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 1, 2009

A Weekend of Parties . . . Party Two, A Luncheon

I love Tablescape Thursday that Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts each Thursday. It gives us a chance to share our tables at Linderhof as well as see what others do with their tables. I always drool as I scan the other magnificent tablescapes that are shared each Thursday. Everyone is so clever.
Friday night, we had twelve for a light supper before the caberet show. Saturday, we had a luncheon for seven. The star of the caberet show, Marilyn Maye, and several of her friends who came to the prairie with her.

It was not a planned luncheon but rather an impromptu invitation issued while visiting with Miss Maye and her friends during a late breakfast at the hotel where everyone stayed.

The woven charges from Nell Hills (which I love and use a lot especially for luncheons), the Spode blue and white plates. The gold napkins but this time in my silver napkin rings in the center of the plate.
Our nice red wine glasses and although some of the wines offered were white rather than red, we threw caution to the wind and used them for both red and white. We love the balloon shape and they do hold a nice pour!

The centerpiece was a bouquet of florists flowers which was a gift from a Friday night guest. Put into one of my blue and white bowls it was perfect -- for both parties!

The food was set out buffet style in the breakfast room and our guests filled their plates there. It was an easy way to have a luncheon. The menu -- ham on little rolls with an apricot curry mayonnaise, orange rice salad and broccoli tomato salad. Thankfully, I had made plenty the evening before.

Alas, there was no banana cake left from Friday but I did have some nice blueberries and blackberries in the fridge and made a quick crisp. Served with a big dollop of whipped cream flavored with Whidby Island Loganberry Liqueur. Wee cups of strong coffee and wee glasses of favorite liqueurs ended the meal.

As the spring snow fell it was a nice leisurely March luncheon.

Be sure to see the post before this -- A Weekend of Parties . . . . Party One, A Light Supper -- it was the start of a fun weekend!

33 comments:

marty39 said...

Gorgeous tablescape. I love the blue and yellow. The menu sounds just wonderful also. What a nice impromptu gathering. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty tablesetting. I love that you included the menu which was perfect for a luncheon!

xoxo
Jane

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

You must be a gourmet cook as well as a hostess with the mostest! I love your silver and gold mixed together.
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I am soooo impressed that you put together this beautiful tablescape and a lovely luncheon on such little notice. I loved everything on that table, and I loved the menu too. You are obviously a real hostess with the mostess! laurie

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm so impressed that you "threw" this together at the last minute. Table and menu are impressive.

Kathleen said...

Lovely table and delicious menu!
And a fun gathering..what could be bad??

ellen b. said...

We love Whidbey Island and we used to visit and buy this Loganberry liquer on the island. How wonderful that you actually entertianed with this beautiful scape!!

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susan said...

This looks and sounds just like an old fashioned "house party" in the movies! There's no such thing as a "light" meal for twelve !!!:) Beautiful!

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Your table was just lovely! The lighting very soft and romantic. Love the blue and gold together on those woven chargers.
Kate

Domestic Designer said...

Your tablescape it lovely! Can I come and eat? Have a great day!

Cynthia said...

this is so pretty, I love those candlesticks and of course the blue spode plates! Cindy

Linda said...

Soooo pretty! Of course I love the blue & white spode plates - so classic. And we have the same chairs as you do in the dining room! Pretty room. Linda

Candy said...

Good friends, food, and wine...what could be better.
Your blog name reminds me of a trip to Germany in which we visited the Linderhof Palace.
Love your prairie home.
Blessings, Candy

Acorn Cottage said...

Wow Martha! You outdid yourself! Pretty nice for a "casual" lunch. Now you've got me wondering what a "fancy" luncheon would consist of! The pictures are just lovely as usual! You are a gracious hostess!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Pretty table.Wished I could have been there. The food sounds yummy.Think I'll go eat now ! :) :)

MindyMac said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! I love your pretty tablescape. You have so many yummy recipes too! I'm going to have to try that Espresso coffee cake!

Scribbler said...

This is so lovely -- you must be an accomplished hostess! I would probably be having a cow at the prospect of having that many people!

I like the arrangement you have on the sideboard -- all the blue and white -- beautiful composition.

Scribbler

Janie's World said...

Beautiful luncheon tablescape! Love the center of your table.

Joyce said...

Do you hear the knock on your door right now? Surprise it is me! I can't wait to come in and see what you are baking and what the next tablescape will look like. You had a busy weekend and it all looked fabulous. Lucky friends who were invited into your warm home!
Thank you for commenting on my first tablescape.
Joyce

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by. Your home is just beautiful..and so was your TABLESCAPE! I still have not had the nerve to try one..as I don't think I have enough goodies to make a good one. Maybe one day!
Have a wonderful day!
Mona

Chandy said...

A very elegant table! Nicely done!

Sofia Striffler said...

Looks so warm and inviting. Sorry for the spring snow! What a wonderful evening

LdyDy said...

What a fun weekend! Lovely tablescapes, delicious food and wine and friends! Perfect! Thanks for stopping by.... it's sad but true...I had to slightly giggle at your goldfish story! Hugs!

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Ah, living dangerously - using red wine glasses for both red and white!! (Ha, ha). Beautiful table for a lovely luncheon.

Shelia said...

This is so lovely! It really has an old world elegant feel to it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love your table, very simple but so so classy! My favorite kind...

Carolyn said...

You did a great job-very pretty!
Carolyn

Cass @ That Old House said...

You are a hostess extraordinaire!

Fantastic.

Cass

KBeau said...

Hey, I'm all for using red wine glasses for white wine. Ours have to serve both purposes.

SusanQ said...

You set a beautiful table, Martha!

Nicole ~ said...

You have so many pretty pieces, I love the Spode plates. Everything looks so devine.

Have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Mary said...

Such lovely tables! Your home is so beautiful!