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, September 30, 2013

A Cream Tea

Whenever we go away, there are always plants that need watering.
Friend Priscilla usually does this chore for me
And winter watering is easier than spring and summer watering
for it's only the inside plants.

Priscilla came over last week
to get to know Doogie a bit better
for he sometimes can be standoffish
And we wanted them to be friend.

And whenver anyone comes over,
the tea kettle goes on

A cream tea in the breakfast room

Fall mums in an antique blue and white pitcher
A Spode tea pot
And a crochet tablecloth
And . . .
an ivy topiary

Not mine
But a gift for Priscilla

Tea and freshly baked scones
strawberry jam
and real Devonshire cream

We visited and munched and sipped

It was a lovely afternoon
Doogie even begged a treat form Priscilla
I think that they may be "best buds" now!
Dolly was her usual, "please pet me" self.

It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday


All The Pretty Dishes said...

Lovely, lovely, tea setting.

Pondside said...

There is nothing nicer than a cup of tea with a friend, and tea at Linderhof always looks so yummy!

Snap said...

Lovely tea ... always better with a friend ... glad all went well!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Cozy tea setting, Martha. You know I love your blue and white and scones with jam and cream, yum! Your topiary makes a beautiful gift for your friend. Wish I could join you too. Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your day.


Deb said...

Well, that's a nice way to spend an afternoon. Tea at Martha's house and make friends with her dog. :)

Bernideen said...

This is a lovely room for tea and a beautiful table setting!

Anonymous said...

Looks both lovely and delicious!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your tea settings are always so beautiful This one is stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A simple, yet lovely tea shared with your friend.