We always stop at half past three for a pot of tea and a nosh -- in January, it was cinnamon toast -- a favorite as a child and a favorite as an adult!
An English cream team in front of a February fire -- real clotted cream and scones and a pot of Earl Grey -- a perfect way to spend an afternoon!
With a green teapot full of tea, an English tea set that's green and white, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Chocolate Guinness Cake.
AprilA full afternoon tea at Linderhof complete with sandwiches, scones and sweets. Served on the Spode Famille Rose.
We've had yellow bell luncheons, paperwhite luncheons and lavender teas . . . but what better way to celebrate May than with a violet tea -- handpainted violet tea plate and saucer and a lavender cupcake frosted with violet frosting!
Sometimes it's just a friend who comes over -- a cup of tea and a nosh -- what better cake for a nosh than chocolate!
I've healed well from surgery and nice of a friend to stop by for tea . . . and bring tea treats as well as a wonderful gift!!! Friends are special!
A tray is perfect to set the plate of orange sugar cookies, tea pot and teacup on to carry to the breakfast room for half past three tea.
Even with another surgery, I can still manage a simple tea tray when a friend comes to visit -- the nosh -- boughten shortbread!
I love making cookies as holiday gift for friends -- whether the holiday is Valentine's, Halloween or Christmas! And, of course, there is the benefit of a few left for my afternoon tea nosh!
Cass, from That Old House, managed to come to Linderhof for tea -- I served tea in the best parlor for Cass (and Cavalier Dion) are special friends. It was only a cyber tea, alas, but we both had fun!
The silver is gleaming all during December because any and all teas in that month are special!
We enjoy your visits to Linderhof. We enjoy having company whether it is a friend or neighbor that we can share a pot of tea with or 6 or 8 for dinner or the house filled with friends for a cocktail party.
Here's hoping that you and yours will have a Happy New Year and a bountiful 2011!!!!