Linderhof


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, April 22, 2009

A Garden Lunch

It's Tablescape Thursday and we want to thank Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting. It's always fun to see everyone's tables. Each is so unique and different and I love to see everyone's dishes.
It was a luncheon for 12. Too cold and too rainy to go out in the garden -- but one can bring the garden inside. So with a green tablecloth and green napkins as a basis, I brought in garden elements.

The centerpiece instead of flowers is my foix bois planter filled with ferns and other greenery.
At one end, a large mossy covered bird that spent the winter in the breakfast room. But he was gay and gardeny and perfect at one end of the planter.
At the other end of the planter, a cloche which covered a paper mache robin with a basket in his beak. A long ago find at Nell Hill's and a favorite of all that I have bought there.
With the centerpiece in place, glasses at each place and the menu between the cutlery, we're ready for company. The breakfast room chairs supplement the dining room ones so that we can seat 12.

37 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh Martha! What a great table this is. Such a pretty room! Happy TT!

Entertain Exchange said...

Gorgeous!

Katy said...

WOW, wha ta beautiful table! I adore the colors and all the greenery on the center of the table. Those glasses are beyond beautiful! Lovely work, thanks for sharing... Please check out the give away on my blog this week! ~Katy (Plucky)

Dream Mom said...

Pretty table. I love the last shot.

KD said...

Matha I just love this entire room. So inviting!

prof en retraite said...

Simply amazing!! The setting is already so classic and elegant....add the garden elements and it's perfect! Wow! I'm sure the luncheopn was a great success!! Thanks for sharing!...Debbie

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Martha - how absolutely stunning! I love that last picture where all the stemware in perfectly and elegantly lined up. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings, Barb

Kathleen Ellis said...

Martha, you did a great job bringing the garden inside...it's amazing!
;-D

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Martha...you have a wonderful dining room...so large and just beautiful! I love your nature themed tablescape! And I am totally jealous that you've been to Nell Hill's!!! :-) Thanks for a great TT! Susan

bj said...

What a FABULOUS table and room. I love your garden theme...it looks stunning.
I hope you didn't have to cook for those 12 people!! :O)

Martha said...

oh, but I did -- salad of mixed baby greens with vinaigrette, chicken broccoli quiche and a strawberry layer cake with strawberry frosting. Nary a crumb left!

xinex said...

Gorgeous setting, both of the rooma and the table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your indoor garden tablescape! So pretty!

marty39 said...

What a fabulous thing to bring the garden inside. It just makes everything look so festive and springy. Love the centerpiece decorations. So lovely. What a fabulous luncheon and I'm sure you all had a great time. Hugs, Marty

Kammy said...

Such a fabulous, enormous space, I am jealous ! I love everything from
the bottom of your legs (chairs
that is) to the tippy top of your
lovely large table ! You are so
creative and inviting ! Thanks for
sharing !

Hugs~
Kammy

Joyce said...

You are always having company and amazing tablescapes. Can I be your company? Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Chandy said...

Is one of those settings for me? I'd love to join in. ;-)

Beautiful table! Lovely dishes! Great share for today!

Pinky said...

Oh my goodness! WHAT a beautiful table and the menu sounds wonderful! Wish I had been there too! Thanks for sharing! Pinky

The Bloom Girls said...

Martha,

How lovely! Everything looks perfectly put together! I am sure everyone had a wonderful time!

Karyn

Janie's World said...

What a beautiful table. I love the garden touches, they feel earthy, even the little birdies. So organic and peaceful!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Martha, Martha - what a wonderful table for sooo many! And the word..foix bois...wonderful word but what does it mean???LOL Now I'm going to look it up. :)Nancy

Hansonpatch said...

I love the table, but also the shield back chairs! Great tablescape and very inviting!

LdyDy said...

Hi Martha!
I really like your table! Very Grand! Your buffet is also lovely! Love the blue and white platter and vases.

Acorn Cottage said...

WOW! Such a beautiful room! You've done a great job decorating! Looks like something straight out of a movie set!

Raggedy Girl said...

Happy Table Scape Thursday!

I am stopping by to visit From Between Naps on The Porch and your Spring luncheon table scape is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

from Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

Amy said...

What an absolutely charming table! What a good idea to bring the outdoors in. I really like the green tablecloth and the live plants and cute moss birdie really finish it off. Very creative. Amy:)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful table. I am spying your blue and white in the corner over there while I'm visiting as well. Very nice. I love that room.

Robin said...

I love your indoor garden tablescape.....so inviting and so gracious.

Hope your day is beautiful....

Mary@Boogieboard Cottage said...

What a lovely, lovely room! I like your idea of using a garden-y centerpiece-just beautiful. :O)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love your tablescape. Being a gardener I love to bring the outdoors in whenever I get the chance. I love the fern centerpiece.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What an elegant nature themed landscape! Cute bird with the basket!

Katherine

Linda/"Mom" said...

* How absolutely CHARMING ~ love the "natural" feel you've invoked here! Blessings, Linda *

Linda said...

Like the feel of nature you adde to your indoors!
Nice table and grand room!
Linda Q

Cass @ That Old House said...

You have given Mother Nature a run for her money in this tablescape. It is lovely -- natural, beautiful, and elegant.

Love it! You just do the most amazing table settings -- I am always awed.
Cass

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love it that your dining room is so large that you can seat 12. It would be a squeeze for me and I so love to entertain, I just do it in smaller groups.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love the way the sunlight comes into this room. Your table looks lovely, and that stemware looks beautiful. laurie

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Wonderfull fotos garden, nice , lovely table dinner, wish you plesure in garden in this time 's spring, greeting from belgium.