It's my second anniversary of Lines from Linderhof . . . .
Two years ago today, I made a decision to join the blogging world. It's a decision that I have never regretted for I have enjoyed each and every comment and have made friends far and wide.
I thought today that I would repost my first Tablescape Thursday post . . . posted on February 4, 2009 --
It was always fun to join Susan and the rest of the posters to see what was on tables on Thursday -- in fact, it made Thursday my favorite day of the week.
I've not posted every Thursday for sometimes I didn't have company but I've posted most Thursdays. And, as you all know by now, most of my tablescapes feature my beloved blue and white transferware.
Join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what everyone else has on their tables this Thursday --
This is mine -- a Paperwhite Luncheon -- on February 4, 2009!
Every month a three friends come to Linderhof for lunch. We've finally settled on the first Tuesday of the month. We've been doing it for ten years and I thoroughly enjoy the luncheons. These ladies are "foodies" and food is the topic. I get to try new recipes and I've yet to send out for pizza.
I called this a paperwhite luncheon as paperwhites were the centerpiece and my four bird "vases" each held a spray of paperwhites.
The plates are some of my Spode blue room and I used my white overlay tablecloth and white napkins as well.
The cutlery is stainless -- English hotel is the pattern -- they don't match which suits me fine!
The glasses are actually parfait glasses that we got at a restaurant/bar show in Las Vegas. They truly have been workhorses.
At each place is a menu -- a souvenier as well as knowing what the next course will be!
The silver napkin rings are part of my extended collection of Victorian and Edwardian napkin rings. ALL have either names or initials and are used daily.Gathering four birds took four years -- the first came from Nell Hill's in Atchison. The second bought a couple of years later came from a garden shop. Both were what I considered pricey! The last two were bought on my birthday in a gift shop in a little town about an hour north. They were on sale for half price! Finally, I had my four!
It was a taste of spring in a rather cold Febreuary day. A simple tabletop but a welcoming one.
This is my first Tabletop Thursday and I was eager to share. It's sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on a Porch
And since it is my second anniversary of Lines of Linderhof, it is the final time, you can sign up for the giveaway -- my first! It is a favorite book of mine, well loved and well read, that I want to share with you -- Betty Crocker's Kitchen Gardens, by Mary Mason Campbell, illustrated by Tasha Tudor.
If you've commented from Sunday on, you can comment again for another chance to win. If you're a follower, you have another chance to win.
I'll draw tomorrow morning -- may the luckiest win!