It's Saint Patrick's Day
And I'm celebrating
this "everyone is Irish" holiday
by having friends
Irish Farmhouse Lunch
The table in the dining room is set for guests
It's an Irish Farmhouse Luncheon
And so I set the table as an Irish Farm Wife might.
Blue and White English transferware at each place
Irish linen napkins in silver napkin rings
A kitchen glass for water
An individual menu for each guest
Orange tulips pay homage to the Irish flag
in an Irish Waterford vase
A lace tablecloth anchors the table
I love the moments when everything is ready
Just before the guests come!
The table is perfect
Celtic music is playing softly in the background
Pimento cheese sandwiches
made from Irish cheddar
Cut into triangles reminiscent of a shamrock
garnished with a rose geranium leaf
Creamy potato and rosemary soup
With red pepper and green onion
garnished with a fresh rosemary sprig
A puddle of Bird's Custard into which is
set a piece of fresh apple cake.
Served with tea, of course.
And like the satisfaction of the before,
there is satisfaction in the after.
There was good food and good conversation
And a lovely afternoon
And although there was not a lot of "Irish" on the table
There was a lot of "Irish" around it!
For all of my guests were either Irish or had married an Irishman!
We're looking forward to Sunday and St. Patrick's Day
when we'll be "wearing the green" and eating corned beef and cabbage!
It's Thursday and I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish, St. Patrick's Style, and dear Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.