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 14, 2010

A Spring Dinner Party

We enjoy dinner parties and try to have company at least once a month -- sometimes more.

Last Friday we had two dear friends and his brother and wife from California. Whenever friends have out of town family staying with them, we often have them to dinner -- it's a way to show off Fort Scott friendliness.

And whenever we have a dinner party, we always start with cocktails . . .
Husband Jim does the cocktails . . . and often we have martinis.

Which we enjoyed with appetizers on the screened in front porch. Then for dinner we moved to . . .
the dining room. With a gold tablecloth, white damask napkins in my silver napkin rings and, of course, the blue and white plates. The roses, a leftover from Wednesday's Ladie's Club dinner, were perfect for Friday's dinner party.
With our water glasses and the big balloon wines (everybody was a red wine drinker), it made for a festive table.
The napkins in the silver rings and the glasses -- all ready for wine and water (or water and wine).
The roses were so perfect that they almost didn't look real. They're lovely, a pale goldish peach color and a perfect foil for the gold tablecloth. The candles in the silver holders were lighted just before we adjourned to the dining room for dinner.


And Husband Jim's wine choices . . . .

Our feast was movable for we moved to the breakfast room for dessert, coffee and a wonderful muscat.

Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see other Tablescapes this Thursday -- it's Tablescape Thursday and there are so many creative people!!!

30 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, everything looks lovely, but I particularly adore the combination of the goldish roses with the blue and white- really perfect
xoxo Pattie

xinex said...

Beautiful and elegant, Martha!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like everyone was treated to a very nice evening!

Mimi said...

Very elegant, Martha.

Carrie said...

What an elegant evening!!

GrannySue said...

It sounds like a perfect evening, and the table is really beautiful.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martha, I love this table. I am so partial to blue, white and yellow (or gold in this case). Really beautiful! Your roses don't look real, they are that perfect! Don't you just love using your silver? It is truely a treasure!
Yvonne

Lori Lucas said...

You had me with those yellow roses. They were absolutely beautiful! As was the rest of your lovely table!!
I lived in Kansas for 18 years. So nice to see someone from there!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful setting for a memorable gathering. Looks like a wonderful evening at the Linderhof home.

Jadehollow said...

Beautiful Martha .. love the blue/yellow combo.. Your Yellow Roses are Gorgis. ~Debbie

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love the blue plates with the gold tablecloth. It looks very elegant and stylish, yet cozy!
I agree about those roses; they are so perfect it's hard to believe they are real! What a wonderful color too.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Everything looks just beautiful Martha! I love moving around for dinner parts of the meal/evening. It just is so nice! So, the next dinner party, cocktails are at what time again? :)

niartist said...

Beautiful Martha, as always! I love it when your blue and white makes an appearance in your photos! :) Great job~! Changes to the garden are posted, hope you can stop by and take a peak when you get the chance! :) Take care! A

Creations By Cindy said...

Can I come have dinner with you? Beautiful....all the way around. Be blessed. Cindy

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

You're right -- those roses are gorgeous. I love Spode, and like the palette of blue, white, and gold -- very lovely!

Kristy Carberry said...

How pretty! I was once obsessed with peach roses. I had an arrangement of 200 of them in the center of the church when I got married! Yours are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I just love your table and Olliver your little Corgi. I am a new follower. Cheers, Lia

Johanna said...

Hi Martha,
because the time difference I come little bit late to visit you.
I just love your tablescape. The golden tablecloth, the peach roses and the blue white plates makes it very elegant. And I like your husbands wine choices.
Greetings, Johanna

Rose H (UK) said...

Blue, white and gold setting is VERY classy. Your guests must feel like royalty.

Tricia said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the soft gold with the blue and white -- and those roses! Stunning! I would love to follow your example and host dinner parties more frequently. I know your guests were delighted by your hospitality.

Beth said...

Martha, Your table is really pretty. I love your blue and white china. The water glasses are gorgeous! The colors look great together and your roses are perfect!
Beth

Atticmag said...

What a lovely table and the scheme of the apricot and blue is so elegant. And the wine...yummmmm. -- Jane F.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there sweet lady,

This tablescape and dinner is pure delight! I so ejjoyed your whole description of the evening!

My and those exqusite roses!~I adore the color scheme and the china, crystal and silver as well!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

vignette design said...

What an elegant dinner party. Love the wine choices!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful! gorgeous dishes, gorgeous flowers -- all just perfect.
And I am SO glad to see that your martinis are REALLY MARTINIS... not that sweet junk that young people think are martinis nowadays -- "apple martinis," etc. ICK. A good dose of Tanqueray or Bombay -- now that's a cocktail! :-)
Gin, people! A martini is GIN!
Again, Martha, it's all lovely!
Cass

podso said...

I always enjoy your table settings as you have the same dining set as my parents had, and my sister now has. And the blue and white is always easy on my eyes! Would love to visit your porch!

Thanks for a wonderful display.

scribbler-unfocused said...

You are without a doubt, the "Hostess with the Mostest!" This looks like a fabulous spread, and your guests were so lucky to be invited to your home.

Scribbler

Pondside said...

I just know that the menu would have lived up to the decoration! Invitations to your dinners must be a treat!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very elegant! The blue and white china is so pretty with the gold tablecloth!

Katherine

Bernideen said...

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