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, March 28, 2012
Breakfast for Three
My brother came for the weekend -- Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning we skipped church and had a leisurely breakfast on the breakfast porch.
My beloved blue and white, of course. All Asiatic Pheasant in different patterns and different shades of blue because they are from different manufactures. But they're all English.
White linen napkins, Johnson Brothers, plates, Crown Staffordshire bread plates with bone handled bread knife. And for me, Burleigh cup and saucer. The coffee mugs are in the living room with the guys who are reading the Sunday papers and watching television.
Breakfast -- an old favorite -- Bender's Hungarian bacon from Chicago (we love to keep some in the freezer -- it is so good) and poached eggs (something has to be healthy!)
Toast served in a silver "toast cooler" (my husband's name for the toast rack), marmalade in the marmalade jar and a silver pearl handled jam spoon for the marmalade. My utilitarian every day teapot for my tea. (While the guys second pot of coffee is in the French press or cafeteria (as the Brits call it) behind the teapot.
And a few branches of the blooming red bud tree in a blue and white pitcher for a centerpiece. This spring, we've been sticking whatever is blooming in that pitcher. It seems perfect for the breakfast porch table and we like the "revolving" flowers.
My brother and I like fruit for breakfast -- husband not so much and sliced strawberries topped with the lemon curd I had made the day before is a great way to start a breakfast.
It was a leisurely breakfast as Sunday breakfasts should be -- filled with talk and we emptied both coffee and tea pots before we left the table.
It's Thursday and I'm sharing breakfast for three with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.