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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Fall Tea

This summer
My alter ego,

Mrs. Simkins
gave a program at our county fair
on afternoon tea

We had quilt cookies, thimble cookies and spool cookies
(because quilts were the highlight of this year's fair)
And pots and pots of tea

Whenever I give a program,
I usually donate a luncheon
or a tea

And today, the lucky winner came for tea

A fall tea because it is, after all,
the end of October

Served in the dining room
with my beloved blue and white
The yellow mum centerpiece was a hostess gift from the lucky winner

An old embroidered tablecloth
The blue and white is my beloved Spode Camilla
edged in gold

All of the food is on the table
But we still eat by course

The silver curate
(from bottom to top)
Sandwiches, scones and sweets

The top plate holds some of the sweets
Cherry cookies, chocolate tarts and cinnamons

The middle plate holds the scones

While the bottom plate holds the sandwiches
Cucumber today

And a Spode Blue Italian sandwich tray held some cutout cookies
frosted to look the the leaves outside the window

And every tea needs a cake
Because it is fall, ours was gingerbread

One of my favorite courses are the scones
With cream and jam
Spread cream on the scone and top with jam
h e a v e n!

And gingerbread is always a good cake
(and since this was America, leftover cream was used to top the gingerbread!)

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday


Bernideen said...

Your food looks fabulous!

Bookie said...

Oh what beautiful, beautiful event!!! I just loved seeing everything tonight. I do envy you your energy!! It seems you do so much, and I can't seem to get it all pulled together anymore. You make so many days of your life special!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That all looks so pretty and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

memorial garden benches said...

Oh I love your post. The looks so delicious!
What a lovely event. Thanks for sharing!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Your gingerbread cake is calling my name!

Ginene Nagel - Fox and Finch Antiques said...

I saw your comment on Old Fashioned and came over to visit you after I read that you didn't follow trends. Mark me as a new reader because although there are plenty of trends I like, I admire people who have their own style. And, besides, who has time to keep changing the decor? I say, get what you like and enjoy it until you don't any longer.

Pat said...

Lovely Fall Tea, dear friend!!!
I adore how you "give" to your community!!!
Thank you for sharing some divinely delicious tea choices!!!

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

This Fall tea looks like so much fun! Everything looks so tasty! Yum yum!