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.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We Celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week

National Afternoon Tea Week
Teas at Linderhof

Almost every day we have tea at Linderhof
Tea and a treat, usually
In summer, however, tea is often served in a glass with ice
Because it's hot
On the prairie of Kansas

But perhaps Mother Nature knew it was National Tea Week

For we had a blissfully "cool" week, this week
Which allowed us to brew pots of tea

Teas inside and out

In the garden and on the porch
Alone (with a book)
or shared with a friend
Even Husband Jim sometimes joins me.
And all served on my beloved blue and white transfer ware 

Afternoon Tea

A ritual whether it's National Tea Week or not!

But to properly end National Tea Week

A Tea Room Tea
at a Tea Room in Versailles, Missouri

And scones and sandwiches and sweets
And to start -- savories of chicken salad on croissant and a quiche

What else could you expect from someone who reveres
Afternoon Tea so much that she had to visit
Woburn Abbey
the home of the Duchess of Bedford
Who, after all, started the ritual of
Afternoon Tea!

It's Monday and I'm sharing my "National Tea Week" teas with Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.


Canadian Chickadee said...

How wonderful! I didn't know there was a National Afternoon Tea Week. How have I managed this long without knowing of such a wonderful idea?

Bookie said...

Your pictures are beautiful, and I enjoyed the ones yesterday of the brown eyed Susans. I have been to Shady Gables too. It is a lovely experience...glad to know it is still going!

Bernideen said...

How lovely and I enjoyed seeing the tea room as well!

Vee said...

What a good way to celebrate! I have not yet had hot tea this summer, but now that it is cooler here...Your blue transferware is lovely as are both collages.

Pondside said...

This is a week that I could support whole-heartedly! I love my tea, always hot - and I especially like it when I share the pot with a friend.

eileeninmd said...

I did not know there was a national tea week..I love and cold..The transfer ware is pretty. Lovely mosaics! Have a happy week!

Unknown said...

There is nothing nicer than tea served in delicate china tea cups. Yours are beautiful.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I enjoy tea as well and with little scones and tea cakes, all that much better

Anonymous said...

The blue and white transferware is lovely. You have a gorgeous home and it has been a pleasure to visit with you via Mosaic Monday. Mildred, Georgia

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow....your table looks fabulous,I wouldn't know which to pick first!
Thanks for sharing.....

Happy Monday!

Snap said...

How did I miss National Tea Week? Oh, well. Like at Linderhof, it's always tea week around here. Fun post!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the mosaic showing your various teas with the blue and white china. The tearoom goodies sure look tasty, and afternoon tea occurs here everyday as well.
Thanks for linking to MM Martha.

Anonymous said...

Such fun at National afternoon tea week. I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.

Lorrie said...

National Afternoon Tea Week is new to me, but what a fun thing to celebrate. Lovely photos and mosaics. Your transfer ware makes my blue and white loving heart beat a little faster.