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, May 24, 2010

Tea for Breakfast


Some mornings, husband Jim is up and out early -- to go with a friend to the city. Breakfast for me on those days is lazy and easy.
My wee pot which I bought in England -- a pot for two. It's Indies by Johnson Brothers and I brought home two tea cups and two saucers. My intention was to have a tea spot in the bedroom for a morning cuppa.

Breakfast is a slice of organic whole wheat toast with Irish butter, a bowl of fresh raspberries sprinkled with sugar and a jar of homemade strawberry jam -- in case I want a bit of sweet on the toast.
All put on a tray and taken to the breakfast room where I leisurely munch my toast and sip my tea as I read the morning paper, work the crossword and watch the birds as they come in for breakfast.

It's a great way to start the day.

It's Tuesday . . . . and so . . . .

It's Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
It's Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites (another Martha!)
It's Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
It's Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen

21 comments:

Suzanne said...

Sweet and lovely. :)

Southerncook said...

What a wonderful breakfast as you leisurely watch your feathered friends. Your posts always inspire me, Martha.

Carolyn

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

A perfect breakfast! I have a set of these dishes...everythng but the teapot! It is just right for coupole of cups of tea.

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, I love the Indies pattern- it seems so fresh. I have a set-up in my bedroom for "me" times. I wish they actually happened once in a while :)
xoxo Pattie

Pondside said...

Mmmmm - that butter melting on the toast - looks wonderfully yummy!

niartist said...

Can I just tell you that toast is making me hungry!?!?!?

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Verry Delicious! How lucky the reciver of that tray is. Thank's for sharing....Julian

Natasha said...

I saw an episode of Martha during St Pat's week where she was raving about Irish butter! I so wish I could find some over here. That breakfast looks just divine!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Shelia said...

Oh, this looks so pretty! Love your new little tea pot and cups. What a treat for yourself. It's wonderful to be able to slow down in our busy day and 'take care of yourself' a bit.
Be as sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scribbler said...

Left a comment, but it disappeared. Was asking about the Irish butter -- better?

Scribbler
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Martha said...

Scribbler -- Irish butter (or any European butter for that matter) is so much better. Worth the extra money IMO. But also best saved for toast and bread (NOT to cook with!!!)

Beth said...

Your tea tray and your breakfast are beautiful and look delicious. I'm glad you shared with Oliver! Martha, I really love your blog!
Beth

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous. I love your beautiful china and your breakfast is just so yummy. You always do the most fabulous settings. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

I relished every delightful picture, every word, and the 'thought of' every tasty morsel of yummy toast with tea and jam and the Irish butter sounds yummy also!..,

Thanks so much for partaking with this week's tea parties; for partaking with my 32nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also my 23rd, 'Wednesday Tea For Me Thee'!

Bernideen said...

I have a similar tray sitting on my husbands dresser! So often we
see things similar as we stroll through blogs...

The Prodigal Tourist said...

How charming! And very impressive, I might add.

bj said...

Your wicker tea tray is so pretty...and your teapot/cups just lovely.
I've never heard of Irish butter. My goodness, how can one live so looong and find brand new things every single day??
Your breakfast looks wonderful.

Atticmag said...

I knew that butter looked familiar! LOL. I just adore Irish butter -- it's so rich and looks luscious on that toast. Do you get the Kerry Gold salted? Would love to just settle in by your window. Jane F.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

Ohhh...what a pretty breakfast tray! Besides looking so pretty...it looks mighty yummy! Just my kind of breakfast! Your teapot and tea cups are one of my favorite blue and white Johnson Bros. patterns! Well my friend, I do hope that you enjoyed your lovely breakfast...thank you for sharing it with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love the blue dishes. The tea cups are just stunning. Your always have such a wonderful post. Thank you so much for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. I promise to do better next week with "Mr. Linky". Blessings, Martha

GardenofDaisies said...

What a lovely and relaxing way to start the day!! Sounds like a perfect breakfast to me!!