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, March 31, 2010

A Blue and White Birthday Luncheon

A birthday luncheon at Linderhof. A blue and white birthday luncheon at Linderhof.
With a touch of pink in the stargazer lilies that form the centerpiece.
In a great blue vase -- a Christmas gift from a very dear friend who knows me all too well. It goes so perfectly with my Spode!
Since this was a birthday lunch, I did use the Spode, but chose blue linen napkins (that was a great foil for the blue centerpiece) and my "good" flatware.
The white part was an antique white lace tablecloth. A favorite and it makes for a very elegant luncheon table.

The menu for this special birthday luncheon:

Spring Pea Soup
Sarah's Chicken
White and Wild Rice
Rosemary Biscuits
Chocolate Birthday Cake

It's Thursday which means that it is time for Tablescape Thursday so please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for tablescapes galore!


Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is so pretty Martha. The vase and lilies are stunning. And I always enjoy seeing your Spode.

The menu sounds delicious. Wish I were invited!! ;-)


Allie and Pattie said...

Lovely Martha- I'm sure the Birthday Person felt very special. Have a happy, blessed Easter
xoxo Pattie

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I love your blue and white dishes! I have mostly Johnson Brothers and a few pieces of Spode in the blue. That vase does look amazing with it!

niartist said...

Not only does it look amazing, the food sounds amazing too! Mmmmmmm'mmm! Perfect Martha - as always!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your table looks great! I recognize some of the food from your menu as ones you have shown here in the past. Have you already posted the recipe for Rosemary biscuits?

Marigene said...

Lovely table, Martha. You do blue and white as well as anyone I know!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the blue and white and that centerpiece is gorgeous.

Rettabug said...

That blue vase is an incredible gift...what a great friend!!
I love your pink-ish flowers, too.
It looks like a wonderfully festive table for a birthday!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Lovely Spring lunch....the vase in the center is so really sets the blue on the table...just beautiful.

bj said...

O, Martha...Your's is the one I choose first most Thursdays..your table always is so pretty.
And, it never fails...when I come over, I get a picture of a jar of apricots, sitting on a dark shelf somewhere, turning into the most delightful apricot brandy. OMYGOSH!! :))
HUGS, bj

Southerncook said...

It looks great with your blue and white Spode if I do say so myself. Beautiful tablesetting. I have prepared Sarah's Chicken many times and love the recipe. What a wonderful luncheon menu and I am sure the birthday girl was most appreciative. Oh how I wish I could be a guest at one of your luncheons.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Martha -- your blues and whites are so pretty -- very special for a delightful Birthday gathering. Happy Easter from another...Martha

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

You can't go wrong with blue and white...or Spode. Is that the Greek pattern? I love the blue centerpiece/vase. That's stunning. Your table is very elegant!

Beth said...

Martha, This is a beautiful table! I really love your china!

Tricia said...

What a lovely and unusual vase! I love that color, and the napkins echo that shade of blue perfectly. I know the birthday boy/girl was delighted with your pretty and festive table!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful table. Love your vase and china.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Needles Everywhere said...

It is just lovely and wonderfully inviting. Thank you for sharing it.

Niki said...

Martha, thanks so much for visiting my blog...and the wonderful comments.

I love your blue and white color scheme. Check my blog at the end of May to see the blue/white tea party that I am planning.

Your luncheon sounds fabulous! I can't wait to look at the rest of your blog.

Sonny G said...

Love the blue and white setting. You always do such elegant table settings.


Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Beautiful Martha! Love the centerpiece! Happy Easter!

Donna said...

Lovely blue and white table. Love that vase!
Happy Easter!


Lana said...

That gorgeous glue against the white is fabulous! The vase is perfect with your china pattern! Wonderful, Lana

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Thank you so much for visiting my site and for your sweet comment. I hope that you have a great Easter. Your table looks great!

Anita Diaz said...

Love those plates and the vase too! Beautiful blue and white!!

D.B. said...

Beautiful combination of blues. Beautiful and inviting.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Thank you very much for visiting my site and for your friendly comment.

I adore your setting. The cyan blue colour of the vase, the spode platters and the napkins combined with the lace tablecloth makes a very elegant tablescape. This type of vase reminds me on this old kind of vases for tulips. What a nice contrast this delicate pink lilies in the blue vase. I enjoyed it very much.

And I wish HAPPY BIRTSDAY to the birthsday boy/girl.

Nice greetings, Johanna

Pondside said...

Ah, Martha - blue and white draws me in every time. Please come and set the table for my birthday dinner! By then I'll have a lily or two blooming and I'll give you free reign in the china cabinet.
Please just bring everything on that menu!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there,

This just so refreshing and inviting, I adore blue and white dishes; you have some very special pieces!..,

Please do pop by for a vist and enjoy 'a cup of tea' my dear..,

Cheers and husgs from Wanda Lee @ The Plume Pen

Rose H (UK) said...

Love the tablesetting, blue and white is so elegant. Your vase is truly beautiful.

Kym-Anne said...

Hi Martha,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

Your table is so pretty, I just adore your tablecloth.
I hope your Birthday person had a wonderful day.

Easter Blessings

Deana Sidney said...

I love that tablecloth.. the texture is spectacular and so is your tablesetting. Lovely post.

Mrs. Mac said...

It would be a lovely luncheon to attend. All of the finery and flowers on the table are so inviting.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I always enjoy seeing your beautiful blue and white Spode!
I love the tablecloth too!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

It's always a pleasure to visit your table! What a beautiful birthday luncheon that will be!

Chubby Chieque said...

Being a true guest will be honoured to sit in your gorgeous treasures.

Everything is well prepared and lovely choosen.

Great luncheon.

Happy EAster.

Atticmag said...

Lovely menu and table. The centerpiece is a real treasure. Hope you'll have time to stop by and see our tables. Happy Easter. -- Jane F.

bunny, The Paris House said...

Everything is so beautiful I love the blue!
Have a wonderful weekend

The Norwegian said...

My,that blue in your napkins is a beautiful shade. I love a burst of blue on the table. The Stargazers are lovely - surely fill the room with scent! The traditions you write of always inspire- I think of the joy your guests must experience.