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 6, 2011

A Porch Breakfast

A rainstorm Saturday night brought cooler temperatures Sunday morning. We love to eat on the porch -- especially breakfast. But summer on the prairie has temperatures that are just too hot so porch time is usually relegated to spring and fall. This year, we were gone in spring and we hated to wait until fall when temperatures will be cooler.

But Sunday we were given a gift . . .


So we ate breakfast on the porch -- with, of course, my beloved blue and white -- this Spode Italian with matching cups and saucers.

The blue and white salt and pepper pots are a gift from dear friend Pat from On Crooked Creek

The tablecloth was an estate sale find and falls to the floor -- I love the colors and I think it was at the most $5. And it's perfect on the porch!!!

A Spode blue and white pitcher full of false sunflowers (it is summer on the prairie) and a bucket from our beloved Fort Scott Greenhouse holds a mother fern. For in the summer ferns are always on the porch!


Oliver knows which side his "bread is buttered on" -- and you never stray too far from where food is served. For a morsel may just come your way!!!

It's a lazy Sunday morning and we linger over another cup of tea before we clear the table and Husband Jim is off to his chores and once the washing up is done, I'm off to the garden. I've been given a present -- a fairly decent day in July to work in the garden!

And on the porch, two new things -- a wonderful wicker rocker and a bay tree. The rocker because I wanted to be able to sit 6 on the porch. (For sometimes we do appetizers and drinks on the porch before we go inside for dinner.) The bay tree because last year I lost my 6 year old tree -- too hot and too dry (and it was in August when I was mobile so it wasn't due to my surgery!) This one is bigger than the one I lost but I had a coupon!!!! So the price was reasonable!

It's Thursday and time to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

15 comments:

podso said...

Isn't it nice when we get a cooler day in July? I too take note and consider them gifts. Your breakfast table looks lovely ... always love that blue and white spode.

Southerncook said...

Your Sunday Breakfast on the porch is lovely. Like you, it is so very hot and humid that this time of year we don't enjoy our beloved porch very much. What a treat you had. LOVE the S&P.

You know I had this lovely package arrive yesterday aftenoon, an entertaining book that is just beautiful. I am coming home very late these past few days after the new grand baby and up and out early so I haven't been able to send emails to thank those that I need to thank. I am soooooooo tired when I get home, I am certainly not as young as I used to be????? BUT that book is fabulous, I will have to share a wonderful book that I received from a very dear friend.

Carolyn

Marlis said...

I envy you your porch.. It's a fabulous place. I love your tablecloth. That is one pretty piece. I always love your blue and white. Your table is so very pretty today. Many blessings, marlis

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love the bay tree! Can't even find a small one here? The rocker looks so inviting...and yes a cooler day in July is a true gift and one that makes me run to the garden

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Ahhh...the shady cool of a porch! It looks absolutely divine! The tablecloth is a great find and looks lovely with your beautiful Spode dishes!

Kathryn Ross said...

Love a porch - and what an elegant way to start the day!
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your tablecloth is beautiful and the blue spode works so well with it! Oliver looks quite content, as if he is also enjoying the cool day! Linda

Rose H (UK) said...

What a perfect place to eat! I'm pleased for you that you've had a little respite from the heat too.
Hope it stays cooler for a few days.

Martha said...

Rose -- after the perfect temps in England, it was hard to come back to the heat of the prairie!

Celly B said...

Beautiful setting for a relaxing summer meal! I love the rich colors in your tablecloth. I hope you enjoyed your cooler day.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What beautiful warm colors in the table cloth and how they set off the blue and white Spode!

SavannahGranny said...

I love the cloth, it look perfect on the porch. You know I love your blue and white Spode. The salt and pepper was such a sweet gift. Glad you had a cool Sunday morning. Ginger

Entertaining Women said...

We are so hot here, too. I think that my geraniums may have bought the farm already! Your new tablecloth is stunning...I love it! Thank you for the momentary respite on the screened porch. Cherry Kay

Monica said...

I'm glad you received that gift. Your porch looks so relaxing and comfortable. Very nice. Thanks for visiting me a few weeks back. Have a great weekend!

Janet said...

I adore that tablecloth; it is perfect with anything you put on it, and a bargain to boot :)