We love to have company for dinner -- a dinner party if you will and our ideal number is six. Since our table is rectangular, six makes for perfect conversation with everyone. With 8, you often have "two tables of four" for conversation. We like everyone to be involved!!!
The best part of a dinner party is right before the company comes. The table is set, the house is spotless and we're in our best bib and tucker awaiting our guests. Often with a martini in hand! Which we feel we've "earned"!
I love the look of the dining room just before the guests arrive!
The table, set for guests with wine in place -- six guests -- three bottles. Seems like the perfect number to us!
And the table -- a spring table, set with gold chargers, Spode Blue Room plates, Spode Camellia soup bowls, blue Irish linen napkins in my silver napkin rings with the menu atop and my hotel flatware.
And the centerpiece -- it is Spring after all, the first of the garden flowers, hyacinths in shades of blue and white and two birds -- one facing each way so that no one only has the "backside"!
And the menu for a Spring dinner party at Linderhof . . .
Lemon Cream Napoleons with Blackberry Sauce
(I'll demonstrate how to make these wonderful Napoleons at my class on phyllo dough at Life+Style tomorrow night).
It's Thursday and there is nothing better than a Spring Dinner Party for Tablescape Thursday. Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see other great tables this Thursday!