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, June 8, 2011

Reprise - Breakfast for Two

We just got home at 3:30 this afternoon from our trip -- we spent last night in Kansas City (for after being up 24 hours neither of us wanted to start driving home at 11 p.m.) and we ran some errands in the city today . . . so after a great and late lunch, it was time to start home.

The luggage is piled in the living room (but one suitcase is unpacked and even put away) and tomorrow I shall begin the process of unpacking all my treasures as well as the clean and dirty clothes (which by now are totally mixed up (for we had to be creative with packing -- with the weight limit on suitcases and my treasures! -- which also means laundry tomorrow!!!)

I had a Committee Meeting this evening and so dinner was take-away. Alas, no tablescape of any kind until at least tomorrow morning!!!!

But I am reprising an early Tablescape Thursday post -- from two years ago (almost exactly two years).

We will be having breakfast at home tomorrow -- for one of my errands on the way home from the meeting was to stop by the market for eggs, milk, cereal, bread and butter!

From June 10, 2009 . . . . Breakfast for Two

It's Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I love looking at all of the beautiful tables everyone sets each week. It's a great way to get ideas. And each one seems better than the last! It's so much fun!

Since it is just the two of us and since usually we're not rushing off in the morning, breakfast is a leisurely time at Linderhof.

The paper (The Pittsburg Morning Sun), coffee, and finally breakfast.

My mother always set the table -- for the family -- not just for company and so do I. And I like a tablecloth -- it just seems to be more civilized when there is a tablecloth on the table! And cloth napkins, of course!
I prefer my coffee in a cup and saucer but husband Jim likes a mug. And my passion for blue and white is shown in my selection of my "breakfast room dishes" -- Johnson Brothers Indies pattern -- the wee pot and creamer (and a sugar and two cups) brought home from England -- the rest purchased after we built the breakfast room -- to be our everyday china.

There's always flowers (or fruit or herbs) on the table. The toast is in what husband Jim calls a "toast cooler" but I love the way it serves toast -- so much better than piled on a plate -- and it stays crisp (and cold!) A LeCreuset skillet holds a frittata for two -- and the only thing that that skillet is used for -- it's my frittata skillet!

I like walking into the breakfast room and seeing the table set -- it puts one in such a good mood to have breakfast at a perfectly set table.


Pondside said...

My goodness, Martha, you must be running on the sort of adrenaline available only to the truly jet-lagged! I'm in awe of the fact that you were able to post anything at all, let alone a totally appropriate and beautiful post like this one.

Marlis said...

This is a most wonderful table. I love the blue and gold. your dishes are lovely. Get rested and don't overdue.. glad you are home. your trip looked wonderful! many blessings, marlis

Marlis said...

This is a most wonderful table. I love the blue and gold. your dishes are lovely. Get rested and don't overdue.. glad you are home. your trip looked wonderful! many blessings, marlis

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Welcome back! I love the gold table cloth with the blue dishes; so striking, yet quaint and elegant all at once!

marilyn r said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful trip with us! Not only did you have a fantastic stay in the UK, but we readers did so, as well.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Welcome home! After a long trip it's always wonderful to come home-sweet-home. Love your pretty reprise table.

niartist said...

Martha it's stunning, and I love when you post pics with food you cook! You're like my very own Martha Stewart! :) xoxoxo! GORGEOUS! It's been forever since I've posted on TT, but I just finished up a tablescape for the Lewiston Tour of Kitchens tonight and I just had to share it with you and your readers!!! Hope you can make it by to see the finished product! :) Would love to know what you think, you're a master of these tablescapes, afterall! :) xo,A