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.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Afternoon Tea with English Home

It came today -- my latest issue of English Home. Alas, my mail comes way too early and so with the days chores still ahead, the magazine laid on the desk with the rest of the mail until . . .
I had a bit of quiet time in the afternoon. And what to do. A pot of tea and a couple of muffins, Bach wafting quietly through the air, and my latest English Home.
I love the magazine. It does take me back to England. To quaint bed and breakfasts. To real afternoon teas (mostly Cream Teas). To the English countryside.

A quiet half hour with a cup or two of tea and a muffin and my newest magazine and I felt restored both physically and mentally.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I don't know what happened to my subscription to Eng. Home. I used to devour those pages. I'm going to have to re-subscribe. Of course, my little spot for leafing through the pages, wouldn't be nearly as pretty as yours. laurie

Bill said...

Hi Martha,
What a lovely post! The china, the tea, the glow of the afternoon light ... all very magical!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Martha said...

Laurie -- I got it at a super price, too.

Martha said...

Hi Martha,

I was surprised this morning when I saw a post on my blog from another "Martha", thank you for stopping by.

I just enjoyed reading some of your blog post and so enjoyed your photos, your home and property and beautiful.

wishing you a wonderful day,

Southerncook said...


I don't subscribe but did pick it up at the book store yesterday afternoon. That was my periodical of choice as I had my morning coffee on the patio this morning. It transports me to a different place and this is one of my favorites as well. I seem to enjoy the English decorating magazines so much more than some we get here in the US.

Loved this post.


Deanna said...

What a wonderful way to unwind and get refreshed.
Sounds heavenly to me.

Nancy Yoakum said...

I so need to find a copy of that magazine! Looks like I'll be making a trip to Borders this morning! Wish me luck!