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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lemons and Pheasants

A friend of ours visited his brother in California
His brother who has avocado and lemon trees
in his yard!

He kindly brought these lemons to us

And at Linderhof, if a friend gives you lemons,

you bake!
Lemon Bars!

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A friend called today
"Can we meet you for tea" she said
"How about," I said "I'll fix tea for you at Linderhof 
for I have lemon bars fresh from the oven."
No other encouragement was needed!
"We'll be there in ten", she said

Which gave me time to set the table in the dining room
for it wasn't just the two of us
She had another friend with her!

A handmade crochet tablecloth
And the Wedgwood Asiatic Pheasant
During much of October and all of November,
the dining room centerpiece is a dough bowl
filled with pumpkins, gourds and bittersweet.

It made a great centerpiece for tea this afternoon
And a perfect foil for the blue and white transfer ware.

 Tea and lemon bars

Two each
That's the perfect serving size
For no one can eat just one!

The Asiatic Pheasant, I've decided this year
is the perfect tea ware for October and November!
For it has "pheasants"

I always enjoy having company for tea.
We sipped
We nibbled
We visited

Soon, we were all saying goodbye
With a "we'll have to do this again!"

It's Thursday and I'm sharing my table with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Lottie said...

Martha, I thought the lemons looked good until I saw your yummy lemon bars! Now I can't get them off my mind! LOL!

Lulu said...

I wish I'd been around to share lemon bars and what I'm sure was a most enjoyable time with a friend.

Anonymous said...

Looks both lovely and delicious!