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!
It's Tuesday and I'm joining the following tea parties: Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea
What a lovely tea, Martha. It's definitely be more enjoyable to sip tea indoors when it's a furnace outside!
I love your Wedgwood, Martha, and those scones look wonderful, especially with home made clotted cream and lemon curd. The England tea looks lovely too. I have a bottle of black currant jam in my fridge for such occasions. Your fairy tree makes a sweet and fanciful centerpiece for your table. Lovely tea time and thanks for sharing it with us. Send some of that heat our way, would you?
What a pretty - and delicious- looking tea time. YUM!Your blue and white china is gorgeous - what a lovely collection.
How lovely, and I remember the delicious blueberry basil jam you brought as a gift when we met for lunch in Joplin and still love the lavender wands you brought too. How creative and productive you are, Martha.
How wonderful, Martha! I have lavender in my garden, so I should probably put it to use.
I had a wonderful time catching up with you today. All the blueberry recipes... Your guest bedroom is so beautiful... I could spend hours in there. And Happy belated Birthday to your granddaughter :)
Lovely lavender tea! Your homemade lemon curd looks extra delicious :)
Oh what a lovely post! I like lavender everything so I was in 7th heaven reading it. Thank you so much for sharing!
A lovely respite for an afternoon, dear friend!!!
Love the lemon curd choice!!!
Your little lavender stems are so sweet. I recall receiving one from you when we met that day. I love your table all set with the blue and white transferware. The little planter you gave Lucy with the fairy garden was darling!!!
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