Hello sweet friends!
It's incredible for me to realize we are at the end of September and October is just around the corner.
As most of you know I host a Rosary prayer at my house the last Wednesday of every month and before I can start planning is the the fourth Wednesday of another month...the days and months just fly away in front of our eyes and before we realize it, it'll be C'mas season 2014!
Anyway, so much for that rhetoric about time.
I've set two tables this time because we were fifteen. I sat nine in the big dining table and six in the breakfast table.
Ok, here they are...oh and yes; you are all welcomed to request special prayers, and it doesn't matter your religion, our Lord always listens!
|Onion dishes in lbue and white. Hutschenreuther platter for cookies.|
Dutch Delft blue and white centerpiece vase with small pumpkins and gourds.
|Crocheted white tablecloth a heirloom from Alejandro's grandmother.|
|Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Cake.|
The recipe is at the end of this post, if you wish...it's great!
|Bread buns to eat with cheese and home made jams.|
|The other side of the Dutch Delft arrangement with gourds.|
|The recipe is at the end of the post, if anyone wants it. I|
suggest you try it my friends, as it is yummy! There was not a 'crumb' left in the plates!
|Vintage Chinese dishes. Lace beige table spread I bought last year on sale with a 50% off.|
|Later I served in the glass 'lazy-susan' cookies, a basket of buns, cheese and the home made jams you see here...and of course, Pumpkin cake.|
|This is a vintage Chinese set of dishes, besides the fact I have them for at least 30 years! |
The teacups are so thin and you can see through them; hubby says they are called, 'onion skin porcelain.'
|The pretty dish with small flowers is Minton and it was my Mil's... where I served some cookies later.|
|The gords are only to give it a Fall touch for the pic, lol..|
The water station, as the ladies always require some water after tea time. The day was warm here today too.
Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Cake
2/3 cups softened butter, (not margarine)
2 cups sugar
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
2 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 (15 oz.) can solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon water
Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flower pan; set aside. In large bowl of K. Aid, or whatever you have..beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and egg whites; mix until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and 1/2 cup water; mix on low speed until blended, scraping bowl often. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes.
Remove 3/4 cup of the batter and put in a small bowl. Spoon reserved batter into prepared pan.
To reserved batter, add cocoa and 1 tablespoon water; stir to combine. Place spoonfuls of chocolate batter on top of batter in pan. Using a knife, swirl chocolate batter, into pumpkin batter to marble.
Bake 40 to 47 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan; remove from pan and cool completely.
Thank you so much for your visits sweet ladies, as you always make my day!
Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.
I will be joining:
Tablescape Thursday http://betweennapsontheporch.net
Share Your Cup Thursday http://jannolson.blogspot.com
Open House Part http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Home and Garden Thursday www.adelightsomelife.com
Creative Ways Link Party www.posedperfection.com
What's it Wednesday http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Thursday Favorite Things http://katherinescorner.com
The Homemaking Party www.hopeineveryseason.com
Grace at Home www.impartinggrace.com
Home Sweet Home http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
The Inspiration Gallery www.craftberrybush.com
Friday Favorites http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Friday http://romantichome.blogspot.com
Foodie Friday http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com
Before and After Wednesday www.thededicatedhouse.com
SATURDAY SHOW OFF http://malevikrosentradgard.blogspot.com
Simple and Sweet Fridays http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
Cottage Style Party http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
Anything Blue Friday www.thedeicatedhouse.com
Flaunt it Friday http://chickonashoestring.blogspot.com
Say G'Day Saturday www.natashainoz.com
Friday Frenzy www.mostlyfoodandcrafts.com
Saturday Sparks http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Saturday www.bedifferentactnormal.com
A Bouquet of Talent www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com
Share Your Creativity www.itsoverflowing.com
Simple Saturday www.sunnysimplelife.com
Masterpiece Monday http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Amaze Me Monday www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com
BLUE Monday http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Inspire Me Tuesday www.astrollthrulife.net
Tea Time Tuesday http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Tuesday Cuppa Tea www.antiquesandteacups.info
Tea Cups www.marthasfavorites.com
Friends Sharing Tea www.blogbernideens.com
Show and Share http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Tea Time Blog http://blog.bernideens.com
Wake up Wednesday www.rowhouseinteriors.com
The Fabulous Fall Linky Pumpkin Party http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com
Wow us Wednesday www.savvysouthernstyle.com
Vintage Inspiration Party http://bec-4beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com