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.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Post Arrives and We Stop for Morning Tea

In the post this morning
was my favorite magazine
I've been a subscriber for a long time
And before that, I would buy copies at Border's in the city.

I love the interiors
And many of the homes are near where we lived that Spring in the Cotswolds.

A new magazines
Especially a favorite magazine
is to be savored!

And so, 
What better to sit and savor a magazine with --

Than a cup of tea.

A blueberry tea bought on a trip to Maine.
There's not much left
But I'm yearning for Spring
No cinnamon tea -- I want something springy!

And in the breakfast room
Amid the fragrance of the finally blooming paperwhites,
two of my favorite pleasures
Tea and English Home

Not just any cup for this special tea
The Spode Camilla one with the gold rim
And since it's a loose tea,
a much loved (but still sterling) tea strainer

And since this is a celebratory tea
The silver pot!

A sunny day
A good cup of tea
And the magazine . . .
This month's is especially good
Lots of great homes featured
That have that wonderful English style
That I so adore

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.    And this has to be the most minimal tablescape ever posted!


Linda said...

I subscribe to Country Living UK and love it. I have to convert the metric measurements for recipes but that's okay. Enjoy!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Your tablescape is anything but minimal with that beautiful Spode cup, your silver tea pot and strainer! Simply gorgeous! Blueberry tea from Maine sounds delicious, too, and the perfect companion for a favorite periodical.

Like you, I absolutely adore "English Home". It is the one magazine I cannot wait to read. I think it has to do with the fact that the interiors are so quintessentially English and traditional for the most part. But I love to read the ads for properties as well and for furnishings. It is top drawer.

Visiting from Susan's party.



Curtains in My Tree said...

I just love the vintage antique tea cup strainers
My favorite is is summer Pudding I can only get it online from London
love you flo blue cup & saucer

Canadian Chickadee said...

Tea and a new English decorating magazine -- sounds like Heaven to me! xoxo

Linda Metcalf said...

I have taken English Home for several years now...during my "magazine cutback" this past year this one stayed! I especially love the Christmas issue included with the magazine each holiday season!