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.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Angel's Candle

The Angel's Candle
The Fourth Advent Candle
Was lit today for Afternoon Tea

We missed church this morning
and the lighting of the Advent candles there
For it was cancelled
because of the snow and ice!

But we still have our Advent tradition at home

The Christmas china, a Christmas cake plate found last year
And cookies from Saturday -- 

Currant gingerbread (for it makes a lot)
and dried cherry brown sugar shortbread stars.

Stars because it is the Angel's candle!

When the fourth candle is lit,
Christmas is almost here.

We've been baking and cleaning and wrapping
to get ready for Christmas
and the arrival of our grandgirl, Lucy and her parents
on Tuesday night

The last of the cookies --
the cutout ones, frosted because Daughter Sarah and I prefer them that way
still need to be baked as does the gingerbread men.

On Tuesday, I'll join Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday,  and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.


Rebecca said...

"Sip and See" sounds very interesting...

I'm kind of living vicariously through your Christmas posts this year. I've been quite lazy in the baking department!

Merry Christmas to you and all who cross Linderhof's threshold this season!

Martha's Favorites said...

What a perfect tea! Have a wonderful Christmas. Blessings, Martha

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful tea post, Martha! I love your setting with the advent candles. Just lovely! Thank you for coming to my Christmas Tea and have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones.

Christmas blessings,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like your tradition of lighting advent candles at home and enjoying tea together with your husband.
Enjoy the visit with your granddaughter and family, the grands sure put the magic back into Christmas for us, don't they?
Merry Christmas.

Pondside said...

You are sure to have the merriest Christmas with wee Lucy and her parents! Like you, we are eagerly awaiting the festivities with little ones - three of them will have their first Christmas. I hope you have a lovely time, Martha. Joy, peace and all good things in 2014!

Pat said...

Merry Christmas, dear friend!!!
What a special time to be enjoying your Grandgirl, Lucy!!!
Memories in the making @ Linderhof!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful Christmas with the grand girl. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.