Vintage Tablecloths

Sharing vintage tablecloths ~ and other vintage treasures that capture my attention. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Scratch Swans Down cake & vintage tablecloth

Summer is in full swing. I'm not a heat lover, 90-100 degrees with a "feel" 
of 110.  Do they really need to tell us that?  I needed to find an indoor activity
for the weekend.  While straightening the pantry hubby pulled out a box of
Swans Down cake flour.  He smirked and asked "is this for the cake you
 promised to make me six months ago?"  Um, yes.  So that settled it,
I was making  we were making a cake on Saturday!

First we gathered all the ingredients.  THANKS to the advice of
Her good advice which I now follow.  I looked online and  found Swans 
 Down recipe for STRAWBERRY PRESERVE CAKE  & printed it.  

Of course a scratch cake deserves homemade frosting to top it, so we
gathered the ingredients for the strawberry cream cheese frosting.

Naturally I forgot to take photos of the process, but it surely wasn't pretty,
and to be honest, hubby and I decided we prefer to bake alone! 😓

The finished product was both beautiful to look at & scrumptious to eat.
We were quite pleased with our efforts and somewhat surprised.

I almost forgot the pretty photo of the cake on a sweet vintage
table topper & Wilendur napkins.  

How are you staying cool and keeping busy in the summer heat?
I'm also changing the vintage tablecloth on my dining table weekly.
Today I'm sharing this pink and blue beauty.  

Made by Pedigree, a Thomaston Mills Product.  
Sweet hues for summer.  

Your visits & comments are always appreciated.  
Thanks for stopping by & stay cool!  


  1. First of all that strawberry cake looks so yummy! I am not a baker for sure. The pink and blue tablecloth is so pretty. Your collection never ceases to amaze me! Hugs!

  2. your table and cake are both beautiful! especially the cake yum

  3. The tablecloth compliments the cake well and vise versa. Nothing better than a homemade cake. Yummy.
    xx Beca

  4. Oh, my, that cake looks divine and so pretty on that tablecloth!!
    I'm trying to enjoy these summer days as winter is wayyy tooo long here!

  5. That cake looks scrumptious!! That beautiful tablecloth along with the sweet napkins is such a perfect setting. Strawberry Cream Cheese frosting...oh, my. And thank you for the shoutout! :)


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