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, April 28, 2010

Company for Dinner




We had company for dinner Tuesday night. Dear friends and her sister and brother-in-law.
I wanted it to be nice so I set the table in the dining room.
The centerpiece were some white lilacs from my mother-in-laws bush and some honeysuckle that grows over the arbor in the front in an old silver Victorian basket. (Centerpieces should be low enough to see over!)
Not my blue and white -- but the china does have blue in it. It's a Wedgwood pattern -- called Cuckoo. I love this Oriental style pattern and I have six plates. I yearn for a teapot!


The tablecloth is a creamy damask from Waterford. The napkins in the silver rings are Irish linen -- so luxurious!



Just before I call my guests in for dinner -- the candles lit and the salads at each place. The evening is waning and soon the dining room will be lit only by the lamps and the candles on the table.

Menu:

Linderhof's Wilted Lettuce Salad (with Linderhof's lettuce)
Baked Salmon stuffed with fennel, lemon and thyme
Roasted Asparagus
Stephenson's Green Rice
Strawberry Tarts


It's Thursday which means that it's time for Tablescape Thursday over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. Come see the other fun tablescapes this Thursday!

27 comments:

D.B. said...

I love your flowers! Looks like it was a special dinner.

Rose H (UK) said...

I'm in full agreement with D.B.
I'm sure your guests felt special indeed.

Allie and Pattie said...

Beautiful table and gorgeous dishes! Such an elegant setting
xoxo Pattie

kim said...

Lovely table and I am sure your company appreciated sitting at such a pretty setting. I can smell the honeysuckle.

Johanna said...

Very elegant and festive tablescape. I love the plates with the cokoo.
Greetings, Johanna

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty! I love all the colors in those dishes! A very elegant tablesetting -- special indeed!

Sherry said...

Those plates caught my eye on the picture linky. They are just beautiful. Really nice table glad you got to use it.:)

Maryrose said...

Great table and I love those dishes. That pattern is so special...love the birds. Lucky guests to have such a great hostess.
Maryrose

Leanne Helums said...

Lovely table. I love that China pattern.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I loooove your china pattern. The colors are beautiful and what a fun name, cuckoo! Have you tried replacementsltd.com for a matching teapot?

Southerncook said...

LOVE those plates. Are they new??? I must say I also love the vessel
that your flower arrangement is in also. Fabulous table setting.

Carolyn

sweet european dreams said...

Wedgewood + candlelight = a scrumptious table setting! Thanks for stopping by my site today! -diane

vignette design said...

What a lovely table. I've never seen that pattern before and now I'm in love! A teapot would be beautiful! The menu looks delicious too.

Penny said...

Beautiful table. Makes me want to acquire more china and linens. Have you thought of googling Replacements LTD to find a teapot in your pattern?

Niki said...

So pretty!!! I love the flower arrangements, plates & silverware. The meal sounds delicious too.

Mimi said...

Such an elegant table, Martha. The china is beautiful, with all the vivid colors and the little cuckoo. The flowers look so nice in the silver urn. Thank you for sharing.

Haven on Hanover said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've really enjoyed reading this post and want to come back (after the house tour!) to read more.
Best,
Linda

Suz said...

I always feel like I'm looking in your windows and wishing I was there inside
Lovely
you are a grand woman

Mary said...

Your plates are lovely, Martha and you've managed to set another beautiful table. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Tricia said...

You make setting a beautiful table seem so effortless! I love the Wedgwood Cuckoo pattern -- it's new to me. With the fresh flowers and Irish linen and silver, I know your guests felt very special!

Kelly McDermott-Bay said...

So very pretty, and I love the flowers.
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Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Very elegant! And I really love those plates....hope you can find a matching teapot..it would be so cute!

Beth said...

Lovely table! Those are beautiful plates!
Beth

Miss Merry said...

Your table is just lovely. I love lilacs and white are my favorite. Your table is only surpassed by your mouthwatering menu.

benchwarmer said...

what a beautiful table and the menu sounds wonderful!

GrannySue said...

The entire table is just beautiful. I adore those plates with the birds. How wonderful they look. The crystal is also very elegant. I always forget to take pictures of the table actually being used -- it looks even better with the salad on it!!

Carrie said...

Such an elegant table...lovely dinner plates!