For the Garden Club
Our monthly meetings run from
February through October
And our October meeting
is always a dinner
And usually a potluck.
This year, I volunteered to host
And that it would be a "Salad Supper".
Salad Suppers were a 70's thing -- or started at least in the 70s.
Everyone would bring a favorite salad
Lots of favorite Linderhof recipes come from those Salad Suppers.
For my hosting duties . . .
I decided to use the green Williams Sonoma tablecloths
A garage sale find several years ago
Five long tablecloths, one round and one square
They're great when we entertain a group!
I think I paid $20 for all of them!
The table in the breakfast room -- which will hold the food.
The "everyday" centerpiece of garden sunflowers and my German smokers are the centerpiece.
Since there were sixteen coming, I divided the group into two eights.
My co-hostess would sit at one table and I the other.
The table in the dining room -- set for eight
The blue and white bowl full of pumpkin and leaves centered the table.
Blue and white Spode plates are at each place
A fork and knife are the cutlery
Napkins will be paper, my co-hostesses contribution
The table in the living room -- also set for eight
The centerpiece is the bowl that's usually on the coffee table -- an Asian bowl filled with pumpkins and bittersweet.
The breakfast room table groaning under the Salad Supper offerings.
Good Salads All.
Everyone found their place to sit, we hostesses took care of drink ordered for our table
After we cleared, we served dessert to our table.
Apple spice sheet cake with a salted caramel drizzle.
It's always fun to have company at Linderhof
And we had a fun time adjourning after dinner to the living room
for a short business meeting.