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, October 8, 2012

Out For Tea

We spent a week in September on Cape Cod.
Which is far away from the prairie of Kansas!

One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to Sandwich
where Husband Jim
drove "The Daisies"

The Daises each got to pick something they wanted to see
And we all went along.

The First Daisy chose:
The Thornton Burgess Museum

A well-known long time writer of children's books.
Her children had adored them
I had read them but didn't realize it for I was a mere child.

An interesting museum
And a fascinating house.

The Second Daisy chose:

The Greenbriar Jam Kitchen

Making jams here since 1903 with fresh fruit and sugar and not much else in small batches.
Daisy Two would like to own a jam kitchen and she was as enthralled as I with this wonderful kitchen and the products it produced.

The Third Daisy (ME) chose:

The Dunbar Tea Room

for lunch.

A quaint and cozy tearoom.

What you would expect to find in New England

And who wouldn't love a tea room

which uses blue and white china!
Blue Willow to be exact!

The menu featured

A history of the house

A special tea

We each ordered 

A pot of Earl Grey.   Leaves, please.   So we all had our personal strainer.

The cream (whipped cream not clotted) and jams on a plate to share.

But we each got our own curate of sandwiches, scones and sweets.

The scones were delicious especially slathered in cream and jam.

We eyed the offerings on the dessert table.    The sponge cake looks very good!

Not a vignette but a picture
that hung in the ladies room.


A darling sign by the entrance to the tea room.

After lunch we three Daisies agreed that we wanted to go antiquing.
And we did!

I got a precious silver napkin ring engraved with not only a name but December 25, 1869!

And at the Antique Mall I found

This lavabo.

I have one like it that I really don't know what to do with.

And after seeing this price tag, I'm thinking that I need to take it off 
the back fence and find a more prominent place for it!

We Daisies enjoyed our day in Sandwich.

We have some lovely memories
of museums, and jam kitchens and teas and antiques.

It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Tine Tuesday.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Lucky daisies Martha, and all chose worthy places to visit.
How elegant to have separate curates for each guest! The menu and food looks delicious.
Thanks for sharing your outing.

Beth said...

What a fun trip! I loved seeing the tearoom photos you took. The food looks really good and I too like the blue and white!

Bookie said...

Oh, I so enjoyed the tea you "took" me to today! Beautiful...Blue Willow, wonderful. The tea room looked so inviting. Thanks for sharing!

Millie said...

That tea room does look cozy..and the food looks tempting!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a fun trip!! I love visiting tea rooms and that looked so quaint and cozy.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Enjoyed your tearoom visit so much! Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

Snap said...

Aren't tea rooms wonderful?! Looks like the Daisies had a wonderful day -- I enjoyed it! I love blue willow! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That looked like a fun trip and all you Daisies had a wonderful time. I would like the tea room myself. Love the blue and white china and the print in the ladies room is lovely! The tea treats looked fabulous as I'm sure they were. Thank you, Martha, for sharing your outing with us and I wish you a beautiful week.


Pamela Gordon said...

What a lovely tea room! It is just perfect so so very New England in it's decor. The treats look so delicious too. I'm glad you and the daisies had a lovely day together. Blessings, Pamela

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

This was such an enjoyable post to read and view ! :)