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, September 1, 2010

An August Lunch

After missing July (because of surgery), the Lunch Bunch came in August to find a table of blue.

The blue and white transferware, a blue and white toile tablecloth, blue napkins.
It's Spode Blue Room and each one is different. I especially like this floral one for summer!
This "tablecloth" (and several others in the drawer) are just pieces of fabric. Enough yardages long as they are wide. They're perfect to add a bit of color to a regular white tablecloth and for very little money add some pizzaz to a table.

The centerpiece was the very last of the garden flowers. Alas, except for the potted annuals there is nothing else at bloom in the garden. (But soon the garlic chives will be a flower -- and they do make great cut flowers for the house!)

Menus were in place when my friends came -- this time they were one of the last things I did. There is never a company meal at Linderhof without a menu!
The lunch -- chicken divan
And big slices of the lemon chiffon pie with fresh blueberries, whipped cream and a lemon garnish.

It's Thursday which means it's time for Tablescape Thursday -- please join friend Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see other magnificent tables this Thursday!!!!


Tricia said...

Love the Spode Blue Room on the blue and white toile fabric! And your meal looked delicious, especially that pie!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OMG, I am IN LOVE with this table setting... Just Beautiful!!! Right down to the Happy Ending Pie!!!

Anonymous said...

What a luscious table setting and menu!
Love your house.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh what a gorgeous table!
I love the layering of blues, my favorite look!
Love that spode!

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, we've had a horrendous week with Allie's crisis, but I'm now trying to catch up. What a beautiful table, as always- that pie looks delectable!
xoxo Pattie

D.B. said...

Lovely, lovely! I'm planning a black toile inspired tablescape for October. I decided with limited resources, a once a month tablscape was a good plan!

Pondside said...

I'll bet there are scores of us who'd love to be behind the kitchen door to hear the oohs and aahs from your lunch bunch!

La Table De Nana said...

Toile and Spode~♥

The Tablescaper said...

So glad you're feeling better and back in the BLUE!

- The Tablescaper

Rose H (UK) said...

I'm so pleased that you are much recovered :o)
Your table looks so fabulous - as does the food! Your friends must feel SO special.
Best wishes
Rose H

Marlis said...

Love the idea of the fabric overlays on tables. great idea. Your plates are wonderful. Can I come for dinner, it's looking wonderful!!!

bj said...

Ahhh, always set the most beautiful tables and have the most delicious things to eat.
I just love coming here...:)

xinex said...

Great dishes, great table linens, great one could ask for more! I love your Spode dishes, Martha. Glad you are feeling better!..Christine

From the Kitchen said...

This setting is so delicately beautiful. Perfect setting for good food and friends.


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

This table is just my kind of table....full of blue Spode and blue toile!!!!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous table.
The menu looks delectable too!

On Crooked Creek said...

Always a JOY to visit your post! The tablesetting was breathtakingly refreshing with our high temperatures! Keep the inspiring post coming! My visits to Linderhof are the high points of my week!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love your dishes and your idea for the tablecloth. Very pretty.

Entertaining Women said...

I haven't thought of Chicken Divan in years! I'll have to go back and try it. It's such a delicious recipe. Thanks for priming my memory. The blue and white table is lovely...I'm totally a blue and white girl. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Bill said...

Hi Martha,

I love the way you always add so many thoughtful touches that give your casual (yet sophisticated) tables an old world feel. Menus for your guests, garden flowers, fabric overlays ... and the meals you serve -- always looks divan (I mean divine!). ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love this table, Martha. You sound completely up to speed again. Your menu sounded wonderful. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Marylo

Miss Merry said...

Happy to hear the Lunch Bunch was able to meet! What fun to host a group of friends who appreciate your efforts. Your table is just lovely with the blue dishes, the food looks so yummy and your flowers are perfect!