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Autumn TeaTime

With all these wonderful warm colours of Autumn, there’s nothing better than sitting by a sunlit window, sipping a cup of warm tea and eating a piece of Banana Nutmeg Cake.

autumn teatime 011 Sharing with you my new Royal Albert – Country Roses serving plate. A lovely oval design with cross-hatching embossing,filigree and gold trim, with handles of beautiful cut-out hearts. A beautiful addition to my china collection.

autumn teatime 019 For afternoon tea, there’s a serving of freshly homemade Banana Nutmeg Cake, served in petite paper doilies, and Royal Albert – Country Roses serviettes.

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Welcome to all those lovely ladies, who are joining me for tea, and a chat in the afternoon sunlight. Wish you were all here, relaxing with me, just a little time for you and me, and see the beautiful hues of Autumn in our garden.

autumn teatime 010-001 Piping hot tea served in Royal Albert, bone china petite Val d’or tea cups, and beautiful paper filigree heart  – place cards. Can you see your name?

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autumn teatime 018 Here’s my quick recipe for Banana Nutmeg Cake

1/2 cup sugar

125grams butter

1/4 cup milk

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup self raising flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3 ripe bananas

juice 1/2 lemon

Method: Mash bananas with lemon juice. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stir dry ingredients and add alternately with milk. Gently stir in the mashed banana.  Turn into greased tin and bake in moderate oven for 30-35 minutes. Ice with lemon icing and a sprinkling of nutmeg, or leave sliced and spread with butter swirls.













Linking to

TeaTime Tuesday 
Simply Sweet
A Return to Loveliness
Table Top Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday
Tea in the Garden
Teacup Thursday

Design Etchings – The Graphics Fairy

Have a great day, and enjoy the sunshine!



    • Mandy,It would be a pleasure…I’m sure we’d be there for cocktails at sunset too! Have a great day! x

  1. Hello Yvette,
    What a lovely Autumn tea! I like your presentation of banana bread wrapped in paper doilies; very pretty! The OCR plate is a charmer and your Val d’or teacups are lovely. My aunt has the Val d’or pattern and I love it! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Enjoy your week.


    • Sandi, Always a pleasure linking to your parties of afternoon surprises and lovely ladies, who as yourself spend time preparing beautiful posts. Happyto be able to join in this week. Have a special day,Yvette x

    • Sorry Pat, another bit of’re right, lucky its only virtual eye candy! Have a great day. x

  2. Wow! Thanks for the recipe… I really need this for our long week-end.

    Such adorable treasures you have.

    Happy mid-week.

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,

    • Thankyou Chie, for visiting and leaving a comment.Stockholm, one place I’ve yet to visit…Wishing you a great day from DownUnder. x

  3. You really do know how to create a beautiful post, Yvette. The photography alone is a marvel. The composition of each photo just draws me in. This is far more talent than skill and it makes coming for a visit a real treat. As if that’s not enough, you gild the lily with what must be a tasty banana cake. Thanks, Yvette.

    • John, such a pleasure always have you visit, I’ll admit this banana cake it too simple, but is a treat, I usually put walnuts in it, but with the younger generation its easier not to include them. There’s a funny sorry, a disaster story with this actual cake for this post…I used a heart loaf tin for the first time, and filled it too high…a whole new science project in the oven!! …Every picture tells a story! x

  4. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says

    Oh gorgeous. What a beautiful tea. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. Hello Yvette, You’ve perfectly captured the colors of autumn! It is refreshing to see the juxtaposition with our local springtime weather and flowers. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

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