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, June 30, 2014

Tea On The Porch

A Father's Day present
That's the rocker on the left
For Husband Jim was very fond of Daughter Sarah's and her Andy's front porch rockers
He commented whenever we visited
About how comfy it was to sit on their front porch and rock

But we held off
Until Father's Day this year

And although I had a wicker rocker to sit in
I found myself gravitating to his whenever I was on the porch and he wasn't
With my mad money
I bought one for myself

We have started having our morning coffee out here
After the dogs walk
Reading the paper, working the crossword
And, well, rocking!

And this afternoon, even though it has gotten warm on the prairie
I took an icy glass of lemony tea
and two ginger cookies
to the porch
For it was half past three
And time for tea!

Blue and white transfer ware is my everyday dishes
And since this is the Fourth of July weekend, I lined the wicker tray with a
red and white striped cloth

A patriotic tea, you might say
(Although don't forget, the tax on tea was part of the rebellion!)

And this morning . . .
We did as we always do the week of the Fourth of July

We hung bunting and put out the flags in the front planters
They'll stay up all week
We think Linderhof looks spiffy in her patriotic finery!

It is Tuesday and although it's not a roses and lace tea nor even a garden tea, I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and friend Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea.


Bernideen said...

Those look like good sturdy rockers and perfect for rocking out in the evenings and early morning. I would love that!

Sandra said...

The Rockers look great on your porch and comfy too. I love your afternoon tea; and the decorations on your lovely home are wonderful. You are ready for the 4th!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What wonderful looking rockers, Martha. Perfect for out on the porch on a lovely summer morning or evening. Your home looks very patriotic all decked out for the holiday. That iced tea and cookies look delicious. Have a Happy 4th of July!


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You house looks great with bunting. I don't have a good place to hang any.

Tea in Texas said...

What a wonderful place to have tea and read the paper! Your reockers look comfortable for relaxing!Your house is so lovely with the patriotic bunting and flags. Hope you and your husband have a great 4th of July!


Beth in NEPA said...

I do like the idea of rocking on the porch. I always think of my grandparent's house in North Carolina when I think of rocking chairs on the porch. Thanks for that memory. And I like the idea of decorating outside for the 4th.

Scribbler said...

Rocking is very therapeutic, isn't it? My father thought every room ought to have at least one.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A couple of sturdy rockers to enjoy the outdoors and each other's company.
Linderhof does look nice decked out for your 4th of July celebrations.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

That's a delightful spot on your porch! How wonderful to have a place to sit and drink your iced tea! Yum!

Your house looks great, all ready for the 4th!


Bquiltin said...

Lovely to visit.... Have a great weekend!