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, May 12, 2014

Leftovers for Tea

This morning I was out and about in the garden
Sadly, not weeding or planting
But rather picking

For the iris is in full bloom!
A basket brought into the house
To fill vases with this noble flower

And after a good clean of the house,
And ironing of the pillowslips,
I sat down for tea

In my newly rearranged breakfast room
And watched as the rain fell

With a bouquet of iris on the table
Husband Jim and I shared a pot of tea

And a nosh of leftover
"Mother's Day Cookies"

The sunny bright  "black eyed Susans" and "Daisies"
made the dreary rainy day seem a bit brighter!

It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Bernideen  for Friends Sharing Tea.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, your posies are lovely and you have set a pretty tea table. What a beautiful view you have! I could spend hours looking out that window. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your week.


Tea in Texas said...

What a beautiful way to have tea in your garden room. The iris are so lovely as the centerpiece for you tea. The cookies from Mother's Day are just precious in flower shape. I always remember your pretty town when we visited it going to my son's in Missouri at the time. Thankfully he is now close to us now. Have a special week enjoying your garden!


Beth L. said...

I admit to being a bit jealous of your charming garden room. Even in the rain it seems a peaceful place to spend time.

Canadian Chickadee said...

It all looks lovely and the cookies sound delicious. xoxo

Pat Cantwell said...

The view from the "Breakfast Room" is so inviting. I can only begin to imagine how you and husband Jim are going to enjoy sharing your meals and the view. . .through your Southern Exposure!!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

My day has been like yours with rain, and it thrills me to hear of someone else who irons pillowcases.
Your teapot is similar to the one on our table at the tea I attended. It was front end heavy when full!

Michelle said...

Your breakfast room looks very inviting. I had to run out and see if my Iris were blooming...not yet, but very close! Lovely post.