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 21, 2014

Reprise: Paperwhite Luncheon

We've been busy at Linderhof
dealing with kidney stones
Meals have been catch as catch can some days
And, alas, there is no company either!

I'm reprising my very first tables cape Thursday post
From February 4, 2009

I can't believe what a long way I've come 
in my photography
over the last 5 years!

Every month a three friends come to Linderhof for lunch. We've finally settled on the first Tuesday of the month. We've been doing it for ten years and I thoroughly enjoy the luncheons. These ladies are "foodies" and food is the topic. I get to try new recipes and I've yet to send out for pizza.

I called this a paperwhite luncheon as paperwhites were the centerpiece and my four bird "vases" each held a spray of paperwhites.

The plates are some of my Spode blue room and I used my white overlay tablecloth and white napkins as well.

The cutlery is stainless -- English hotel is the pattern -- they don't match which suits me fine!

The glasses are actually parfait glasses that we got at a restaurant/bar show in Las Vegas. They truly have been workhorses.

At each place is a menu -- a souvenier as well as knowing what the next course will be!

The silver napkin rings are part of my extended collection of Victorian and Edwardian napkin rings. ALL have either names or initials and are used daily.
Gathering four birds took four years -- the first came from Nell Hill's in Atchison. The second bought a couple of years later came from a garden shop. Both were what I considered pricey! The last two were bought on my birthday in a gift shop in a little town about an hour north. They were on sale for half price! Finally, I had my four!

It was a taste of spring in a rather cold Febreuary day. A simple tabletop but a welcoming one.

This is my first Tabletop Thursday and I was eager to share. It's sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on a Porch


Pat said...

You've come a long way dear friend with sharpening your photos. . .but this "first" tablescape is absolutely beautiful!!!
I adore your bird vases on your tablescape! Unique and intriguing!
So~o~o sorry to hear that husband Jim is dealing with kidney stones. I've been through that twice in my lifetime and know his level of discomfort. This last time I had decided it was Kidney stones, my gallbladder was the actual culprit! Thoughts and prayers coming your way to you both!

Pondside said...

It's still a beautiful table!
I'm so sorry to hear about the kidney stones. We went through this years ago - The Great Dane's first attack was in Las Vegas - not a great way to see the city, from t he back of an ambulance and from an ER!

Diane said...

I hope the kidney stone "victim" is feeling better. My husband has suffer through many of those and it is a horrible thing to watch (worse, I am sure to endure!). Your table is lovely and those birds are so, so sweet. Thanks for sharing this, again.

Anonymous said... the Spode plates with the white setting. Lovely!