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 7, 2009

Fall Harvest Dinner

It's fall -- my favorite season and fall tables, I think are so lovely. The colors of fall seem to go well with the colors of Linderhof.

A dark green tablecloth seems a perfect backdrop for the oranges and golds of the pumpkins and gourds.


Each place is a blue and white Spode plate, a small leave plate (to be used as a bread and butter plate) that I got ages ago at Wal Mart. Gold napkins blend well with the greens, golds and oranges of fall.
The big blue and white bowl is always on the dining room table this fall -- filled with pumpkins and gourds and bittersweet. It's low enough that it is a perfect dinner party centerpiece. Some more bittersweet twined around and some mercury glass votives placed here and there and my sterling candlesticks on either end for more candlelight.
Silver wine bottle holders placed around the table so that refilling glasses is not a chore. Placecards are silk leaves -- with the names written on them with Magic Marker. Thankfully, all the guests had short names!
I always love that time -- just before the party starts when everything is ready and the guests have yet to arrive. The table always looks so pretty and so expectant.

Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for it's time for Tablescape Thursday -- it's fall and I'm sure that there will be several fall tablescapes. It will be fun to see everyone's take on how to decorate and set a table for fall!

27 comments:

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Martha,
Always so beautiful! I enjoy reading your post so much. You amaze me with all your lovely place settings.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

erica said...

Hi Martha.......

Your Fall table looks stunning. Where do you find time?
You have so many beautiful dishes and place settings. Thanks for sharing.

Erica [teacup]

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love your fall tablesetting, it is just lovely. I love the blue and white bowl with the pumpkin inside, goes so wonderful to gether, thanks for sharing...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You really do have a beautiful fall table. I love the pretty dishes and the blue bowl is so pretty with all the gourds and pumpkins and bittersweet. Your accessory pieces just put the icing on the cake. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

lemonverbenalady said...

I wish I were a guest! Beautiful presentation as always!

Sarah said...

Beautiful table with stunning details. Clever idea to use the silk leaves as place cards.

niartist said...

Oh Martha, that bowl is fantastic! Simply gorgeous - your tablescapes are always so great, can't miss! Speaking of can't miss! I'm having a giveaway worth $175 you're GOING TO LOVE LOVE LOVE! Please stop by soon - it ends quick! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring! :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Martha this is absolutely lovely! That first photo looks like a painting! Beautiful!

Rettabug said...

What a warm, welcoming site this table must have been for your guests!
You can tell you pay attention to even the smallest detail.
Beautifully done, Martha!!

♥ Rettabug

Acorn Cottage said...

Just lovely Martha as all of your tablescapes are! I'm glad that you have a bounty of friends and such a great family and enjoy entertaining! Thanks for sharing!

Smiles,

Nancy

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a lovely tablescape! I love your transferware and little leaves. Very nice! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty this all is -- you always think of everything -- the perfect hostess!

Mimi said...

Such a pretty autumn table! Love the bowl of pumpkins/gourds/squash.

ceekay said...

I love your idea with using silk leaves for place cards. I may need to copy that! Everything is beautiful. Fall is my fav also! Happy TT!

Carrie said...

Very pretty.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your table looks beautiful! I love the centerpiece.

ellen b said...

What a beautiful table and lovely room to welcome your guest to. I really like the deep rich colors of fall and you've combined them well. Enjoy...

Chandy said...

Ooohhh, am I invited? I love that beautiful table! I'm so glad that I came to visit today!

Mary said...

Another lovely table, Martha. You have such a knack for this.

Midlife Mom said...

Oh my, what a beautiful table setting! You've inspired me, now I've got to go see what I have to make up a nice setting! Fall is my favorite time to decorate, even more so then Christmas.

Thaks for stopping by and come on by again soon! Now I want to check out other Tablescape Thursday!!!

Midlife Mom said...

Whoops! I meant to type THANKS!

Allison Shops said...

Lovely fall setting. Just beautiful.

Someone's Mom said...

Your table is beautiful, and I love the bowl as a centerpiece. I remember when we used to drive out in the country and my mom would find fresh bittersweet along a fence. It has been years since I've seen any...it would be such a treat!

Sue

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

nice!! so inviting__but i DON'T LIKE the time right before guests come--I get nervous--I like it much better after they arrive!!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful table! Love all the details!

tardevil said...

Gorgeous! Love your centerpiece. Everything works so well together.

The Stylish House said...

Martha,
Your blue and white bowl is a showstopper and a perfect centerpiece! I love the way you arranged the items in it. Nicely done!
Cathy