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, March 17, 2014

Thimble Tea

Saturday was National Quilt Day
and friend Nancy stopped by last week
with some of her quilts
for a "Show and Tell".

Of course, when anyone drops by Linderhof,
we always put the kettle on.

Nancy suggested that one of her quilts would make the

And she was right!

It's called a "Random Access" quilt
and the lovely blues picked up the blue in the transfer ware.

I had just made some Italian Easter Wreath Cookies
(from the King Arthur Flour Catalogue)
and they were the perfect nosh with afternoon tea.

A plate of cookies
A pot of tea
And a friend to share them with!

Life isn't any better than that!

Besides the Random Access quilt, Nancy also brought two others.
A Downton Abbey Dowager Quilt (pieced but not quilted) for she knew I was a Downton Abbey fan
And this, an original quilt

Based on the tiles she saw on a trip to Italy.
What a wonderful remembrance of a trip!

We visited, talked quilts and quilting, nibbled and sipped.
Soon the afternoon was gone and we bid goodbye!

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my tea with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and with Marty at A Stroll Through Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.


Clara said...

The Downton quilt is beautiful. I got some of the fabric to make a scarf. The Lady Edith collection. I'm using one of my quilts in my post today, but you can't see much of it. I'm planning on showing more of it in a future post. Have a great week.

Seaview said...

Love the quilt...something I would love to do but I find it very intimidating ...
Your cookies look inviting...cookies are my downfall ..

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my, those quilts are gorgeous. The one on the table really set off your beautiful tea set. I've never seen those donut cookies before and they look delicious. Pamela

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Beautiful quilts and yes, wonderful as a table cloth!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Those quilts really are lovely, Martha, and I love the one on the tea table. Those wreath cookies are pretty and would be tasty with tea. If I remember, I might tackle them myself for the Easter holidays. I could probably use my sugar cookie recipe. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Pretty quilts and the Easter wreath cookies are sweet. You have only been having cookies with tea on Sundays, did you switch up the day last week?
Our 10 year old granddaughter gave up pumpkin pie for Lent - such an opportunist.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Beautiful quilts!! Nancy was right, they make a wonderful background, I love the muted tones of the first one.

Martha's Favorites said...

Love the quilt. Your tea as usually looks so inviting. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Pat said...

Nancy's quilt shows beautifully with your Blue & White for tea, dear friend!!!
Those Italian Wreath Cookies look divinely delicious!!

Beth in NEPA said...

As a quilter myself I really enjoyed seeing all the quilts.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love anything to do with quilts...these are gorgeous and quilts plus cookies ...? Well can it get any better than that! :)

Winnie said...

So cozy and charming! I have never used a quilt on my table, but LOVE the idea. The quilts are just lovely pieces of art. Your table is so inviting and those cookies look yummy. Have you ever read the fun series of books called The Elm Creek Quilts? It is a series of historical fiction about a "quilt camp" and they weave quilts and their history into the stories. Thought you may enjoy them.

Princesa Nadie said...

I love quilts and tea so I have enjoyed visiting you
Nice to meet you

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The quilts are beautiful that you friend made, Martha. The one is such a pretty backdrop for your blue dishes. Yes, tea, a cookie and sharing with a friend doesn't get much better!