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, November 25, 2015

A Thanksgiving Eve Tea

It's quiet this year at Linderhof
Thanksgiving will be just Husband Jim and I
celebrating and giving thanks
that his surgery is done and that he is healing

And we will be celebrating our
46th Anniversary as well

Had I given some thought 46 years ago, I'm not sure I would have gotten married
Thanksgiving week!

But . . . 
it is what it is!

This afternoon, however,
after the pumpkin pie was in the oven
after the cranberry sauce was made
I had a couple of friends over for tea

In the breakfast room
Touches of fall
the compote of fall fruits
(apples and pears)
The "new" old turkey salt and pepper
Because on Thanksgiving Eve there should always be
a turkey on the table!

These have a story
Replacements for the ones I misplaced
that I bought in 1970
When we celebrated
our first anniversary
with a Thanksgiving Dinner!

I also bought a centerpiece turkey which matches.

The original salt and peppers somehow got misplaced over the years
But I found them this year on eBay and bought them back!

These I won't put in such a "good" place!
They'll go with their big brother centerpiece
(and the companion one I found years later for pennies --
but then I like things in pairs!)

The nosh for a Thanksgiving Eve Tea?

Fall cookies
Decorated fall cookies

Alas, not mine
but bought from Friends Lori and Rosemary
Who make them for a fundraiser that's held at our Middle School right before Thanksgiving

Fall turkeys, fall cookies
on my beloved blue and white
For a Thanksgiving Eve Tea


Bernideen said...

What a lovely table and transferware!

Martha said...

Thanks Bernideen -- it would look as good in your red!

Bookie said...

Oh, I did not realize your hubby was ailing, but yes, glad it is over and went well. And you had time for tea! How beautiful! You know I love your blue and whites. Why is it that everything good that goes with tea is high in sugar!! We should not have it but now is the tempting season. I made a choc. chip cake today...oh,so good! Perfect for tea. After tomorrow any leftovers will be frozen for maybe a tea day in December. Until then, watch the weather and Happy Thankgiving, Martha.

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Lovely photographs, settings and gorgeous cookies!

Pat said...

Timely reading this post tonight, dear friend!!!
Today, I spent the better part of 30 minutes looking for that "good place"
and finally gave up and made "new" bows!!!
Lovely tablescape and those cookies are splendid!!!
Giving thanks for your friendship through the years!!!