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 1, 2009

A Weekend of Parties . . . Party One, A Light Supper

I love participating in Tablescape Thursday, sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. It's fun not only to share what we've been doing at Linderhof but also to see what everyone else has done with their table.
This is the first of two parties last weekend. A light supper before a caberet show at our event theater. Husband Jim and I like to entertain before we go off to the theatre and a light buffet supper is the perfect way to have a quick supper before the show -- which started at 7 p.m.!
A stack of my blue room plates, gold napkins rolled up and placed in a silver bread basket and another silver bread holder for the monogramed sterling forks.
What is any party without beverages and this party was no exception. A nice choice of wines with wine glasses handy. Guests could have their choice of both the glass and the vintage.
The table is ready -- beverages on one side, food on the other. The ham with little rolls and mayonnaise and mustard. An orange rice salad (served at room temperature) and a broccoli tomato salad (served at room temperature). Dessert was a cream cheese frosted banana cake.

We had twelve for this party and we ate with our plates on our laps in the living room or at the table in the breakfast room. Two guests, however, ate standing at the table, taking little bits and bites.

Be sure to see the post after this -- A Weekend of Parties . . . Party Two, Luncheon.


Blondie's Journal said...

Very nice supper. I love your blue & white Spode. I tried to get a close~up but it was a little blurry.

I like how you have the napkins and silver in siver baskets. Is your monogrammed silver a family heirloom? Fabulous!


The Norwegian said...

Your tables always look so inviting! I would be a goner once I saw the silver trays - your salads sound wonderful -orange rice salad and broccoli tomato salad. It must be wonderful to be a guest at your house.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! I do wish I could be at your nest party -- you do it right!

Scribbler said...

This is gorgeous -- will you share the recipe for the salad with oranges?


Unknown said...

Your buffet table looks so pretty. I love all the silver pieces. Your dining room is gorgeous!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Two fabulous tablescapes, Martha! Everything looks wonderful...and the menus sound delicious...last minute gatherings are often the best, don't you think?! Those rattan chargers from Nell Hill's are great!
Happy April!

Lorrie said...

Very pretty. I like the way you corralled all the glassware onto silver trays.


Unknown said...

Very elegant!!

Lynda said...

What a pretty table, and the food looks delicious!

Christi at A Southern Life said...

I want to come visit you. Beautiful tables, great looking food and wine, sounds perfect! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! Just stay put - I'm coming over! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have to tell you...I look SO closely at your tablescape..and am looking at all the others...I am on the brink and with your encouraging words today...maybe I will try it this coming Thursday! Does it have to
Because if it does...I am sunk!
~smiles and such~

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gorgeous buffet supper! Done with style and grace -- lovely dishes, every detail just perfect. Great! Thanks for sharing, and I hope the show was good!

Fantastic tablescape.... Cass