I am glad to be back at Linderhof -- although I left the cool English summer for the heat and humidity of the prairie -- That I am not glad about!!!
I'm unpacked, clothes all washed and the house both up and down is clean and the front garden is tidy again.
We've been to the store and the fridge is stocked with eggs and milk and butter and cream and we've been to the Farmer's Market for fresh vegetables.
So things are back to normal at Linderhof!
We're not ready to host a dinner party -- long days cleaning and in the garden are not the days for party giving. So it's been just the two of us.
But just because it is the two of us doesn't mean that we can't do things nicely. My mother always did. Flowers on the table -- hydrangeas from the garden in a Spode Blue Italian pitcher and an estate sale tablecloth. In part I'm a fabric junkie and I love things with rich patterns.
It is nice to have my beloved blue and white to set the table with again. This is our Johnson Brothers Asiatic Pheasant. My German silver knives and forks and an English bone handled butter knife, a blue damask napkin in a silver napkin ring, and an old goblet (from the 20's or 30's I think).
I am so happy with being able to use blue and white again. If there was one downside to my vacation, it would be that there was no blue transferware to set the table with!!!!
Farmer's Market parslied new potatoes, fresh peas with cream and a slice of ham. The perfect late spring meal!!!
It's Thursday and time to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. It is good to be back home with my supply of blue and white dishes! For, I think, they set a pretty table!