It's Christmas and although Linderhof is bedecked with red and green, it seems the breakfast room is still a "blue room"! The Christmas cactus in the blue oriental bowl has not shown any sign of Christmas color (although the little one upstairs is a riot of blooms) thus keeping the breakfast room not quite into the colors of the season.
But whether the colors are red and green or blue . . . .a tea time break is always welcome at Linderhof. It is our afternoon ritual, this pot of tea at 4 or so. In a real pot, taken out of a real cup and with a nosh. And in December our noshes tend to be Christmas cookies. Some made especially for tea while others are made for gifts, but if a few are put on the tea plate -- that's okay too! Our favorites -- we don't have any although we do enjoy the German ones like these little peffernusse (or peppernuts). They're so good (and so tiny) that you can't eat just one!
It's Monday which means that it's Blue Monday so join Sally at Smiling Sally to see other Blue Mondays! (And I imagine that there may be at least one "Blue Christmas" post!)