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, January 29, 2014

Dinner for Two

At Linderhof, we've once again begun eating dinner in the dining room.
For our first 19 years here we ate every meal in the dining room
for there was no other place to eat.

And then we built the breakfast room
Which became a breakfast, lunch and dinner room!
It was great for the two of us,
I would serve the Lunch Bunch there
as well.

But then, I felt that the dining room
was neglected.
Used only for family gatherings
or when we had six or more for dinner!

So we changed that.
We now eat dinner often in the dining room
Just the two of us!

At the old Duncan Phyfe mahogany table

An antique lace runner,
flowers in a glass vase and candles
The blue and white transfer ware
Wine glasses and the Waterford carafe for my "fizzy" water.

It's a bit more elegant.
The dining room

And for dinner?

Cheese ravioli baked with sauce and a good sprinkle of Parmesan cheese
And old fashioned "Mom's garlic bread"
(buttered, sprinkled with garlic salt and baked in foil)

We're trying to be good.
We have tea treats
But we've been skipping dessert
(unless we have a clementine after dinner)

It's good to be back in the dining room for dinner.
It makes the meal feel a little more special!

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


Canadian Chickadee said...

I think that's lovely. I always put a cloth on the table and try to make it look nice, even if we're going to be eating take-out Mexican food out of a paper carton. Somehow the food tastes better. And who is more important than my husband? Why should I save the good dishes only for company and/or strangers? I want to enjoy them while I can -- the patterns are definitely not my daughter's taste. xoxox

Pat said...

Lovely tablescape at your dining room table, dear friend!!!
Isn't it romantic...just the two of you and candelight dinners??? Ah~h~h Linderhof dining, exquisite, indeed!!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Very nice! Love the elegance of using your big dining room even if it's only for two! The lace runner is so prettty. I need to do that more often. Our dining table sits unoccupied so much it's a shame.

Anonymous said...

So elegant...I really love that runner.

Betty Marie's said...

So lovely! I felt the same about the two of us not using the dining room that much so, I switched rooms so we would have to use it more! Love the runner.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Lovely. I think fruit for dessert is perfect!

The Tablescaper said...

You make me realize that I need to use my dining room more often.

- The Tablescaper