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 23, 2013

Our First Dinner Party of 2013

We had friends over for dinner last Tuesday
Our favorite number for dinner is 6
There are a number of reasons
It allows for great conversation by the whole table,
Dishes for only six make clean up easy
We don't have to put leaves in or take leaves out of the table

And Tuesday last, we had six guests

The table all set for company
Husband Jim has made his wine selections

The dining room table from the living room

A more casual tablecloth because it is a more casual meal

Spode Blue Room dinner plates, hotel silver cutlery, Spode Blue Italian or Blue Room Salad plates
and blue napkins in silver napkin rings

The big balloon wine glasses -- perfect for reds

The forced hyacinths are the centerpiece.
I've really gotten a lot of mileage out of these!
(Two lunches and a dinner!)
(Plus days and days of enjoyment on the breakfast table!)

The sideboard with the dessert wine and ice wine glasses that we bought on a trip to the Canadian wine trail.

And the entree?

Sarah's Lasagna
(Our daughter's favorite lasagna)

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


Phyllis @Around the House said...

wow that lasagna looks delicious, love the blue and white dishes, they are beautiful on the blue cloth, wish I could grow those flowers, just cannot get the hang of it...

Michelle said...

Always love visiting your comforting. Love your bulbs and, of course, your blue and white lasagna baking dish.

Kristen Rettig said...

Very pretty table!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Beautiful. Love your pretty blue dishes and the buffet set for desert is so pretty. The lasagna looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Penny said...

Beautiful table and lasagna casserole.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Even at 8 AM that lasagna looks delicious! I also like to have 6 for dinner! It allows for excellent conversation, nice tablesettings, and it's easier to prepare the food. Your blue dishes are beautiful. Linda

Bernideen said...

Looks wonderful and cozy!

Marlis said...

After forcing paperwhites.. man I should have forced the hyacinths.. Yours are just too pretty. Love the Spode blue. Beautiful tablecloth too. Another gorgeous table.. xo marlis

The HOME GIRL said...

Hi Martha! I just love your table and that you have already had a dinner party this year!!! I agree, 6 is such a great number for dinner parties!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful table! Have a great rest of the week! =D

Tricia said...

What a welcoming table! The pretty blues always catch my eye, and those hyacinths are gorgeous! I want to try forcing some soon. I forced paperwhites this year and learned a few tricks to try next time.

On Crooked Creek said...

Love the casual tablecloth with your Blue Room dinnerware! Fabulous vintage forcing bulb vases with your gorgeous blooms!!! Lovely table, great menu choice, and warm converstaion all spell success @ Linderhof's first dinner party of 2013!!!
I did so enjoy seeing the sidebar set for dessert!

Scribbler said...

So inviting! The lasagne looks delicious. Please tell us about that trip on the Canadian wine trail! My husband retired last year, and we are really into traveling right now. said...

You can never go wrong with blue and white. Beautiful table!