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 25, 2009
A Respite from Garden Chores
A great big thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday. It's always a fun event and I so love seeing everyone's tablescapes. Everyone is so creative and has such beautiful dishes and centerpieces!
It's Spring at Linderhof and March means garden chores. All of those things that didn't get done in the fall (my Scarlet mentality -- tomorrow is another day -- spring is a long time away -- it's a beautiful Indian Summer day and I can go play) have to get done now!
So hours spent out in the garden raking and mulching and doing all of those odd garden chores that are just no fun!
But a respite is always in order . . . and today was no exception. With freshly baked lavender cookies (from last year's lavender crop) and a glass of green tea, I could take off my garden hat and sit at "our" table -- the small table that we often sit at in the garden.
The tablecloth is from Williams Sonoma and I have two -- one for each of the big tables but it works well on the little one.
Some lavender cookies and tea -- what could be better even if you're hot and sweaty and with dirt under your fingernails. You just feel better when there is a cloth on the table and the cookies are on a plate!
"Thyme in a Jar" is my centerpiece. Put together for the herb class that I'm teaching tomorrow night -- seven different kinds of thyme -- all in a jar! Don't you wish we could bottle time and use it later! The wee strawberry jar was my mother's and I hold it dear.
A small tablescape, this, my respite in the garden. But it is a busy week and company at Linderhof has been sparse although we hope to recitify that Friday!