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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Coffee Break

What's It Wednesday #99

The other day I was out shopping and antiquing (of course) with some very dear friends when I came across this beautiful coffee carafe. 
She was absolutely calling my name. There was no way I could leave her in the antique store. 

So I did the only logical thing a girl in my situation could do and that was to bring her home and invite the girls over for lunch followed by coffee and cake. I figured this would be a great way to celebrate fall.

She had all the bells and whistles I love in a vintage piece. Her sleek silver frame with all the pretty detail is what drew me to her in the first place. When I found out she tilts, well you know I went completely gaga. The fact that she is functional and wont collect dust made her even more attractive. 

A glass votive candle sits in the bottom of the stand to keep the fresh coffee warm. The girls and I just loved that little detail. She is quite tall and measures about 15 inches in height. 

Being that it was a cool, wet and rainy fall afternoon, serving coffee from her was the perfect way to end our wet shopping day. 


This little lady was a hit during our little lunch and coffee break. The Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica was the perfect accompaniment with dessert. 

There is nothing like a little fall inspired dessert to balance out our much deserved coffee break. 

What is your favorite fall dessert?

xoxoxo
Paula


Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link-up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you!

Here are this Week's Features:

Around the House

Lana Austin's European Vintage

Shabby Soul

Simply Fresh Dinners

Tablescapes By Diane

Tea Cottage Pretties

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79 comments:

Anne Lorys said...

I'm so happy to join in again this week! Thank you!

Hugs,
Anne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The carafe is stunning dear Paula and I'm so glad you brought her home, I would've too, she's gorgeous and so is your table for all the yummy food and yes, I'd love some coffee coming out of your new lovely piece. Very pretty features too. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party again.
Hugs,
FABBY

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thank you so much for hosting this party - my first time with you.
Have a great week.
Mary

Trisha said...

So glad to have something to share this week. Thanks for hosting!

~Trisha

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, yet another amazing piece!! The carafe is fabulous, Paula. You must have some really great antique stores where you live :)Thanks for the party!! Hugs and Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

bj said...

I am sooo in love with your beautiful carafe...just magnificent.
You do find the most beautiful things. The dessert looks amazing, too. :)
I love Blue Mountain coffee....
Thanks for all the features...they are wonderful...and thanks for being such loyal hosts...:)

Cottage and Broome said...

Paula, you always find the most amazing antique, I wish we could all go shopping with you! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Adina Johnson said...

Hi Paula,
Thank you so much for inviting me to your party! What a beautiful carafe!
Adina @ Simply Country Life

AshTreeCottage said...

You have such exquisite taste! Such a lovely coffee server. Anyone would be honored to sit at one of your tables.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi Paula- Oh I just love those carafe thingies. I know they have a special name but it escapes me.

Your little party was the perfect way to put it to good use - and you are SO RIGHT - isn't it nice to score such a delightful treasure and actually use it - right away even??

YAY for you and your pretty party!

Thanks for hosting, I am so happy to be part of the party this week.

Hugs.

Shannon said...

That carafe is a cool find. How fun. Thanks for hosting!

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

White Lace and Promises said...

Wow for the coffee carafe and wow, wow for the table and wow, wow, wow and yum, yum, yum for the dessert!

Jody and Stan said...

Lovely party, Thanks so much for hosting!!
Hugs,
Jody

Charlie DeRuiter said...

That was an amazing find! Beautiful! Charlie @pickledokra.blogspot.com

Terra said...

What a charming silver coffee carafe and she tilts too. The dessert looks yummy and the party fun.

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

First let me thank you ever so kindly for featuring my Limoges Chocolate Pot. I just love "her". Now for your little lady. She is stunningly beautiful. I am a little jelly but I think she has found her home. Now your desert???? What is it and may I papapapaplease have a BIG slice. Hugs, Beverly

Joyce Olson said...

Such a stunning carafe-with so much detail! Thank you for hosting!
Hugs,
Jemma

Tuula McPhee said...

Thanks so much for hosting!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

As always wonderful features. The white bedroom is so lovely. Thank you for hosting. Wonderful coffee server.
Joy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Paula, the coffee server is so pretty and looks so lovely on your table, but that dessert is sensational! I bet it tastes sensational too..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Katie Mansfield said...

Thanks for the invite. I am off to look at that gorgeous white bedroom.

NanaDiana said...

That is a gorgeous carafe, Paula! I love it and it is a fun piece to use! Glad to see your party growing and it is always fun to see the entries- xo Diana

Sarah said...

You find the loveliest things. Thanks for hosting each week. It's always fun to see your latest finds and beautiful collections.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh how lovely she is,I can see why you had to bring her home, and that cake,well indulgence plus x

Linda said...

I can just smell the coffee :))))) Thanks for allowing me to tag along with your party. And I promise to stay off the ladder ;) Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Judy Haughton-James said...

No way could you pass this! It is so beautiful and of course you had to put Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee in it!:) Thanks a lot for hosting and have a great Wednesday.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a fabulous find Paula!! It looks so great on your table. So nice to serve in elegance.

Blessings, Edie Marie

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

What a gorgeous find, I agree, the tilting mechanism is definitely something to go gaga over, what an excellent design.
I'm thinking your dessert is my favourite, and with all that fruit it MUST count as a healthy choice ;)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Another beautiful post featuring items from your amazing collections!! Wonderful features too!!

Thanks for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Auro @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

Oh what a lovely find once again. Just love coming back here to find these treasured finds.Thanks for your words of appreciation on my last post.
Cheers
Auro

Cathy said...

Oh, wow... I think I would have had to bring her home also - she is beautiful.... Enjoy your coffee and have a great week... Cathy

Robyn said...

You have such exquisite taste! Coming here each time is such a treat for the senses.
Thank you so much for featuring my Roasted Vegetable Salad. Such a nice surprise.
Have a great day, Paula!

bj said...

Hi...back again because I am hoping you will tell me how to make that beautiful dessert for my Bunco ladies next week....:))

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I can see why you fell in love with the coffee carafe. It's a beauty!!!

Bernideen said...

Such a lovely table and pass that dessert please!

Jenn said...

Thanks for hosting ladies, such a lovely spot you have here! Found you via Deb at the Adorned from Above blog hop... have a great week!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for hosting your wonderful linky party for us, and for putting my Tablescape on. I am so happy I was one of your featured.
xxoo
Diane

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's perfect!!! Thank you for hosting! Have a delicious week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That's a beautiful coffee carafe! What a pretty cake too! My mother let go of her silver set a long time ago and she had a silver pot that stood on a stand and could be tilted. I wish I had it now! Thanks for hosting!

Susie said...

Paula, Finally, I have something similar to your carafe. Mine sits in a legged stand over a candle warmer. But mine does not tilt.:( What a great day you must have had with your lady friends. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Would you have another seat at the table for me? Oh Paula...the carafe is just beautiful..
What is my favorite dessert?
It is on your table!
blessings,
Penny

Faye said...

Isn't that fun when something just calls out to us! Delicious looking dessert too. Thanks for hosting!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

You have such exquisite taste. I would say the coffee carafe knew what it was doing! ;)

Marlene Plasencia said...

Oh Paula that Carafe is a great find, what beautiful detail. Your table is lovely, what a nice treat from your girl friend to enjoy such lovely and yummy treats. Beautiful and elegant just like your taste for vintage, love it.
Blessing,
Marlene

Curtains in My Tree said...

Honey your coffee pot is a beauty, I can see me dragging her home also LOL
and that dessert is a piece of art

love the chair in your features
I guess I'm just liking everything over here as usual

Alessandra said...

Your coffee carafe is gorgeous and very elegant. Your tablescape is wonderful and the dessert looks so delicious!
Kisses
Alessandra

Lori Lehman said...

That is an absolutely beautiful coffee carafe. Love how it tilts. Your table is lovely and welcoming. And that cake looks delicious!! It's a work of art! Thank you ladies for hosting the link up party.Have a wonderful week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful carafe and it tilts too! You set a wonderful table for your friends. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Johanna said...

Hi Patti and Paula,
whow, what a fabulous find is this coffee carafe. You really know how to rock a table. And the desert looks so yummy! Thank you for your sweet invitation, for sharing this gorgeous find and for hosting this party.
Best greetings, Johanna

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The carafe is lovely...and it would make coffee drinking even more fun! Love all of the wonderful features, too! Thanks so much for hosting!

Doreen@househoneys said...

STUNNING CARAFE!! Just stunning!

My favorite dessert? Anything that doesn't add lbs ;).

Donna Wilkes said...

Y'all sure know how to party in style - love the carafe. Thank you for hosting.

Barbara F. said...

Fabulous post! Loved this week's features, all my faves! xo

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my goodness, that carafe is just amazing, Paula! So beautiful! It added so much vintage beauty to your table! :)

xoxo laurie

Jann Olson said...

Beautiful piece and that dessert looks delish! Thanks for the party.
hugs,
Jann

Candy S said...

My favorite fall dessert is apple crunch. Still warm from the oven with a tablespoon or two of French vanilla ice cream. Yum! Your carafe is gorgeous and your dessert looks marvelous. Thank you for hosting.

Candy

must love junk said...

What a beautiful coffee pot and a wonderful luncheon! :)
Susan

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Thank you for hosting this fun party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Paula! Your carafe is wonderful! Thanks so much for hosting.
Hugs,
Sherry

Laura said...

What a lovely carafe! Isn't it great when you fall in love with an old piece and you find that you can actually use it? Then you don't even have to feel guilty about buying it:)

lynn cockrell said...

Paula, the carafe is lovely. I am a coffee drinker and it certainly tastes even better coming from something pretty. All the features and inspirations are great,as well! Thanks for all!

lynn cockrell said...

Paula, the carafe is lovely. I am a coffee drinker and it certainly tastes even better coming from something pretty. All the features and inspirations are great,as well! Thanks for all!

Audrey said...

Paula ... just love that carafe ... but that dessert ... oh my. Thanks for hosting another fun party ...
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Allie Bobe said...

Thanks so much for hosting!

Susan Clayton said...

How elegant. What a perfect way to add a little elegance to life. She is a beauty. Have a blessed week and thank you for hosting!

Jill Harrison said...

what a gorgeous coffee pot - but that cake - oh my! delicious!
Have a great weekend ahead and thank you for hosting, and for stopping by my blog this week.

LV said...

You were smart in buying that lovely coffee carafe. You table looks very nice.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Great find...and a perfect excuse for a party :)

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Thank you for hosting dear Patti and Paula. Have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Vesna

racheld said...

Oh, my Dear Ladies! You Do host and coordinate such splendid gatherings!

I just love dropping in on such festivities, with all the attendant elegance and warmth, and you two DO take the cake.

Thank you for this Standing Invitation to your wonderful hospitality.

Rachel

PS It's lovely to know that other folks call their loved items "she" and "her." I've personified everything from a beloved old spoon to our big old trusty black Franklin Stove. Charming.

Palomasea said...

How gorgeous, Paula!! Exquisite carafe....and what a joy to find it's still functional....
And the cake? Stunning! :)
Have a splendid weekend!
xoxo,
- Irina

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for hosting. I'm so happy to be back. Have a great weekend.
Debi

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

Just hopped over from Junk Chic Cottage, I love your taste and am a new follower!

SizzleandZoom said...

A Beautiful find. Perfect coffee break, beautiful cake.

Anne said...

I just read your behind the blogger on Kris's site.Love the photo of you and your family! Your Grand baby is adorable!!!!!!! I am sorry I have not visited as much lately.I am getting busier and busier and it is now taking me away from some of my reading :-( .

xx
Anne

Anne said...

Paula just read your behind the blogger on Kris's blog.Beautiful photos of your family.Yes I read about your adoption journey.I know how blessed you are to have your children.But your children are truly blessed to have you and your husband.
xx
Anne

Revi said...

Patti!!! I just read about you at Junk Chic Cottage, and loved finding out more. I didn't know you were in Florida, or that you were a teacher...etc. Adam Micah is too cute!
-Revi

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Gorgeous carafe! The cake looks delicious! I do apprecate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Estate Sterling said...

Wow! This is so much stunning Sterling Silver Coffee Pot which I definitely adds in my kitchen wardrobe. I just love this type of sterling pieces to shop.

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