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 15, 2009

A Sunflower Luncheon

I love Tablescape Thursday. It is always so much fun to see everyone's tables and it is so nice of Susan at Between Naps on a Porch to host the event.
I had company for lunch today. Company from far away from the prairie -- Montreal in Canada. What better way to show prairie friendliness that our own sunflowers on the table. And of course, with only four for lunch, the breakfast room overlooking the garden is the perfect place for lunch.
A bargain at Wal Mart a $5 a bunch, it took two bunches to make a nice showing in this blue and white vase.
As always, there is a menu at every place -- and the picture at the top of the menu is a picture of the table. A great souvenir for guests (and for me!)
The gold tablecloth echoed the gold of the sunflowers and the brown napkins echoed the sunflower centers. Blue and white dishes went well with the blue and white vase. The napkins were in our antique silver napkin rings as usual. It is always fun to use a collection.

The menu featured all the flavors of spring -- a salad of mixed baby greens, Chicken Marabel from the Silver Palate Cookbook served with roasted asparagus. And for dessert, a strawberry tart!

They lingered long, as company usually does at Linderhof.

18 comments:

Mary said...

You are a very gracious hostess. Your tablescape is beautiful.tryph

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The sunflowers look really pretty in the blue and white vase. Very nice.

Michelle said...

Blue and yellow is such a perfect theme! Love your glasses!

Crystal said...

Love the sunflowers and paired with blue and white makes them pop. Also, liked the menu idea, clever ;)

Thanks for sharing!
Crystal
thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

Janie's World said...

Putting a picture of the table on the menu is a fantastic idea!!! I love it! I absolutely love your vase. It is gorgeous! Your friends were so lucky and must have felt so special!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

The menu is such a nice touch and I love those sunflowers!

Have a good day, Marsha

Chandy said...

Those sunflowers are very nice indeed! Great pairing with blue and the menu is such a nice touch!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Isn't Kansas the Sunflower state! I love the table and I think your idea of the menu with the picture of the table is genius!!! Thanks for sharing. :)Nancy

Linda said...

I love sunflowers, blue & yellow and roosters - you did a fantastic job! Linda

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice. Sunflowers in the sunflower state! I love sunflowers.

Southerncook said...

Oh how I wish I could be a guest at one of your luncheons. Just beautiful Martha.

Carolyn

Dream Mom said...

What a well thought out table. The flowers are gorgeous as are all of the details.

Cynthia said...

Martha,
How pretty! I love blue as you saw by my tablescape and the yellow sunflowers are just perfect! Great yummy sounding food too. Cindy

Kammy said...

How beautiful and I love the picture of your home ! I live right
next door in Colorado ! Thanks for
sharing ~ Hugs, Kammy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh my, I would linger long at Linderhof too. Beautiful tablescape. laurie

Shelia said...

I'm sure your friends were thrilled to get to sit at such a lovely table! Love the flowers against all your blue! What a nice table!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Robin said...

I love your tablescape.....your plates are gorgeous....and the menu with the photo is a wonderful idea.


Hope your day has been beautiful

Judy said...

I love the sunflowers with the blue dishes. Beautiful photos.