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 14, 2011

A Charity Luncheon

The menu -- one at each place setting -- it is permissible for the guest to take them home.

Often for charity events in our little town, I'll donate a luncheon.   It's one way I can contribute to the cause and . . . I love having company!!!!      Today, I fulfilled one of my commitments when a winning bidder and three of her guests came to lunch.

The breakfast room overlooking the back garden.

A table for four set in the breakfast room.    My beloved blue and white, of course, set the table.

Earthy garden chives in a crystal bowl.
The summer has been hard on the garden flowers but the garlic chives are blooming and make a wonderful centerpiece.
The place setting.

A Spode Blue Room soup plate, Spode Blue Italian plate, a linen napkin in a silver ring, hotel silver, and a vintage wine glass.

Looking from the outside door into the sunroom.

I love a room that's all ready for company . . . .

The menu:

Creamy Carrot and Ginger Soup

Ham and Broccoli Quiche
Mixed Salad Greens with Linderhof vinaigrette
Freshly baked corn made lines

The Silver Palate Carrot Cake

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.     


Pondside said...

Those lucky high bidders! Corn Madeleines sound wonderful!

On Crooked Creek said...

So elegantly set for your charity luncheon! I adore all of the views from the sunroom. That black piece at the back wall is stunning in your photography! Every item of your menu appeals to my senses!

Jacqueline said...

Both the carrot soup and cake look and sound fantastic. I just love the juxtaposition of the rustic placemats/chargers with the delicate blues. So pretty for your luncheon. I am sure everyone was just delighted.

Marlis said...

Your sunroom is so pretty. I love the table set out there. Once again stunning. Your food always looks so wonderful. too bad I'm too far away to bid! xo marlis

Elaine said...

What a wonderful treat for someone!Your dishes, table, and sunroom are so inviting! What is the saying? Charity begins at home?

Marigene said...

Beautiful sunroom...and blue and white plates!

Meredith said...

Beautiful! Love your dishes and your meal looks amazing!

xinex said...

Beautiful setting and the food looks wonderful!..Christine

Carolyn said...

What a great idea! Your table is so pretty and the food looks wonderful too!


Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful as always. I want to save your menu for a future luncheon. Your menu cards are always so special. Thank you for sharing your delightful design. Cherry Kay

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh YUM. those were 4 danged lucky ladies who came to lunch!

What a wonderful idea, too -- donating a luncheon for a good cause.
I've been working on our Library to sponsor a house tour, perhaps next year, as a fundraiser. But I also like the idea of the auction. You have so MANY good ideas!

Rats. Now I'm hungry.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful setting.The soup looks great in the blue. Thanks for sharing your table.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a fabulous luncheon. The table looks wonderful and the food sounds scrumptious. I'm sure they had a wonderful time. Blessings...Mary

Tess said...

What a wonderful prize for the ladies!! The table is so pretty and the food looks delicious. Hope you post the recipe for the corn madelaines

Sonya said...

Que delicia!
A textura do bolo parece muito boa.
A organização da messa esta maravilhosa!
Tenha uma ótima noite.

A Perfect Setting said...

Your menu sounds divine! The winners really lucked out! Your sunroom is beautiful and looks like a wonderful place to dine! I love the blue and white, everything--including that beautiful cake--is quite amazing!

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

You have a beautiful sunroom. This is such a great idea. Must have been fun. At least Oliver got one treat!

Alycia Nichols said...

Fabulous luncheon!!! That cake was about as pretty as I've ever seen! I amsure your winning guests were bowled over!