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, June 10, 2009

Breakfast for Two

It's Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I love looking at all of the beautiful tables everyone sets each week. It's a great way to get ideas. And each one seems better than the last! It's so much fun!

Since it is just the two of us and since usually we're not rushing off in the morning, breakfast is a leisurely time at Linderhof.

The paper (The Pittsburg Morning Sun), coffee, and finally breakfast.

My mother always set the table -- for the family -- not just for company and so do I. And I like a tablecloth -- it just seems to be more civilized when there is a tablecloth on the table! And cloth napkins, of course!
I prefer my coffee in a cup and saucer but husband Jim likes a mug. And my passion for blue and white is shown in my selection of my "breakfast room dishes" -- Johnson Brothers Indies pattern -- the wee pot and creamer (and a sugar and two cups) brought home from England -- the rest purchased after we built the breakfast room -- to be our everyday china.
There's always flowers (or fruit or herbs) on the table. The toast is in what husband Jim calls a "toast cooler" but I love the way it serves toast -- so much better than piled on a plate -- and it stays crisp (and cold!) A LeCreuset skillet holds a frittata for two -- and the only thing that that skillet is used for -- it's my frittata skillet!
I like walking into the breakfast room and seeing the table set -- it puts one in such a good mood to have breakfast at a perfectly set table.

32 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh it is beautiful. I love the blue and white and your dishes are gorgeous. How wonderful to set such a pretty table for the two of you and for breakfast. I would love to wake up to this too. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

Peggy said...

I love all your tablescapes but this one..just for two...is so pleasant. I can just picture you relaxing there. Peggy from PA

wild thyme flowers for modern romantics said...

Hello Martha,

I LOVE your post about Breakfast for two. I agree
about the toast holder. I prefer crisp toast and I always butter once the toast has cooled a bit. I love the table setting and all the lovely details.

Thank you for visiting me at my blog. I am new at this (blogging) and thrilled about the lovely people I am meeting along the way.

A Touch of Country said...

I love the toast rack...how fun!

I've seen it used before to hold mail and stationery.

ellen b said...

Oh what a lovely setting you have for your breakfast table. I love it! And the blue and white dishes (are they Johnson Bros. Indies?) are some of my favorites.

Acorn Cottage said...

Very cozy! Does your DH know how lucky he is? I'm jealous, I don't have a Le Crueset pan, let alone a special frittata one! One day I will have my day of glory.

Southerncook said...

Beautiful with a touch of romance set for the two of you in your room with a view. It doesn't get any better than that. It is set with perfection as always Martha.I would love to be a guest for breakfast at your home. What an amazing treat that would be.

Incrediable tablesetting for "Tablescape Thursday".

tapirgal said...

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Southerncook said...

Back to say that i don't have a Le Cruset pan for a fritata either which makes me thin I need one now but I have everything else that Le Cruset sells. How did I miss that pan. I can solve that probleme easily. I am going up to Thomasville on friday and the kitfhen shop ther has all their kitchen pans disconted, All Clad,cast iron cookware and so much more. Maybe i need to get one. It looks to be 8 or 10 inches in diameter. Is that corect Martha?

I know it is a MUST have in my opinion, How have I managed without it.

Carolyn

The Tablescaper said...

Love it!!! The toast rack, the jam, and even the paper. Of course I love the blue and white. It's beautiful. Enjoy!

Janie's World said...

I love your breakfast room. It is like having the outdoors-indoors! The dishes are beautiful, what a joy to use them everyday!

niartist said...

Oh, how I'd love to have breakfast in your house - all that beautiful light coming through the many windows - the gardens beyond! ENVIOUS I AM!!!! Love the blue and white - of course, it's my fave, and the breakfast looks DELIGHTFUL! Thanks for sharing - always inspiring!

Kammy said...

I love your setting...Those dishes are so nice....Toast cooler - that is cute...I need one of those..love the tablecloth...the egg dish looks yummy..
Hugs ~ Kammy

Michelle said...

It is just beautiful! I like the crossword puzzle sitting there....

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So beautiful. The blues are out of this world and mixed with the golds....lovely!!!!!

Barb

Bonafide Southern said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your table is lovely. The blue is so pretty, especially with the yellow tulips.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh yes, I'd be in a good mood too if I walked in and saw this lovely setting and that scrumptuous breakfast. Just looking at these pictures gives me a "life is good" feeling. laurie

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Wow, I feel like I've been transported to a lovely cottage in England! This was truly delightful!

printersdevil said...

Beautiful table for your inviting breakfast room.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Your tablescape is so inviting, elegant and a wonderful tradition! It definitely sets the right tone for the day. Your blue and white plates are lovely, as is the tablecloth, the flowers, I love all the details, especially the toast holder.

Thank you for sharing,

Tina

parTea lady said...

Your breakfast setting is not only civilized, but beautiful as well. Your blue and white china is lovely with the yellow and gold of the cloth and flowers,etc.

Frittata is a favorite egg dish of mine and one that I prefer over quiche. What a lovely way to start the day in your pretty breakfast room.

Also, thanks for visiting me at my blog.

Mary said...

This is so pleasant looking, Martha. You are a treasure.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Martha,
So pretty! I just love your dishes.Everything look so perfect and eggs so yummy. What a great way to start a day.
As always I have enjoyed your post.
Take care and have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh Martha! I am in love with your breakfast room!!! It is so cozy and welcoming! The food and table a fabulous...but what really caught my eye is your floor...that's right...the floor...I just adore brick floors...someday....!
Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment...I can see you need no convincing of how important it is to set a pretty place whether it be for two or one!
Happy TT!
;-D

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

I love your breakfast room and cozy tablescape. I think it's nice that you set your table for your family and not just company. That gives me something to think about. :O)

movingonlady said...

Lovely tablescape. very pretty.

Maryrose said...

Hi,
What a wonderful treat to wake up to. I love the thought of sitting with hubby and starting the day off. Your table is lovely and I adore your blue and white dishes.
Enjoy your day.
~Maryrose

Mary said...

Oh, how beautiful!!! I love your blue and white china, and that setting is so lovely, with the view out to the garden. :)

Chandy said...

Martha, I love that table! Your dishes are so pretty and lovely with that tablecloth!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what an elegant breakfast table! I would love to join you wearing my very best robe and slippers!

lynn'sgarden said...

HI Martha, first thanks for your nice comments on my blog! Second, I love blue and white china! And I love your breakfast room with the brick floors. It really does set the mood for a wonderful meal! P.S. Congrats to you for being on the garden tour :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful breakfast setting. Looks like you have a lovely home and garden and add to that cooking and making 'treats'!
Thanks for visiting and commenting.