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, October 14, 2009

Another Fall Dinner





We hosted another dinner last Saturday night. Similar to our week before party -- with the same centerpiece, candlesticks (and votives) and tablesetting.
Gold napkins echo the gold tablecloth (although of different fabric) and the blue and white plates look good against the gold.
We use our blue and white Spode plates often -- they're pretty plus they can go into the dishwasher -- an option not available with the china. And after dinner when we're rushing out of the house to attend the show at the Liberty Theatre . . . we don't have time for dishes.

The knife is under the menu -- just so you know that a lone fork is not a proper tablesetting!
The big blue and white bowl is a favorite of mine . . . and looks good filled with the pumpkins, gourds and bittersweet of fall.
The dining room -- awaiting our guests -- everything is ready . . . we're in the living room with the first glass of wine as we await the ring of the doorbell.

A Tale of Two Parties . . .


If this tablesetting looks familiar . . .

It is because it is!!!! This was the week before -- a darker cloth and the leaf dishes are the only differences.

I'm fonder of the tablescape with the dark green cloth -- not just because of the leaf dishes but because it looks richer.

Which is your favorite? The green cloth or the gold cloth?


It's Thursday -- perhaps my favorite day of the week for it's time for Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Visit her and see what other great tablescapes there are this week.

31 comments:

Bernideen said...

Very beautiful! We all do love fall. Your table settings is very attractive!

Mary said...

What a lovely fall table! You've outdone yourself, Martha.

~Country Lady~ said...

Lovely. I do prefer the dark green cloth because it makes everything richer looking. What I'd give to be a guest at Linderhof for a meal. You are truly a gifted cook and hostess.

Southerncook said...

The gold tablecloth and your tablesetting is amazing as always.

Carolyn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love both of the tableclothes. Your tablesetting is just beautiful. I love that gorgeous blue bowl with the fall decorations. Your dining room is lovely. Hugs, Marty

The Tablescaper said...

They both look beautiful, but the center piece is the show stopper. Just lovely with the bittersweet weaving through it.

- The Tablescaper

Lorrie said...

I think both tablecloths have their charm - I like the way changing something as simple as the cloth can change the look of a tablesetting. No need to have tons of different dishes. Fall tables are always so welcoming.

Lorrie

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Wow, Just changing the tablecloth made it look entirely different. Though, both tables are elegant, I think the gold cloth goes really well with the blue and white china.

Mimi said...

Love the blue and white china with the gold tablecloth.

The Bloom Girls said...

Both the tablescapes are beautiful! How lovely that you could entertain guests twice so recently! I believe that life is all about relationships, how wonderful that you are building those! I can see your gift of hospitality just shining in these pictures! Have a blessed week!

Madame Sucre said...

i totally think your fall dinner is adorable... this is a very beautiful setting and an elegant dinning room..

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love both tablescapes and I really love love your dining room, I'll have one of those please, thank you for sharing

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Once again, a gorgeous table, Martha.

chandelier magic - beach house said...

delicious - the apple dessert looks so good, and the blue and white plates are perfect, so homey and comforting - makin me hungry.

love the pesto post too - i'm gonna try it -

love your home and blog -
marsha

bj said...

Everything looks fabulous. Your dining room is just beautiful and I love your pretty tablesettings...

susan said...

Martha-You stay really busy entertaining ( and it always looks lovely!). I hope your friends reciprocate!

Charm and Grace said...

Martha, I am catching up after a couple of weeks on vacation. Your posts are just lovely... brimming with photos so beautiful that they could easily have been included in a Victoria magazine spread. I love your blue and white china. My mother has a lot of blue and white pieces in her home, and I've always thought them so lovely and versatile. I will have to try your pesto recipe, too. I had a wonderful pasta/pesto dish on vacation and thought I should get a good recipe for it... they voila! I pop over here and you have one waiting for me.

Blessings,
Christi

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love the bowl with all the fall vegetables. It is an attractive change from a fruit bowl.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think I like the green cloth the best. It seems to make the dishes "pop" a bit more off the table. Both setting are very pretty.

Sue

House things I like said...

This looks great. I'm a complete mess at the thought of entertaining. A basket case. You make it look like something I'd want to try.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Both tables are well done! Love the centerpiece...glad that didn't change! ;)

She Was Old Fashioned said...

What a pretty table, pretty room and everything about that room is just gorgeous! love the tablescape as well. Thanks for sharing!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

It's downright beautiful both wasy! Love the centerpiece! happy to see it again.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

I like it with the gold--very warm and rich. This is such a pretty tablesetting --love that centerpiece and love that room!!

Michelle said...

Happy Fall! Your tablescape is beautiful! Please stop by for a visit soon.
Michelle

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are always having beautiful dinners for friends. (I think I want to be a friend living near you). Both of these tablescapes look so pretty. I clicked to enlarge and that centerpiece bowl is stunning. laurie

Sarah said...

This is beautiful! I love the large blue bowl with the pumpkins and gourds. Stunning!

Kathleen said...

Lovely tables! Both are so pretty!

sherri@lavender fields said...

What a beautiful cozy home you have. Your table looks wonderful and goes so nicely with the rest of your home: )

Sweet and Savory said...

It is truly lovely. Good for you for making it happen.

Sweet and Savory said...

It is truly lovely. Good for you for making it happen.