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.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Blue and White Luncheon

Guests coming for luncheon and on a sunny winter day what better than paperwhites almost blooming in a blue and white vase, the table set with blue and white china. I have a love affair with blue and white whether it is new blue and white from Hobby Lobby or ancient blue and white from China or Japan.
And of course, I also have a love affair with blue and white dishes -- because they go withe verything! And I love to mix Dutch, English and Asian pieces all on the same table.
To complete the centerpiece, two birds "flew" in. Not blue and white but just the added touch needed to finish off the table.

I've always felt that the food is important for a meal but the table setting is to. As food is pleasing to the stomach so should the table be pleasing to the eye.


Mary Bergfeld said...

Beautiful! I love your birds and the tart below looks wonderful. Bob loves mincemeat pie...I know what I'll be doing this afternoon.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful! I love anything blue and white...

and your paperwhites...sigh...I am ready for spring!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I was just thinking today how very much I love the sweet fragrance of paperwhites. A wintertime treat.

La Table De Nana said...

I love your little bulb starting pot! So pretty! I agree I like a pretty table too:)