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, July 7, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Tea

It's been unseasonably cool for July on the prairie
And rainy as well
Which means that the weeds are growing rampantly
But then so is everything else.

Sundays we always have Sunday lunch out
A tradition that we started when we lived in England that Spring
And like in our England days,
supper is either cheese and crackers
or this summer a shake from Sonic
or, occasionally, a tea!

And because of the wonderful weather . . . 
Sunday's tea was in the garden

Besides Husband Jim and I, friend Hallie came to join us

It's Sunday and so I got china from the cupboard for tea
and my Aynsley Pembroke tea pot
And my small silver English curate
(Hallie was with me when I bought it at an antique show)
which held

Cheddar scones, fresh from the oven

And olive and cream cheese sandwiches on whole meal bread
(sandwich filling was left over from a meeting a few nights before --
then it served as a dip for vegetables!)

I love the Spode famile rose china
I've just got cups and saucers and tea plates

The dogs shamelessly hung around
Hallie is such a soft touch
I like lace in the garden
I think it looks so refined
And the white geraniums in the Guy Wolff pot were putting on a show!

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my Sunday afternoon tea with Bernideen for her Tea in the Garden (and this time I am!) and with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday


Canadian Chickadee said...

What an inviting scene! And your scones look mouth-watering. xoxo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful setting for tea, Martha! I love the little path into the woods behind the tea table; dreamy! Your scones look just wonderful as do the sandwiches. Lovely tea wares too. Such an inviting post and I'd love to join you!


Carrie said...

Your garden looks so pretty--love the pathway! What a delicious looking tea--I really like the Spode dishes too :). Have a great week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice little nosh for a light supper outside. I made cheese scones today but I see you have an herb in yours - is it dill?

Deborah Montgomery said...

This looks so lovely and yummy. What a pretty setting you have there in the garden. Love your china. I should try some savory scones; I always make the sweet! But those cheddar one look really good.

The Norwegian said...

Just as lovely as can be.


How beautiful! Wish I was there having tea with such delish goodies in the lovely dishes too.

Rosemary said...

Oh my... I can practically taste those warm cheddar scones... such a lovely Sunday afternoon!

Michelle said...

So lovely! I wish my garden had as much charm as yours! Love the Aynsley...I had a bud vase in that pattern and then regretably sold it on Ebay =(

Pat said...

Such a serene setting for a Sunday Afternoon Tea, dear friend!!!
I love the white lace tablecloth with your potted geraniums!
Gorgeous china and divinely delicious menu.
Thank youfor sharing your lovely Garden @ Linderhof with us!!!

Bernideen said...

What a delicious tea time meal in your LOVELY GARDEN! Love the brick work everywhere which seems Colonial in style.