Friday, May 29, 2009

A New Coffee Pot

This is the "coffee station" in our kitchen. It is the first chore or duty of the day. Make the coffee! Hubs and I are both coffee drinkers, but I am a major connoisseur. Last year I splurged and purchased a big expensive Cuisinart 14 cup coffee maker. I thought it would be the end all, be all of coffee pots. Sad to say, I was mistaken. It barely lasted a year and had to be replaced a couple of weeks ago. My coffee maker before that was a Krupps and lasted about 8 years. I'm sure you can understand my disappointment. So this time... we went low end. Just a little Black and Decker. It, actually, makes very good coffee. I thought the carafe style pot would be handy for serving at a table or on a buffet. And it truly does keep the coffee warm without continuing to cook it on the burner. Which brings you to a green bonus....It is energy efficient. The only complaint that I have is that it only makes 8 cups. But perhaps I could consider drinking less coffee? Uh...probably not!

All that to say... I'm happy with the new coffee maker. YEAH! :)

See the cute little lamp? Yup... new! I can't help it. It was on sale. Gooseberries... 80% off.

This little basket.... cut glass. It is getting that purple-ish cast that old glass gets. This is the best Goodwill find that I ever got. It was $1.99. It is really almost tiny, about 7 inches tall. I love it. I saw one in an antique store for $19.00.

Well... We are at the week end!
I will be working on office stuff. No fun what-so-ever! I think next weekend will be my clean-house, play-house weekend.....


Eclectic Chic Style said...

Love your coffee nook! I too am a genuine java junkie! lol I had the same coffee pot and it was great for the very reason you mentioned, no burnt coffee taste ever. When that one finally gave up on me (after several years) I opted for one that dispenses the coffee straight out of the machine. Love your pretties too!
♥ Teresa

kate said...

Very cute!!! Great way to start the day...

2 Dogs said...

I like you coffee station. Very sweet! Good finds. I need to go to our local Goodwill.


Lisa said...

Coffee pots are so hit and miss!! I'm glad you have a good one now, Just getting a pot that doesn't dump out on you can be so hard!!
Hugs, Lisa
ps lamp is CUTE! I had a bad experience with gooseberrys so I'm bit on the outs with them

Stacey said...

I wish you luck with your coffee pot. We don't have the best of luck either. We've bought all price levels and it seems to be very hit or miss. Now listen to this...ours went out back in March it was a red Mr. Coffee and I loved it. Went and got another one..unpacked it and it was broken. That happened 3 times in one weekend! We finally went and bought a Cuisinart. I love it for now because it makes the coffee very quickly and it's yummy. I hope it lasts!!

Your coffee nook is adorable. Love the lamp. We coffee drinkers take this all very seriously, don't we?

Lisa said...

Lovin' your new lamp! It's perfect for your kitchen!

SueLovesCherries said...

Very inviting! I love coffee!

Melissa Miller said...

Liz that is truly the cutest little coffee station ever. Love it!

The tiny lamp is so precious! The perfect touch to it. :)

Anonymous said...

Yep, I'm with the rest of the ladies, love the coffee station but I hate having to buy new coffee makers. I too, finally bought the least expensive one I could find...... so far so good!!
have a nice weekend! Hugs, Jennifer

BECKY said...

YAY for java junkies!! Sometimes it seems like it is just a tea-lovers world here in blogland!!

Sounds like you got some good deals there, too!! That lamp is so cute, and that little vase is dreamy!! What a bargain!! Gotta love that!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, sweetie!!

Anonymous said...

8 cups in a day isn't enough? Oh Liz, that's already much I think :-)

but I do have to agree that coffee at the start of the day is also what I want :-)