Last Friday I went to Dollar Tree to purchase four leaf place mats. I had seen them on a previous visit, but was in a hurry and passed them by. Of course, when I returned they were all gone. After stops at two other Dollar Tree stores, I finally found them. A few doors down from Dollar Tree was a Marshalls, so I had to make the trip worthwhile! ;-) I found a pretty fall tablecloth, and four matching 222 Fifth dessert bowls in the Harvest Festival pattern. Then I spied a pair of ceramic acorn salt and pepper shakers that went nicely with them.
You've heard the saying one thing leads to another... well, Saturday morning when my hubby and I picked up our youngest granddaughter for the day, a HomeGoods store was right near where we met our son. A quick visit yielded the teapot and footed cake plate in the Harvest Festival pattern. Now I'm on a quest to find the dessert plates and cups and saucers.
[Footed Cake Plate]
Temporarily, I substituted a cornucopia filled with fall leaves and flowers on the cake plate.
In the meantime I'll use my amber Tiara Sandwich Glass dishes by Indiana Glass.
I baked a cake to go on the cake plate yesterday afternoon. I discovered at my high school reunion website that one of my classmates is also a blogger. She posted a pumpkin pound cake recipe with brown butter glaze that I just had to try. Making brown butter was a first for me. The cake and glaze are delicious, and the recipe says the cake gets even better after sitting for a couple of days. Harney & Sons Cranberry Autumn tea goes perfectly with it.
The recipe can be found here at the Red Painted Cottage blog.
Anne reveled in the world of color about her.
“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill—several thrills? I’m going to decorate my room with them.” ~ Lucy Maude Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables, Chapter 16.
My Anne of Green Gables tea party can be viewed here.
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I'm joining Rose Chintz Cottage today for Tea Time Tuesday