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.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dinner Party

We love having company for dinner. And the first thing we do are drinks and appetizers. Sometimes we have a martini, othertimes a bar so that our guests can choose their potion, and then othertimes we start with wine.

Our dinner parties are a moveable feast. Appetizers and drinks of choice are taken in one place, dinner in another.

In summer, we sometimes start on the front porch with drinks and appetizers and end up dining in the breakfast room overlooking the garden (or if weather permitting in the garden itself.)

In fall and spring, we often start in the breakfast room and eat dinner in the dining room.

In winter, we take our drinks before the fire in the living room and dine in the dining room.
Saturday we had a dinner party and we started in the living room with wine. A selection of reds all poured into our balloon glasses -- made especially for red.

The appetizer was roasted asparagus. Which went extremely well with the wine.

A fun way to start a fun dinner party.


Caroline said...

Mmm, wine is always fun. :)

Anonymous said...


Love how you start your dinners in different parts of the house during the season's.

......mmmmmm red wine.


La Table De Nana said...

We had our red balloon glasses last night too Martha:)

Cute post~ Cozy w/ the fireplace....

The Norwegian said...

Your photo images are always a feast for the eyes. This beginning to a dinner party is so inviting. Always inspiring - must be fun to be a guest at Linderhof!

Deanna said...

Hello Martha!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hi. Love the Kansas Prairie. Really like your 1920's house on the Prairie.

Your Lavender Pound cake looks awesome and I can imagine how delicious it must taste. Wish we could visit over a cup of coffee and some of this cake.

Hopefully I will get my act together and get pics on my blog. Your pictures are very nice.

I'll check back later and read some more on your blog!

God Bless,
Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

Cathy said...

Oooh, I would love to come to your house for dinner. What a lovely way to start the evening.

Wasn't Foodie Friday fun? Your pound cake looks divine with the touch of lavender.