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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Leisurely Breakfast

It was a leisurely breakfast this morning,
because I had been gone
for a week
visiting Grandgirl in Minneapolis

We had much catching up to do!
for Husband Jim stayed home 
with Doogie and Dolly

A leisurely breakfast means a clean crisp white tablecloth,
white linen napkins in silver napkin rings
coffee for Jim, tea for me
a cup and saucer for me, a mug for Jim
And a centerpiece of forsythia
For my little town was abloom upon my return!

Spode Blue Italian
Our "everyday, all the time dishes"
But blue and white always sets a pretty table!

A frittata for breakfast -- a favorite
potato and basil
the basil, alas, from the store, not from the garden
from one of my favorites, Ina Garten
and it's one that I make over and over again.

Breakfast over, dishes done, I went shopping

for tulips for the breakfast room table!
Stunning red and yellow ones
Which looks wonderful in the Spode Blue Italian pitcher!

They'll brighten many breakfasts
(and lunches and dinnrs!)

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday


Rebecca said...

Quite jealous of your bloom. You're a bit ahead of us - and more cold & rain in forecast for tomorrow...

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

So sweet that you call her your "grandgirl." Those tulips are stunning.

Barbara said...

What a lovely breakfast setting (and I am going to google that recipe!). I am a new follower and was telling my son & his girlfriend about your house. When I mentioned Kansas, he asked where, because he is a firefighter. Apparently there is a wild fire in NW Kansas right now. Since you haven't mentioned anything, I am pretty sure you are no where near. Anyway, I enjoy your blog very much!

marsha cannon said...

Looks so yummy and love the blue and white. I loved your doggie pictures, we had corgis for years and now have two jack russell terriers!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful, I always love to see blue and white tablescapes. Your yellow really sets it off.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely. Not sure which I love most, the dishes, the tablecloth, or the frittata. I think all three together are perfection. ;)
Stopping by via BNOTP.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Your china pattern is great.

Rosemary said...

Your breakfast table is so pretty with the forsythia. We're still waiting for it to pop around here!

Candy S said...

The forsythia looks so fresh and so vibrant with the pretty blue and white dishes.