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, October 4, 2010

Tea for a Friend

Friend Joyce called to see if she could come by to pick up something that she wanted to borrow. "You have time for tea?" I asked her and of course, she did. I was still in my recovery stage which means that treats are still the boughten shortbread. And although Walker's is good, it's not as good as what I make!

And because I felt like we had something to celebrate, I decided to set a silver tray with the silver teapot!
And used the Spode Famille Rose and two wee English teaspoons.
We took tea in the living room -- the wing chairs are perfect tea chairs and the coffee table makes a good repository for the tea tray.

It's always fun to share tea and although this was a morning nosh instead of an afternoon one -- it is still nice to be able to sip tea and nibble a "biscuit" with a friend!

It's Tea Party Tuesday -- please join these lovely ladies for some tempting teas!

Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations

Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites

Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air

Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor

Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You always amaze me with how beautifully you put a tea tray together. Even from a walker, you have such a lovely setting. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Delicious"!!! I want to come!!! and would you share "YOUR" shortbread recipe with me, I would LOVE IT!
Hugs, Donna

From the Kitchen said...

When tea is treated in this manner, it becomes an event even when there's "boughten" shortbread.


Sandi (Meme) said...

Mmmm!Yummy! Hope you have a great week! Sandi

Theresa said...

Such a lovely tea and your chairs look super comfy! Happy Tea Tuesday~
Have a wonderful week.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

poor Oliver :) Gillie says that if you come visit with her, you can have some ice cream :)

Gee said...

A lovely posting and of course I love that teacup of yours. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

What a beautiful tea setting specially for an impromptu company. I hope you get better and better everyday...Christine

Beth said...

Your living room is lovely. Soon you will be sitting in front of the fireplace with a cozy fire. Your tea tray is quite pretty. Hope you feel better soon.

Diann said...

What a lovely tea! I bet your friend felt very special to join you for some our for tea and friendship!

Pondside said...

Even store bought biscuits taste wonderful on silver and china!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a lovely setting! I would have loved to have been here and sip tea! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terri said...

I too love sipping tea and nibbling biscuits with a friend!
Your tea setting is always such a comfortable cozy place. And your silver tea pot is gorgeous. I love your two tea cups. They are perfect for fall tea.

Alycia Nichols said...

The Spode is just gorgeous!!! What a lovely setting! I'm just across the state line (Missouri), but have not taken to tea in front of the fireplace just yet. I suppose I still have a lot of old "prairie woman" in me! :-) You make is all look very inviting!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

what an inviting spot for tea!
and the creativity of your hospitality is beautiful!
Birthday Tea Party is on today @ FHC! Welcome! look forward to your visit :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you always have beautiful setting for tea treats and food you shared, always look yummy.. have a great day!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello :) You've set out a lovely Tea Tray for your friend, and such a wonderful & cozy place to partake of it!

Wishing you a wonderful Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Marie said...

I always have time for tea! Your friend is lucky to have you, as I'm sure you just made her feel really special and important! I would. Stopping by from Tea Tuesdays.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful Tea Setting!!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!!


parTea lady said...

Your tea tray looks lovely and what a beautiful teapot. A good shortbread biscuit is perfect with a hot cup of tea isn't it?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

THe tea table is such a beautiful and welcoming sight.
Most lovely in the way you put all the elements together.
I think I would love to have that beautiful tea tray for breakfast.
What a wonderful visit!

Martha's Favorites said...

You are amazing! Not feeling well and still managing tea. I pray you will continue to improve. Love the tea and especially the silver tray. Blessings, Martha

Mary Bergfeld said...

Anything would taste good on the lovely tea trays you put together, Martha. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

KathyB. said...

You have shown how easy it is to make such a lovely tea, a tea time that inspires good conversation between friends while partaking of such simple and delicious treats! Shortbread with tea,yum, now I feel like baking~

Bernideen said...

Looks very cozy here! Love the bowls on the other post below! Love EVERYTHING REALLY!