I'm happy to be able to participate in Tablescape Thursday again -- it's such a fun thing to do and we so appreciate Susan at Between Naps on the Porch which hosts this event.
Saturday night we decided to have a dinner party for my favorite number -- six. It's a small enough table that all of the guests can paricipate in all of the conversation but yet, with a diversity of guests it makes for interesting conversation.
With white roses found for the centerpiece, I decided that it would be a blue and white tablescape.
Instead of a tablecloth, we decided to use our wicker charges which we bought "eons" ago at Nell Hills. The plates for dinner were my Spode Blue Room. With my four blue vases holding the white roses, white napkisn seemed to fit the blue and white theme. The napkins, of course, in some of my collection of silver napkin rings.
Whenever we entertain, we always make a menu for the evening. We take a picture of the set table and that picture is at the top of the menu. A souvenier of an evening at Linderhof.
Saturday night dinner was a combination of old favorites and new recipes. We started with my famous Linderhof sherried mushroom soup, followed by a salad of baby spinach, blueberries, bleu cheese and toasted pecans with vinaigrette, a pork loin with a lemon cream sauce and roasted vegetables -- a mix of leeks, fennel, new potatoes, asparagus and green beans sprinkled with Parmesan cheese after roasting and put back into the oven so that the cheese can melt. Dessert -- a great lemon mousse from the latest Barefoot Contessa cookbook.
With the table ready, the food prepped, a fire in the fireplace and candles lit . . . we await our company.