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, July 10, 2013

A Blueberry Breakfast . . . A Blueberry Tea

It's Blueberry Time on the prairie
And with a gift quart
(or part of a gift quart)

We made a batch of blueberry muffins
in my grandmother's cast iron gem pan
Smaller than a regular size muffin
But bigger than a mini muffin
Two is the perfect serving

Since there are only two of us and eleven muffins,
we served six

For Sunday breakfast

The weather has been wonderful up to and including
The Fourth of July
But then it turned hot
So alas, our al fresco meals are no longer
We're eating inside once again

The perfect place for breakfast?
The "breakfast" room, of course!

I favor lace cloths -- antique lace cloths
Especially those made by Quaker Lace
(The sideboard is full of them!)
And a lace cloth makes a good tablecloth for a Sunday breakfast

Blue and white china, of course
Everyday linen napkins in silver napkin rings

And coffee for Sunday breakfast.
Served from my new Indies coffee pot

I bought a wee teapot, sugar and creamer and two cups and saucers and two tea plates
on a long ago trip to England

Once we built the breakfast room, I decided I needed
a set of "breakfast" dishes
And I chose to enlarge my Indies

As luck would have it, I found several pieces at Home Goods
And some more on ebay

I have enough for six
(which is all the breakfast room table can accommodate)
plus some extra cups and saucers and tea plates

Friend Cass From That Old Hosue
found a coffeepot a while back
And I yearned for one as well

And there in an antique shop was a lidless pot for $3
And after I got home, I found on ebay
a lid, 2 saucers and 2 bread and butter plates!

Our plates this Sunday morning --
scrambled eggs scrambled with chive cream cheese, Farmer's Market cherry tomatoes with a shower of basil and the blueberry muffins

First in to breakfast?
Ya, don't get treats if you're not there!

That afternoon, the friend who gifted us with the blueberries came by

Leftover breakfast blueberry muffins were put on a Spode cake plate

Saucers and cups, napkins, spoons, muffins and a teapot
All on a wicker tray
To be carried to the porch

Where we visited and enjoyed afternoon tea and a nosh
of blueberry muffins.

The muffin recipe is my "go to" one -- from Betty Crocker and although sometimes I get fickle and try a new recipe, tis is the one I come back to time and time again -- it's just so good!

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


Pat said...

Your sunday breakfast looks delicious and I adore the New Indes blue & white dishes, dear friend!!! An elegant tablescape in your Sun Porch on the Prairie!!!
Spode blue & white for afternoon Tea is a very feminine touch!
EnJOY seeing Dolly. . .and I'm sure Husband Jim had a special treat for her...for it was Sunday!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love both the Indies and the Spode patterns. Blue and white are so soothing and perfect for your muffins. I'll have to try Betty Crocker's recipe. They look delish, Martha!

Lottie said...

Your muffins look wonderful as well as your delicious breakfast! You have once again inspired me!

Anonymous said...

Aw now you've got me craving blueberry muffins! Your dishes are so pretty, I never get tired of blue and white. Your pooch is so cute, too. Your place just sounds like a place everyone would like to have for a neighbor. Just drop by and have some muffins on the porch! Take care - Dawn

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What a perfect reason for tea.

Fresh blueberries? AWESOME,.

Your gorgeous Spode china is perfect for such an occasion!

Well done!

Southerncook said...

Your muffins look delicious and your cast iron pan is priceless. I have never seen one but wish I could get my hands on one. We have so many blueberries that are ripe and ready to pick. We had plans of going to the farm for that reason last weekend for a long weekend but didn't make it up there. We have to go about 2 to 3 miles on dirt roads to get to it and with all our rain they were a mess. I had hoped we could get up there this weekend but have rain predicted again everyday. Hopefully I'll get some of our blueberries before they are picked clean by the birds but in the meantime my birds are feasting.


Bernideen said...

Wonderful table setting and glad you married that lid to the coffee pot!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Beautiful tea pot, your dishes are beautiful as well- good choice to expand on those. Nice that you were able to find the pieces that you needed. I can just imagine sitting on the porch eating those yummy muffins!


Beautiful Martha and wish I could go over for at least 2 yummy muffins and tea on those blue and whites, both gorgeous chinas, the Spode and and Indies! Your sun porch is so lovely and homy. I love your Prarie posts. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Blueberry of my favorite things. Love the blue and white dishes.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Pretty post with lovely blue and white dishes on the table.The muffins looks yummy.very cute...:):)