Linderhof


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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, December 30, 2009

A "Tweener" Luncheon


Here on the prairie we use the word "Tweener" to define that week "between" Christmas and New Year's. I think it is indicative of prairie speak for I've not heard that week described that way anywhere else.

So on Monday after Christmas, the week "between" Christmas and New Year's, we had company at Linderhof.
A green tablecloth because it is still the Christmas season, the bowl of Christmas clementines for I love the orange in the blue oriental bowl. Leaves of kumquat and orange tucked in amongst the clementines.

And blue and white china, of course! The Christmas china is packed away until next year. Christmas Day dinner is the last time we use it. It's tradition.
The china is English and although there are some other colors it is mostly blue and white. White napkins in the silver napkin rings. My hotel silver knives and forks.
It's a simple table for a luncheon during this week between. But after the excess that is Christmas, it is good to do things in a simpler way.

It's Thursday, so please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and see how everyone has set their table this week! I so love Thursdays and seeing everyone's pretty dishes and centerpieces!




24 comments:

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've never heard the expression but I think it's a great time to entertain.

Beautiful table!

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a GREAT expression! I'm going to have to introduce this to New Jersey -- it's better than some of the local phrases at any rate!

LOVE the table. Very simple and pretty ---- china gorgeous and I ADORE the goblets; they are really special. And the clementines look fabulous -- perfect!

Cass

Chris said...

Hi Martha!

Your simple, elegant tablescape is just right for a "tweener" meal! Very pretty!

BTW, I just read that clementines are a great source of copper, which helps to rev up the metabolism! That's great news after the excesses of Christmas, isn't it?

Rettabug said...

I'd never heard of "tweener" either, so I've learned something new from this visit. Your orange & blue look soooo pretty together! You always do such a nice job of entertaining folks. Makes me want to sit right down. :)

Happy 2010!

Liz said...

Beautiful! It looks like a lovely English High Tea!

Happy New Year!
~Liz

Rene said...

Very pretty...and the blue and white with the clementines is gorge! Happy New Year!

Sharlotte said...

What a pretty table! I love the "tweener" term...this is the first I've heard it! I love your dishes...the blue is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing and happy new year!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur stately blue bowl centerpiece filled with clementines is so eye-catching! Orange and blue with a touch of green is gorgeous! Your table is welcoming and I just want to take a seat and have something yummy and talk. This tablescape really draws me in. So beautiful and comforting!
Yvonne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how beautiful this is -- and so elegant. Tweener is a wonderful way to describe this time. And to me, this week brings the peace of Christmas. I so enjoyed your tablescape -- cheers!

Sarah said...

Clever expression, and yes, a simple but elegant lunch is perfect. Thank you for sharing this lovely table.

Sonia said...

I love your tweener lunch...I must steal it too! Your table and dishes are so pretty. Happy New Year! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

ellen b said...

I really like this table! Using the clementines in the centerpiece is a fabulous idea! A very Happy New Year to you and yours!!

vignette design said...

I have always loved those plates. They are wonderul on that tablecloth. --Delores

Mimi said...

Love your simple but elegant table with all your English plates.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

I've never heard "Tweener"...but I really like it!
I'll bring it to Northern Michigan!
Your Luncheon scape is lovely...I am enamored with your Goblets...gorgeous...
Have a wonderful start to the New Year.
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Dining Delight said...

Love the simple elegance of your luncheon setting for the Tweener week. Just right for this "in between" time!

DD

Michael Lee West said...

Tweener is the perfect word for this week. The blue and white china is making me wild, and it's midnight! I've never seen such a beautiful pattern.
Have a wonderful New Year!

Maryrose said...

I love that expression Tweener. I have never heard that. Your table is lovely. I agree, that with the excess at Christmas less is a welcome change. You have such a talent and your pictures were fantastic.
Happy healthy New Year
Maryrose

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Great expression... 'Tweener'...

Beautiful photos.

Wishing you and yours, a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

Cathy Miller said...

"Tweener" is an excellent way to describe that week! May I borrow that? I love your table. And I pack away my Christmas dishes after Christmas Day as well. I usually break out the snowmen plates, but I do love your beautiful china...blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combos!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great idea, and such a wonderful tablescape. I hope you have a very Blessed and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

The Tablescaper said...

Love those plates! Are they marked? Who are they by?

- The Tablescaper

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wonderful table! The clementines in the blue and white bowl are especially pretty.

Happy New Year!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is very pretty! Love that china!

Cute "Tweener" expression!

Have a wonderful new year!

Katherine