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.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Rainy Days and Sundays

Sunday was a rainy day on the prairie.    We've not seen many rainy days this summer.    Beginning in June, moisture has been practically non-existent this summer except, perhaps, for a 10 minute downpour.     And that only two or three times.

Sunday (and Saturday) rain came.    Not a 10 minute thunderstorm but a nice drizzly afternoon of rain.
Alas, not being able to work in the garden, I decided to take a tray to the Master Bedroom and relax with a book.

The chaise in the master bedroom.

The chaise -- bought just for such afternoons.      A perfect place to stretch out, have a cup of tea and read a book!

Two pillows -- one is from the original fabric on the chaise.   A reminder of what was.   But we like the beige velvet much better!

The tea tray -- with pot and cup and saucer and a compote of cookies and a book, a favorite -- rainy days call for favorite books -- Elizabeth and Her German Garden.

Cookies on the floor can sometimes be corgi fodder.

Alas to read, the tea tray goes on the floor.      And if there are any cookies . . . . the corgis believe that food on the floor belongs to corgis!

A simple tray for one!

A vintage linen napkin covers the tea tray (mother always said that a tray needed a tray cloth) and it's an Asiatic Pheasant type of day -- a wee tea pot, cup and saucer and a cute compete -- just right for three cookies.    Alas, not made by me but from Trader Joe's -- lemon hearts!    (It was a busy week at Linderhof and tea cooky baking did not get done!)

It is Tuesday -- and Rainy Days and Sundays is being shared with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday!


Pondside said...

I can't think of a nicer way to spend a rainy afternoon. That would suit me perfectly!(and Rory would appreciate a cookie or too as well!)

Rowan said...

Lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon, that chaise looks so comfortable.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon; tea and cookies and a good book! Love your pretty china. Thanks for joining me for tea and have a beautiful day.


One bolt short of a toolbox said...

I think you just described the perfect rainy afternoon! lol.


Unknown said...

What a sweet spot to relax!

On Crooked Creek said...

Corgi fodder...too cute! YES, dear friend the rain on the Prairie was such a refreshing blessing, indeed!!! I sat by the patio door for a long while that day and just listened and watched the heavenly rain fall. It was breathtaking!

podso said...

It looks so cozy. Wonderful for a rainy afternoon. Wondering how you had Cass for tree because she lives quite a distance from you, right? :-)

Bernideen said...

What a fun rainy day indeed!

xinex said...

A perfect afternoon looking so relaxing. I am glad you made the most of the rainy day. Your chaise is so pretty...Christine

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your idea for a rainy day is much the same as mine except I recline on a lazy boy chair in the living room. I think your chaise looks like a more cosy place though and no matter where, my dog thinks one of the biscuits should be for him.

Michelle said...

Love your reading spot, so cozy. Of course being married to a German citizen, I also have that book! =)
Really like that you saved some of the old chaise fabric for a pillow. Great idea. I think I'll do the same with a sweet little loveseat from the 50's that I has a pretty pink chinnoisserie pattern, but it's torn in a couple spots and doesn't really go with anything...but a bolster in the pink fabric would go in my daughter's room! Hope you've been enjoying the rain today. I'm assuming you're getting the same drizzle down south of us?