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 23, 2014

Tea and Flowers and Flowers

After the "thousands" of cookies I baked last week
(actually, it was only a few hundred but it seemed like "thousands")
you'd think that I'd never cut out a cookie for a long long time!

I was back in the kitchen this morning

Making cookies for the seniors who live in the "high rise"
(not assisted living, not a nursing home, but a three story apartment building for fixed income seniors)
It's a church project and when I found out that part of the project involved cookies, I immediately

This afternoon, however, it has been nice outside.
Perfect garden weather.
And as I was weeding and pruning, I decided to take a break
And noticed that my neighbor had been doing the same thing as I.

I hollered at her to come over, I had a carafe of freshly brewed tea
And some cookies

Everything fit on a tray
And we sat in the wicker chairs on the porch
And drank and nibbled.

Cutout cookies to resemble garden flowers

And another bouquet of lilacs on the porch table.
This has definitely been a lilac year
And big bouquets fill almost every tabletop!
The aroma, at times, can be heady!

Flowers on the table -- a feast for the eyes
Flowers on a plate -- a feast for the mouth!

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


Suz said...

good grief do you do it all?! How nice of you to make them for the seniors...which I am officially one of them...oh ick...
I think of senior now as someone in their 80's ha!
But I must state....I wish that you lived next door to me
Slowly you are converting me to being more spontaneous
those cookies are so precious
and you always have a wonderful presentation......

Marilyn Miller said...

I do love your cookies. Save me one with some tea, please. Oh I wish.

Martha said...

Marilyn, Suz -- if you lived close, I surely would "yoo-hoo" over the garden fence and invite you for tea!

Pat said...

Cookies. . .cookies. . .cookies!!! You totally amaze me, dear friend!!!
I can't think of anything nicer than sharing cookies with a neighbor!!!
i agree, even on our side of the Praire. . .it has been gorgeous Spring weather!
"Mr. Ed" and I had after dinner tea on the deck this evening!!! Enchanting!!!

Bernideen said...

How lovely! And yummy!

Rosie M. said...

Lovely thought, lovely cookies, lovely neighborly gesture, lovely tabletop display! Bravo! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love your pretty little daisy cookies. I'm sure they will bring good cheer to the folks in the apartment. My lilacs have just begun to bloom. This is one of my favorite times of year.

Anonymous said...

Cookies look both yummy and beautiful on that blue plate!