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, November 20, 2009

Time for Tea

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.


Blondie's Journal said...

The tea and cookies look delicious!


Deanna said...

This was the best!!!!
Thank you for sharing such a delightful time with me.
Enjoyed this!
May you have a blessed Thanksgiving,
d from homehaven

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

My friend, what a lovely tea that you set! Ohhh, I'm so envious of your visiting friend...if I lived closer...I would have to come for a visit! I love your blue really does make for a very elegant table! Ohhh...and those cookies look divine! I'm sure your friend enjoyed her have that special knack of making your guests feel so welcomed and special too!

Thank you for sharing your lovely tea table with us...what a treat!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pondside said...

I'd detour a very long way for tea at that table!
You make it all so tempting, Martha. I love the idea of the cloth over only part of the table. Could you put up your recipe for those cookies, please?

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have set the bar so high. While the table looks so lovely, I'm sure your company surpasses the refreshments.

Joyce said...

Honestly with all the wonderful things you bake I would stop by your house all time for tea and cookies. Happy Thanksgiving.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a lovely table to sit with a friend and enjoy a cup of tea and just visit. It looks gorgeous and so inviting. A special treat. Hugs, Marty

La Table De Nana said...

Cute idea half the table set:)

Peg said...

As always, your table looks so inviting. What a wonderful treat for your friend.

joey said...

How charming ... I'll be right there :)