, you might want to link this post to Foodie Friday over at Designs by Gollum, as well. Thanks for a great tablescape for TT! Susan

  15. I'm in!! Expect me any day now....
    It all looks so wonderful! You certainly have a knack for making it look scrumptious and inviting.
    Thank you so much for dropping by too.
    I really enjoyed making some things for achange.
    Warm wishes, Irene x

  16. Looks like you and your friend enjoy some good times.I enjoyed yesterdays post too!

  17. Eileen...I don't know which looks more inviting, the yummies (and hot/cold coffee) or the presentation?! I would LOVE to pull up a chair over coffee and dessert! Heaven! I bet the two of you enjoy this weekly ritual soooo much! ;)

  18. yum,yum and yum.....wish I had the cinnamon drink right now

  19. What a fun post for your 1st TT! Love the iced coffee...and the green mugs too! Great job!

  20. This all looks so good, and so pretty! I, too, have a sweet tooth, do you have room for a third person??


  21. What a lovely idea with a friend. This a very positive enjoyment and the sweet is to make us even sweeter!

  22. What a beautiful table setting...the dishes, the food..everything looked scrumptious!! What a lovely hostess you are!!
    Love, Jerelene


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