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, July 27, 2015

A Lavender Tea

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!
Quite Tasty!

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


Margie said...

What a lovely tea, Martha. It's definitely be more enjoyable to sip tea indoors when it's a furnace outside!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

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?


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What a pretty - and delicious- looking tea time. YUM!Your blue and white china is gorgeous - what a lovely collection.

Francie Newcomb said...

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.

Rue said...

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 :)


Carrie said...

Lovely lavender tea! Your homemade lemon curd looks extra delicious :)

Gwen said...

Oh what a lovely post! I like lavender everything so I was in 7th heaven reading it. Thank you so much for sharing!

Pat said...

A lovely respite for an afternoon, dear friend!!!
Gorgeous tablescaping!!!
Love the lemon curd choice!!!

Bernideen said...

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!!!