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 21, 2009

A Breakfast Room Dinner

We start every day here with first coffee and then breakfast and we end every day here as well with first a martini and then dinner.

It's a small room, our breakfast room, and a small table so rarely do we dine here with dinner guests.

But one evening we had only five for dinner so, we decided to eat in the breakfast room -- watching the birds have their dinner as well.
A simple gold cloth, the gold napkins (in the silver napkin rings) and of course, the blue Spode. The blue and white oriental bowl which hold apples during the fall is the centerpiece . . .
My newest purchase -- these "new" old candlesticks. They look aged but they're actually new and I love anything bird especially in the breakfast room. They were a splurge -- a real splurge but I absolutely love them.
The metal bread basket was a new purchase as well and I'm thinking about getting a second for when we dine at the "big table".
It was really more of a supper than a dinner -- a first course of the last of the farmer's market tomatoes and fresh mozarella and fresh basil sprinkled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, followed by big bowls of Plaza III steak soup and a great baguette. Dessert was a four layer chocolate cake.

You see, I did have company that evening, but I spent the day in the city -- playing (for I bought the candlesticks and bread basket and had lunch with a friend). The soup slowly simmered all day in the crock pot and shamelessly, I bought the baguette and the four layer chocolate cake!

What's more important -- making ALL of the dinner myself and not having enough time to have friends over OR buy what I didn't have time to make and spend a nice evening with friends. I'll always chose the second!

It's Thursday which means that it's time for tablescapes. Please join Susan At Between Naps on the Porch to see how everyone's tables are set this Thursday!

20 comments:

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Your tablescape is lovely, but the menu is making me drool all over my keyboard...sounds delicious!

Jane

Rettabug said...

I never could tell the difference between "supper" & "dinner"! LOL
Whatever, it looks like you had a lovely meal & the food sounds delish!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh the table looks so pretty. I love the blue spode and your new candlesticks are stunning. The soup sounds so good. So glad you chose to visit with friends. That's always the best. Hugs, Marty

sherri@lavenderfields said...

What a beautiful place to start your day! So peaceful looking! Your table is beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by my sight and your comment! I'm new here and I'm having a great time loking at all these amazing tables. Bye for now Sherri : )

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your splurge! We all have to do that every now and then -- your table looks devine -- as always!

Janie's World said...

A beautiful little spot to enjoy each other's company!

Cathy said...

I'm with you, Martha. I would rather have guests more often even if it means taking a time-saving shortcut now and then. Your breakfast room is lovely.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I'll take cozy over big and lavish any day! I love your breakfast room. And your Spode of course!
Brenda

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the candlesticks! I also want the recipe for the steak soup if you are willing to share it. Everything looks wonderful.

Sue

Chari said...

Hi Martha...

Yet another beautiful table set at Linderhof! I really do love your breakfast room...it's so sweet and cozy!!! My friend, I love your new candleholders with the sweet birds...they're gorgeous!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Mary said...

What a perfect way to start the day. The table is lovely.

Mimi said...

I ♥ all your blue and white.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

"Only 5 for dinner"! Sounds like a lot to me, and how brilliant you are to be able to pull together a lovely table AND a delicious meal after shopping all day! I'm so impressed. Love those candle holders. laurie

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me ... and I love your table. Give me apples and I'm a happy girl! Love the Octoberfest posting, too.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love that you used silver napkin rings on the gold napkins! Very pretty table, Martha!

Pondside said...

Spending time with friends, shopping for the perfect table ornaments and then picking up something delicious for dinner - my girl, you have your priorities right!

Liz said...

So Pretty! It looks like the perfect spot to entertain!

~Liz

MissB said...

Looks great! I LOVE the candlesticks.

FHancock said...

Attempting to post a comment, but it doesn't seem to be going through. So I apologize in advance if my recent comment appears many times.

Anyway, lovely table setting. As I mentioned before (possibly) I just might steal an idea or two from your table settings.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Another beautiful table--so glad you could get the bird candle holder. Love the setting.