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, March 11, 2013

A Post-Vacation Tea

While we were gone the mail piled up

And what better way to catch up with a slew of my favorite magazines
Than at tea time

Taken in the breakfast room, of course!

One of my favorite boughten cookies
Alas, no time to make tea treats

Just two -- a perfect nosh to keep from feeling peckish in the afternoon!

The Asian inspired china with  pink chrysanthemums
It's a collection, although a smaller one than my beloved blue and white transferware
The cup, saucer and tea plate are Spode Famille Rose

The teapot is a new find and I adore it's shape
For it's a good pot from which to pour
It's Royal Staffordshire Roc Bird

Battling Jet Lag and load of things to do around Linderhof
which included piles of laundry
And dust "rabbits" (they were too big to be called bunnies!)
It is still nice to stop and take a respite
For tea and a cookie

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


Deb said...

I love the tea-cup mostly, Martha. The shape is perfect. Those are my kind of cookies. Don't worry about dust rabbits right now...they are in season :)
Enjoy your tea. Wish I could join you. Hugs, Deb

LauraC said...

We have a Trader Joe's now, and I don't want to feel peckish, so I had better check out those cookies!!

Antiques And Teacups said...

But how nice you could share tea with us! Lovely! I love the pattern too!

LauraC said...

Have you read this?:

Beth said...

Hi Martha, What a pleasure to travel, and likewise to come home and revive/enjoy the familiar routine of tea at half past three! I've never heard of those cookies before. I am going to read the info Laura C. left in her comment.
xo Beth

Bookie said...

What a lovely new tea pot! Curling up with tea and magazines...makes me long for a tea time too!Third month of being banished to herbals...soon maybe a cup of real tea. I find boughten cookies a good deal...I each fewer of them per sitting! Have you tried the Newton Fruit Thins? Very good with tea...newest flavor is Cherry Vanilla...nice.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Your new teapot is so pretty and goes so well with your teacup! Your choice of magazines is the same as I have, so much fun to relax with a good cup of tea and some favorite reading! Glad you are safely back home!

Bernideen said...

So many great many great magazines - same ones I get. Lovely tea set as well.

On Crooked Creek said...

With so~o~o many books...I'd be there all afternoon!!! EnJOY your tea time. Last week, "Mr.Ed" and I found the "off~spring" to your rabbits! But, alas...we sent them back to your side of the Prairie!!! The way the wind has blown here the last two days, they should be arriving shortly, dear friend! (Just jokingly, of course!)

Tea in Texas said...

So glad you are back from your vacation and viewing the photos from some of your older posts you seem to have had a fabulous time in Italy. The magazines are the perfect way to spent time and have a special cookie and tea. I always love remembering your town when we came through an spent time in the downtown shopping for antiques. Love your new Roc Bird teapot. Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Your tea set is lovely and so is your blue and white jug holding the hydrangeas. I also get those same magazines. Nice to have you back. Hope you have a splendid week.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love it when the monthly magazines come in, and like you take my time reading them with a mug of tea by my side.
I am so drawn to good spouts on tea pots, and your new one looks like it pours very nicely. Some of the lesser crafted teapots just leak down the front and that drives me crazy.

KathyB. said...

I do know what you mean about the time after travel. It is good to get home, take time to dip tea and read the mail while catching up on laundry and other things that pile up when we're away.

The cookies look scrumptious, and I think I may need to stock up on some for when I don't have any home-baked around, especially after time away from home.