It started with a vase of orange tulips
For I was having company for luncheon
You may seen them first
In the breakfast room where they graced my Sunday tea table
But they weren't meant for the breakfast room nor for tea
They were for the dining room
On Tuesday . . .
It was the Lunch Bunch
Four of us
The tulips in the middle
A small "tea" cloth on the table
And my beloved blue and white
The tea cloth was bought in the Azores when we sailed across the Atlantic
a few years ago
It's workmanship is superb!
A tea cloth because this year I'm treating
The Lunch Bunch
To Tea Room Lunches
Of course, everyone who dines at Linderhof
gets a remembrance menu to take home
And on Wednesday,
I had five for lunch
Ladies as well
But a bit more "elegant"
Dining room, the way my mother would entertain elegant
And my grandmother's Noritake
Such an elegant china pattern, Marcasite
A Quaker Lace Cloth covering the whole table
And a menu, of course
With orange tulips to echo the centerpiece tulips
When the house is clean, back to back parties are a cinch.
I even had time to attend Bible Study Wednesday morning!
It's cold on the prairie this week
(after an almost balmy Monday)
The dogs are usually banned from the house
when we have ladies for lunch
And Dolly was
But Doogie doesn't have all that much hair
And so he stayed inside.
I must admit he was mostly a gentleman
Until he decided that he needed food, too
First he was on my right side . . .
And then on my left!
And not getting anything "good", he decided to take his dish in the living room
to remind anyone that it was empty!
It was two fun luncheons and I did use some of the same food for both (the salad, the cake) but that's just being smart!
The best thing is, however, that there was enough left that dinner was a replay of lunch! And since Husband Jim didn't have it the first go-round, he didn't mind it the second!