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, January 30, 2013

January Lunch

We love to have friends for lunch
And January seems like a good time to entertain
With sun streaming in the dining room windows

The table is set in the dining room
Two by two is our favorite way to set 4

The hyacinths in their forcing vases
And ceramic birds on either side

An antique lacework placemat
(and table runner to match)
Husband Jim's grandmother's silver
The Aynsley Pembroke Dinner Plate
Topped by Royal Staffordshire Roc Bird Salad plate

As I collect the blue and white transferware
I also collect this Asian pattern of pink chrysanthemums and birds

A salad of baby greens with blue cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries
with a pear vinaigrette

Stephenson's Baked Chicken and Cream
White and wild rice
Herbed Biscuit

Meyer Lemon Meringue Tart

Luscious lemon goodness
topped by piped meringue
(These plates are Spode Famille rose)

It was a fun afternoon with friends, Jeffrey, Shaun and Connie
All too soon they had to say goodbye

It's Thursday and I'm sharing my January Lunch with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
and The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday


Sarah said...

Beautiful table setting, but that lemon meringue pie is over the top. Yum!

Bernideen said...

All very lovely and the chicken looks wonderful! Your table is really pretty and the salad and pie yummy!

Tricia said...

I always enjoy seeing your china, as well as the delicious food you serve. The Roc Bird pattern is new to me -- and so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us.

On Crooked Creek said...

What a lovely tablescape!!!
Your Roc Bird Pattern China is exquisite!!!
Delicious menu and divine dessert!!!
Thanks for sharing with us all the beauty and festivities @ Linderhof!!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The table looks lovely and the food delicious; I'm sure the conversation was enjoyable.
You sure do entertain a lot Martha and your efforts show how much you like having friends over.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I agree about the 2x2 for 4 people in the dining room. I always set my tables like that. The pie looks SOOOO good. I LOVE lemon meringue. And your dishes are beautiful too. Linda

Seaview said...

Love it ... Love it .... Love it !!! Seaview

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Canadian Chickadee said...

It looks and sounds wonderful. Lucky guests! :o)

Marlis said...

I just want to come live in your kitchen! The menu sounds fabulous and the table..well with all the pretty pieces on it.. is just gorgeous. xo marlis

Kathleen said...

Beautiful place mats!
Thank you so much for linking to Let's Dish!