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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Soup Supper

In April!!!

April showers are supposed to bring May flowers
But this year, on the prairie, April showers are either sleety rain, come in thunderstorm form, or are hail!!!

It's been cold on the prairie this April!

And so warm soups seem like good dinner fare!

We've taken to eating dinner in the dining room of late.
Seems a shame to not use a room especially when Linderhof has so few of them.

And although for most of the time we've lived at Linderhof all of our meals were taken in the dining room, once we built the breakfast room, we neglected the dining room.

But we've rectified that
breakfast and lunch are in the breakfast room
Dinner is in the dining room!

And for this cold April evening, it's a soup "supper"
(which is where supper came from -- the word "soup"!)

Of course, the table is in blue and white!
With the pitcher of forsythia from the garden as a centerpiece!
It's so pretty, will hate it when it's gone!

Spode Blue Italian underplates and bread plates, Spode Camilla soup bowls, a napkin in a silver ring, my German silver soup spoons and an English butter knife

An Old Britain Castles tureen
A second day Estate Sale purchase for $30
(saw it in the on line pictures of the sale and was the incentive for stopping by -- and yes, it was still there!)
The underplate, however, is Spode Blue Italian
(you really don't find tureen and underplate for $30!)

It's perfect for serving the supper soup!

Which is my version of Panera's lemon chicken orzo soup!
It's really good and although hearty seems more springy than a lot of soups!

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


Marlis said...

Lucky you on the tureen. That is a magnificent find. Love it!!! Your soup looks most delectable too. Yummy. It's a blustery 38 here right now.. so much for spring. It's so fun to dine in the dining room! Especially one as pretty as yours. xo marlis

Bernideen said...

This sounds delicious and would be perfect here with the 4" of snow at our house yesterday! Hot soup and bread - wonderful!

La Tea Dah said...

Yummy! I love soup suppers too. And it is to beautifully and elegantly presented. I love the visual appeal and I am always partial to blue and white transfer ware. The tureen is lovely!

Gracious Hospitality

Marigene said...

Soup has been the bill of fare here, too! Gorgeous tureen, Martha.

Sarah said...

I'm a tad envious of your soup for dinner as it's a cold one here today. '-) OK, so I'm more than a tad envious of that gorgeous tureen for $30. '-)
Great find and beautiful setting. ~ Sarah

Diane said...

Your soup is making me so hungry this morning! I could eat soup twice a day (not for breakfast, though!!). I cannot believe your gorgeous tureen find - I have never found a deal that wonderful! Beautiful table - I love blue and white!

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely tablescape!!!
I love the soft blue of the Spode Camilla with the contrast of the Spode Italian in your place settings!!! Striking forsythia centerpiece!!!
Soup was served at our May Day Brunch here on the Praire, for we had rain, sleet and SNOW on that day, as well!!!

The Tablescaper said...

I have that tureen. It's beautiful!!!You got a great deal.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Beautiful tureen!