Afternoon Tea at Linderhof was a ritual before we went to England. Mostly, however, it was just I who stopped at half past three for a cup of tea. But after six weeks of partaking of afternoon tea while we were in England, Husband Jim likes to stop as well for a cup of tea and a nosh as well.
Even when it is warm outside, unless the temperatures soar near 100, the screened front porch is comfortable.
There's something nice about taking tea outside rather than in (especially since our other choice is the breakfast room -- and the state of the garden . . . one cannot just relax!!!)
We have a table on the porch which is great for tea or for appetizers whenever we have a dinner party or even for a dinner for four.
It's used mostly, however, for afternoon tea -- or a morning cup of coffee while I peruse the mail!
With one of my summer ferns in a flower container from our favorite flower purveyor -- Fort Scott Greenhouse (which sadly is no longer) as a centerpiece, the tea tray fits snugly on the porch table.
The Johnson Brothers Indies cups and saucers and plate for our tea treat.
The teapot is the Blue Willow one -- for the Indies is a teapot for one and now that Husband Jim joins me, I need a bigger pot!!!
The tea treat is Mary's Apple Pecan Bread from the Farmer's Market. I've been far too busy this week to even think about baking but Mary's breads are wonderful and fill in the gap when I'm too busy to bake.
It's Tuesday and there is nothing better than sharing afternoon tea, thus, I'm joining the following tea parties today:
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
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage