Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall Tablescape and a recipe from my great great grandmother

Please visit my new friend HEIDI From Foxgloves, Fabric and Folly she is hosting a party called TABLESCAPES and GREAT RECIPES!For my party I have decorated my table with a sweet halloween theme print fabric with black cats and pumpkins.My china is my Mommoms. It is from Japan when my grandfather was stationed there.It is white with black and gold trim.I have used my log cabin for a center piece with some pumpkins and my new halloween items from targets.

Great Great Grandmoms ( NANA ) recipe for Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 cups flour
2 ts baking soda
1 ts nutmeg
1 ts cin
3 cups sugar
1/2 ts salt
4 eggs
2 cups pumpkin or pie filling
3/4 cup plus 2tbs oil
1/2 cup raisons
1/2 cup english walnuts

Sift flour, with soda, cin,nutmeg,salt
mix in eggs pumpkin,oil,beat until well blended and flour loaf pans while waiting. bake 350 for 60-70 min until bread tests done,makes 2 loaves

Thank you so much for stopping by and Thank you to Heidi for hosting this party.To see my pink sat please scroll down.
I am having lots of trouble with blogger.Is anyone else???I need to know if its on my end or theres so please let me know if you have trouble too.
Thank you and Happy fall,Jen


Becky said...

That is the cutest fall tablescape.
And I love your pink post too.
We were busy gals this a.m. weren't we. I posted on the two as well.
Happy PinkSaturday

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Jen! What an adorable tablescape! I love that little log cabin & the sparkly black trees!! Target has those? Those are the cutest tiny pumpkins ever. And the fabric for the tablecloth is such fun, too!!

Happy PS, too!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Shirl said...

Hi Jen, your fall tablescape is so pretty. Oh my mother's china looks so great for fall, I never thought of using it with that! I don't think Mommom did either! She would be proud of you and all your decorating since it was somthing that she loved to do. Her start in decorating was for store front windows in Philadelphia.
Nana's recipe is perfect for fall, she always made it this time of year! Happy Fall!
Love You! Mom
Shirls Rose Cottage

Beverly said...

Jennifer, your table looks so fun! It looks pretty and spooky at the same time. ;-)

The bread sounds delicious. I like that it contains raisins and nuts.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

A pretty and inviting tablescape! Your tablecloth is so cute! :)

I saw below that you had tried Dot's chicken stew too! Wasn't it just wonderful! My family loved it too! ~Rhonda

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

How clever of you to use the log cabin and I love the tablecloth...what fun. ~ Lynn

Patti said...

Your table looks great- the china is beautiful! The tablescape and tablecloth are ready for Halloween.

Sue said...

Very cute tablescape--love the log cabin.


mysteryhistorymom said...

Your table looks lovely and the recipe sounds oh so yummy! I will have to try it!:) Thanks for sharing! Lori


Hi Jennifer,
Love your tablesetting! That recipe sounds yummy to and I also called my Grandma, Nana. Thanks for stopping by I have found the same thing with Target not stocking RA things, but I am lucky to have about 5 of them, so I go to all of them and they always have something that the other one doesn't! LOL. That's crazy isn't it, but when I have something in mind I look everywhere for it.

Anonymous said...

Jen that tablescape is so cute. I am going to try your pumpkin bread tomorrow as it is going to be rainy and very cool here. Perfect day to make it.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OHHHH Pumpkin bread is my favorite!! That with a cup of tea on a crisp fall day, you cant beat it! Thank you so much for the recipe Jen!

I love your tablescape too! It is so fun and festive!

Love ya,

Kimberly said...

That pumpkin bread sounds yummy! And I'm going to have to get over to Target to check out their Halloween stuff! Happy Autumn :)

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Jennifer, What a great blog you have!...and thank you so much for participating in my "exchange"! I so appreciate it!..Your table is just darling!!! I saw that "adorable black glittery tree" & loved it! Seeing it on your table with the tiny log cabin?...I think I may need to go get one!! :)...Have a great week!....Heidi XO

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Hi Jennifer, I love how festive your table looks. The log cabin house is a nice touch! And you must have been reading my mind. I was just saying that I need to find a pumpkin bread recipe! I have a great one for banana bread from my mom but I need one for pumpkin bread. I'll have to let you know how it turns out. hugs, Ellen

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Just drooling over your cute Halloween tabletop again!

I just saw tonight where we are Christmas Swap Partners!!! I'm so thrilled to be partnered with you ~ this will be great fun!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

JEN! You are such a sweetheart to rescue that precious little kitten! I love that! I cant wait to see piccies. I hope he is doing okay and feeling much better!

The kitty creamer and sugar bowl is vintage Avon. I dont really collet cat things but I feel so in love with it, lol!

I hope you are feeling better!!
Love ya sweetie!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

GREAT Fall table setting! Warm & cozy! Hugs,