Linderhof


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.

Monday, April 5, 2010

An Easter Saturday Tea


A rite of Easter is changing the fronals after the Good Friday Tennebrae Service on Easter Saturday. Changing the black cloths to celebratory white -- because as we all know on Easter Sunday "He is Risen"!!! And arranging the plethora of Easter lilies that decorate the church that Sunday.
It's tiring work. And so after all of our chores were done, we ended up at Linderhof where we enjoyed a cup of rejuvenating tea, some of the bunny and chick cookies and some Hot Cross Muffins.
The bunnies and the muffins were placed on dishes on my small silver curate. The chick cookies were "lording" it over the colored eggs.

Of course, most teas at Linderhof are served from something blue and white. And this Easter Saturday tea was no exception!

The bunny cookies -- on the top plate of the two tiered curate.

The hot cross muffins on the bottom plate. I love hot cross buns. A once a year Good Friday treat and when I found these muffins at She's In the Kitchen, I just had to try them. Katrina always has a lot of good recipes and these muffins were no exception.

It's Tuesday and so I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday. . . . . and I'm also joining Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday -- for it IS tea and it IS Tuesday!

21 comments:

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Ooooh, everything looks beautiful and yummy!

Allie and Pattie said...

Lovely Martha. Somehow, my eye has zeroed in on a gorgeous looking tureen on the sideboard in the background. Hoping that shows up in one of your posts :)
xoxo Pattie

Pondside said...

What a lovely-looking tea table - just the right balance between sustenance and treats!

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

I would love to join you for that wonderful tea!

Beth said...

Martha, I love the blue and white china! The food looks pretty and delicious! I would love to take tea with you.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Beautiful china and the treats look so yummy!

Liz said...

What a lovely tradition! We don't do the black and white clothe but we do do the Easter Lillies. Your brunch is beautiful!

~Liz

Shelia said...

Everything looks so beautiful and yummy!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

That looks so wonderful and yummy!

Sherry said...

That looks delicious! I love your china and I love that old chick with the handle.

Concetta said...

I am so glad I found your site! I love it! I cannot wait to try those delicious muffins! Let me know when you make the Dessert Crackers from my blog!
<>< Concetta

Tricia said...

How lucky your friends are to enjoy such a fun and pretty tea after preparing the church for Easter! You must be a wonderful and thoughtful hostess!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Martha,
Yummy hot cross buns! (any left overs)LOL.
You sure were a busy girl,but good busy!
As always your home just shines with love and perfection.
Have a wonderful day and big hugs,
Elizabeth

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful table setting. You always make everything look so yummy and so inviting. Love the blue and white and the eggs are so pretty with all their different colors. I also always drool over your sideboard and your beautiful room. The treats all look so yummy. Thanks so much for joining the party. Such a treat. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks so "come right in and sit down" and, of course, those muffins look delicious!

Mary said...

Martha, what a lovely tea. It looks wonderful. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty and delicious, Martha!

xoxo
Jane

Atticmag said...

What a beautiful tea service and the cakes look so yummy. There is a joyous quality to your table that is really a pleasure to see. -- Jane F.

Natasha said...

Everything looks lovely! I love the look of those Easter muffins...I will have to check out that site. Thanks for recommending it.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, I just love the blue china, the cookies and buns. The chick is so darling! Love your Tea

Lady Katherine said...

So sorry I'm so late, my daughter told me on Tuesday she was getting married on Friday I had to do a reception. I been so busy! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday.