Lusting over an Autumn Table

My favourite season is upon us so I’ve begun lusting over the newest products on the highstreet to create the perfect Autumn inspired tablescape – all available online too!

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An Autumn Flavour

To bring a flavour of Autumn to the table, I am also sharing our family favourite German apple cake recipe (see further down for the recipe).

My Tablescape Lust List

1) Hydrangea Damson, £15, Wyld Home  2) Small Ceramic Pot, £8.99, H&M 3) Large Galvanised Serving Dish, £25.99, Zara Home 4) Shell Gold & Multicolour Teaspoons, £19, Oliver Bonas

5) Waterful Stemless Wine Glass, £12, Anthropologie  6) Glimmer Ring Coaster, £6, Anthropologie 7) Set of 5 Peach Napkins, £22, Anthropologie 8) Fiorella Coupe, £14, Anthropologie 9) Agate Cheese Board, £68, Anthropologie

1) Salt & Pepper Mills, £32, John Lewis 2) Country Erica Heather, £24, We Are Little buds 3) Stoneware Cake Stand, £24.99, H&M 4) Waterful Coupe, £14, Anthropologie 5) Rustica Ruby Vase, £24.50, Wyld Home 6) Hydrangea Large Green/Mauve, £19.50, Wyld Home

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7) Late Summer Scented Soy Candles in Amber Jars, from £10, The Botanical Candle Co 8) Reina Green Ceramic Mug, £15, Oliver Bonas 9) High Ball Tumblers, £32, Oliver Bonas 10) Stone Salt & Pepper Bowls, £17.99, H&M 11) German Apple Cake Recipe, see below  12) Printed Napkin, £20, Anthropologie 13) Green Berry Spray, £14.50, Wyld Home

Recipe: German Apple Cake

Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour
Serves 10


  • 2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 125g/4½oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 140g/5oz golden caster sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs, at room temperature, beaten
  • 225g/8oz plain flour
  • 2 level tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp full-fat milk
For the topping
  • 1½ tbsp demerara sugar
    ½ tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3. Butter and line a 23cm/9in round cake tin.
  2. Coat the apple wedges in the lemon juice and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar, using an electric hand mixer, until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until smooth. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Slowly add the milk, mixing well after each addition, until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Transfer the batter to the cake tin. Arrange the apple slices, flat-side down, on the batter in a spiral pattern.
  5. For the topping, mix together the demerara sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the batter.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 40–45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean and the top is golden-brown. Leave to cool for 15 minutes in the tin. Run a knife around the edges of the cake and turn it out of the tin onto a wire rack.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream.

I hope you like my seasonal edit! If you give the apple cake a go, do let me know what you think!

SJ x



  1. Deborah Mcgregor
    September 9, 2020 / 8:14 am

    Another great blog, lots of inspiration, thank you SJ xx

    • justalittlebuild
      September 9, 2020 / 8:43 am

      Thank you!

      • Julie
        September 9, 2020 / 3:50 pm

        Lovely blog post. Very inspiring. Must try the recipe!

  2. Anne Andrews
    September 9, 2020 / 8:17 am

    Great article. Can’t wait to try apple cake.

  3. Marie
    September 9, 2020 / 11:39 am

    Totally inspired, thank you so much for all your time and effort, can’t wait to make a start x

  4. Kristina Greig
    September 9, 2020 / 7:47 pm

    Brilliant Autumn 🍂 blog post and thank you for lovely Apple cake recipe x

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