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, April 6, 2015

Tea With Friends

My good friend, Sally, had her daughter for a weeklong visit.
We had her to lunch at Linderhof
(see post last week)
And one morning  Sally called
"Alice made you some cookies"
she said and they were on their way over.

I quickly set the table
And put the kettle on!

In the dining room
As we were having work done and the dogs were confined to the breakfast room!

My F. Winkle Whieldon Ware in the Antique Pattern
I love the size and style of the cups
So different from most of my English china
And the plates too -- have angles rather than curves
And I don't use it often enough
Most of it was an Estate Sale find
(the rest was bought on eBay to fill out the set!)

It's blue and white but there are the flowers -- mostly pink flowers

We had another nice chat
And then they had to rush off
Alice had to pack!

The cookies?


It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday (and drooling over her new blue and white teapot!) and Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea.

It's Easter Monday -- the house is bare once again -- the eggs are back in the cupboards although there are spring flowers on tabletops -- the garden at Linderhof has been thriving!


Canadian Chickadee said...

Snickerdoodles! Yum! My friend Margaret used to make them. She hasn't for a long time though, as she's too busy flitting around the world, babysitting her many grandchildren! But she seems to thrive on it, so I'm glad for her, though I miss seeing her. And her cookies! xoxox

Rue said...

Another beautiful setting and at the last minute too, Martha!

I hope you and yours had a very lovely Easter :)


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Martha. Your place settings are lovely and I love snickerdoodles although I haven't made them in a while. You are quite the hostess and I know everyone feels welcome at your tea table. I mentioned you in my tea post this week. Hope you're having a delightful day.