There is lavender the color
And lavender the plant
I'm not fond of the first
But I simply adore the second!
Bowls of lavender potpourri are on tabletops at Linderhof
And a basket of lavender bottles are in the bathroom
Ready to be tucked among the linens or "unmentionables"!
But besides lavender in the bath, the closet and the laundry,
we adore lavender in the kitchen
And lavender scones make a perfect nosh for afternoon tea!
Tea in the garden at Blue Row
Our house in the Cotswolds
An English Lavender Cream Tea!
Lavender Earl Grey Tea
And lavender scones with clotted cream and black currant jam!
I decided to recreate that lavender tea at Linderhof
Inside rather than out!
Temperatures in the 90s and a heat index in the low 100s
one realizes that tea in an air conditioned breakfast room
Is so much better than a hot garden!
Lavender (and most herbs, actually) seem to go with fairies
And so my little fairy garden tree is the centerpiece
Wedgwood Asiatic Pheasant tea ware
And since we take it black
The sugar bowl is pressed into serve for the homemade lemon curd!
Homemade lavender scones
Homemade lemon curd
Earl Grey tea
(plain, unlike the lavender variety we had in England)
It makes a great respite on a hot and arid day!