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, April 6, 2011

A Brunch With Martha

On April 1, I headed East to the little Missouri town on the prairie as I was invited by another Martha to be a brunch guest.

She moved to the little town after I left. Jokingly, I refer to it as a "One Martha Town"!!!

Her table was exquisite, her meal terrific but the best part was the company. It was a lovely Friday afternoon and it was good to meet new friends and to get reacquainted with old ones.

Martha served her brunch in the dining room.

Her elegant dining room table was set with pretty bird placements and matching napkins tied with a green Gerbera daisy.

Lovely silver charges, pretty cutlery, lovely china (from her mother) and crystal.

A pretty spring centerpiece atop some "cabbage" leaves.

And wee nests which held the placecards.

The menu posted in the kitchen were we started the brunch with Mimosas and fruit kabobs.

A great way to start a brunch -- champagne and orange juice!

The coffee service on the dining room buffet. The china had a blackberry pattern -- perfect for Spring.

And the brunch . . .

Spiral Omelete Supreme
Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes
Orange Roasted Asparagus
Morning Glory Muffins
Freshly Brewed Coffee

and for dessert . . .

Individual Fondant Cakes with Fruit --

the blackberries on the plate echoed the blackberry plate!

Of course, I left with all the recipes and the menu would make a wonderful Easter brunch.

Martha was a gracious hostess and I so enjoyed starting April with such a wonderful brunch.

It's not my table, but I'm sharing Martha's table with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for it's Tablescape Thursday and I can't think of a lovlier tablescape to share than Martha's!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, such a gorgeous tablescape and the menu is wonderful. I would have loved to be there. I am sure you had a fabulous time. Hugs, Marty

Pondside said...

What a treat for you!
I hope you'll share that Spiral Omelette with us!

Anonymous said...

The tablescape was beautiful. Love those blackberry plates and coffee cups.

The menu sounds delicious and looked equally as tasty.

Sharing a wonderful meal with friends..the best!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How beautiful, thanks for sharing and it looked yummy!

Meredith said...

Wow! What a beautiful table and that menu looks heavenly!!!

Marlis said...

Martha, thank you so much for sharing this lovely table. Love the placemats and napkins! The food looks scrumptious. Please drop in for a Mikasa giveaway!

Donna said...

Oh my goodness. That food look so delicious. She did a wonderful job.

My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a lovely brunch and pretty table. Martha knows how to please her guests! The food looks delicious and I'd love to learn how to make the spiral omelet!


Sue said...

What a lucky gal you are being invited to this marvelous brunch. That tablescape is so beautiful and the way the other Martha incorporated blackberries in her menu to coordinate with her china is inspired.
Thanks for sharing your good fortune.

Carol at Serendipity said...


How lovely. The spiral omelet sounds very interesting. The dessert on those plates with the berry garnish is perfect. Thanks for sharing such a lovely day.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and delicious!!

Bernideen said...

Would love to see the recipe for the Spiral Omelette Supreme! Martha and I share the same "End of the Dinner Party" picture!

On Crooked Creek said...

Each and every detail is a vision of Spring loveliness! I adore it all...the mix of dining room chairs, the gorgeous centerpiece, place cards, menu, place settings, food and drink bars...and the choice of cuisine! So glad you were able to reconnect with friends over lunch!

Entertaining Women said...

The blackberry china is perfect for a Spring gathering of friends, old and new. Thank you for sharing this lovely design. Cherry Kay