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, November 25, 2013

I'm A Little Teapot . . .

We've been gone a month . . .
And when we arrived home last Saturday . . .

This package was on our front porch.

And inside the package was this box

And inside the box was this beautiful English teapot
And a note from friend Bernideen
Who has a wonderful blog
And we've even met
In Kansas City
I drove up to meet her
As she was about to drive across Kansas
after spending time with family in Missouri.

She's a lovely lady!

I had a busy week, that first week back.
And hardly had time for breakfast tea
Much less than afternoon tea.

But finally, on Friday, 
when friend Sally came to call
(to pick up a gift certificate)
I put the kettle on . . .

And the teapot of choice
My newest one, of course!

And Bernideen was right
It does look good with my beloved Blue and White

It looks good with the Mason's pitcher as well
And the orange of the mums are picked up by the flowers on the teapot.

It was so sweet of Bernideen to send it to me
For this fall I lost a whole bunch of my Johnson Brothers Indies
And the teapot is to help me get over that loss.

And it does, it does, indeed!

And it lives when not in use

On the sideboard in the breakfast room
With my collection of blue and white teapots.

I think "she" looks good there!

And a very sincere thank you to Bernideen for remembering me.
And if you haven't visited her blog,
you need to do so.

It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday, Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday  and, of course, dear Bernideen for Friend's Sharing Tea.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh now isn't that the sweetest and kindest thing? Bernideen is one very special lady - one of the very best.

This is a lovely teapot and looks right at home with your pretty blue and white. Yay.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful! It fits right in. That Bernideen is a sweetie!

Deb said...

What a pretty gift. It does look nice with your blue and white and especially on your sideboard. Deb

Bernideen said...

So glad it has found a home at your house! It came from Denver, Colorado....well England originally anyway! It doesn't replace your loss but is a different kind of addition. Enjoy!

Martha's Favorites said...

I think your tea pot looks very happy in her new home. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Sending hugs your way. Martha

Rebecca said...

So very sweet!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving. (Wondering if you'll be hosting a dinner - and if so, I'm imagining how beautiful your table will be.....)

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

What a darling teapot! You're the kind of person, Martha, whom I think inspires very special people to do especially nice things for you!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

That should have be "who" inspires....I need my morning coffee!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how thoughtful and such a beautiful teapot. Aren't blogging friends the best of all? Hugs, marty

Ruthie Miller said...

What a beautiful teapot and yes, it goes well with the pitcher and the blue dishes. It bring out that little bit of blue in there. Oh, so pretty and so very sweet of dear Bernideen. Wow. That sure made your day, week, month...
Smiling here at such a wonderful gift that will keep on giving, as they say.
Happy Thanksgiving, Ruthie

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A pretty teapot form Bernideen and it does indeed look nice with the blue and white china.

Snap said...

Your new teapot from Bernideen (so thoughtful) is lovely with your blue and white. Such a sweet gift. Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
What a thoughtful gift from Bernideen and it does look wonderful with your blue and white. I have that same Spode Blue Room teacup and I would love to find some other pieces of it. Your tea table is lovely! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a beautiful day. Happy Thanksgiving!


Canadian Chickadee said...

Bernideen definitely sounds like a friend to be thankful for when you give thanks around the Thanksgiving table.

But what happened to all beautiful things you lost? If you posted about it, I must've missed it.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! xoxox

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

The teapot is beautiful. What fun the way you've connected with other bloggers!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a beautiful teapot and a very thoughtful gift from Bernideen. The blue in the flowers really pops with your blue and white china. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Blessings, Pamela

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh how pretty! It looks lovely with your blue and white dishes. Bernideen was so sweet to send that to you.