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, August 19, 2013

Half Past Three

A cooler day found me in the kitchen
making brown sugar cookies.

A new recipe and a good one!

With freshly baked "biscuits" or cookies,
at half past three
I was on the porch

The wicker tray, with a cloth
(an vintage blue and white tea towel --
perfect for a tray cloth)

My Burleigh Asiatic Pheasant
A pale blue compared to the blue in the Royal Stafford version.

 A wee teapot -- just enough for two cups
And the cup is smaller as well
A plate with three cookies
I have to ration them --
or else I could eat them all!

And this afternoon as I passed the breakfast room
The sun was streaming in

Almost like a spotlight on the sunflowers!

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my afternoon tea with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday and Sandi At Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

The sunflowers are for friend Pat, from Crooked Creek who is the real sunflower aficionado.    


lucy said...

Dear Martha please share the cookie recipe. They look delicious.


Unknown said...

Yes, I would love the recipe, too!

Entertaining Women said...

Brown sugar cookies...sounds amazingly delicious. I might have had trouble rationing them at three. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The pale blue and white is lovely, Martha, and your cookies do look good. I may have to pick up a bouquet of sunflowers at the grocery store. They're so cheery. Thank you for joining me for tea.


Bernideen said...

What needed restful moments in the afternoon!! Lovely porch setting!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Another wonderful tea. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Very lovely, that tea pot and the cups. The softer blue almost feels cooler. You live a very good life!

Delvalina said...

So charming and beautiful :)
I love the sun flowers.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Just lovely Martha! Visiting your blog just took my blood pressure down a few notches! You have a lovely, welcoming home. Makes me want to stop by for a chat :). Of course, living in the northeast might make that difficult, so I will be content with a cyber visit.

Thank you for stopping by my corner of blog land. I look forward to seeing more of you and your beautiful home.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Brown sugar cookies? I'm sure I'd have to ration those too. What a pretty little tea set, and what a beautiful photo of the sun shining on the sunflowers. laurie