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, December 30, 2013

2013 - The Year In Review

Every afternoon at Half Past Three
We stop for a cup of tea
And often a nosh
Join me month by month
as we enjoy our Afternoon Tea


Tea in the breakfast room
Bernideen's Tea Treats for a nosh
Tea served in Weldon Ware


Tea again in the breakfast room
Scones for tea
With the Johnson Brothers Indies
Sadly, most lost when a shelf in the sideboard collapsed.
Thankfully, the wee teapot which I bought over 20 years ago
on a trip to England was stored elsewhere.
One cup survived . . .
And I've yet to replace.


An Easter tea
Macaroons and macarons
I baked both!
Tea for one with bunnies for company!
Blue and white china, of course!
And colorful cookies!


Compant for tea in the living Room
The Wheldon Ware
And some new tea treats
Cinnamon spirals
The Company pronounced them very good!


Tea in the breakfast room
Muffins and a pot of Earl Grey
Tea served in the blue and white, of course!
It's May and flowers are on the table!


It summer
(or almost)
And the tea is iced!
Flowers on the table
and a lemon, thyme, rose, lavender cake for a teatime treat!


Daughter Sarah's raspberries made some wonderful bread
Perfect nosh for an afternoon tea
Blue and white china, of course!


The sunroom
With my collection of Asian inspired china
and lemon blueberry scones for tea


A cream tea for a dear friend
who watered my thirsty plants
while we went north and visited grand girl Lucy

Real Devonshire cream 
Strawberry jam
Freshly Baked Scones
And blue and white transfer ware, of course!


With autumn's chill, there's a fire in the fireplace
Making the parlor a perfect place for tea.
Everything fits on one tray
and we sit by the warming fire
As we sit Harney's Hot Cinnamon Tea and munch on tea cake.


My beloved blue and white sets the table for tea in the sunroom
The teapot, however, is a new one
A gift from friend Bernideen
(to compensate for the loss of my Johnson Brothers Indies earlier in the year)
Bright orange blossoms bring fall indoors
And meringues to munch on


We always have a special tea on St. Nicholas Day
A treat of a cake from favorite bakery, Wolferman's
And the Christmas china
With a Fitz and Floyd Saint Nicholas presiding over the table
set for tea in the breakfast room.

I enjoyed sharing tea with you.
Come back in 2014 and see what's on the tea table


Pat said...

Your photos are so~o~o very lovely, dear friend!!! These would make an amazing Calendar!!!
I adore seeing your Asian inspired china...but my favorite photo is September!!! I adore the cabinet in the breakfast (sun) room!!!
Here's to more Tea Times in 2014!!!

Bernideen said...

What a great review which I missed during our computer crash crisis but just caught up on! Lovely!