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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.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Reprise -- Afternoon Tea with English Home

This post is two years old -- and English Home still comes to Linderhof. Little did I know that in August 2009 that I would get to live almost two months in England two years later.

Whenever English Home is in the post, I still make a cup of tea and read it from cover to cover. I covet all of the issues I have and upon arriving home in June, I got all of them out and had a grand time reading them all!!!

It's Sunday and I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites -- England, whether in person, or through a magazine is still a favorite and this post is one I'm sharing for Sunday Favorites!



It came today -- my latest issue of English Home. Alas, my mail comes way too early and so with the days chores still ahead, the magazine laid on the desk with the rest of the mail until . . .
I had a bit of quiet time in the afternoon. And what to do. A pot of tea and a couple of muffins, Bach wafting quietly through the air, and my latest English Home.
I love the magazine. It does take me back to England. To quaint bed and breakfasts. To real afternoon teas (mostly Cream Teas). To the English countryside.

A quiet half hour with a cup or two of tea and a muffin and my newest magazine and I felt restored both physically and mentally.

17 comments:

Pondside said...

That sounds blissful, Martha. I don't that magazine - must search it out.

Ivy and Elephants said...

There is always time for tea. I love your photos and the magazine.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

bj said...

This kind of 1/2 hour is so good for the soul.
xo bj

Pamela said...

Lovely. Your photographs made me want to sit down, too. I haven't noticed that magazine but I'll be searching the newsstand for it.

I hope your Sunday is full of joy,
Pamela

SavannahGranny said...

Martha, This is a beautiful and relaxing post. I agree with that England is a beautiful place. For me it has a certain feeling of peace. I enjoy the countryside and villages most. I have never had the opportunity to experience a two month visit but I did follow your experiences. That sounds like a fabulous luxury.
Thanks for sharing your magazine and tea with us.
Ginger

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

What beautiful photos, my friend! I love that large blue transferware bowl full of lemons and limes...sooo pretty! Oh yes...just my idea of spending a few leisurely minutes...whenever possible...with a cup of tea (or I should say coffee...hehe!) and a new magazine! This is the first time that I've heard about "English Home". It looks fabulous! I'll have to see if I can find the subscription. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea and new magazine with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week!

I bet you do think of your time spent in England when looking at this magazine! How very sweet!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday, dear lady!
Chari @Happy To Design

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Nothing like a beautiful magazine and a cup of tea! Thanks for sharing.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
Maurice and I have "girls morning" each Saturday. I awake early, but let "Mr. Ed" sleep in. Maurice and I listen to classical music, ramble through the catalogs for recycle and listen to the birds! I, too, feel refreshed to start my weekend!
Fondly,
Pat

Lavender Cottage said...

The kind of time I like to spend by myself too with a cup of tea.
Haven't heard of this magazine but it sounds lovely.

Lori E said...

Creating a ritual like this is very soothing to the soul. A special chair, a delicious drink, maybe a sweet treat...or two.. and something to read that fills our eyes and minds up with great things.

Rose H (UK) said...

Your afternoon tea ritual is amazing Martha, and I love the look of the English home magazine. Sadly, my English afternoon tea is often taken 'on the hop' and not often enough in my comfy chair with a magazine! I really won't admit how many I have to catch up on :o(
I'm going to see if we have that mag in the UK.....

Martha said...

Rose -- it is a UK magazine and I do think I saw it on the stands when I was over there in May and June.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I was able to subscribe through amazon.com. Yes, sometimes reading blogs costs me money, but always spent in a good cause!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love a short break to stop refresh my mind and my sould. Looks like a wonderful magazine. Hugs, Marty

From the Kitchen said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely afternoon idyll--tea and English Home.

Best,
Bonnie

Bernideen said...

Isn't it wonderful - love it and get lost in it! Don't you look forward to that "insert" Christmas section this year - can't wait to see what they do!

afternoon tea said...

When we ran a Bed and Breakfast we had one repeat guest who used to leave us her copy of English Home. I haven't read one in years, time to go looking. Thanks for the reminder!
AT