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.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Celebration is Over . . .

It wasn't St. Patrick's Day
at Linderhof 
this year
but rather
St. Patrick's Weekend!

We started with a luncheon on Friday

An Irish Farmhouse luncheon
A centerpiece of orange tulips  and one at each place in wee Waterford vases

And continued into Saturday

When we had company for tea
in the breakfast room
The orange tulips in the wee Waterford vases make a great centerpiece
And all the dishes are "green"!

And on St. Patrick's Day itself . . .
We had company for dinner

 Eight of us.   The wee Waterford vases and tulips once again are a centerpiece
And there's plenty of bare table because big platters of corned beef and vegetables will be put there 
when we sit down to eat

But plans change and a guest brought a shamrock and someone else brought green beads
and so the orange tulips got relegated to the breakfast room once again
And shamrock and green held sway as a centerpiece.

And I must say that they did an admirable job at making a festive St. Patrick's Day table!

And we ate . . .

A Blarney Cheese and onion tart 

and Top of the Tower Irish Soda bread on Friday


 Festive tea treats on Saturday


 What St. Patrick's is all about
The corned beef and cabbage
(and carrots, potatoes and onions)
on Sunday!

It's Monday and I'm sharing our St. Patrick's Day celebrations with Yvonne at Stone Gable for What's On the Menu Monday


Pondside said...

Mmmmm - what a weekend of celebration. I'm sure the Saint was looking and nodding his appreciation!

Lottie said...

Beautiful tables and food! How much fun having a Saint Patrick's Day Weekend! It has been a long time since I've invited eight for dinner! Have a restful Monday!

RachelD said...

Magnificent! I shrink to post our big ole platter of every-which-way CB&C, for ours had a long simmery time in the big pot, getting well-acquainted and alumpy. Your perfectly roasted and arranged tableaux are works of art.

What a welcoming, warming post!


Cass @ That Old House said...

Wowser, Martha.
What a fabulous weekend!
Gorgeous tables, even more gorgeous-er food.
Do you roast your cabbage? It all looks so fabulous.

Oy. Now I'm hungry.

Southerncook said...

Your Sunday dinner party looked deliciuous and we had the same dinner. Can't have St. Pats Day without corned beef and cabbage. Ours was wonderful. I hope you don't plan to plant the shamrock in your garden. It will throw seeds all over the place and you will never get rid of it. I made that mistake once about 15 years ago when a friend brought me one and I am still trying to get rid of it. It pops up everywhere especially where you don't want it and it is soooooooooo hard to pull up.


Seaview said...

Martha everything looks sooooo inviting and cozy . I love to have a group for Corned beef and cabbage..I love the way the platter looks. No company this year..I gave up all meat for lent . I did make CB &C but just for my family and totally enjoyed the veggies cooked in the broth..
Thanks for sharing..enjoy the day!

Rosemary said...

Lovely celebrations!

Entertaining Women said...

Now that's an incredible celebration! The tables are beautiful as always, and the food is amazing! Tanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

On Crooked Creek said...

Your celebrations of Saint Patrick's Day feasting were each unique and yet had the "festive" common element! Lovely tablescaping!!! Festive and traditional menus!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
P.S. The last of the beef and cabbage went into soup today on our side of the Prairie!!! :)