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, January 27, 2014

Tea and Scones and Lemon Curd

As day follows night
Tea and scones and lemon curd
follow a morning of curd making

Taken in the dining room
Just because!

My Aynsley Pembroke
A long admired pattern

Freshly baked scones with freshly made lemon curd
There is nothing better than that for a teatime!

And the Pembroke has been pieced together over the years
Friday I brought home

This stash of Pembroke, 7 plates, 8 cups and saucers, 8 tea plates, 8 sauce dishes, 4 salad plates and three cream soups and 4 cream soup saucers

All for $30
At a flea market!

Isn't that why we go --
hoping to find bargains like this?
But, alas, they are far and few between
This kind of a steal of a deal!

The plate on the left is a turn of the century plate (I have six of those)
while the one on the right is one of the new ones (21st century)
You can tell them apart but they are so close that on a table I'm not sure you could.

It's always fun to have tea with new china.

What a fun way to spend Sunday afternoon!

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 Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea.


Marilyn Miller said...

Lovely teaware.
Now thinking about having a scone with lemon curd, yummm!

Beth said...

Your china is beautiful, Martha! And your scones and lemon curd look delightful. You are the consummate homemaker and hostess. I love my visits to Linderhof!

Karen said...

Oh my Martha,
I just love your Aynsley dinner set! It is magnificent and I can't believe that you found more for just $30! It really was your lucky day. Your tea with scones looks absolutely delicious and inviting! Thank you for sharing such beauty. Have a wonderful week! Karen

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, your scones with home made lemon curd look absolutely scrumptious! I always buy my lemon curd at our PEI Preserve Co.. It really is tasty. One of these days I'm going to make my own and I'm sure I won't be buying it any more. There's nothing like home made, is there? Your china is so pretty and how lovely that you found all those pieces at such a bargain. It's always a pleasure to visit you and thank you for coming to Tea Time.


Jocelyn said...

What a lovely tea table. Everything looks so delicious!

Jocelyn @

LauraC said...

I love your blog because I love to see your house (esp the sunroom),but I would read your blog just to see the lovely Quaker Lace tablecloths. I adore them and own three of them. One passed down from my family, one purchased quite cheaply at an antique co-op, and one found at a thrift store for a few dollars. They are the only lace tablecloths that I like, and practically the only tablecloths. Unfortunately, I don't have a dining room, only an in-kitchen eating area so I don't use them too much, I use placemats more often. How many QL tablecloths do you own? Will you do a post sometime just about your QL tablecloths? I have read all your posts regarding QL, I just want MORE!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

An inviting tea with your pretty new china. The power of suggestion...both you and Sandi sharing lemon curd this week has me craving some on a scone.

Balisha said...

I make a dessert that is a meringue shell filled with lemon curd and topped with whipped cream. I always double the lemon curd.
Tea and lemon desserts just go together.

Bernideen said...

That is a fabulous price for all those English dishes. I imagine that was a easy decision. Lovely table setting!

Beth in NEPA said...

I dearly love Lemon Curd... and orange curd as well. Your china is lovely.

Sue said...

the scones and lemon curd look so very good...wish you had posted the recipes for both....beautiful china too!

Terri said...

I am not sure which I am more taken with...your amazing looking (and I am sure tasting!) scones and curd...or your incredible bargain gorgeous dishes! Aynsley has always been a favorite here in my home. This pattern is really lovely. 30 dollars is a totally great deal!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Marthy, this is really a bargain an a wonderful set of Aynsley Pembroke. Who cares that the plates are from different times. They fit so wonderful in your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing this sweet tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love your afternoon teas. I always promise myself I will do the same, then I forget. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

GardenOfDaisies said...

Perfect!!! I love lemon curd with scones!

KathyB. said...

Score ! More dishes added to your beloved set, and tea and scones with lemon curd. Oh yes, a lovely Sunday afternoon.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I love Lemon curd, especially home made. I love it with meringues and real cream.

Michelle said...

$30 for all that? Great deal! I have a couple of Aynsley Pembroke pieces on my dressing table...a small pin tray and a small hinged container. Love the delicate bird and floral pattern! Looks so pretty on your table!