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, February 6, 2013

Four years ago, I made my first "Tablescape Thursday" post.    A "Paperwhite Luncheon" I did for The Lunch Bunch.     It was exciting to find Susan and Between Naps On the Porch and share my table  and see all of the lovely tables everyone set.    And it was fun every week to see the different tables as we went from Winter to Spring to Summer to Fall and finally Christmas.     The seasons unfolded on tabletops galore.

I wanted to share my table that first appeared in Lines from Linderhof on February 4, 2009 -- 

But this year, besides joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch, I'm also sharing with Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.

Let's take a step back through time . . . and see my 2009 table!

Every month a three friends come to Linderhof for lunch. We've finally settled on the first Tuesday of the month. We've been doing it for ten years and I thoroughly enjoy the luncheons. These ladies are "foodies" and food is the topic. I get to try new recipes and I've yet to send out for pizza.
I called this a paperwhite luncheon as paperwhites were the centerpiece and my four bird "vases" each held a spray of paperwhites.

The plates are some of my Spode blue room and I used my white overlay tablecloth and white napkins as well.

The cutlery is stainless -- English hotel is the pattern -- they don't match which suits me fine!

The glasses are actually parfait glasses that we got at a restaurant/bar show in Las Vegas. They truly have been workhorses.

At each place is a menu -- a souvenier as well as knowing what the next course will be!

The silver napkin rings are part of my extended collection of Victorian and Edwardian napkin rings. ALL have either names or initials and are used daily.Gathering four birds took four years -- the first came from Nell Hill's in Atchison. The second bought a couple of years later came from a garden shop. Both were what I considered pricey! The last two were bought on my birthday in a gift shop in a little town about an hour north. They were on sale for half price! Finally, I had my four!

It was a taste of spring in a rather cold Febreuary day. A simple tabletop but a welcoming one.

This is my first Tabletop Thursday and I was eager to share. It's sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on a Porch


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the dutch bulb holder the paper whites are in, they make a fabulous centrepiece and the china ties in with them.
Even way back in 2009 you were setting a welcoming table Martha, and to think your LB has been meeting for 10 years!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Aww, I love this post. What a joy to see it. Your tables are always so lovely.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Deb said...

I just love the dutch bulb holder. What a beautiful piece. Your table was lovely, as always.

KathyB. said...

Oh I love this. I also love the idea of coming together regularly for lunch with friends and setting the table especially nice.Hospitality of the best kind, true hospitality.

Tricia said...

Congratulations on four years! I'm just coming up on three myself. I always enjoy your posts and the recipes you share, as well as the pretty tables you set for friends or just the two of you!

Bernideen said...

Time flies when we are having fun! How delightful and congrats on longevity.!

On Crooked Creek said...

Your blue & white dinnerware...lovely then, still lovely now!
What unique stemware, gorgeous!!!
I love that you began a tradition that carries on still today!!!

my cup of tea said...

I love your sweet birds! They go so well with paperwhites!