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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time for Tea

Tea time at Linderhof
is every afternoon at half past three

Usually, it is just me
Occasionally Husband Jim will join me, but not often
And sometimes, a friend or two will stop by
Or perhaps I should say when a friend stops by it's a good excuse 
to put the kettle on!

I love the winter sunshine in the breakfast room
It makes for a nice tea time

And as mother always said

Make things nice for yourself
I had company for lunch and the china and silver were already out
So they're perfect this day for tea time

A pear and walnut muffin
From one of my favorite cookbooks, Country Weekend Entertaining, by Anna Pump
I'm surprised that I've never tried this recipe before
But it's a perfect receipe to use the last of the Harry and David pears!

And the rest . . . 

Make a nice plate to take to a friend 

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


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your breakfast room always looks cozy for lunch or tea Martha. I like the two hyacinths on the table for a touch of spring.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, your table always looks beautiful. Love the colours today and I will have to try adding pears to muffins. That will be new for me. We are freezing in Ontario, Martha so we may be having tea more than once today. :) Deb

Donna said...

Oh, how lovely and inviting your table looks!!! And the muffins look scrumptious! Your home is lovely and I wholeheartedly agree on the two thumbs up for Les Mis!

Thanks for visiting our little "living room." :)

Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
How cozy your breakfast room looks with the sun shining in. And flowers gracing the table makes it look so pretty too. I would imagine the pears make your muffins really moist and I bet they are delish! As always, it is a real pleasure to have you join me for tea. Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day, my friend.


Jocelyn said...

Lovely spot for afternoon tea!

Jocelyn @

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a perfect little muffin for your tea time trea, Martha. I need to find that cookbook!!