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, May 27, 2009

A Late Spring Lunch

It's Thursday and so we've all set our tables and are ready to show them off. Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see the other creative tabletops.
Last Wednesday I hosted a luncheon for four in the breakfast room. Although it was indoors, I wanted outdoors and so the centerpiece was my thyme topiary rabbit and the silver pails and watering cans held the salt and pepper.
A bright yellow and blue tabletopper seemed like spring and so no one really has to see the "rear end" of the rabbit, two brassy birds are on the tabletop as well.

Dishes are my blue Spode and napkins are white (for I don't have any yellow ones which would have been PERFECT!) A ladies luncheon and the knives are really German fruit knives with a horn handle.
The Spode brings out the blue in the tablecloth and the napkins, of course, are in my silver napkin rings.
The bunny, who usually resides in the garden really needs a bit of a haircut. He's cute and makes a perfect centerpiece.

It was a fun luncheon. Since it was a ladies luncheon we had chicken and broccoli quiche, harricot verte wrapped in chives and sprinkled with balsamic vinegar and baked. A chive blossom topping the bundle when it was served. Fresh hot croissants. Dessert, since it was ladies, was chocolate!

34 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the colors. The topper and spode are perfect together. Beautiful table!

Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I always love your blue Spode, and that tablecloth is really lovely. And how cute is that rabbit?!

KD said...

Oh I love that table cloth. Looks like we both used some blue Spode in our tablescapes this week. As usual, Martha, elegant and lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

Martha,

This is very nice. The blue Spode china and yellow & blue tablecloth are perfect together and I actually think the white napkins balance everything out nicely...

I love your bunny/thyme centerpeice! I bet it smelled wonderful. The S & P shakers are perfect and so cute!

This is a menu I will have to borrow. Just perfect for the ladies!!! Love it! :-)

Enjoy the rest of your week, Martha!

xoxo
Jane

Joyce said...

So pretty and I have to say the menu sounds wonderful with the chocolate. You are always entertaining and I think your friends are all lucky to be eating at your home. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Tammy518 said...

The luncheon sounds like such fun. I love the blue and yellow together, and the bunny is cute!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the table - cute bunny and wow the menu sounds wonderful!

Shelia said...

Gorgeous - love the blue and yellow!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty39 said...

Your little bunny is just too cute. Love the blue and yellow. YOur dishes are gorgeous. The menu sounds like it was fabulous. I know you all had a wonderful time. Hugs, Marty

ButterYum said...

Oo la la... very French! :)

Melissa Marie said...

Haircut or not, your bunny is adorable! :) Blue and yellow always makes a beautiful combination. :) And your luncheon menu is making me hungry! haha

Southerncook said...

Great minds think alike. I did yellow and blue too which is unusual for me. I have been reading Carolyne Rohyme's most recent book this week from cover to cover which might account for it. I love you tablecloth and everything about it. It is gorgeous.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

The Bloom Girls said...

The table is so pretty, I love the blue and yellow! I am sure everyone had a grand time!

Karyn

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Beauuutiful and so cheerful! *

And BTW, I believe you should be GLAD you didn't have the yellow napkins~ PERSONALLY, I think it looks better w/ the WHITE~~~ TRULY! (Gives the eye a sense of "rest"!)~~~

I'll bet you had great FUN setting this pretty table too, huh?!?!?

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

My favorite color combination. I want to come to a ladies lunch at Linderhof! laurie

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors!

Patty said...

Oh how lovely! The tablecloth is so beautiful! I love your Spode dishes too. I agree with others, the white napkins were perfect.

Candy said...

Those colors work great together. The blue just pops off the field of yellow. The plates are fabulous.

Enjoyed,
Candy

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Blue and yellow are one of my favorite color combinations. It looks so fresh and Frenchy. Spode is always right. Hugs.

Acorn Cottage said...

Blue and yellow is such a fresh cheerful combination! Love your little brass birds, so sweet! Your menu sounds delicious as usual!

A Hint of Home said...

Beautiful dishes! I love the blue and yellow combo.

niartist said...

OH WOWZA! Ok, hrmm - first thing I love - those plates. Feel free to send them to NY when you're done with them. LOL! Second thing - the sat and pepper in the little watering cans - HOW GENIUS!?!? Third thing - the way you brought it all together, and that whole outside in feeling - its a job super well done! :)

A Touch of Country said...

love your topiary rabbit!
Your table is beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Love the blue and yellow. Thanks for sharing your lovely table.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful table and I love the bunny~ Your friends are so fortunate to have you as their hostess :)

Zoey said...

Beautiful colors and your lunch menu has my mouth watering...It's almost lunch time.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

The dishes and the colors and pattern on the tablecloth really compliment one another. What a gorgeous setting!

Dream Mom said...

The Spode dishes are pretty! Beautiful table!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It's beautiful! I love blue and yellow and I think your white napkins look great!

Carrie said...

The tablecloth look beautiful with the lovely Spode plates.
Several of us used blue and white with yellow accents this week. It's great to see each person's setting.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh gorgeous table -- blue and yellow, perfect together! I love your bunny; I have a frog in the same wire form -- wearing a crown. He lives in our master bedroom, on Howard's highboy!

I am late commenting, so I also saw your corn bake for Friday -- looks good, and my daughters would LOVE it!
I'll give the recipe to Alida; she's a fledgling cook and this looks perfect.

That Spode is beautiful; almost too gorgeous to use!

Cass

Kathleen said...

I have never had anything like that! Sounds great for a large crowd!
Thanks for the recipe..

The table is beautiful love the colors..I combined comments...:)

Brenda said...

This is so beautiful! And a rabbit to entertain us too!
Brenda

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty... LOVE yellow and blue!