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.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blue in the Breakfast Room

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!)


Pondside said...

Mmmmmm - love those little treats, although nowadays, I have to admit, I buy them! Today I made dozens of Ginger Snaps and have stashed most into the freezer for Christmas week.
Thought you'd like to know that I found the onion soup...... the if-this-is-Christmas-time-I-need-a quick-supper Costco onion soup!

Marigene said...

Love your breakfast room...little treats are nice in the middle of the afternoon, too.

Erica (Irene) said... that breakfast room you have so quaint and very cozy.
That white tablecloth is beautiful on the table.

Have a great Blue Monday!

Carrie said...

I always enjoy seeing blue decor and your breakfast room is wonderful. The treats sound very tempting!

claudie said...

I think anything would taste good in a "breakfast room" I would just have to call it an "afternoon tea room" since I'm not a morning person lol
Happy Blue Monday Martha.
Love Claudie

Carolyn Ford said...

What a lovely breakfast table...beautiful blues throughout! Nice post.

Luna said...

Your breakfast table ist beautiful!
Have a nice Blue Monday!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the tea set!

My blue Monday

Barbara said...

Wonderful treat and how nice to pause each day for tea.....great tradition.

Happy Monday.

EJ said...

Hmmmnn the cookies looks tempting.

How is Baking Cookies for blue Monday?

Nancy Yoakum said...

What a nice tradition! Nothing like some hot tea and homemade cookies! I am going to try some different cookie recipes this year that I've been anxious to make, but of course there are traditional favorites that I love and could never skip!


Nanna said...

what a sweet setting for tea time, tea & cookies go great together! I need to take more time out for tea LOL


Glo said...

Your tea set is adorable!

LV said...

Beautiful breakfast setting. If all your house is like this, you have a very lovely home. I enjoyed seeing a part of your world.

Marice said...

great blue entry! :)

u may view mine here

GardenOfDaisies said...

I think your blue china and lacy white tablecloth are very Christmasy... the colors bring to mind the winter snow and ice. (Blue is my favorite color, so I will make any excuse to keep it in the decor year round.)
I too love having tea in the afternoon, always brewed in a real pot, and sipped from a real cup.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful blue Breakfast room !
Merry Christmas !

SmilingSally said...

How nice a tea and cookie break would be right about NOW! Thanks and Happy Blue Monday.

Rinkly Rimes said...

You sound so organised that you make me want to curl up under the covers! I love your Xmas table-setting too. (I used to live near Stoke on Trent.) I'm afraid our breakfasts are on-the-go sort of things.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a beautiful tea pot and napkings. Your lace table cloth is pretty also.

peggy gatto said...

I'll have another cup please!!!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Martha,

Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment. Your breakfast room is beautiful! I love the blue, so pretty. I sure hope you stop in for another visit soon.:o)

Wishing you and your family the most beautiful Christmas ever. Enjoy a lovely week.



joyh82 said...

Beautiful blue china! Have a great Blue Monday!

MaR said...

Beautiful blue room and the smell of tea and cookies is just wonderful!!

Happy BM!