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, January 13, 2010

Another Blue and White Luncheon

Blue and white is the china of choice for luncheon at Linderhof. We love our Spode blue room and believe in using things and using them often. But this is a truly blue and white luncheon.
For the tablecloth is a piece of blue and white toile fabric -- to layer over a regular white one -- an inexpensive way to add a bit of pattern or design on a table without buying lots of tablecloths. Napkins, too, are blue -- linen ones from Williams - Sonoma bought actually for use in the garden in the summer. But they seemed perfect with the blue and white toile.
Four is the perfect number when we eat in the breakfast room -- it's a small room, you see -- and in the winter, it's made even smaller with the plants that are brought in for the winter.
I don't have a favorite blue room plate -- each one is unique and each one is pretty. Any time we find them on sale, we will pick them up -- for I think they set a pretty table.
And our centerpiece has to be blue and white as well! A Spode blue and white pitcher and some blossoms in white.

It's a simple setting -- but those in the breakfast room usually are. The conversation and the food are the star -- the tablesetting just a supporting character.

It's Thursday -- the week has just flown! So join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other table settings there are for this second Tablescape Thursday of 2010!

35 comments:

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

It's hard to beat a blue & white table! I have that same plate with the castle - love it! Linda

Pondside said...

Beautiful table - I like the way you've used the piece of toile. What did you eat?

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely table. It must be a blue and white week!!! I'm using some of my blue and white - with a punch of pink - this week too.

- The Tablescaper

Southerncook said...

Everything is just gorgeous. I love your blue and white and the toile tablecloth is beautiful. What a wonderful way to have lunch in your room with a view. Such a relaxing venue.

Carolyn

La Table De Nana said...

There could never ever be too much blue and white:)

william said...

Martha, this is just beautiful. Your table settings are so simple and authentic and lovely.

Francie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Blue and white must be a secret theme this week. My tablescape is blue, white and yellow. Your scape is lovely, serene and VERY welcoming! I love your breakfast room. Such a great post!
Yvonne

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your Blue Room dishes. I have a few pieces myself...I like your idea of layering the toile fabric over a tablecloth, there are so many pretty fabrics to choose from. Your napkins are lovely also!

xoxo
Jane

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE all your blue and white dishes! Just gorgeous! I have a piece of that exact fabric that I use as a tabletopper too. :-)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your blue and white scape is just beautiful, those are one of my favorite dishes and the cloth and napkins set it off beautifully, I have to go now and see the mini cheesecakes....

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is a beautiful table, Martha. I'm going to make a note to pick up a few fabrics.

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, I love blue and white...it is so crisp and clean to me.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Not only are the dishes beautiful, but your glasses are gorgeous, too. What a lovely table -

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

beautiful. I wish my table was a perfect as this one.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is so pretty, I really like blue and white, very restful and serene! That Spode pitcher is beautiful!

Katherine

Mary said...

What a gorgeous table. This is really lovely.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a lovely table! I love it. I love blue and white, and toile is my most favorite fabric!

Crystal said...

I just adore your spode. What a great idea with the toile fabric. I have been looking for a toile tablecloth, now I can have one.
Thanks for sharing!

Vintage Rose Studio said...

I love blue & white and this tablescape is simply wonderful!! haven't ventured to partake in tablescape thursday challenge yet.. maybe this year is it?!
I am however doing a Sunday Lunch post with tables or gorgeous dining rooms....
thanks for popping by my blog Vintage Rose Studio
Gena

matron said...

We have a large collection of blue and white,mainly willow pattern,some antique some new,that is always used for the breakfast table.Our napkins are blue or white Irish linen.
We also have a massive collection of old pink and white with country scenes that we use for tea parties and garden parties.
In the past we had a lot of guests,not so many now,only private house guests.
I am amazed how similar we are in our tastes,even down to the silver !!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is such a beautiful table. You have such a wonderful collection of blue and white.

The Victorian Parlor said...

It's a beautiful tablescape! I love blue and white china:).

Blessings,

Kim

Erica said...

Martha....Love anything blue and white, your table is gorgrous.

Have good day.....

joey said...

How lovely, Martha! I love blue and white china (have Blue Danube for daily plus accent cobalt blue pieces and my treasured 12 piece set of inherited Flow Blue, complete with stunning covered casseroles and serving pieces).

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Martha, what a beautiful blue and white table. I love the pretty pitcher with the white flowers, so charming. What a refreshing idea to use different plates at each setting. I love that idea. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful! Of course, I am a lover of blue and white and you do it beautifully. I want to have lunch in your kitchen! laurie

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ahhh... I have Spode Blue Room envy, and I have it bad!

Plus those glasses -- where did you get them? I love the shape!

Cass

suzyq said...

Martha, Thanks for coming to visit - actually I didn't get the memo -just pot luck that I did a blue & white table!! Love yours!!
Suzy

Karen@Table, Hearth and Home said...

I love your table! I never owned a blue plate until just a few months ago. Tablescapes like yours are inspiring me to collect more!

Linda Q said...

Martha, classic and gorgeous. Always love blue and white together! Got to get me some toile table linens, they are to die for!
Linda Q

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a lovely colour combination. Can't get enough with blue & white.

Gorgeous

P.S.
Sorry for my poor tablescaping as of now. It's my first time to join Tablescaping. I will be attentive next time.
Keep on looking.

petite nyonya said...

You've made my day! I love Spode tableware and anything that has got to do with decorating the dining table, the kitchen, the garden etc. Your ideas are just lovely!! Love your home too!

podso said...

the Spode is beautiful and such a cozy setting.

Famille Gerdel said...

Wow... your table it's so beautiful!

Anne
Québec

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

This is so pretty. I have always loved blue and white and I like your idea about purchasing blue and whites that don't actually match! Very pretty!