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, July 22, 2013

A Lavender and Lemon Tea

We try to plan vacations
when there aren't too many garden chores
When Mother Nature waters the garden
rather than sprinklers and hoses.

However, last week
we were gone
Daughter Sarah and her Andy were expecting their first
In July
When it is Hot and Dry!

A waterer was needed if we expected to have anything left in pots and window boxes when we returned.

Friend Joan came over on Sunday before we left.
To see what needed watering and where hose and watering can were.

Afterwards, because it was really hot,
we had a nosh and tea inside!

Iced tea and cookies

My favorite and old sugar cookie recipe, with lavender added to the dough

Cut with the teapot cookie cutter, sprinkled with sugar and a sprig of rosemary placed on top.

And tea . . . iced tea -- a lemony iced tea!
Because it was so hot -- the icy tea was refreshing!

And my lavender wands in an old blue and white transferware tray.

We nibbled and sipped and talked gardens.

The plants were in wonderful hands --
they grew leaps and bounds while we were gone
But, alas, so were the weeds!
(which is on my to do list for the week)

It's Tuesday and time for tea . .    And Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Terri at Artful affirmations Tea Cup Tuesday
Martha's for Tea Cup Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Jann Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home


Bernideen said...

Oh how darling those little lavender cookies are and congrats on the new grandbaby! That is always the best experience of all!

Martha's Favorites said...

What a great post. I love the antique lead glass pitcher you are serving tea in. Just beautiful. Blessings, Martha

Pondside said...

Another very pretty tea table! I don't know if I'd ever be able to get used to iced tea at tea time - but I could try, especially in such a setting and with those cookies as accompaniment.

Pat said...

Great iced tea & cookies for a friend's tea!
I've been enjoying the rain here on our side of the Prairie as it gives me time to refresh the interior of our home.
Like you, I know once the rain stops, it will be weed control here, too!!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

So lovely. What a pretty table. Your cookies are so pretty.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
A refreshing spot of tea on a hot day! Your little teapot cookies are so cute and I adore your crystal pitcher holding iced tea. It's beautiful! A hearty Congratulations on your new grandbaby!


The Norwegian said...

How delightful!

Kathy said...

This is just lovely - I can just imagine how delicious the cookies and the tea must be! So delighted you shared with A Return to Loveliness - your post will be featured in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

Bernideen said...

This post from last week was one of the featured posts for this week's Tea In The Garden!