A friend said that they were going to stop by yesterday. Hospitality abounds at Linderhof and no one can stop by, even for just a bit, without an offer of drink and food. An afternoon visit calls for a cup of tea and a tea cookie.
A small tablecloth -- just enough to cover part of the table. Spode cups, saucers, tea plates and of course, teapot. A small dish for lemon halves. Neither of us take sugar or cream so it's silly to put them on the table.
Cookies -- lemon slice and bakes. Always in the fridge or refrigerator. Easily sliced and baked in a hurry.
A real tea napkin, one of my silver spoons for stirring the tea and a lemon fork to transfer lemon slices from dish to cup.
There is something soothing about a visit with a friend over a cup of tea and a nosh. With classical music playing softly in the background, conversation flows, as we empty cups of tea and make a good dent in the cookies.