We've all got out our dishes and set our tables with the finest. It's time for Susan's Tablescape Thursday! Scoot on over to Between Naps on the Porch to see what everyone has done.
Getting ready for the garden tour, we've not had much company. But I did get a play afternoon this afternoon (but I did garden BEFORE and AFTER!)
We had a great salad lunch at the Lutheran Church in the town 20 miles from here and then, because their desserts are really bite size, came back to Linderhof for "real" dessert. Not coffee for the heat has come to the prairie, but rather icy tea.
A simple cake -- French yogurt cake with an orange mamalade glaze -- a light cake for a hot day. The pitcher of tea awaits in the fridge -- getting even more cold. My guests gifted me with the cake server last Christmas. It has a butterfly on it.
As do the napkins -- an impulse buy from Pottery Barn around Easter.
The plates are English -- an Estate Sale find (and I've got cups and saucers, a cake plate and sugar and creamer to match -- a real English tea set) -- as are the pearl handled cake forks.
It was too hot to be in the garden and so we were inside watching the antics of the birds. The real reason we got together after the salad luncheon was not really a lack of dessert but because we had made our living wreath.
Which we gave to our friend (from the three of us) in remembrance of her 10 year old granddaughter who passed away last month.
She was touched!