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, January 7, 2013

Tea for One

It was a cold day --
the day I was prepping for my King's Cake Cooking Class

And no matter how busy I am . . . 
At half past three . . . 
I stop for a cup of tea

The living room beckoned
There was a fire in the fireplace

And as always, when I take tea alone
My companion is a book

I was so looking forward
to Season 3!

Not my book but a loan from a friend . . .
may have to treat myself to my own copy!

Perfect fodder, too, for my next class at life+style--
A "Downtown Abbey" Tea Class
with my "friend" Mrs. Simkins,
who is head cook at Downtown Abbey!

And the nosh?

Made from the scraps of puff pastry when I made the King's Cake.
Most were taken to the class as a pre-class munch.
But I did save out four for me!

One of my favorite tea treats.

And it reminds me that I need to buy some puff pastry to just make some for the freezer!
Two or three (or even four) taken out and baked off --

A tea time treat sublime!

No matter how hectic the day . . .
A cup of tea and a read
lets peace descend.

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my tea with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.


Rebecca said...

I ♥ Linderhof -- at Tea ANY time! And I'm OH so jealous of the fire in your fireplace.

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

No that's my idea of a GREAT afternoon snack! I love your cozy, warm, wood filled room...beautiful!

Deb said...

What a comfy little nook for a tea-for-one. We have a wood burning stove going everyday during the winter. I love to sit by it, too. What a pretty cup and saucer. I love the blue and white and find it so nice to use on the cold days that we have right now. It is -17 and windy today. I am so looking forward to spring. Deb

Lottie said...

I've just discovered Downton Abbey and LOVE the series! Tea Time sounds wonderful!

Terri said...

Wonderful sentiment! Everything stops for tea : )
You have such a cozy spot for tea.
Lucky you to be taking such classes. They must truly be enjoyable.
Happy New Year!

Betty Stapleton said...

I think of you all the time at 3:30 that you are stopping and having tea. What a wonderful post, so cozy and comfortable looking. God bless...

Pondside said...

A regular tea time is a great luxury. Even at work I stop, but nothing could be as nice as a cuppa in a quiet room with that lovely big book to leaf through!

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovin' the new series premier of Downton Abbey!!! Seems I rather foundly remember you doing this at one of your classes last year...wasn't there some costuming??? Oh, dear me, I musn't give it away, now must I?
Lovely, Linderhof @ Tea Time!!!

Snap said...

What a lovely tea for one! And with Downton Abbey as your friend -- sounds perfect to me! We all are excited about the new season. Hope you enjoyed the King Cake class. Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy New Year, Martha! Your tea for one sounds delightful to me! The tea treats would be lovely with a cup of tea and I do love your blue Spode! I know I've told you that many times already. :)Thank you for joining me for tea.


Stella said...

My favourite cups and saucers to have tea with are blue and white. I loved reading this blog post. It made me feel very happy!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I so love that you always have tea, something I really need to stop and do. Love your pretty teascape too. Hugs, Marty

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Martha,
Your tea vignette is so inviting and cozy! Love your warm fireplace! Your blue & white china looks so lovely. Hope you enjoy your season 3 Downtown Abbey! Wishing you all the best in 2013!

Bernideen said...

Our new dish package doesn't have the BBC - what a bummer! Things are looking lovely at Linderhof!