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, August 31, 2015

Another Andre's Tea

Mother didn't bake a lot of cookies
Peanut butter ones
and cutout sugar cookies for holidays.

Most of the cookies I enjoyed as a child were bought
But not Oreos (or Hydrox) but rather bakery cookies.

Wolferman's was one of her stops
(and I adored their Hermits (and I have that recipe)
As was the Cake Box

But it was always a red letter day when we came home from school
and found
this box 
in the kitchen!

 Andre's had the best cookies
And mostly, when that box was in the kitchen, it usually meant that Mother had company coming
For they were "company" cookies and not family cookies.

Andre's (unlike Wolferman's or Cake Box) is still in business
And it is a favorite stop of mine!

For cookies!

Last week friend Linda and I had lunch there
And after lunch there is always a stop at the pastry counter
To bring home some tea treats

My selection
(all almond cookies)

And they made a great tea

Which I kindly shared with Husband Jim!
(I'm nice like that "sometimes"!)

A pewter vase with florist flowers,
A Spode blue and white teapot
And Wheildon Ware tea plate, creamer and cups and saucers.
An estate sale find

A lacy tablecloth
Cookies and tea
Life is good!

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my Andre's tea with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ooh, love the lace underneath all your pretties and goodies! Such wonderful memories you have of the bakery. The cookies look tasty and fancy. My Granny's cookie jars were always full and I loved it! My mother stopped baking cookies when my brother and I were very young. She claimed it was too much work to have them eaten up so quickly. So, when I got married I vowed my cookie jars would never be empty, just like my Granny's, and so they weren't. My children enjoyed their home baked goodies and it gave me such satisfaction to bake for my family. I still have fresh baked cookies when they come home to visit. Your Spode is lovely and the other pieces look so nice with it. Tea and cookies; such a treat! Thanks for sharing, Martha.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your tea cookies look so good. I love bakery cookies. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Pat said...

Always your Blue & White makes such a lovely Tablescape, dear friend!!!
I adore how your Estate $ale find,Wheildon Ware tea plate, creamer, cups and saucers
compliments all your other pieces!!!
Those cookies look divinely delicious!!!
Husband Jim is a "lucky man", indeed!!!
All my Birthday Cakes ( in my youth)came from the Cake Box!!!
In our Cookie Jar. . .Hydrox Cookies!!!
Amazing the similarities, isn't it???

Tea in Texas said...

Your story is so sweet and perfect about the bakery goods! Our bakery was Steins in North Dallas w for at Christmas they had pastry wreaths and trees in cinnamon and cream cheese. There is still a bakery in Dallas that bakes the Christmas tree and my son now orders them and picks them up. !st was my Dad, then my Husband and now the third generation my Son. The new china set is a great find. Please. come and visit my Lemon Zest post this week!

Have a lovely week!


Anonymous said...

Those cookies look yummy! My grandmother used to buy similar cookies in a tin. Oh, they were so good.

Millie said...

As usual, your tea posting is lovely!

Beth said...

Hi Martha, Your cookies look awesome! I have rarely had bakery cookies...not Oreos or Hydrox much either. My mom was a great cook and made many different kinds of cookies. I, too, enjoy baking cookies and also pies. I would like to try your Andres cookies sometime! They look fantastic!

Margie said...

I'm not much of a baker so I usually serve bakery cookies too! Almond cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh what sweet memories for you. I like that "company cookies", that's so cute. Glad you still get to enjoy bakery cookies.
Have a great week,

Rue said...

Hi Martha :)

Those cookies look delicious! Your setting looks beautiful too. Now I'm going to raid my cabinet for something to eat ;)