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 29, 2010

Reprise -- A Fall Dinner

I am healing well but still do not feel up to entertaining -- at least not several guests for dinner and lunch (although I did manage to have tea with Cass at That Old House)so I'm reprising a dinner party that I first posted October 7, 2009. It was a fall themed dinner and a fun party.

Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other fall tablescapes there may be this Thursday!

It's fall -- my favorite season and fall tables, I think are so lovely. The colors of fall seem to go well with the colors of Linderhof.

A dark green tablecloth seems a perfect backdrop for the oranges and golds of the pumpkins and gourds.

Each place is a blue and white Spode plate, a small leave plate (to be used as a bread and butter plate) that I got ages ago at Wal Mart. Gold napkins blend well with the greens, golds and oranges of fall.
The big blue and white bowl is always on the dining room table this fall -- filled with pumpkins and gourds and bittersweet. It's low enough that it is a perfect dinner party centerpiece. Some more bittersweet twined around and some mercury glass votives placed here and there and my sterling candlesticks on either end for more candlelight.
Silver wine bottle holders placed around the table so that refilling glasses is not a chore. Placecards are silk leaves -- with the names written on them with Magic Marker. Thankfully, all the guests had short names!
I always love that time -- just before the party starts when everything is ready and the guests have yet to arrive. The table always looks so pretty and so expectant.

Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for it's time for Tablescape Thursday -- it's fall and I'm sure that there will be several fall tablescapes. It will be fun to see everyone's take on how to decorate and set a table for fall!


Sharon Haynie said...

Wjat a beautiful table! I just love fall and all the beauties of nature. Hope you'll be feeling better soon!

Debbie said...

That centerpiece is really lovely!

bj said...

O, do sit the prettiest tables. I adore that beautiful centerpiece.

So glad you are better and hope you continue to feel better and better.
xo bj

From the Kitchen said...

I was at one of my favorite shops yesterday and your table looks much like their beautiful fall decor. I could hardly tear myself away--and didn't without a purchase.


Chubby Chieque said...

I really fall to maple leaves plates.
Different colours and different forms, gorgeous, indeed!

Get well soon. Now, we're 2 who's healing.

Happy TS Day.

Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

The Charm of Home said...

This is beautiful. I really love your centerpiece. I did something like it for next week's table. Just beautiful.

Marlis said...

Wow, your table is gorgeous. I love the bowl with the gourds and bittersweet. the colors are scrumptious! get better.

Pondside said...

Reading this post, I can't wait to get home and fill up my big blue bowl with gourds and leaves. I've been away for far too long and am yearning for my house now.
In a perfect world, I'd be able to send you a wonderful covered dish meal along with my continued wishes for a speedy recovery.

Entertaining Women said...

I pray that you continue to heal in a steady fashion. I admire you for honoring your limitations for entertaining during your season of recovery. The tablescape is beautiful, but I have to admit that it is the large blue and white centerpiece bowl that makes my heart go pittypat. Just magnificent. Thank you for sharing your charming design.

Linda Q said...

Hi Martha, hope you are taking care of you and will be feeling better soon!
Lovely table, I like your center piece and the Asian pieces mixed with the Fall things, nice!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Sorry to hear about the cold weather you are having. The reminder of summer we are having won't last long. I love the centerpiece on your table. I hope you'll soon be back on both feet. Take care, Martha. Blessings...Mary

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha.....hope you are doing better. Love your tables, you are so creative. Fall colours are so beautiful.