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, November 17, 2014

"Can I See Your Curtains?"

Rhondi asked
For I was touting how wonderful
(and inexpensive)
the linen curtains were at IKEA

"Sure", I said, "I'm home all day and I'll put the kettle on".

She did look at the curtains first
Before we sat and had tea

For the curtains were the reason for her call!

In the dining room
So we could admire those curtains

A blue and white table, of course!
A crochet tablecloth
The Spode Camilla cups and saucers, creamer and sugar
And an odd Spode Blue Room teapot

The Biscuit Tin was empty
But I had some oatmeal raisin dough in the fridge
And baked them off for our tea treat

We sat, we sipped and visited

She was impressed with the curtains
But then so was I when I found them.
They come in pairs instead of panels
And at $50 per pair are quite reasonable
Wal Mart reasonable
With a quality that far excels Wal Mart.

It was nice to get to know Rhondi better
And there isn't a better way to get to know someone than over a pot of tea!

It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage (who is also using blue and white transfer ware this week) for Tea Time Tuesday.


Bookie said...

Martha, your apparent ease at entertaining makes me want to come right over and let you tend to me over tea. Hubby has decided to tear up the house not realizing winter was coming early. Sheet rock, wallpaper steaming and I am sorry I every agreed to let my lovely paper in the kithen go!!! Rest of it, okay. Anyway, all tea cups and tea pots and tea canisters are stacked in odd rooms and I feel like a bird whose nest had been disrupted! Thanks for sharing your lovely tea table with me as I relishing looking at YOUR blue and whites before bed.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful hostess you are, Martha! Your blue and white is so pretty and cookies fresh from the oven are such a treat. We don't have an Ikea here unfortunately but I know they carry lots of wonderful items at good prices. My DIL took me to hers when we visited out in Vancouver. Thanks for joining me for tea and don't forget to get linked up.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I love how you can make a tea event out of anything! The curtains are great too.

Rhondi said...

Good morning Martha. What a surprise to see my name in your post today! I have never met another Rhondi. What a lovely tea you provides for her. I wish it could have been me! Hope you have a lovely day.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear the quality and price are good. I've been wanting to check out their curtains for our master bedroom. Your teas always look so inviting. Love all your blue and white!