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, April 8, 2013

Tea in the Parlour

We really call it the
"Living Room"
"Tea in the Parlour"
has a much better ring to it
doesn't it?
(especially when one spells it the English way with a "U"

And so, for today,
the living room is a parlor

When friend Shirley Ann came to call

We had lunch together and I set the coffee table up for tea
when we came back after lunch

Tea treats
Alas, not baked by me
But bought by me
at Whole Foods the day before
An English silver server is perfect for scooping up a cookie
(if we don't want to use our fingers!)

Crown Stafordshire Roc Bird Tea plates
Spode Famille Rose cup and saucer
And my grandmother's tea pot

Tea for Two anyone?

We talked and sipped and munched and had a lovely afternoon
before she had to say goodbye and head back to her little Missouri town on the prairie.

It's Tuesday and I'm joining my friends for tea:

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea


Deb said...

Gorgeous china, Martha. And I bet if you didn't mention it she would have never known you weren't the baker. They look delicious. Deb

Bernideen said...

I love that long photo shot where we can see across the room. Your friend's name Shirley Anne - the opposite of Anne Shirley.

What a lovely table as always!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Looks like a perfect tea party! How lovely! You set such a nice table! Thanks so much for linking with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You always set such a lovely table, Martha. Pretty china and yummy treats. But your grandmother's silver teapot steals the show; love it! Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your week.


Terri said...

Sounds lovely! And your tea cups are just stunning. What beautiful and vibrant colors and design.
I would love to have such a tea as yours.

KathyB. said...

Tea in the living room, um...parlour, looks delicious! Especially when shared with a friend . I would love a friend near-by who loves to share tea and tasty treats while visiting. Your friends are blessed, and so are you.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Martha, Lol, don't you love it when we English stick cute extra "u"s into things? Love your colourful china. (see?) I have some which is similar that mom was going to throw away after dad died and I rescued. I'll have to dig them out and use them. Have a lovely, lovely week and I'm so glad I could join you for tea in the parlour. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A delightful tea for two in your parlour.

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

lovely teatime!

Snap said...

gorgeous gorgeous teascape and the goodies -- making my mouth water. lovely tea in the parlour! Happy Tea Day!

Julie at said...

What a gorgeous setting. I love everything about it. What a perfect place to have tea in the parlour....Lucky friend! :)

Micupoftea said...

How tempting! Love the dishes, Martha :)

Maria Andrade said...

What a beautiful parlour you have Martha! It's all in good taste, some antiques that I love, the English china pieces... and an inviting tea on the coffee table.
Thanks for sharing.

The Tablescaper said...

Love that English silver server.

- The Tablescaper

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely china plates and the tea cup and saucers are exquisite!!! Lovely treats for your Tea in the Parlour...for Two!
Thanks for sharing!!!