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 4, 2009

Breakfast in Bed

What is one of the greatest luxuries in the world? Breakfast in bed, of course! Think of hotel room service only at home. Alas, it is not for me but rather for Daughter Sarah when she came for a visit -- alone. Time for me to pamper her as only a mother can. And so, upstairs with the breakfast tray and a favorite breakfast of hers.

A soft boiled egg -- 3 minutes, please. And whole wheat toast kept warm under the dome. A wee pot of coffee accompanied by cream and sugar. For pretty -- a small bouquet of flowers.
Bought years ago because I always wanted one. Think of English country homes and breakfast in bed served by a maid in a black dress with white apron. It has white roses on it and I bought it because I had wanted a breakfast set and this is the first one I found. It's called Adams Antique and it's by Steubenville.

The amazing thing is that the little white roses on it so match . . .
The wallpaper in the room. Papered YEARS after the breakfast set was bought. The breakfast set was not given a thought when the wallpaper was purchased for I wanted a yellow and white rose paper for the room and this one caught my fancy.

However, with the breakfast set on the bed, it truly seems as if it was bought to match the wallpaper.

I don't get a chance to pamper Daughter Sarah often and she appreciated the leisurely breakfast in bed. It's room service -- but at home!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, who hosts Tablescape Thursday. It's so fun to participate and share the entertaining that we do at Linderhof.

22 comments:

ceekay said...

I love breakfast in bed. My hubby often will bring me it when I am not feeling well. He does a great job, but yours is so pretty. I love the leaf pattern and the egg cup is so cute. Thanks for stopping in and saying hello!

Leigh said...

OH! What a great idea for tablescape. Breakfast in bed! I lOVE it. Great take on it and so cozy. WIsh it were mine!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I wish my mother were still alive. She used to bring me breakfast in bed when I went home to visit. I really miss that. Your daughter is very blessed. I love that old fashioned looking wallpaper. And your breakfast tray with the pretty cream and green dishes is lovely.

Mary said...

If you keep up those loving gestures she'll come home and never leave. What a lucky gal. Your tablescape is just beautiful.

xinex said...

Oh what a sweet mom you are! Beautiful tea set! I bet your daughter felt REALLY special!...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

It's so fun when the kids come visit and you can pamper them just a bit.
See ya!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Sarah is a lucky girl! Your dishes are just beautiful!
Kelley

jerseygirl211 said...

Gee Mom.....The only time I can remember getting breakfast in bed was when I was sick and it never looked anything like this. Great post, thanks for sharing.


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KBeau said...

What a nice thing to do for your daughter. I love the breakfast set.

Katy said...

The service for one is just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing! Beautiful pattern and it so matches the wallpaper to perfection! Thanks for sharing! ~Katy

Candy said...

Yes, who wouldn't love breakfast in bed. This is a new take on 'Tablescape'...always like to see something new.
Love the soft colors. Well done!
Thanks for stopping by to see my 'rock' table.
Blessings, Candy

Susan said...

I want to come to your house for visit...how sweet of you to do for your daughter!

Susan

Janie's World said...

What a beautiful scene! So soft and tranquil! I adore it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolute perfection!!

Shelia said...

Oh, to be treated to breakfast in bed with a beautifully set tray like this - Heaven!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

Beautiful choice for today. I love your dishes!
Sorry for the late visit, we had no internet since 12:30 this morning.

Have a great Thursday!

Cass said...

Beautiful post! Gorgeous tray for breakfast, and I love, love, love that wallpaper.

I haven't had breakfast in bed since my girls were very young and fixed it -- water in juice glasses, and peanut butter and gum sandwiches. Interesting. Yours looks much better!

Cass

Cass said...

Hi Martha ...me again; I just read your comment on my post. Why am I not surprised we have the same china pattern? Hahaha... did you know it was named one of the 100 Most Beautiful Patterns of the 20th century -- I can't remember by whom, but it was!

"Linderhof" -- where does that name come from? German? My Norwegian ancestral home is "Lindtveit" which means "place of the Linden tree" and my relatives used it as their last name when they came to the USA.

Your home is so lovely! Cass

Keetha said...

I found you in the comments on Leigh's blog. Your house avatar called my name and I answered.

Ooooooooo I LOVE the small tea set. That is adorable.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how lovely! That china is so pretty, and the egg cup too. What a sweet mama you are. laurie

leigh ann said...

This is so pretty!! Your blog is beautiful and I love the dishes you used for your stew!!! have a great weekend!

The Norwegian said...

Lucky Sarah! It must have been fun to bring this tray in to her. The dishes are lovely - and my eye went straight to the vintage knife - ivory? Love the egg cup too.