Linderhof


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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, April 8, 2009

An Easter Week Lunch

It's Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Stop by and see all the great tables. Such creative tables and so inviting!

Tuesday, I hosted a luncheon for what I call The Lunch Bunch -- three friends who come to Linderhof once a month for lunch. What started out 9 years ago has continued and although we are all retired now, we still enjoy the monthly get together.

Since it was April, an Easter Lunch was a great theme and not only the table setting but the menu was "Spring"!
The centerpiece is an antique silver plate flower holder -- a high class "flower frog" in the shape of a basket -- an estate sale find and so perfect for the Easter table. Daffodils from the garden say spring!

The silver foiled rabbits are faux but the chocolate they are holding are real. A favor for my luncheon guests!

Blue and white plates, of course, and my white bunny covered bowls which are perfect for the first course soup. A green tablecloth which plays well against the silver centerpiece and white napkins complete the table setting.


The bowls were a find at TJ Maxx and I can't remember if they were last year or the year before purchase but they are a perfect vessel for the first course Cream of Lettuce soup garnished with carrots.
I always have a menu whenever I entertain and this luncheon was no exception. Victorian looking note cards featuring bunnies were at each place setting. Inside was the menu. A menu that is truly spring for we started with Cream of Lettuce Soup, followed by Asparagus in Puff Pastry with Lemon Butter Sauce and for dessert a strawberry layer cake.

We talked and visited as we always do whenever we get together and The Lunch Bunch pronounced this month's entree "the best". But they usually do. They are a great group and we so enjoy our monthly luncheons.

32 comments:

ellen b. said...

Oh how fun to have a lunch bunch! I love the colors and the settings and the menu!! I bet your friends look forward to this event every month!! Easter blessings on you...

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! Your bunny bowls are fantastic. Love the whole table,
Karen at Pine Cone Retreat

susan said...

I think it's so important to keep in touch with our girl friends!! Sharing your home and talent is a true gift. Love the "high class flower frog" :) Happy Easter!

Mary said...

How pretty, Martha. The play of colors is really lovely.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Beauuuutiful bunny casseroles/tureens!!! (Simply enchanting, and what a find! I have never seen any LIKE them!)~~~ Such a pretty table ~ sounds like a fun afternoon! Thank you! Linda

Acorn Cottage said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and a delicious menu! It's neat when you can find some special serving pieces like you bunny bowls! It's those little touches that make things extra special, and I'm sure your friends loved it!

KBeau said...

Your lunch bunch sounds like a lot of fun. I really like those covered soup bowls--mini-tureens (did I spell that right?).

Chari said...

Hello Martha...

So happy that you came by my place for a visit...thank you for your kind comments!

Ohhh...what fun to have a group of friends for a monthly luncheon! Your Easter/Spring table is absolutely gorgeous! I love your bunny soup tureens...they're adorable! One of my favorite items that you've used in your tablescape is that beautiful silver vace...the daffodils are simply beautiful!

Sending Easter wishes and blessings your way...
Chari

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table, Martha! I love the covered bowls. It's all wonderful.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love the bowls.

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Southerncook said...

Beautiful table, Martha as always and I am envious of those beautiful bunny bowls. Happy Easter.

Carolyn

The Bloom Girls said...

Oh Martha, How fun! I love the bunny bowls, they are too cute! I am sure everyone had a wonderful time! The chocolate was just an added bonus! Have a wonderful Easter!

Karyn

Candy said...

Love your table, not too much to distract from those lovely blue plates under awesome white bunny bowls. And the silver bunnies are perfect. One of my favorite tables so far.
Blessings, Candy

ceekay said...

Your luncheon looks like it was so much fun. I love those bowls!! Happy Easter!

susan said...

Martha--The bunny was a gift from a friend--all it says on the bottom is "made in China" :) Good Luck!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love daffodils and the combination of the yellow with the blue and white is always one of my favorites. The bowls are fabulous. Hope your lunch bunch has a great time. Happy Easter.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

How lovely! Lucky friends!
Have a happy Easter, Marsha

Janie's World said...

A lunch bunch is the way to go. Good company and a lot of catching up! Love your little bunny tureens, they are so adorable. I've always loved the foil bunnies, you did such a great job using them!

Sheri said...

Lovely setting! I love daffodils in the spring. :)

Kathleen said...

Oh I love those bowls!! Such a pretty table!
Happy Easter!

Jennifer said...

That's so nice!!

My twin sister and I have best friends who are twins and we have been friends since 3rd grade and we're 41 now! We're getting together this Sat. for our brunch, although it won't be as fancy as yours!

It is so nice to have a great group of friends to share your life with!

Painter's Place said...

I love the bowls. What a great find at TJ Maxx! Happy Easter!

Gina

Chandy said...

What a great table! I love all the wonderful touches you added! I love your tureens!

Happy Thursday!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Blue and white is always my favorite.
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those bunny tureens are the best ever! Linderhof just looks like such a wonderful place. I'm sure friends love to come have lunch or just enjoy the atomosphere. laurie

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fun lunch event! and those bunny tureens are adorable!
Happy Easter!
;-D

Shelia said...

Hi Martha! Oh, I love your table. Could I get an invitation? I guess it's too late! ;) Everything is so pretty and I adore those pretty white bunny bowls!
Be a sweetie,
Shelai ;)

Joyce said...

Covered bunny bowls are so adorable. Menu sounds delicous.
Happy Easter.
Joyce

Dream Mom said...

I just LOVE those bowls!!!!!!!!! They look beautiful on that blue plate. How wonderful to have such good friends to get together.

Linda said...

Ok I want those bunny bowls!!!
Nice lunch table, looks like fun to me!
Linda Q

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh! So! Pretty!