Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Whats On Your Coffee Table?...join me in tea and cake decorating

As I have been surfing around blogland recently I came upon many ladies displaying their coffee tables for all to see! Cindy over at My Romantic Home began the idea and she has some wonderful things on her coffee table...... Its been a good while since I last posted and thought I would take part...........

When I moved into my new home, one of the main things I wanted was a coffee table.......the main reason for this was a gift given to me by my grandma. A Yankee Candle tea light holder and Tart Burner. I work as cake decorator and love any items with a food, tea, cookie theme! I adore this gift and thought it would look lovely on a coffee table. I have only just added this to the table for Christmas as it did not suit the fall displays.

Each little cake is a tea light holder, they remove from the black stand. Strawberry scented tea-lights came with the pack, they were so sweet and juicy smelling! Yankee candles are very true to life! They have now gone and I am currently using a Christmas Cookie Tart Melt in the burner............. Pure cookie goodness!

This little tea cup is really something special. This china cup was given to me from an elderly gentleman I know, he knew I was moving house and gave it to my grandma to give to me as a gift. Fred knew I like tea themes, and told me this cup has been in his house a long time, it used to belong his wife who died ten year ago. It has the beautiful Christmas rose decorating it, which is extra special as I just love christmas........ I find the set very beautiful, I have been waiting for a time to share it with you..........

Also gracing my coffee table are magazines.............. I have a habit of collecting any I can! I keep them all over the house and I am known to keep a huge stack of cake decorating magazines next to my sofa, bed side table, and coffee table! At the moment I am having a ball as all the food stores are giving away their free Christmas monthly 'store magazine' I have to say some of the free magazines sometimes have better content than bought ones........ The one in the photo is from good house keeping I decided to treat myself, its quite good, some nice recipes and decorating ideas.

The magazine in this photo is 'Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft', I have been collecting them since 2001. I try to get the Holiday editions and usually get the monthly also. I love browsing through this magazine, lots of ideas, recipes, competitions.
Christmas Cake!

I have been asked to decorate a Christmas cake for my local church Christmas fayre 'Guess the weight of the cake'. I am looking forward to getting creative for a good cause, I also belong to the church amateur dramatic society and its through them I was asked to do the cake.

I will be browsing through many more magazines and will take photos of the cake as I am making the decorations and decorating it, at the moment I am collecting ideas. I am liking the idea of Santa's washing line, stockings, Santa hat, and his red jacket, a Christmas ribbon around the cake and tiny icing snowflakes dotted on the cake............ The fayre is on the 1st December so I will be here very soon with how to decorate.......

Have a wonderful week, see you again soon

Priscilla x


Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Oh, yum. Those pastries make my mouth water...really. :)

Teresa said...

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ohiofarmgirl said...

So glad to see you are back. I love your idea of showing your coffee table...I will post a pick of mine from Thanksgiving....I also have a tea cup collections, aren't they fun? Dianntha

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

What a great gift from your Grandma! I love it and those magazines look like they'll be full of ideas for your Christmas Cake - do post a picture of the finished cake! :)

Linda said...

I enjoyed peeking at your coffee table and the sweet stories. I love your grandma's gift and I can almost smell the yummy fragrance here:). I collect tea cups too, and I know this one will always be special to you.
Looking forward to the cake pictures....Happy Thanking to all Linda

Wild Rose said...

Hi Priscilla,

The cake decorating sounds like a lot of fun ~ I look forward to seing the end result.

I love your Christmas rose china cup and saucer ~ such a thoughtful gift.

Marie x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Hi Priscilla
Thank you so much for my birthday wishes!
Oh my goodness how lovely is that cake stand, thank you for sharing your coffee table!
Love Alison x

bj said...

Hi, Priscilla, thanks so much for stopping by my place. I do hope you will come back as often as you can.
I LOVE your's very pretty.
Your coffee table and the things on it are wonderful. Those little candle holders....just precious. And, the cup and saucer are priceless. So beautiful. I can see why you are so proud of it.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh your coffee tea table is wonderful. We are going to be setting up a pink, frilly tea table in our living room this Christmas. it is wonderful have a little sweet place for tea. Those tea candle cakes are so cute. I will have t look for them. Have a lovely weekend and yes the pumpkin tiramisu was wonderful. I will post a recipe this week. Love Clarice

Kimberley said...

Hey, Priscilla!

Thanks so much for stopping by Tallulah House:)

I enjoyed seeing your coffee table photo! I think that that person who gave you the dessert-themed tealight holder must have jumped for joy when she found it-- it couldn't be more perfect for you.

Have a great day,

Meggie said...

Hey Priscilla: Thanks for stopping by and looking at my moose. If you ever want to look at the real thing, go to Around Anchorage and check out Dave's blog. Click on the link on my sidebar.) You coffee table looks divine! Those cake/candle holders look good enough to eat....what a great idea! Tea cups are always so great to display. Let's have tea sometime......

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I just love those little tea light holders and what a perfect gift for you! Your table looks lovely!


Brenda said...

Thanks for coming by.I love your table. The tart burner has t be the cutest.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Just came by to meet you, I didn't think I had seen your name before and wanted to introduce myself.

Fun to see your coffee table!


Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Hope you are having a lovely week.

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Priscilla,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Your coffe table is very pretty and I just adore the Yankee Candle display. I love their candles too, especially the tartlets, I always have at least one burning in my house. The teacup and saucer are really lovely.
Stop by again, you are very welcome. I have added you to my list.
Take care,
Sandi x

BittersweetPunkin said...

I have a coffee table similar to the one that yours looks like but it has a mosaic tile insert...does yours??
Nice to see you again!

cd&m said...

And I thought those tea lights were cakes! Good luck with the cake decorating, you are going to show us the finished thing aren't you?

Julie said...

That sounds wonderful! I enjoyed visiting your blog. Can't wait to see more!


Liisa said...

Such a cute tea light holder! I love Yankee Canndles. My favorite scent is Autumn Wreath, absolutely perfect for fall. During the holiday season I am using pecan pie and graham wafer scents. They are wonderful but make you hungry!


Susie Q said...

I love your tea collection! The pastries are so real looking I think my tummy growled!
Your home is lovely and so warm.


Britt-Arnhild said...

Good luck with your Christmas cake making.

Allison said...

Hi Priscilla, the Yankee candle holder is so cute, and so nice it was from your grandma. I can see why the teacup means so much to you - what special gift! I too have many, many magazines around. It's a comfort - you maybe feel the same?


Coffee Table said...

Your wooden coffen table is nice and delicate. I enjoy peeking at your coffee table. Beautiful Blog!

Blithe said...

People should read this.

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