Linderhof


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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Blue and White Breakfast

It's always great to participate in Tablescape Thursday, sponsored by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. I enjoy sharing the tablescape at Linderhof and seeing what others are doing on their tables!
It's a blue and white breakfast. But then, almost every meal at Linderhof is blue and white! It's Sunday morning, the sun is shining and we enjoy a lingering and big breakfast. We always do tablecloths and our napkins are always in the silver napkin rings.

And there is no better place for breakfast than our 3 walls of glass breakfast room. It's sunny, it overlooks the garden and we can watch our feathered friends at the many feeders in the garden.
The dishes were bought especially for the breakfast room. They met the criteria. They were blue and white, they were English, and they had birds on them! They're the Indies pattern by Johnson.
A Sunday breakfast is always big -- bacon, eggs, sauteed potatoes and biscuits. Coffee and juice. Butter and homemade jam for the biscuits.
We linger over breakfast, reading the papers, watching the birds, perhaps even making another pot of coffee. It is a great way to start a Sunday.

35 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

I always love blue and white! So classic and elegant. You made me hungry with that food. Can I come and eat. Have a great day!

B said...

What a lovely room and a lovely tablescape. The dishes are so pretty, and I'm plannin' on comin' to your place this Sunday for some of that yummy food! lol
Have a great week. :) Brenda

xinex said...

What a nice and relaxing Sunday breakfast!. Beautiful tablescape. Pretty dishes!...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my is this ever making me hungry!
Look at your delicious bisquits. :)

~Beautiful tablscape and very pretty dishes.

Happy TT! :)

Mama said...

Beautiful table, love the Johnson Bros plates and I am craving Bacon and Eggs now, Kathy.

KBeau said...

Blue and white is always pretty. My first "everyday" dishes were blue and white.

Your breakfast looks delicious.

Acorn Cottage said...

Why oh why did I have to look at your post when I'm hungry and running out the door for work? Looks fabulous! You room sounds absolutely enchanting for a leisurely breakfast. I'm there in spirit!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Blue and white is a favorite of mine. This is gorgeous!!

Deb said...

The blue and white is very pretty! I love that you included breakfast in your post! Deb

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Martha! I love a woman who serves food with her tablescape! Yum! I would love to come for a visit...a little coffee and that delicious looking food! Oh my.
Have a lovely week!
Debbie

Kathleen said...

Very inviting table. I could just squeeze in, if you don't mind!
So pretty with the sun streaming in!

Marie said...

Hi Martha-
Thanks for leaving me a comment. I luv your house! And I just enjoy Sunday brunches...you did a marvelous job...making me hungry for biscuits!
-marie

Janie's World said...

MMM, I'm totally distracted from the yummy breakfast! The dishes are beautiful and I love that tablecloth!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Martha,

I'll be right over!!! :)
This looks so inviting!!!
You must be a wonderful cook!

Chandy said...

Wowie, that's a bn=eautiful table, I just posted about my St. pat's table,so come on over and see. The post is a tribute the host ladies everyday!

I love the egg holder! Happy Thursday to you!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely table and I love the lace cloth, it makes your table look so elegant.

Have a Thankful Thursday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Barbara said...

Love the plates the setting and of I will invite myself over for some of that yummy food.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Blue and white dishes are so classic. A big breakfast is my favorite meal of the day whether Saturday morning or eating out in a restaurant.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh love the blue and white -- and that breakfast! Can I reserve a place for Sunday?

Linda said...

Blue & White is the classic color for plates! That is a lovely table and a fabulous breakfast - yummy! Linda

Chari said...

Hello Martha...

So happy that you stopped by to see my tablescape today...thank you so much for your sweet comments! Hmmm...I have the green transferware and you have the blue...hehe! I love your blue...and you set a beautiful table! I love that breakfast room...how nice to have long, lingering breakfasts there...I could do that! Your breakfast sure looked yummy too!!!

This is the first time I've been to your blog...I love it! I've added you to my list of "follow blogs"...so very nice to meet you!

Hope you're having a terrific Thursday!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

I love your breakfast room! the table and breakfast look so inviting! And your home is charming! Thank you for coming by and for your sweet comments! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Schotzy said...

Looks like the perfect cosy breakfast in the perect spot!

Cathy said...

Your home is absolutely charming, and your Sunday breakfast is divine! The blue works so well in this room, it is perfect especially with the lace. I love older homes they have such character, what year was this one built?

Foley said...

Beautiful table - love the blue and white.. also all your Easter eggs

Cass said...

Yay! I love seeing the Indies Blue Johnson Brothers dishes! Mine are snugged safe in my old walnut cupboard; they are jealous of the limelight yours are in.

Lovely table setting, and your breakfast looks fabulous. My husband makes our weekend breakfasts; they are delicious, but I don't think I'd take pictures of them!

Thanks for stopping by... and I peeked ahead at your Foodie Friday. Ummm.... chicken. It looks fantastic!

Best ... Cass

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful table... I have a few of the Indies dishes...because I love any dish that is blue/white!

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Your china is my favorite color combo-blue & white. I've been collecting it since I was eight! I never grow tired of it. Your breakfast room is inviting and relaxing-you'd never want to leave.
Kate

Linda said...

Blue and white is always pretty!
And love your eggs displayed, plus the real food looks great? Yum
Linda Q

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Perfection. I love everything on this table. Are the little silver egg cups really egg cups, or something you are using for egg cups? They are so pretty, as is everything on this table (including that food) laurie

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** A+!!! This is like being at a warm n' wonderful, comfy & homey B&B in the mountains on a crisp morning~~~~ what a TREAT!!! And when I enlarged the photo, I got soooo hungry for a "REAL" breakfast like YOURS!!! (Eggs over hard, please!). YUMMYLICIOUS!!!BEAUTIFUL, warm, inviting & a great place TO spend Sunday a.m., or ANY DAY for that matter!!! THANK YOU for the delights! Linda ***

JudyBug said...

Well, this is just one of the loveliest I've seen! I want to come stay at your house please? I need my eggs cooked just a little harder...no runny please. I'll be very quiet. You won't even know I'm there...well, except for the sighs of enjoyment.

JudyBug

Kim Chalfant said...

Lovely tablescape. I would definitely want to linger longer at your table. I love a big Sunday breakfast & yours looks so yummy!

marty39 said...

Just gorgeous. I love the blue and lace, and the accessories are so stunning. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Lady Katherine said...

Love the dishes!!!!!! Just love them. The wire egg holder is so great! The food is simply wonderful! Oh, love the lace cloth.