Coffee, Creamer & Christmas Cheer

Written by on December 23, 2013 in DIY, Entertaining, Food - 4 Comments

Whether we like to admit it or not, Christmas isn’t exactly the most relaxing of holidays. Between last minute shopping and (often times obligatory) family events, there’s hardly even a second to stop and breathe. With this in mind, our lifestyle contributor, Carrie, crafted a late season coffee social event for her closest gals to bring them all some much needed calm reflection time. A delicious locally-sourced cake, pretty blooms and one-of-a-kind vintage treasures brought the entire Saturday soirée together with just a bit of thoughtful styling.

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Photography: Sincerely Liz, Inc.
Styling: Carrie Waller of Carrie Waller Creative
Custom invitations & lettering: Leen Jean Studios
Venue: Tresca on 8th 
Florals: Bloom by Doyle’s
Gingerbread house: La Bella Torta
Vintage accessories: Pastiche at Main

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  • “When I first started planning the event, I considered a full spread of food and cocktails. But the intimidation of coordinating gave way to a more simplified, late-afternoon coffee party. I set up my Mini Keurig alongside a couple of bite-sized treats and called it done! It turned out to be all we needed to celebrate the season.”

  • World Market glass mugs

  • Custom lettering by Leen Jean Studios

    “The backdrop sign was made from a piece of plywood painted with chalkboard paint. A chalk marker was used to enlarge the pretty custom lettering Kathleen did for our invitations. A DIY fringe banner from home was the perfect finishing touch and cost next to nothing!”

  • Florals by Bloom by Doyle’s

  • Vintage tray from Pastiche at Main / Target gold appetizer spoons (last season) / Anthropologie sugar dish / T.J.Maxx creamer glasses / Vintage sugar pourer

    “Repurposed oil and vinegar glasses were perfect for small splashes of creamer in each mug.”

  • “A pretty gold vintage tray from Pastiche at Main kept the coffee essentials from feeling cluttered, and also protected the table and runner from spills.”

  • Gingerbread house by La Bella Torta / Target tabletop Christmas tree / Vintage brass swans from Pastiche at Main / Florals by Bloom by Doyle’s

  • Gingerbread house by La Bella Torta / Vintage gold ornaments & K-cup dish from Pastiche at Main

    “Rather than pick up a new holiday runner for the table spread, I used a blue, green and gold plaid scarf. They’re a dime a dozen this season, so why not put them to double duty? Plus, now every time I grab it to wear as I head out the door, it’s a great reminder of what turned out to be the perfect afternoon.”

  • Katie Lester

    Great shoot Carrie!! Love the color scheme and overall set up. Perfection as always!

    • Carrie Waller

      Thanks, Katie!!! xoxo

  • Alina Thomas

    All details were so meticulously captured. Love the theme! Amazing work!

  • Anne Everitt

    Can you tell me what the blue berries are in the flower arrangement– are they actual blueberries or something else?

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