Thursday, September 6, 2012

Autumn Lunch on the Porch

                 I am not usually in the mood for Autumn quite this early but since we had lots of hot sunny days this summer, I find myself looking ahead to Autumn. So come on in and join me for lunch today out on the porch.
I picked some veggies from our garden.

                  And I made a batch of cream of carrot soup-always a nice Autumn choice.
Then I picked some dadlias and hydrangeas.

I used this really old transferware pitcher for a vase.

I am using this pretty transferware today. The only markings on the bottom are Japan.

A gold candle sheds a little light.

We can make ourselves a sandwich.

It is pretty tasty!

Now, I won't send you home without dessert! This peach cobbler is  really good-even if I do say so myself!

Have a little more whipped cream if you like.

I will pour you some more water.

                                                        And a cup of tea.

                                Maybe you would rather sticky date pudding-I think I like it even better then the peach cobbler. but maybe not -let me try them both again!
                                             Which one is your favorite?

Thank you for joining me for an autumn lunch on the porch today. If you would like the recipe for my sticky date pudding which is very easy to make click here.

Today,I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Also joining The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home. and French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.

                                           Take care,


jwalls said...

What a quaint post! I enjoyed your tablescape and lunch. I could have stayed with you all afternoon. :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
As if autumn wasn't my favourite time of year, you have made it more appealing with this lovely lunch.
I love soups and using veggies from the garden. I had to chuckle at your full apron, that's me too! I have several and wear one any time I'm working in the kitchen and...pack one when we visit family. Grandma and her apron! :-)
Both desserts look yummy, are we allowed a smidgeon of both?

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a truly gracious and lovely table you have set for us today, CArolyn.

Everything is just so perfect - and also delicious looking, yum!

What beautiful and perfect china for such an transitional period!

Anne said...

What a lovely setting!!! Your dishes are beautiful!And it looks like a delicious meal too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sorry I haven't been by in a few days. Company and a death in the family kind of took me by surprise!

Well, I'm not quite ready for Autumn yet but I must say your post is simply stunning. Gorgeous photos and food! I will have some Sticky Date pudding and a cup of tea, please. It's my favourite!
Beautiful china too and your soup looks wonderful.


Sarah said...

Carolyn, this is an exquisite post. Each image is making me want to sprout wings and fly up to PEI. You have beautiful style in all you do........Sarah

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Although I am not ready for autumn yet, I like your posts very much. It has such warm colours. Your home grown vegetables look delicious. So does your soup and other dishes! I wouldn't mind joining you for lunch :-)!

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Deb said...

Holy cat whiskers I could never choose between those two desserts. Both look amazing. I love this post so much. These are all my favorite colours and Fall is welcomed with open arms. Your brown transfer-ware is so beautiful, my favorite of all dishes. I so look forward to more of your Fall tables. What a sweet photo of you pouring water. Deb

Bernideen said...

I am so lovely this photos! A beautiful table and luncheon.

Jana said...

Hallo Carolyn, your todays post is again very beautifull. Lunch looks very tasty and your china is beautifull.
Have nice autumn days

Jana said...

Hallo Carolyn, your todays post is again very beautifull. Lunch looks very tasty and your china is beautifull.
Have nice autumn days

Gina said...

This is all so lovely I really wish I was joining you for Autumn lunch on the porch!

Kathie said...

Both desserts please! Everything looks beautiful and yummy!

Elzie said...

I really envy you your lovely summer. Ours have been mostly rainy and cold. Maybe I should have stayed at your place instead, lol?
Lovely dishes you have there. And the colors are really autumn. I can't say which of the desserts I like most, don't think I've ever tasted any of them.
Hope you'll have a nice Friday.
Love Elzie

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful post! Your tablesetting is just divine; and the food looks spectacular!

Judy Bigg said...

So so beautiful. Love, love the tablescape, such beautiful colors. You always have lovely images to share.

Anonymous said...

Magical :D from the food to the beautiful table setting and china. Truly magnificent Lunch..

The Country Nest said...

I love how beautiful everything looks...fall is a personal fav of mine. The soup looks so yummy...

Deborah said...

What a delightful visit with you Carolyn!
Your autumn table is beautiful and your lunch so tasty!
I love croissants for sandwiches for a treat.
Yummmm..I think I'd have to try both of those desserts!
Thank you for inviting me today..the best part was being with you!

Deborah xo

Cotton Peony said...


After that feast, I'd be snoring on the couch somewhere. Oh yum.

From the soup to the veggies to the peach cobbler topped with creme' fresh .. snifff.. yep, smells like early autumn up north.

warm hugs,

Cotton Peony

All Things Chic 2 said...

YUM, your husband is one lucky man...
Blessings Lori ~

Liz said...

Oh, So lovely and inviting! :)

Thank you for sharing. :)


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful post! Your table is so lovely and the food looks so good! Thanks for the recipe. I'll make the pudding soon, but if I could I'd enjoy some of both your desserts! I'm not ready for autumn, our winters are long with lots of snow and I always miss my flower gardens.

Marilyn said...

Lovely! I can just imagine sitting there at this lovely table.

Rainbow Gatherer said...

very elegant!
I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

IsabelC. said...

I wish I was there! Bon Apetit

Rosetta said...

Che bella la tua tavola autunnale!Che dolci colori e atmosfere calde!E che dolci buoni!Vien voglia di un thè!Saluti,Rosetta

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Rosemary & Thyme said...

How charming and inviting. How lucky your guests are....

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, My! This is just lovely! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Romantic Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

I really wish I could join you. That looks amazing. And you just put that first tinge of excitement for fall in my heart. Thank you! :)

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Whoops. Sorry. Made an error above.

Good heavens, Carolyn. That luncheon sounds and looks divine. Just divine.

Never had date pudding but I like date nut bread.

Love peach cobbler.

Now, WHAT, pray tell, is your secret to be able to eat such yummies and stay pencil thin? Is it that you just take teeny tiny portions, or what? Lucky girl! Lucky family! Lucky guests to enjoy all the delicious offerings.

Take care. Susan

Chubby Chieque said...

Graciousness Carolyn!

I am so contented with every lil thing you offered.

TY so much. Everything is so delish and I need some recipe of your peach gobbler.

Happy w/end.

Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,

WendyBee said...

WoW * wOw * wowie!
So much work in your staging and cooking and photographing. This would have taken me days.
Your use of the golden orangey colors is so artistic, and a true celebration of the season. So inspiring!

Katy Noelle said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Carolyn!!! and I'm so hungry, right at the moment and it all looks so tasty and comforting... I just want to zap myself right there, right now!!! (whimper! I think I need to cut this visit short and go and find some food. =/)

Love to you!

Thanks for the inspiration! =]


(famished, now! =P)

Sherry said...

Oh so pretty Carolyn! Love the close ups. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!