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, May 28, 2014

Dinner In The Garden

Our weather has been iffy
Rain -- threat of rain
And sometimes heat

But the other night
All the cosmic forces came together
No rain
No threat of rain
And it was pleasantly cool

Perfect for dinner in the garden

One of the patio tables, topped with a lace cloth
And blue and white, of course
Spode Blue Italian
And my homespun blue and white napkins
A Guy Wolfe pot filled with white geraniums

Potato Salad with new potatoes, green onions and bacon and a vinaigrette

Accompanied son-in-law's award winning smoked pork

It was a perfect night
We lingered over dinner
And the dessert of strawberry shortcake
with whipped cream

The dogs shamelessly begging at our feet
And Husband Jim being the soft touch that he is, they were rewarded!

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


Marilyn Miller said...

Your dinner sounds and looks wonderful. How lovely to have dinner in the garden. It is very beautiful.

Deb said...

Love your blue and white china, Martha. It always makes a table look beautiful. I showed off a bit of mine today, too. Isn't it wonderful to be able to eat out-doors again. Your table looks very inviting and that potato salad...yummo!

Sarah said...

Dining alfresco is my preference. Your garden space and pretty table setting look most inviting. Dinner looks delicious!

Pondside said...

We haven't yet had supper outside, but the time will soon come. Your meal looks delicious!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

One can see from your photos what a delightful place to be your garden is. You have a great sense of style.

Rosie M. said...

Love your lace tablecloth paired with your Spode plates. A perfect setting! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Rosemary said...

So beautiful! I love the view of the table overlooking the garden beyond the arbor. Lovely!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Looks beautiful and sounds delicious. I'm glad the doggies got to share! xoxo

Scribbler said...

That potato salad looks divine -- could you expand on this a little, as to how you did it?

Crystal Grandeur said...

Beautiful out door setting.Your meal looks yummy and i love those plates.Romantic setting indeed..:):)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love all the blue in the outdoor setting.