We often have appetizers in the breakfast room -- it's easy to reach the appetizer in the middle of the breakfast room table while we sip our cocktails. I do easy appetizers -- one I make and then either nuts or olives or cheese and crackers. We don't want to spoil anyone's appetite for dinner!
Dinner, of course, is in the dining room -- and my favorite number is six -- six makes for easy conversation and dishes don't seem overwhelming when there are only six of everything!
And then, often, especially in the winter, we have coffee in the living room in front of the fire and after dessert.
A silver tray with the after dinner coffee pot, creamer and sugar, napkins, and wee demitasse spoons and wee demitasse cups -- in blue and white, of course!
Served from the coffee table where I pour and Husband Jim serves our guests.
We linger over coffee and conversation -- often refilling the pot. Sometimes, the men will take brandy and go to the breakfast room for cigars. Husband Jim always makes sure that the brandy decanter and snifters are on a table in the breakfast room.
The wee cups are English, have a pretty rose in the center of the saucer and a rose inside the cup. I've forgotten the manufacturer and the pattern but they are blue and white and fit in perfectly at Linderhof!