Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Coffee - Coffee

My two newest finds . . .

A   COFFEE  table
and a


This spring we bought a new coffee table.
I had been on the hunt for one for a long time
And finally found one that I liked
And that met my criteria
(no glass top, legs on the bottom so the dogs can't run under it, and a smooth top so that
there are no nooks or crannies to accumulate . . . well, dirt and crumbs)

And I liked the way it looked
But Husband Jim was not the best caretaker of the coffee table
Therefore, a replacement was needed
And as I walked through flea market and antique mall,
a new coffee table was always on the back of my mind.

I serve both coffee and tea
And I'm not a big one on using the coffee marker carafe to serve coffee.

Of course, I have the silver . . . but it's not really for casual meals -- for family meals
More for company meals

Spode Blue Italian 
is my blue and white transfer ware of choice

And this Spode Blue Italian coffee pot
will pour breakfast brew in style!

The new coffee table has a nice heft about it that the old one didn't have
It's also an antique which fits our style better.
Husband Jim has promised to never put a coaster less glass on the "new" table!

And my coffeepot . . . 

It looks good next to the teapot
(that I've had forever)
And you can really see the difference between tea
(I'm a little teapot short and stout . . . )
and coffee
(much taller and thiner!)

And in the living room
the new COFFEE POT on


Sandra said...

Love your new Coffee Pot and your new table. Neat how you have a matching Coffee and Tea Pot. Lovely Spode design. Love your antiques. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Beautiful top on the coffee table. Is there a piece of blue and white NOT to love? When you come to Kansas City, where do you antique shop? Always wanting to know where other shop.