Apr 19, 2012

~ a meeting with muffins

Apparently I have a problem with over compensating for meetings when it comes to feeding fellow committee members. 

It's hard to figure exactly how many mini muffins a committee member might be interested in on a particular morning. 

I also have absolutely no idea how to make coffee. We happen to have an extremely fancy coffee machine for hardcore coffee drinkers which I do not have any use for. It belongs to my husband and it belongs in the laundry room where I don't have to look at it's largeness. 

I purchased a carafe of coffee from the local coffee shop for this gathering so coffee making lessons weren't required. 

As you can see, I also purchased quite a few orange tulips... could they be any prettier?

The meeting lasted 23 minutes. Exactly four committee members showed up. One committee member had coffee. Exactly three of the mini muffins were consumed (out of the 18 purchased) and one of the six sticky rolls was taken. By me. One individual had OJ, and another got water from the faucet. WATER FROM THE FAUCET!  
I suppose I got some good photos out of the deal. 
And just what I needed for a Tablescape Thursday post!
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Anonymous said...

Wrap tightly and freeze for the next meeting! They look so delish!!!! I sometimes see pieces of McKenzie Childs at our local high end consignment shop - doesnt last long but next time, I am going to buy for you, and maybe you'll send me the left over muffins! Love a good muffin!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful shots!! Those muffins sure looked good!

cindy said...

Story of my life for ladies get togethers! I always have too much food afterwards. I imagine that everyone will be happy to have a special treat and indulge (like I do every time I go to someone else's home but I suppose I get over excited by food). Every time someone says "No, thank you", my heart sinks a little. Then my husband and our youngest eat one or two of the leftovers and I seem to eat the rest!

They had to enjoy the gorgeous tabletop though and your lovely home, so pretty!!! Hope they complimented you on the surroundings!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Oh, I am laughing so hard--so many times I have prepared for meetings in my house or at a school, with the same result! So many leftovers, all waiting to be eaten by me. Your counters are beautiful and so are the tulips and all the accessories. I am loving that wire stand! Linda

BRASWELL said...

Truer words have never been spoken. Grand images + post. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Barbara said...

Pretty, pretty! I am really laughing because I alway end up with all the muffins too. Your idea of getting coffee somewhere is brilliant! I don't have the slightest idea how to make good coffee either. I don't know why I never thought of that. Beautiful tulips!

Annie H. said...

I don't drink coffee, am a tea drinker so I would be clueless too. This gave me a good laugh. Thanks.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jan, I love the two tiered metal stand. I hate when you prepare for guests and then hardly any food gets eaten.

Just Spiff It said...

I just found your blog this week and I love it!!
I also love to "over prepare" for company - and I always over-do it!! But, I would rather have more than less. I just wish I could figure out the right balance.

Leslie said...

Haha! Why is it that women don't like to eat at these sorts of things?? So funny! I've had the same thing happen. I make a nice spread of food and no one eats it.

Well, had I been there... I would have enjoyed your muffins and BTW, your orange tulips look lovely!

thanks for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll look forward to reading your next post.


Fabulously Blairsville said...

Gorgeous table setting glad to see another MacKenzie Childs follower Thanks Lolly

Sarah said...

Love your sense of humor and the fact that I spy some delicious pieces of MacK-C scattered here and there. We share a love of this wonderful pottery as well as French pottery. Yes, I see that cute little double salt sitting on the counter. ;-)