An Autumn Afternoon Gathering

Happy Saturday to you all.  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  It's been a typical Saturday around here.  Laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping.  A normal weekend for many of us.  

Fall has certainly made its entrance around these parts.  It is a festival of colors everywhere.  Crisp, cool breezes in the air and pretty leaves adorn the many landscapes.  An irresistible color palette that inspires me to create this lovely table for an afternoon gathering with very special friends.

My china pattern of choice for this autumn inspired tea was Royal Doulton's Gleneagles.  A magnificent explosion of delicate flowers that pick up the all the rich hues of fall.

Oneida silver plate flatware adds an elegant touch to the table setting,

A perfect autumn palette delights our table for a lovely fall afternoon brunch.


Classic Royal Doulton Gleneagles china.

Such a sweet and feminine teacup.

Delicious mini pumpkin cakes are the sweet treats of choice for this gathering.  

This recipe is a must.  It is so light and tasty.  Perfect to enjoy with a warm cup of tea or coffee.  I found the recipe on Pinterest and the original source was Kitchen Meets Girl.  Wonderful cake.  

Thank you for visiting me today.  Please give this yummie recipe a try.  The link for the full recipe is listed below.  

Wishing you a beautiful autumn.


Grandma's Pumpkin SnackCake 
   (Recipe from Kitchen Meets Girl via Pinterest)


  1. Gorgeous table setting! The cakes look delicious too!

  2. Pretty china....GORGEOUS centerpiece!! The cakes look yummy~

  3. Beautiful china, Janet...and floral arrangement!
    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Your fruit and flower arrangement is wonderful and in accordance with the beautiful fall tablesetting. I love the china and the cake......I have to look for the recipe.
    Have a nice new week!

  5. Good morning sweet Janet! What a lovely hostess you are; as I scrolled down and read your menu and plans and saw your photos, I just felt so welcomed around your table. How gorgeous of a fall this has been, and its inspired many of us in so many ways! Here in Minneapolis, the colors were the best we've ever seen them and the temperatures warmer than normal. My table yesterday for a guest was simple, but WOW did it make me smile. I put out some silver, a grayish tablecloth, white plates....did it make my heart skip a beat!

    Thank you so much for coming to visit me! Yes, I love teaching French, and I try to make sure those kids have some fun. I teach both middle school and high school and those teens are precious souls.

    Enjoy your Sunday and have fun getting ready for the festivities to come! Anita

  6. Your china is utterly lovely. I have my grandmother's old china and it is okay, but I would love something beautiful like yours.

    Thanks for the sweet comments on my flower post. We are still feeling like summer here. All the windows are thrown open and we spent some time on the beach. Kids were still playing in the water in bathing suits. That is not common at this time of year. In fact, most of the year people wear wetsuits, but this year continues to be warm all the way into November now.

  7. Janet, your table setting is so pretty! I haven't seen that pattern before and it is so fanciful and sweet. Lovely silverware too and oh, your little pumpkin cakes; yum! Wish I could join you. Thank you for linking up for tea with me. Have a wonderful week.


  8. Hi Janet! I appreciated you dropping by and wanted to return the favor! Love your gorgeous china and those mini pumpkin cakes look wonderful. Everything looks just perfect! Blessings, Cecilia

  9. I love your china! Such delicate flowers. Love the beaded edge too. And the pumpkin minis look wonderful! I have a pan that I haven't used for awhile...I feel pumpkin mini cakes comin' on! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  10. Gorgeous tables cape with such beautiful china... Those little mini pumpkin cakes look scrumptious...Hugs

  11. What a gorgeous Fall table and your pumpkin cakes look to die for! Thankyou for your incredibly sweet comment on my blog. Hope you're having a lovely week!

  12. What a delightful table you have created. It looks like it came out of a Victoria Magazine. Patterns with lots of colors are especially nice, because you can pick out different colors to highlight. Thank you for sharing with us.

  13. Beautiful china and your table is lovely. Such a delicious looking treat... all in all, a fine autumn tea. :)

  14. This is really a lovely table and dishes. I love your little pumpkin cakes and all your special touches. I am so glad you shared your recipe too!

  15. Lovely tablescape. I really like the fluting on the edges of the teacup and saucer. The pumpkin cakes look delicious and thanks for the recipe! Happy Tea Day!

  16. Lovely, Janet! such a beautiful table, and gorgeous china. I've never seen that pattern before, so pretty! Your guests must have felt so pampered and special joining you for tea. The little cakes look delicious, and so artfully presented.

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  18. Such feminine dishes, and your stemware is stunning! So beautiful!


  19. Dearest Janet,
    I'm so glad to be here and enjoy such beauty, the lovelyness and the cozyness of your home and your table !
    Be sure, I'm going to give your recipe a try :)
    Have a love - filled rest of the week

  20. What a gorgeous china pattern!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Love the sweet pattern is so nice.. lovely table with love Janice

  22. Beautiful place settings! Thanks for sharing! I think it would be great for my new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at

  23. Janet, your table is stunning! I love the delicate and elegant Royal Doulton china and the glassware is gorgeous! What a beautiful dinner party table setting...'como te caracteriza mi amiga querida!'

  24. Janet. This is one gathering I would ENJOY. And thanks for sharing the recipe.

  25. Beautiful gathering Janet! I would feel right at home amongst those gorgeous dished and I would certainly devour one of those mini cakes! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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