I always enjoy having company for Lunch and for Easter week (once the 500 plus cookies were made, packaged and distributed) I had three guests for lunch. When I have four or less guests, the perfect place is always the breakfast room. I like the intimacy of the smaller table and also the fact that you overlook the garden.
One of my Quaker Lace tablecloths make the perfect base . . .
The Lenten lambs bookend the silver basket of pansies. I like the rustic and elegant mix!
Garden pansies are perfect for an Easter Week luncheon and the silver basket is a perfect Easter Week centerpiece!
I adore blue and white and I adore Wedgwood. My two loves come together in this china, a recent purchase -- it's Queensware or Creamware and dates to the mid to late 1800's. A steal of a deal at a flea market in the little town south of us. One of those "junky" type places that you often find the best deals in! Jim's grandmother's silver for it is an Easter luncheon!
At each place a silver place card holder/vase filled with more pansies and it's both a place card and a menu as the guests name is written on top followed by the menu of the day.
Silver napkin rings are always used at meals at Linderhof. Newly purchased Estate Sale napkins (8 for $2) in a soft yellow are a good spring accent and go well with the blue and white Wedgwood as well as the yellow in the pansies!
The table all set and ready for company!
Glasses of icy tea at each place! 1920's iced tea glasses replace my usual luncheon beverage glasses.
Cream of sorrel soup from my garden sorrel. Sorrel is such a spring thing and we enjoy it as often as we can during Spring. Garnished with a lemon slice for sorrel has a hint of lemony flavor.
A favorite pasta dish makes for a wonderful main course. Pasta, chicken, asparagus, red pepper and green onion tossed in a raspberry tarragon vinaigrette. Long ago, friend Becky invited me to a luncheon and served the dish -- I simply adored it and have served it often since. It is really my favorite luncheon pasta dish!
A slice of sticky toffee pudding topped with whipped cream and a pansy which echoes the violets on the hand painted cake plate -- part of a tea set for four that I found at an Estate Sale several years ago.
I always like to see the "line up" of desserts awaiting serving. Mrs. Boland's dessert forks are the perfect fork choice for the pudding.
From the dining room into the breakfast room. All dressed up, tea poured, awaiting company!
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and I'm joining Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish!
I seem to have done a rash of entertaining this April. But I love to entertain and spring seems such a nice time to have company! I'm having more company next week as well! Ladies for lunch! I'm working on the menu now!