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, September 8, 2014

An Orange Tea

always have tea at half past three
some days, Husband Jim will join me

And when he does, it's a special tea
So I used a Spode blue transfer ware tea pot
And my Spode Camilla plates, cups and saucers
The tablecloth is one that I use daily,
an estate sale find

The cookies are an orange sugar cookie
From a new cookbook
And they're good. 
The orange adds a nice flavor.
Will they replace my regular cut-out cookie?
No, but they are a nice change!

It's a nice respite, when we both can share a pot of tea!

And cookies!

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my tea with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and with Bernideen for Tea in the Garden


Beth L. said...

I have never had an orange sugar cookie, sounds yummy. It would go good with Constant Comment Tea I imagine.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Now that's what I call a tea for two; sugar cookies and tea in blue transferware! Orange juice sounds like a nice little addition in your cookies. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a wonderful week, Martha.


Pondside said...

As I write this comment it is after 10 and I have made a pot of tea that The Great Dane and I will share. No cookies at this hours, but we have always had tea at bedtime.

Sylvia said...

Orange sugar cookies, yum that sounds good! I am visiting from Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday.

Southerncook said...

Beautiful "Tea" presentation. The addition of the orange sounds delicious.


Pat Cantwell said...

The orange does sound delightful for a cookie.
Love your Blue Spode pattern dishes for Tea.
"Mr. Ed" and I have been enjoying small French Croissants drizzled with honey and warmed in the micro~wave with our Teas this week.

Marilyn said...

I made orange sugar cookies just a few days ago. They go so wonderfully with tea. Your table is beautiful.

Rhondi said...

Hi Martha I just had to comment on the tea since I am a lover of blue and white china! I would have loved to join you for tea!