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 6, 2010

A Cozy Dinner

For the two of us -- with snow beating against the window and a fire in the fireplace. We don't often dine in the living room but it was a cozy night and the walls of windows and the floor of brick in the breakfast room made it seem so cold out there, so . . .

sat up the tilt top table in the living room. With my Fitz and Floyd tureen (have I spied something similar at That Old House?) filled with chili (nothing better for a snowy evening) and the little tureens to eat the chili out of. Wine, of course, to go with dinner. Nothing like a good cabernet and chili!

We lingered long in front of the fire -- talking of 2010 and our dreams and wishes for this New Year.

It's Thursday which means that Susan is hosting Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch -- please join her and everyone else and see what clever tables there are for this week. I bet we find at least one snowman on a table!

36 comments:

Carrie said...

How wonderful. We are having blizzard conditions here as well.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your fireside retreat looks so cozy, Martha. I love the tureen!

xoxo
Jane

Anonymous said...

A $60 Caymus cab with chili??? Must be nice!!

The Tablescaper said...

It looks so warm and inviting. Those mini tureens are beautiful. Who are they by and where did you get them?

- The Tablescaper

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Nothing could be more perfect that some wonderful hot soup, sitting by the fire on a very cold evening. Your large soup tureen is stunning and the mini ones I am drooling over. I have looked high and low for some mini tureens and can't find any anywhere. Thanks for sharing such a lovely setting. Hugs, Marty

Martha said...

Anon -- it wasn't just with chili as much as it was a good wine to start the new year with. We were in a celebratory mood!

Martha said...

Marty -- I got the little tureens at Nell Hills nellhills.com) -- I don't know if they still carry them -- got 4 and then went back and got 4 more. I love them!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Now that looks so pretty and cozy and romantic too! Just Wonderful! Cindy

william said...

Martha, your fireside dinner looks so cosy! I am leaving this comment under DH's Google account. Stay warm! Francie

Martha said...

Francie -- it's nice to see you here!

More snow expected tonight!

Lana G! said...

oh my goodness, oh my goodness! those little soup tureens are too cute!

Michael Lee West said...

This is warm and lovely, the perfect setting for a snowy evening. The tureen is gorgeous, as are the minis.

ellen b said...

Oh that really is cozy. What a fabulous setting!! Happy TT.

dee dee said...

Ohhh this looks so inviting! I do believe I have the making for chili in my kitchen... yummy, perfect for the snow coming tomorrow!... Dee Dee

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This tablescapes reminds me of an old English movie. So cozy and inviting. What great chairs to snuggle down in and enjoy a supper by the fire.
YOur post warmed me right up!
Yvonne

bj said...

I love love love dining in front of a good fire.
Chili sounds just like what I will have tomorrow night...Yum...
Happy 2010...

Kathleen said...

Oh what wonderful tureens! I am becoming addicted to covered bowls, LOL..
Stay warm...cold here too!

xinex said...

A bowl of chili sounds good to me right now. Yummy! Love your tureens, so pretty!...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks like the perfect cold evening meal! Love those tureens! Fireside dining is utterly charming.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love your table it is so welcoming. What a way to start the new year~ your tablescape looks fantastic.

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

We have the snow coming down here too. I love Nell Hills!

Mimi said...

Martha, you are right, there is nothing like chili on a snowy night! Has the wind picked up down there? It has up here...Beautiful tureen.

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

What a beautiful home you have!

Pondside said...

I love the idea of a cosy dinner for two and nothing 'does' it like chili!
The quality of todays photos is really lovely, Martha - very restful.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhh simply beautiful! Plus warm and cozy. Doesn't get much better than this. :-)

Southerncook said...

Love your tablesetting and particularly envy those darling little soup tureens. It is a charming and cozy setting.

Carolyn

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

The snow storm has finally hit our area. Your cozy dinner setting looks wonderful!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This looks so cozy and delightful, Martha.

I have those same little tureens. Bought them when the Briarcliff Nell Hill's opened, a little over two years ago. I love 'em.

The sepia is perfect!

I didn't know about Cab with chili. I'll remember that.

Mary said...

What a perfect setting for 2. It is really lovely, Martha.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

That soup tureen is gorgeous! It'll be perfect filled with chili or any hot soup to help warm up these cold winter temperatures. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Linda Q said...

Well that is a cozy place to be if you have to be snow bound. Enjoy and stay safe!
Got to love comfy chairs by the fire!
Linda

The Victorian Parlor said...

How lovely! I love the china-it's all so pretty:). It's getting very cold here too as they're calling for possible flurries here tomorrow which means that the whole town will shut down. What can I say it's coastal living with snow:).

Liz said...

Oh How pretty! I would love to join you with a good book.

~Liz

Janean said...

eating in front of the FP! be still my heart....

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Ah, nothing better than dinner in wing chairs at the fireplace. Beautiful tureen.
Sam

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my goodness Martha -- we must have been separated at birth! Not only do we have the same blue and white Indies china, but the SAME Fitz & Floyd tureen! Thanks for linking to my blog!

AND I have to say ... your dining room is so beautiful. Loved the draperies, but the woodwork is lovely, and it looks so fresh and bright against the walls -- like crisp white collar and cuffs! -- that I just love the look.

It is fun to change something you've had for a long time and see it all in a different light.

Your last few posts, going backward from 1/14 to now, have been FAB!!!

(And I got Howard to eat spinach, too! He thought it CAME only in cans cause that's how his mother served it!)

Enjoy the tureen. I got mine VERY cheap at Macy's after Xmas last year; even bought one for my sister in law! I can't afford the pricey ones!

Cass