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, March 27, 2013

An Italian Lunch

It was the third Tuesday
"Lunch Bunch Day"
And we had to miss February
for I was gone

It was fun to get together again
And get caught up
for it was two month since our last luncheon
The table set in the dining room
As was our custom this winter . . .
the plants had taken over the breakfast room

And since it was an "Italian" lunch

 Each place was set with Spode Blue "Italian"

Brought home from Venice
some lovely embroidered luncheon napkins

And matching tablecloth

The embroidery is superb
And there is nothing like Italian linen!

 When I set a table for four I like to do
two by two

And at each place was my gift from our trip
A garlic ceramic garlic grater

And, of course, there was a menu

Salad, in the Italian manor, as we often had when we were in Italy

Pasta carbonara -- with a grating of fresh Parmesan cheese

And from one of our Italian souvenirs

A package of real Italian lady fingers or Savolardi
Brought home from Italy in our luggage
The only food we did bring home

Made a great tiramisu
Served with Italian roast coffee made extra strong
And served in little cups

It was great to get together again, get caught up on everyone's happenings while I was gone
And to tell a little bit about our trip 

It is Thursday and I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Entertaining Women said...

I've never seen a ceramic garlic grater...what a wonderful gift to bring home to friends. I adore Italian linens, and yours are gorgeous. Your Italian luncheon was perfect for an afternoon with friends. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy Easter! Cherry Kay

Kathleen said...

Looks like another lovely luncheon!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish and your comment. Have a very blessed Easter, Martha!

Southerncook said...

Your tablecloth and napkins are absolutely gorgeous. I was wondering if you had brought home any of Italy's excellent linens. DD brought me a tablecloth when she last went to Italy. And what a lovely gift to give to your lunch bunch, the garlic graters are beautiful.

Lovely post Martha.


Marlis said...

A gorgeous luncheon. Your Italian linens are gorgeous. Love the idea of the ceramic garlic graters. oh my the food looks amazing. Have a beautiful evening and a blessed Easter. xo marlis

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful linens, I am always excited about these and love to look at them on tables. Your luncheon will be fabulous.

annos said...

I look forward to your posts because everthing is so lovely and yet very comfortable at the same time.

On Crooked Creek said...

I love this menu!!!
This could be my meal any and every day!!!
Yourlinens are exquisite!!! I have enjoyed spending an extra few minutes enjoying the detail in both the tablecloth and the napkins!!!