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 28, 2009

A Tea Room Lunch


Lunch in a tea room with proper manners was a rite of growing up. I treasure those memories first with my mother and aunt and then with teenage friends. And although there are tea rooms today, they aren't the same as those tea rooms were.

So last week for the Lunch Bunch Lunch, I recreated the atmosphere of a ladies tea room. A pristine white cloth and white napkins (although I did use my silver napkin rings).
A table for four for this luncheon.
A properly laid place with plate, cutlery and a small menu. The Linderhof Tea Room Lunch menu told what we were having. Alas, no choices like a real tea room. But it WAS real tea room food!
Always a small vase of fresh flowers in the middle of the table -- these from my garden.

The menu was typical tea room -- gingered carrot soup, a quiche, a corn muffin and a decadant dessert -- 4 layer chocolate cake. And coffee served from a silver pot.

It's Thursday -- that means that it's time to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other tables have been set today! My favorite day of the week.



27 comments:

Bernideen said...

Very lovely table here!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a thrill for your friends to have lunch at such a love "Tea Room Table". Everything looks just perfect, and the menu sounds fabulous. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Pondside said...

What a treat for you and your Lunch Bunch!
On Friday my sister and I visited our favorite tea room and had a lovely afternoon. The Tea Room culture is alive and well in Victoria!

Stine in Ontario said...

The gingered carrot soup sounds yummy!

Mimi said...

I love the blue and white...I never tire of it! Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love you blue transferware. I have the same set hanging on my kitchen walls. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!~

Deanna said...

lovely!!!
d

ChrisH said...

What a delight to find your blog - I love a good tea and your treat for your friends looked fab - lucky friends.

susan said...

Your table looks beautiful and I love those glasse. I love how you always do menus. I remember taking my own daughter to special "ladies" lunches. I think girls learn a lot doing that and we both treasure the memories!

Maria Killam said...

I love the menu! Coffee from a silver pot, does anyone pour coffee into another pot to serve it these days? Clearly you do, love it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful tea table, Martha!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You have lucky friends to be treated to such a lovely tea room luncheon!

Mary said...

What a lovely tea table. Your menu is spot on.

Carrie said...

Love your table-- so simple but so beautiful.

Cynthia said...

What a sweet treat to have lunch at the tea room. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Ms.Daisy said...

I absolutely love that you have a "Lunch Bunch" lunch as I and a group of friends have our
Dinner Group." We get together at one another's homes at least once a month. We are all single and don't get the chance to use our "good stuff" anymore! Love that beautifully set tea table. Thanks for stopping by on Outdoor Wednesday and your nice comment.

Ms.Daisy

NM said...

This is a lovely post and I really love your tablescape as I am a big fan of blue and white china. I am also a big fan of having a refined "tea" and my husband and I often take our kids to high tea. I posted something about a morning tea I had with my 12 year old daughter a couple of weeks ago- would love for you to come visit.
http://5minutesjustforme.blogspot.com/2009/10/morning-tea-with-m.html
Best wishes, NM.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I have never been to a tea room. But I would love to eat at your place.

Jeanette said...

The beautiful red flowers make the table to me. It does remind me of the Tea Rooms in the South.

From the Kitchen said...

Lovely, lovely. If you are anywhere near Chicago, may I come to tea?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I just wanted to stop by again and thank you for stopping by and always leaving such gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I used to love going to tea rooms for lunch! It's been quite a while -

The flowers from your garden are so pretty! Lovely tablesetting, Martha!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well, now, Martha -- you know that if I could have a meal in your breakfast room with its BRICK FLOOR THAT I COVET ...you could serve me Corn Flakes and Lik-A-Made and I'd still be happy, but a menu like this... bliss.

What a charming table! I love the idea of a Lunch Bunch -- fun! I also love that you served coffee at your "tea room lunch." :-)

Coffee trumps tea, for me.
Lovely post -- and GORGEOUS blue dishes, too.
Cass

Dining Delight said...

Looks wonderful and perfect for a "Tea Room Lunch"! How great it would be to be one of your guests!

DD

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

My sister and I used to go to a tea room when we were in college -- lovely table you've set.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

ahhh, so nice and I feel like I have gone back in time! The soup sounds nice but I suppose it has dairy?

Charm and Grace said...

I just love your blog... as you can see I am catching up. Your home is so lovely, and I am really enjoying going through your older posts and photos.

Blessings,
Christi