Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coffee and Cake

Around Valentine's Day, I like to put out one of my favorite tea towels {out of my embarrassingly large collection}. It's from Anthro, and was a present from Matt (chosen by me of course : ) on our first Valentine's together.

Coffee and cake. What a perfect combination. Not to mention when it's beautifully written on a tea towel, perched atop a cake stand and finished with a cherry on top.

On this cold winter morning, I'm enjoying my coffee, but don't have any cake in the house...bummer.

I took these photos before adding my creamer and Splenda. Because once I'm done, it looks more like taupe paint than actual coffee. Not such a pretty picture.

Since the cream is {obviously} refrigerated, I stash a bit of lavender in my cream pitcher, and hide my all-important Splenda packets in the sugar dish. It's a lovely greeting as I fumble to the coffee maker each morning.

What are your morning rituals? Do you take your coffee a certain color? Got any cake you'd like to share?

{live beautifully}


  1. Anonymous1/17/2012

    I've always loved that cute tea towel!

  2. I have a couple of special tea towels, as well. I have one that comes out especially for celebrations, as it's a perfectly washed and embroidered family heirloom. When it's laid out on the tea cart, you know there's a party brewing in this little house! I also take my milk with a little coffee... I like the coffee super strong, almost espresso, then properly sugared, spiced, and diluted with milk or cream. Love your pics, and I'm so glad your husband has the good sense to "pick out" such lovely gifts ;)

  3. Yeah I love the Antho tea towels also....I have a really wonderful coffee cake recipe on my blog if you wish to visit!


  4. so cute! love the towel and the lavender! coffee is a must for me in the morning...im like you, i need lots of creamer and sweetener!

  5. your photography looks great!

    and I would have had that cup of coffee.. I drink mine black!


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