Linderhof


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 3, 2014

Halloween Meets Thanksgiving Meets Christmas

November is a mix of seasons
Leftovers from Halloween, Thanksgiving is foremost in our minds
And Christmas can't be far behind
For the fruitcake has come, the stores have shelves and shelves of Christmas merchandise
And it's time to order the paperwhites!

Today at tea . . .
The three "seasons" collided!


The Halloween
Pumpkin Pie

Our traditional dessert
(usually the first of the season)
after bowls of Halloween chili
Surprisingly, Halloween was Friday
This is Monday and there is still pie left!



Thanksgiving
A bouquet of mums in a blue and white pitcher on the breakfast room table
Mums are traditional table flowers for most of October and November
(as long as they last -- then we switch to fruit!)


Christmas
December's issue of Southern Lady

Tea Time and Victoria  have come already.
Magazines are perfect companions for tea!


It all came together in the breakfast room this afternoon
A HalloweenThanksgivingChristmas tea!
I got down the Wedgwood Asiatic Pheasant from the cupboard
I haven't used it in a while
Pheasant -- fall -- Thanksgiving!



A new treasure
A Tetley tea strainer
It came, I'm sure with a box of tea, 
I found it at an antique mall
And I think it's pretty special.
A strainer today because the tea was Harney's Hot Cinnamon
which went perfectly with the pumpkin pie


 Mondays are always busy
Sheets to launder, the house to clean
But I always stop and have a cup of tea
At half past three!


It's Tuesday and I'm joining Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea and Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.




12 comments:

kitty said...

I love how Halloween met Thanksgiving and then met Christmas! Your pumpkin pie looks so tasty on your blue transferware plate. I sure would love a slice and a cup of the Harney tea. What a perfect Fall treat.

Martha's Favorites said...

I love the blending of the 3 holidays. That is exactly how I feel. Your tea cups are just love. I love the pumpkin pie. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Beth L. said...

The three holidays of the fall and early winter season go together beautifully at your house.

Pat Cantwell said...

Martha,
YuMMy!!!
Pumpkin Pie fixin's are in the cupboard!
I agree, the Holiday Season is rapidly upon us! Hoping to get out this week to an Open House or two!!! One Christmas Tree is up and decorated, thinking of moving onto a cabinet this week.
Always enjoy seeing your blue & white classic dishes, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Bernideen said...

What a great find with that strainer. I too would have snagged that up! I have a pile of magazines on the kitchen table right now sadly in a holding pattern". I am always adoring your blue dishes!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your strainer is very cute, Martha! Pumpkin pie is my all-time favourite and I can eat it any time of year. However I only make it in the Fall or if my boys happen to come home, I make it for them as well. Love your blue china! Thank you for stopping by for tea with me and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth said...

Hi Martha, Harney's hot cinnamon tea is a tea I had and enjoyed in the past - I'd kind of forgotten about it and would like to have some available here again. I like your blue and whites - you always set a pretty table, with delicious food! The pie looks great! I've made pumpkin bread and pumpkin torte but no pie yet. Next on my list for baking is Kitty's Apple cake with caramel fudge icing. Have a good week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A couple of weeks and I'll be pulling out the winter decor, including my snowflake dishes and you haven't even had your Thanksgiving yet.
Why is it that we only bake pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, it might reappear for my afternoon tea as well since I bought a few cans of pumpkin.
Yesterday I made pumpkin loaves with your advice of one to eat and one for the freezer. :-)

Mom Wald said...

How is it that pie is tastier on nice china? Even pie from a few days ago tastes better. Now you have me craving pumpkin pie. I think we need to adopt your tradition!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Looks very tempting. I love the autumn/Christmas magazines too. And the other day when I was out shopping, I made an impulse purchase -- a cookie cutter shaped like a moose! Not sure why a moose, except that I didn't have one before. xoxox

16Paws said...

Martha,

So glad that I remembered that you had a blog. Always enjoyed your posts on the now defunct HGTV board. Tea time at your place looks so cozy and welcoming. You've got me thinking about making pumpkin pie, after all why wait for Thanksgiving? Pie on good china and tea in porcelain cups always tastes so much better!

Candace (16Paws)

16Paws said...

Martha,

So glad that I remembered that you had a blog. Always enjoyed your posts on the now defunct HGTV board. Tea time at your place looks so cozy and welcoming. You've got me thinking about making pumpkin pie, after all why wait for Thanksgiving? Pie on good china and tea in porcelain cups always tastes so much better!

Candace (16Paws)