Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tea Time Thursday #41

Set up for the antique show is tomorrow! Jim and Duane hauled all the tubs and fixtures to the Expo today, so I had a little break. It's Tea Time Thursday already, so I am featuring a little snack set of Japanese Lusterware. It's a lovely peach color and very sweet.  I just love snack sets!  This was a good find at the Goodwill thrift store. The cake is my mom's recipe that I used to make often. I haven't made it forever but I ended up with some "dead bananas" and that always meant banana cake when I was growing up!

Yes, those are "dead bananas" and my mom's recipe. It's a simple recipe and very easy to make. It sure has a well used look!

A nice batter ready for the oven. It only takes 30 minutes to bake.

The only change I made was adding 1/2 cup of golden raisins. My mom always used walnuts, but my family prefers pecans.

I made a butter cream icing. You can used a cream cheese frosting or just dust with powdered sugar.

I keep my dessert recipes in this vintage wooden recipe box.

While I was at the Goodwill, I found a few pieces of a children's toy dish set also Japanese Lusterware. I pick up these little pieces when I find them. Just so cute.

Another little set of Japanese Lusterware~salt and pepper shakers that sit on a sweet little tray.
I love the colors. A very fun thing to collect.

The cake turned out to be quite yummy. It was fun to make a recipe from the past! The smell of the cake baking sure brought home good memories. 


Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your china is just darling, Linda - how lucky to find such sweet pieces! The banana cake looks very yummy. I am always looking for recipes to use up those 'dead' bananas! Thanks for sharing. Best of luck at the show! xo Karen

mamasmercantile said...

Some wonderful finds, the vintage recipe box is a stunner and the china delightful. Great recipe for the banana cake, such a good way to use up 'dead' bananas. There is nothing like homemade cake and the smell of it baking to bring back memories of bygone times. Have fun at the show.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like your porcelain. Great findings. Nice pictures. Good luck on the show. Keep in touch

kitty said...

Oh Linda, your luster ware tea set is just so pretty. don't you feel special using it? The children's pieces of it go together so perfectly. I'd love a slice of your banana cake. I used to have those same recipe cards...brings back memories!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I have some banana's in the freezer that look like they could be used in your recipe. I love the dish you are serving on; and the little wooden box for your recipe cards is great. It is always fun to find a new treasure when out thrift shopping! Have a good weekend.

Susan said...

Hi Linda....I have bananas in the freezer right now and will try that cake! Sounds like a nice recipe. Thanks! Susan

Marilyn said...

Looking forward to meeting you today. Hope the expo is air conditioned. Love the tea set and yummmm, banana cake! The recipe card reminds me of the ones I have from my mother.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a lovely tea set, and a good looking recipe. Dead bananas are the absolute best for banana bread or cake. So much flavor. And I too would go for the pecans, but would settle for walnuts. Nice crunch either way.

Anonymous said...

I love the luster ware. What a special thrift store find the children's pieces are. I cherish old, handwritten recipes and your box to hold them is wonderful.

Denise said...

Hi Linda :) Yes Siree My Mom and Grandma gave Me those recipes too. They bring back memories of when I had four little girls at home and of course did a lot of cooking.Now days esp. after My surgery we hardly ever cook-even dinner.I have pieces of Lusterwear also that I pick up from thrift shops.I do wish We were neighbors,I would enjoy Your company :)