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, December 19, 2012

Tablescapes Past

The Lunch Bunch comes monthly.
I always enjoy looking for the perfect menu
and setting the perfect table.

They're coming today
And I'm still thinking of table settings for our December luncheon . . .

so I thought I would look at  Tablescapes Past
and revisit Lunch Bunch Christmas luncheons
the last four years.

A golden luncheon -- gold tablecloth and napkins and a centerpiece in a blue and white bowl.

The plates are Noritake "Christmas Ball" -- not a planned purchase but a find in the bottom of an auction box that I paid $1 for.   I thought they looked like Christmas balls . . . and alas, they do, although they were not intended to be a Christmas pattern.

A menu for each place, of course!

A green tablecloth and burgundy pattern napkins.
The centerpiece is a Christmas cactus (you should see it now) in a mostly blue Asian bowl.

The Noritake Christmas ball plates again, my German cutlery, a present for everyone and a menu with a gold Christmas tree.

A white lace cloth, Christmas napkins with red and green from Friend Sally and a blue and white Spode bowl as a centerpiece filled with pine cones and everygreen.

The Royal Doulton Tartan, Jim's Grandmother's silver, and a menu, of course!

Christmas red and white -- a damask cloth, red runner, and red napkins.   The centerpiece is a vibrant red poinsettia.

The Royal Doulton Tartan, the hotel silver cutlery, and a menu, of course.

I enjoyed going back in time and seeing how the tables were set when The Lunch Bunch came in December.

I am looking forward to the Luncheon today.   The menu is set but the table is not!    We're eating in the dining room -- the plants have grown way too big and with all of them in the sunroom -- there's only room or 3!

Luncheons will be in the dining room until May 8 -- at which time the plants go outside!

It's Thursday and I'm sharing my "Tablescapes Past" with Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your guests are treated royally at every one of your luncheons Martha. I'm partial to plaids and really like your Christmas tartan china.

Marlis said...

Gorgeous tables each one. Love the unexpected find in boxes.. and they are fabulous plates. Have great fun with the luncheon. Your guests will be treated royally and the food will be exquisite. I wish you the merriest of Christmases with many blessings this season and the next year, too.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh I enjoyed seeing your past teascapes! They are are so beautiful and your guests so lucky to be at your lovely home. Merry Christmas to you!

Scribbler said...

Have a wonderful Christmas -- and I imagine the food as well as your presentation will be fabulous as always.

On Crooked Creek said...

What lovely tablescapes!!!
I adore the gold with the blue & white and I'm quite partial to the red & white with the tartan plaid!
I'm sure your guests will enJOY themselves beyond measure!!!
Merry, Merry Christmas, dear friend!!!

Beth said...

I enjoyed a look back at your lovely Christmas tables. My favorite is the 2011 tablescape, because the red just "pops." Love your Tartan dishes too, the red poinsettia, and the red table runners. I look forward to hearing about this year's luncheon. You are such a gracious hostess, Martha!
Christmas blessings, Beth

The Tablescaper said...

Each one is just lovely.

Merry Christmas.

- The Tablescaper

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

What a lucky find in your auction box! The tables are all beautiful. It's so funny that your plants have taken over. Time to move some outside I guess! We will be waiting to see what you decided on for this year's table. Merry Christmas. Linda

Kathleen said...

I hope the luncheon went well. I am sure the table will be as pretty as the ones from the past!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas, Martha!