Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Coffee

I met my best friend for coffee last week.  It was nice to see her this Christmas season.
 
 
I got her this cute snowman ornament, and the sign he's holding says, "but first, coffee!"
 
 
aahh, she knows me too well. 
Her gift to me was a box of chocolates. 
They are from Recchiuti Confections.  The heart one in the middle was a ginger blend. 
It was pretty tasty. 
 
 
Ever since I can remember, she has always had a talent with floral arrangements and home decorations.  Here is her Christmas tree, 

 
and her fireplace mantel.  I've always liked red and silver at Christmas, but when I saw the red and gold, I thought it was so pretty. 
 
 
She even made a little candy tree for her granddaughter, who is a year old.  Isn't it darling?  The elf shoes on top of the tree are from Pier 1 Imports.

   
 
Do you know someone who knows what you're thinking and can finish your sentence before you say it? - well, that's her.  She sent me these two pictures.  This is us back in the day (me, on the right).




 
Christmas coffee with a best friend...
that's one of the best gifts, don't ya think?

 
~Sheri

29 comments:

Pam Jackson said...

I learned many years ago that friends, esp those that are your best friends....are a treasure! I have one that has been a bestie since I was 10, I am 57 now. Another one, Julie from Julia's Bakery (posted on blog before) since I was in the 7th grade, Debbie for 37 yrs and T for only 10! I love these women so much. They are my past, my present and hopefully all to be in my future! Looks like you had a great time having coffee with your friend! So glad you were able to get together and do that.

Susie said...

Sheri, I imagine you being a faithful friend. I think your ornament is perfect. Love the gifts friends give each other. Closer than sisters at times. I lost my best friend 5 years ago. I miss her. I saw a sign once that read," Daughters when they are small and best when they are grown" and my daughters are most often my best friends. Blessings to you and your sweet friend. Love you, xoxo, Susie

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

nieneke nia said...

I do not drink coffee ... but I like the smell
beautiful pictures ....
have a nice weekend ..greatings from Greege

Katarzyna S said...

Sheri,
I'm very glad that you are visited my blog:) Thank you!

And you are right , coffe with friend is the nice gift:)
Today I was in Starbucks in Strasburg with my mum:)
Strasburg is now capital of Christmas, with splendid decorations(but I did not take the pictures...)

Hugs:)

Pilar said...

Best friends are so special! That tree is so pretty!

Jeanie said...

I have that kind of friend. And they are the best! Love your sharing coffee on a winter's morning. So cozy and wonderful!

Debby Ray said...

What a blessing it is to have those long standing friendships, isn't it? The ornament is just darling and the candy looks SO decadent! The of the decorations are so pretty too!

It's me said...

Always a pleasure to have a nice old friend ....lovely weekend love Ria ❤️

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How fun and such a blessing to have that kind of faithful friend! I have to laugh because at first I thought you said that candy in the middle was NASTY. Then I read it again ....OH! TASTY! Lol

TARYTERRE said...

your friends mantel and trees are gorgeous. sharing things with your bestie is wonderful for sure.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I heard from an 'old' friend this week and it's been nice to catch up. And yes...we love coffee around here! We just had some! Holiday hugs!

Karen said...

Those chocolates look great! Gingerbread center? Wonderful. So glad you friends got together. Her decorations are very nice.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh yes I certainly agree a tried and true friend is a treasure indeed! Such a darling photo of you both.
I am so glad you had the opportunity to catch up, it sure is a balm to the sprits to be able to this and especially important this time of the year during all the hustle and bustle!
Love,
Jemma

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Long time friends are treasures for sure. You are blessed to have a long time friend that you are still able to meet and exchange memories, Sheri. Such sweet decorations in her home. I love the photo of you--you were a beauty then and you are now. Enjoy special your special friend, dear Sheri. ♥

Rose said...

I so would love to have coffee with my childhood friends...it has been years. The last time we all got together, we laughed so much.

Carla from The River said...

I agree! What a true treasure a good friend is.

I just love the candy cane tree. The elf shoes are my favorite.

Susan said...

Oh, I sure do think that, Sheri. So happy you had a lovely time with your friend. You two were adorable, and probably still are! I went out with a friend today, too. We had fun shopping and laughing....best Christmas gift ever is to be with a friend. Hope you have a super weekend, dear Sheri. Susan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Again, the best gifts are not bought in a store but are those crafted over time. I recently connected with my best high school friend, and I hope to see her one day again. Have another joyful day sweet Sheri!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- One of the very best Christmas gifts of all!!! What a blessing to have a friend from your girlhood that still lives close enough to connect with her.

My best friend lives one state over about a 7 hour drive so I don't see her nearly as often as I would like. She and I can finish each other's sentences, too.

I love that little snowman. He is really, really cute. And that box of candy looks delicious!

Have a great weekend- xo Diana

DUTA said...

Your gift for your friend is awsome! Gift exchange between best friends is always a moving gesture that strenghtens the friendship tie even more.
As for tree decorations, red and gold (not silver) go very well together.

Sandra said...

Lindas imagens. O retrato de um momento encantador. Bom fim de semana.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

I totally agree Sheri because my BFF & I can go months without seeing each other than it's like we never missed a day!!! Friendships like that are rare...continue t treasure each other...:)JP

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, yes coffee and meet ups with a best friend is truly a gift. This is a lovely post of friendship and your gifts to each other are special. To have a friend that can finish your sentences is a blessing. I have a few special friends like that and I am so grateful for them. Love your friends trees, mantel and decor. She is very talented and I am sure you inspire each other.
Thank you Sheri for stopping by my once a month post. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. It was a blessing to see you. Wishing you and your sweet family a very Merry Christmas. Love to you xo

Tammie Lee said...

I agree, old friends are treasures!
The older photo of you two is so sweet.

You are inspiring me to make a date... ;-)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Best friends are such a treasure, Sheri, especially when you have been together for so many of life's milestones. Love the sweet photo of you two <3 Such pretty Christmas trees and decorations - I love the idea of the candy tree - so sweet. Love the sweet gifts and the little teacup, too. Sending hugs xo Karen

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Old friends are the best friends..the ones we trust with our deepest secrets and that we can talk about anything to. I have one of those..and treasure her. Merry Christmas!

baili said...

Lovely post dear Sherie!

i am so glad that you met your best friend for coffee .this is very CUTE santa holding coffee mug so funny too ,loved her sweet gift for you either ,chocolates are weakness i wish i can have still some lol

well said about friendship ,this is treasure and we should keep it within hearts with love and care .loved the image which supports your words beautifully .

how smart she is to decorate christmas tree so amazingly Sherie ,i am sure there must be tough competition between both you and her :)

baili said...

Dear sherie!

hope you are doing great during your break and enjoying the time you are spending with this glorious nature displayed in you happy new year post :)

all the time a thought that did not let me at peace was that i forgot to mention in my erliar comment on this post that I LOVED YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE AND GRACEFUL SMILE SO MUCH!!!

you are sp gorgeous and pretty lady my friend!