Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Currier and Ives - Part Five

Hello, Dear Ones.
I have so much enjoyed showing you my collection of Currier and Ives dishes and serving pieces
and thank you for all your sweet comments.
This is absolutely my last and final post of my collection.
I promise! :)

 This is my dessert set by Harkerware.
It has the cake plate, six dessert plates and the server.

 Look at the pretty scene, in color this time, in the center of the cake plate.
I guess I can only use this set in the winter time? :)

 Look at the pretty server with a little ring of gold on the handle.
Brrr...again, but sweet none the less.

 Doesn't this make your tiny mouth water for spice cake and hot cider?

 There's six dessert plates that are in this set
although I'm not so sure these are all of the original plates because of the scenes.
The scenes on two of the plates don't match. 
There may have been eight plates that came with this set.
I'm just not sure. 
Do I care? No no Nannette, I don't care! :)

 The edges are all ruffly and have a rim of gold circling the plates.

 Do you like this set? 
I love it and I have used it a few times.
Now all we need is a cake to poke down on the cake plate.

 Aw...that's better ~ a home made coconut pound cake.

 Would you like a slice?
Since you have been so patient with me viewing all of my Currier and Ives posts
I just had to bake you a cake!
Grab a plate...

There you go.
Isn't this good?
One more tiny olden thing...

I'm going to show you now just how olden I really am.
This is where I keep my cakes I bake.
I received this as a wedding gift in 1969!
My olden cake saver has a few boo boos on the lid but I don't care.
It keeps all of my home made cakes so fresh.
I do have other more modern cake savers, but I always grab this one.

Hope you've enjoyed my collection and cake!

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Just in case you would want to try this, I'm going to share my recipe for the coconut pound cake.
Honey, it's so good and I know you'll love it. 

Coconut Pound Cake

3/4 cup softened butter
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
3/4 tsp vanilla flavoring
1/2 tsp coconut flavoring
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup coconut milk (you don't have to use coconut milk, but it makes the cake much more moist)
Confectioner's sugar to sprinkle on top - optional

Preheat oven to 325'

In large mixing bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar til light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in vanilla and coconut flavorings. Fold in coconut.

Coat a 8" fluted pan with shortening and dust with flour.
Pour batter into pan and bake for 55 - 60 minutes or til done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and enjoy! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Mac Arther Park (just the chorus)

Mac Arthur Park's is melting in the dark 
all the sweet green icing flowing down 
someone left the cake out in the rain 
I don't think that I can take it 
'cause it took so long to bake it 
and I'll never have that recipe again 
Oh, nooo!
~ sung by Richard Harris


  1. I love the scenery on these plates Shelia! And that cake looks scrumptious!

  2. Oh Shelia,your dishes are fabulous. Love the scenes and your cake looks sooooooooooo yummy. Fabulous cakesaver also. Hugs, Marty

  3. Shelia,I've never seen this set.Lovely! The curly edges are beautiful.I have some old Currier and Ives but have never seen anything this new. I love it!Enjoyed the whole tour,it was fun.Thank you for sharing your goodies with us. Denise

  4. I too have never seen this set. I love how each scene is different and those splendid gold edges. Just lovely.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Am lovin this set...and the cake!!! The cake saver is the best!!!

  6. Love the dessert set. As I was looking at the coconut pound cake I was thinking, I wish I had that recipe. I scrolled down and what did I see but the recipe from Sweet Shelia. Thank you.


  7. I enjoyed your Currier & Ives series, Shelia. And the coconut pound cake, thank you for sharing this recipe. xo

  8. So sad there won't be a part 6! But you've made up for it with the recipe for the coconut pound cake! Thanks for sharing it Shelia!

    Loved that song Mac Arthur Park!

  9. Shelia,
    This plates are fab! Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Shelia, this set is my favorite of all the ones you showed. The scenes are wonderful. That cake doesn't look too bad either!
    Thanks for showing us your dishes because they really are special.------- Shannon

  11. You really have the best Currier and Ives collection that I have ever seen, Shelia. Thanking you for sharing them with us. And that cake, yummy! I had to copy the recipe cause John loves anything with coconut...Christine

  12. Coconut pound cake? Count me in! I have to make this...sounds so good. Love the scenes on the dishes!

  13. You are so lucky to have such a grand collection of these dishes!..And the cake looks delish!

  14. Shelia, I have just been catching up on your Currier and Ives colection. You have some lovely pieces but I particularly like this set by Harkerware. So attractive. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Oh Sheila, I just have to tell you that I have that exact cake holder. My cousin gave it to me. She had gotten it for her wedding and was getting rid of it. She is ten years older that I am. I enjoyed seeing the rest of your collection. I had not heard of Harkerware before, but recently purchased a couple plates and a bowl. I adore the trim on the edges. I have a fairly new linky party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love for you to share this.
    p.s. the cake sounds yummy.

  16. Your plates are amazing and that cake server :) This post reminds me of Christmas and hot apple cider :)


  17. Oh my, is it because I'm dieting that I could eat that whole delicious cake!?? I adore the scenes on all of the plates. Absolutely gorgeous Shelia.

  18. Shelia, I have so enjoyed this series. You have so many lovely pieces.

    I love ♥ coconut pound cake. I'll be right over for a big ole hunk. ;-)

  19. Shelia, your dishes (and I've gone back quite a few posts) are fabulous.. wow you have a beautiful collection. As long as Santa isn't dancing across the dessert plate at the Easter or 4th of July table.. use those beautiful plates!!! sorry I'm so late getting around, internet issues at home.. have a great weekend xo marlis

  20. Shelia,
    Save the best for last! This dessert set is gorgeous! Soft, muted hues! I LOVE this would have to be my favorite of all your collection! Thank you for sharing your Currier & Ives collection with us!
    P.S. "Mr. Ed" and I were married in 1969, also!

  21. That cake looks delicious! I'd love to have a piece on your beautiful dishes!

  22. Oh my Sheila, your dishes are so beautiful. And the cake looks delicious. I would love to share a slice with you :-)

    Jocelyn @

  23. Love your collection and your recipe for coconut pound cake looks delicious.

  24. Currier and Ives are so classic - great collection. I have 4 framed season prints and two winter prints from my MIL that I love. Oh, we got married in l969, too! Linda

  25. What a lovely set Shelia! The intricate details of the painting and the gold lining are something to love.

  26. We are coconut lovers here, so took your recipe and will make for sure, thanks. Love your dishes but that cake server is really pretty. Hugs...Lu

  27. Oooh lovely! I'm bookmarking this recipe! The Currier and Ives pieces are lovely as well.

  28. Loved seeing your dish collection! That cake looks yummy - thanks for including the recipe! Love, love your cake saver!!!

  29. Of course, I adore those wonderful dessert plates, but you're tempting me with that wonderful recipe, yum, yum!! thanks Shelia, for linking up to the party!!!

  30. I (((LOVE))) your set! It is SO BEAUTIFUL! Maybe there were 4 actual different pictures and you have those plus 2 more? Does the cake server ACTUALLY CUT the cake???I do not own one YET, but I ALWAYS LOOK AT THEM an "WANT ONE"! I've always had that question in my head of DO THEY ACTUALLY WORK,hehe......
    I LOVED all your posts of your Currier and Ives, I could NEVER GET ENOUGH of them...Feel Free to keep them coming!
    Big Hugs to you,


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