Saturday, I traveled to the little town 20 miles east of us
A girl's college founded in 1884
by Virginia Alice Cottey
In 1927, Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard
gave her school to the
The sisterhood has been responsible for the college
And part of the college is
The President's House
Where friend Shirley Ann and I catered a luncheon for 10
The table in the dining room
simple, yet elegant
white tablecloth and napkins
The Cottey china
simple yet elegant
(and how perfect for both fall and Christmas!)
A white napkin in a silver ring
(of which I heartily approve)
To the left, a favor of two lavender cutout cookies
embossed with "Cottey" for the guests afternoon tea
There is nothing like a fresh flower arrangement
All in fall hues of oranges and yellow with a touch of green
It's a beautiful house
Over 100 years old
And well maintained
My favorite room
The Butler's Pantry
between dining room and kitchen
I adore the wall of cabinets
glass on top and solid on the bottom
No drawers, just doors
An antique walnut table
perfect for two
for casual meals
Sigh -- if only there was a room exactly like this at Linderhof!
And everyone had their own menu:
It was a fun afternoon
A busy afternoon
For there were 10 for lunch
As a P.E.O. sister, it was fun to serve luncheon in The President's Hosue
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
What a wonderful old home. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a butlers pantry, so that everything had plenty of storage space? They just don't build houses like that anymore. I know someone who attended college there about 15(?) years ago and loved it.
I only needed to read a bit further to answer my own question about the lovely china. Our dear Nana had a similar butler's pantry. They are so wonderful for entertaining. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay
The home is gorgeous! Love the china too. I'll bet you had a wonderful time, Martha.
It has always been a dream of mine to have a Butlers Pantry where your things would be out for use in glass cabinets, what a wonderful space, thank you so much for showing us all the beautiful things.
Your gold banded china was great. It made your table top-rate.
So pretty...love that centerpiece.
Beautiful cottage and what a lovely table you have set. You always set an elegant table. Thanks for inviting us along. xoGinger
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