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, February 7, 2010

Tea for Two . . . Or Three. . . Or Four. . .

I love blue and white dishes -- and most of them in the sideboard in the breakfast room are Spode Blue Room -- most of them! It's where I take both my morning and afternoon tea. So the teapots and the tea cups are handy. To be grabbed at a moment's notice when the pot starts to boil.
The teapots from left to right are:

Wedgwood Asiatic Pheasant, Spode Blue Room (a gift from daughter Sarah), a Blue Willow that I brought home from England, and lastly, a Spode Blue Italian (a gift from husband Jim).
The breakfast room sideboard is the perfect place to store the teapots -- they fit perfectly in the bottom shelf -- like they were meant to be.

And the tea cups are behind glass doors to the left of the pots.

It's Monday which means that it's time for Blue Monday at Smiling Sally's. Join her to see what other blues there are this Monday. I, for one, would like to see some blue skies. But, alas, more snow is expected tonight and tomorrow -- which means that our world on the prairie will be white once again!


Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful blue and white china, Martha!! I love your breakfast room~~so cozy!

At least if you get more snow tomorrow, you can snuggle up all day drinking tea!! :-)


The Norwegian said...

Martha the teapots! That line up of Blue and White is a visual feast.
Delights for the tea drinker.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Love, love, love!!


Unknown said...

LOVE you teapots.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What gorgeous blue spode china! You have a wonderful collection Martha, they are just a beautiful sight! Cindy

Anne Delisle (Famille Gerdel) said...

I just love it!

Jolie collection.

Québec City

Kathleen said...

You really have such beautiful pieces..not just dishes but all the serving pieces, etc. And I know you use them and enjoy them..
Hope you miss the snow...we missed a big storm this weekend, hope we dodge the one coming Tues too!

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful collection of teapots. How wonderful that you use it all of the time.

- The Tablescaper

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That's a great collection of Blue and White I also have a small collection of it. And I also like your urns in front of your home..

Southern Lady said...

What an exquisite collection of tea pots, Martha ... and your sideboard is truly a work of art.

SmilingSally said...

What a beautiful display of precious china, Martha! Happy Blue Monday.

LV said...

Everything you shared for today is beautiful. You have a very nice collection of blue china.

Nate @ said...

Beautiful! I love my Spode Blue Room plates - we use them every night. I just think even the simplest meal looks prettier on them.

Carol said...

That is love at first sight! Blue & white is my favorite combination!

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha,
OH MY, this is eye candy! Your sideboard is gorgeous, and then filled with wonderful teapots? Sigh. Just gorgeous!
We're getting more snow today as well. Thank goodness - we really need the moisture, but I'll be out shoveling (probably for days)!
Thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment at my blog - wishing you a very lovely day today!

Crystal said...

Oh Martha, you really have some beautiful pieces. Your breakfast room is just lovely.
We are to get more snow here starting tomorrow afternoon too.

Have a blessed day.

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

Such a beautiful collection! I'd be afraid to actually use any of it, though (I'm such a klutz). Hope you get some blue skies very soon!

D.B. said...

Beautiful! I am coveting not only all your blue and white but the gorgeous buffet as well!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I do love your blue china. What a beautiful collection and such a pleasure to use I'm sure.
They are just as lovely as can be.
Take care and keep warm,

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i really love your blue & white china especially the ones from Spode.. I drool at your covered china.. all so beautiful!..

Ciara Gianelli said...

The china pieces are beautiful, but it's the CABINET their in that's knockin' MY socks off!!! When you get bored of that, I'll give you our address! :)