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 2, 2016

Company for Tea

Every afternoon at half past three or thereabouts, I put the kettle on
and have a cup of tea.

Just me!

But I love having company for tea and when Lunch Buncher Joyce said that she had a friend from Arizona visiting, I immediately said "Come for Tea"!

Tea in the dining room

A Spode blue and white teapot, a fruit bowl filled with gourds and my two blue and white pheasants  . . . it's now November, perhaps I should get out the turkeys!

Sandwiches and sweets -
cucumber sandwiches and a choice of three sweets --
Pumpkin bread, a white frosted white cake and sugar cookies cut with the pumpkin cutter and sprinkled with orange sugar

And scones -- hot, fresh from the oven

Served with cream and jam

The Spode Camilla is my "best" blue and white transfer ware tea ware.

We three had a lovely afternoon and all too soon they said goodbye and were on their way!


Bernideen said...

Now that is HOW IT IS DONE! What a lovely, well appointed and executed Afternoon Tea!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Martha, that is truly the perfect tea party - everything is perfect.

I ADORE your gorgeous blue and white china - and your food looks so delicious it makes me want to chomp on my monitor, haha!

Marilyn Miller said...

How perfect!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Oh, my, what a delectable table you have laid for tea.

lucy said...

Lovely <3

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful teatime spread. I'll bet your friends were absolutely smitten!

Charm and Grace said...

Just lovely... and the scones look so delicious, as do all the little cakes, making me hungry at midnight as I sit and read your post and look at the lovely photos.


Pat said...

I thought of phoning you the other day. . .
"Mr. Ed" & I had attended the funeral of my second cousin
and had "breakfast" for lunch at Nate's in Fort Scott.
Thought it would be nice for you and husband, Jim to join us,
but then I decided against it as I wouldn't have been "good" company.
Perhaps next time we're in "town"!
Lovely tea for company at Linderhof!
Ed loved all the new sidewalks and the road was very smooth!
have a wonderful weekend!