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 17, 2009

Iced Tea and Cake

We've all got out our dishes and set our tables with the finest. It's time for Susan's Tablescape Thursday! Scoot on over to Between Naps on the Porch to see what everyone has done.

Getting ready for the garden tour, we've not had much company. But I did get a play afternoon this afternoon (but I did garden BEFORE and AFTER!)

We had a great salad lunch at the Lutheran Church in the town 20 miles from here and then, because their desserts are really bite size, came back to Linderhof for "real" dessert. Not coffee for the heat has come to the prairie, but rather icy tea.
A simple cake -- French yogurt cake with an orange mamalade glaze -- a light cake for a hot day. The pitcher of tea awaits in the fridge -- getting even more cold. My guests gifted me with the cake server last Christmas. It has a butterfly on it.
As do the napkins -- an impulse buy from Pottery Barn around Easter.
The plates are English -- an Estate Sale find (and I've got cups and saucers, a cake plate and sugar and creamer to match -- a real English tea set) -- as are the pearl handled cake forks.

It was too hot to be in the garden and so we were inside watching the antics of the birds. The real reason we got together after the salad luncheon was not really a lack of dessert but because we had made our living wreath.

Which we gave to our friend (from the three of us) in remembrance of her 10 year old granddaughter who passed away last month.

She was touched!

33 comments:

Pearl Maple said...

A beautiful post full of pretty treasures and pretty ideas. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This does look so good! The table is beautiful! Iced tea and cake sounds wonderful, right about now!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful. A glass of iced tea really hits the spot on a hot summer day (or technically spring in this case, but, you know what I mean).

Christi

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the look (and sound of that cake!) I hope you'll share the recipe sometime.

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful pearl handled forks. Lovely server. Great glassware. Now if you could just put a taste of that cake on the fork and pass it through the screen!!!! Wouldn't that be fun. Happy tablescaping - The Tablescaper

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a beautiful wreath and a lovely gesture!
Your cake looks sooo good! an I love your cake server...so pretty!
Happy TT!
;-D

Michelle said...

Looks wonderful! Happy TT!

Shelia said...

Beautiful table and your cake looks divine!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Barbara said...

Can I have some of that cake?

abeachcottage said...

oh yeah love me some iced tea

happy tablescaping

Sarah

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Beautiful post. I especially love that sweet butterfly cake server.

imjacobsmom said...

Your wreath turned out beautifully! Although the sentiment behind the gesture was great - I bet it was hard to give up. I know that it was fun project for you and your friends. I love your tablescape and your new napkins, too. ~ Robyn

Chandy said...

Gorgeous pieces and those goblets are pretty!

Kim said...

Love, love, love the pearl handled forks. And the plates. Ooh and the napkins. Love it all!

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, I love those dishes! Wow, it sounds really hot there. We've been having cool and rainy weather for so long now, I'd probably shrivel up if it ever got out of the 60's. lol Oh, and the living wreath is beautiful (what a sad story)!

Kammy said...

I love your english tea set ! I have never seen such a pretty cake server.....your cake looks really yummy ! I bet you had a fun day !
Hugs ~ Kammy

pattie said...

Martha,
Thank you so much for welcoming our new blog. Allie will be so excited to see the comments when she wakes up. Yours has always been onof my favorite homes on the HGTV boards and recently one of my favorite blogs. We have so much to learn! (and I, too, would love that cake recipe!)
PattieM

snapdragons said...

I love your blog!!! Your house looks strikingly like one that Sparks and I wanted to buy. It was so much in need of love, and we couldn't work out the financials, and then someone got it who won't fix the masonry outside, so who knows what's happening inside (sigh). I'm going to visit here often and pretend that you bought it instead.

Zoey said...

I do love pearl-handled flatware. I regret not buying some years ago at an estate sale.
That is one gorgeous wreath. What a kind gesture.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

That is so very kind. What a lovely table.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Goodness, it looks wonderful. So pretty!

Barb

Pondside said...

When I clicked on your site I couldn't resist the post title - who could?
The living wreath is so beautiful - in the making (which I enjoyed following) and in the giving - which I found so very touching.
Good luck with your garden tour!

A Touch of Country said...

looks delicious! I love your living wreath as well!

Really Rainey said...

Yum that cake! And your butterfly cake server is just incredible! Pretty setting!
Have a great Thursday!
~Really Rainey

Mary said...

Your cake looks delicious, I love iced tea, I live on it in the summertime, iced coffee too! I love your table and embroidered napkins. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

niartist said...

Martha, you're so thoughtful. I love the way that wreath turned out - it's stunning! Really. Mmmm, and for a minute that cake looked like my ABSOLUTELY FAVORITEST CAKE IN THE WORLD Pineapple Upside Down ... I'll have to try this yogurt cake. Recipe please! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Yum please cut moi a slice... I have cafe creme ready to go with it!

Melissa Miller said...

~Gorgeous taablescape! ;)

Carolyn said...

Looks good! the living wreath was suh a nice idea.
Carolyn

Elyse said...

everything looks lovely and inviting.

i'm so sorry to read about your friend's loss.

xo

Shirley said...

Certainly a nice desert!! That cake had my mouth watering. The plates are beautiful and I really love the cake forks. Beautiful all around.

Cynthia said...

The cake looks yummy. Your table looks lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Would love to have the recipe for the yogurt cake. It sounds wonderful. Table looks beautiful.