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.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tea In the Garden



After Saturday's rain
it's been beautiful on the prairie
A bit of chill in the morning
but the days warm up 
And it's a great time to work in the garden
To plant bulbs and 
do fall garden tidying.

But whenever you work hard in the garden
you need a break
A break for tea


The patio table is the perfect place for tea.

Our kitchen tray holds everything

It's nice to sit for a bit and have a restorative cup of tea before we go back to finish garden chores.

And we look over at the herb garden and admire our hard work

Don't be fooled -- the corgi did get a bite!

Spode Blue Italian cups and saucers, cookie plate and tea pot.    The Emile Henry creamer in yellow adds a bright spot of color

The cookies are my regular chocolate chip
but made with white chocolate chips and the addition of toasted hazelnuts and dried cherries.

They make a good nosh after a hard afternoon of gardening.

There is a bowl of water out in the garden -- but Dolly prefers the pond!

Everyone needs a break from gardening
Corgis don't drink tea
But they do drink pond water.

Or is she searching for our goldfish?

It's Tuesday and I"m sharing my tea with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

And I'm joining Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea.


11 comments:

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Yes indeed. A break to enjoy the beautiful weather. I got a lot done today and have plans to do more tomorrow. I think my patio is lacking a small table on which to sit refreshments. Time to hunt one down before next year. Enjoy the beautiful fall days.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think your tea in the garden is so delightful. Perfect time of year to enjoy the out of doors.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Pondside said...

I look forward to when the first rain stops falling and we can get at the softened ground to pull weeds and plant shrubs and perennials for next year. I'll bet I'd get more willing helpers if I set a tea table like that for a break!

Brandi said...

Tea in the garden sounds like such a lovely afternoon break!

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow. I'm jealous your garden still looks so beautiful, lush and green. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing, liz

Bernideen said...

Dolly is a Dolly and glad she could be at your tea....come link this lovely blue post up to my "Friends Sharing Tea". Your dishes are extraordinary!

Bookie said...

I am really tired and worn at the moment, but am away from my own tea pot. Yours looks so inviting...
thank you for sharing such a refreshing scene!

Beth said...

Your garden looks great, Martha. I like how you dressed the table with your tablecloth and your Spode. Your pond is lovely too.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
Was in Mound City visiting with a friend and her Mother's 100th Birthday in Saturday's downpour of showers!!!Then we came for a SHORT stop over @ Dad's! Dollie is such a joy!!! I would imagine she's fishing for a goldfish!!!
Fondly,
Pat

A Haus to Call Home said...

Your blue & white is so pretty & cozy on the yellow tablecloth! Having fun catching up on your fall posts...have fallen behind in blogging and reading blogs. Your blog is such a delight!

A Haus to Call Home said...

Your blue & white is so pretty & cozy on the yellow tablecloth! Having fun catching up on your fall posts...have fallen behind in blogging and reading blogs. Your blog is such a delight!