It's Thursday and time for the wonderful tablescapes that you'll find at Susan's, Between Naps on the Porch. It's always fun to see the creative tablescapes each week.
Wednesday we had a garden luncheon at Linderhof -- but because of threat of rain it was INSIDE!!!! But the table did say "garden" whether it was outside or inside in the breakfast room or the dining room. With six guests, alas, if we couldn't have it outside, it had to be in the dining room rather than the breakfast room which overlooks the garden.
I always do a menu for each guest -- this particular menu was also the placecard -- for each had the name of the guest on the menu. And at each place, a wee wire basket, lined with moss and filled with violas.
Silver salt and pepper shakers -- the pepper in a "watering can" and the salt in a garden pail. Bought several years ago from Smith and Hawken (at a ridiculous price but I had to have them) just for garden dining.
The centerpiece, two French wire baskets -- turned on top of one another and also lined with moss and filled with the same violas.
The cloth, a dark green which seems like a garden. The dishes are my blue and white Spode which are peeking out from under the menu. White napkins in my silver napkin rings.
The menu for the luncheon?
Chicken Dijon, Salad of garden greens, roasted cherry tomatoes, Farmer's market radishes with Linderhof vinaigrette and a rhubarb strawberry crisp (served warm) for dessert along with coffee.
(And don't mind my "oops" -- the date is listed at 2000 but it really should be 2009!)
Everyone had a grand time and they lingered over lunch as lunch should be lingered over.