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 29, 2013

The Christ Candle

It's the First Sunday After Christmas . . .
And so today we light the
Christ candle
That's the big 
candle in the center 
of the Advent Wreath

And since it is Sunday
it's time for tea!

In the breakfast room
with the Advent Wreath
And the poinsettia that was on the dining room table.
It does bring a spot of Christmas red to the breakfast room!

And for tea treat?
The last of the Christmas mince pies!

Alas, our Christmas dishes are washed and put away
"for a long winter's sleep"
To be gotten out next year
on the First Sunday of Advent

But since it is still a special tea
We're using our "very best" blue and white dishes
Spode's Camilla with a gold rim

I'm sharing my First Sunday in Christmas Tea with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.


GardenOfDaisies said...

I love mince pie! My sisters and mom and I used to make tiny mince tarts every year at Christmas. :-) Your blue spode dishes look beautiful any time of year.

Bernideen said...

Just beautiful Martha!

Deb said...

Love those dishes and your beautiful tradition.

Millie said...

A beautiful table setting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, your table setting is lovely and your Spode is simply gorgeous! I will be making mincemeat tarts for New Year's Day. I always make them on New Years to celebrate my birthday. They are a favourite with my friends who always drop in to help celebrate with me. Thank you for sharing your special advent post with us at Tea Time and have a healthy and joyful New Year, my friend!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have enjoyed your teas as you lit the advent candles.
Mincemeat tarts are a tasty side to a hot cup of tea, and yours look delicious.
Happy New Year.

Pat said...

Beautiful blue & whites with the gold rim, dear friend!!!
Christmas is put away here our side of the Prairie, once again, as well!!!
Looking forward to 2014!!!
HaPpY NeW YeAr!!!