Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Morning Coffee

My morning routine is the same. Make my breakfast coffee, go out to get the paper with Oliver, the corgi, who much more enjoys the smells in the front rather than the back -- more visitors. When I come in with the paper, I pour myself a cup and a wee pot of coffee and pour a pitcher of cream in the blue and white Indies china that I brought home long ago from England. I place it on a small tray -- just big enough for the three pieces and head to the breakfast room.
The view is always pleasant as the breakfast room faces the back garden -- the herb garden. With many feeders, the birds are always entertaining as I enjoy my first coffee and the morning paper.

No television in the breakfast room -- only music is allowed in there and one of my favorite CD's is Mozart for Morning Coffee.

Refreshed with two cups of coffee and the crossword puzzle finished, I go into the kitchen to fix breakfast.

It's a great way to start the day.


Southerncook said...

I was transported after reading today's post and it IS a lovely way to begin the day. These days of chaos for us, I need to take the time to start my morning the same way. BTW, love your tray and all your photos are beautiful.

I posted a few days ago that I just stumbled onto your blog. I had no idea but am thorougly enjoying visiting your blog each day.


Martha said...

Carolyn -- it's always good to find you here.