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.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Repirese -- A Respite from Garden Chores

I'm healing well and am back to doing daily chores but alas, I'm not allowed out in the garden for garden floors are notoriously uneven and a fall, now, would not be "a good thing".

My stamina, too, is not up to par and so I've not had company for lunch or dinner and therefore, I'm reprising a post from last year -- a garden post for I do yearn to be outside -- I do yearn to sip a glass of tea and have a nosh in the garden.





A great big thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday. It's always a fun event and I so love seeing everyone's tablescapes. Everyone is so creative and has such beautiful dishes and centerpieces!

It's Spring at Linderhof and March means garden chores. All of those things that didn't get done in the fall (my Scarlet mentality -- tomorrow is another day -- spring is a long time away -- it's a beautiful Indian Summer day and I can go play) have to get done now!

So hours spent out in the garden raking and mulching and doing all of those odd garden chores that are just no fun!

But a respite is always in order . . . and today was no exception. With freshly baked lavender cookies (from last year's lavender crop) and a glass of green tea, I could take off my garden hat and sit at "our" table -- the small table that we often sit at in the garden.
The tablecloth is from Williams Sonoma and I have two -- one for each of the big tables but it works well on the little one.
Some lavender cookies and tea -- what could be better even if you're hot and sweaty and with dirt under your fingernails. You just feel better when there is a cloth on the table and the cookies are on a plate!
"Thyme in a Jar" is my centerpiece. Put together for the herb class that I'm teaching tomorrow night -- seven different kinds of thyme -- all in a jar! Don't you wish we could bottle time and use it later! The wee strawberry jar was my mother's and I hold it dear.
A small tablescape, this, my respite in the garden. But it is a busy week and company at Linderhof has been sparse although we hope to recitify that Friday!

17 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

What a lovely spot for a break Martha! And I do hope you're well on your way to getting back out there- you've been in my thoughts
xoxo Pattie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So glad you are getting better. I love this tablesetting, and the straw hat is just perfect. Looks like th perfect place to just sit and relax and enjoy the garden. Hugs, Marty

The Tablescaper said...

I am so happy that you're starting to feel better, but it's given us a chance to see some of your wonderful posts that I for one missed. Such a lovely spot!

- The Tablescaper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful! So glad to hear that you're doing well! I wasn't a blogger last year so it's so nice to see your re-post.

Entertaining Women said...

The tablecloth is a wonderful amendment to your gardenscape. I can imagine whiling away an entire afternoon, sipping that glorious lemonade. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry kay

Pondside said...

Martha, you are being such a good patient! If there were prizes for taking care and obeying doctor's orders I'm sure you'd get something gorgeous in blue porcelain!
I love the garden table with the yellow cloth - a lovely retreat from the heat.

Mary said...

I loved this post the first time I read it. I like it even more this pass through. Martha, you lead a charmed and charming life. I love to visit here. I hope the day treats you well. Blessings...Mary

Carrie said...

Be careful!! Hope you heal fast.

Mimi said...

Love how the green plate looks so nice on the garden-y tablecloth.

Barbara said...

What a lovely spot! That tablecloth is so pretty. I hope that you get back to your garden soon. It is so hard to stay inddors when you are longing to go out. I hope your recovery continues to go well.

Rachel said...

What a fabulous spot for some rest and relaxation!

xinex said...

Looks very refreshing, Martha! Glad to hear you are better. I especially like the jar of thyme as a centerpiece.....Christine

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

A lovely spot!

Donna

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Perfect for a gardening break. Hope you're back playing in the dirt soon.

Marlis said...

ooh it's quite inviting. I wish i could just come by, sit a spell and chat. Get well son. Your tablescape was very pretty.

Denise Marie said...

terrific lil post.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Such a lovely setting. Glad to her your recuperation is going well! The lavender cookies look delicious!