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, January 9, 2013

English Blue and White

I love blue and white
My English blue and white
And it doesn't need to be all of the same pattern of blue and white, I've found
it's fun to mix and match!

Afternoon tea is a daily occurrence at Linderhof
Most often by myself
But occasionally, a friend will drop by
And if it's after lunch, I'll put the kettle on

The breakfast room is always the perfect place for afternoon tea

A new recipe apricot almond tea bread -- made with my boozy apricots

Spode Blue Italian cups and saucers and tea plates, a Spode Blue Room tea pot and an odd English blue and white creamer -- actually my everyday creamer -- it was handy!

Tea forks are English as well -- they came with knives which we use as everyday butter knives.    

The recipe for the apricot almond tea bread makes one big loaf . . . or two little ones and a dozen "muffins"

The "muffins" were made to share.

(The muffins are on blue and white as well -- but not English, it's French . . . and it's not a bread tray but a sandwich one -- but I think the muffins look great on it!)

It's Thursday and I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Bernideen's for Friends Sharing Tea.


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Oh my you just made my mouth water :)
How wonderful and yummy your apricot bread sounds. If I lived close by I would have tea with you everyday :)
I love blue and white dishes too, so pretty!
Have a sweet day and Happy New Year, Elizabeth

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a beautiful spot to share some goodies on blue & your dining area. Your sweets look yummy!

Deb said...

I love your blue and white, Martha. Mixing them up just makes it more fun.

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Beautiful. What a perfect spot for a lovely tea. Love blue and white china.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I always love coming to tea with's so lovely with blue and white! Always a favorite!

Anonymous said...

Another beautifully delicious table, Martha!

Bonnie said...

Maybe you could share your recipe. It sounds so good. I enjoyed learning about the sandwich tray. Since I have one similar I am glad to know that. Come to think of it I don't know where it is and must find it. I am a great fan of blue and white and enjoyed your pictures of your pretty table.

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely blue & white tablescape, dear friend!!! I agree, it's fun to "mix and match"!!! Love the muffins on your French bread tray! Lovely, indeed!!!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Pretty tablescape...I love blue and white also.

Scribbler said...

It is time for my tea, and I certainly do wish I had some of this boozy apricot bread! You may not have planned it, but the apricot color is the perfect complimentary shade to the blue -- well done.