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, April 19, 2017

A Spring Lunch for Company

Company for lunch today
Friends from Nevada
To celebrate a birthday . . . 

The table in the dining room
The lace cloth and damask napkins in silver rings
Jim's grandmother's cutlery

My grandmother's china
And a menu, of course, for each place

The centerpiece of garden flowers -- lavender iris and yellow tulips
and bridal wreath

The menus echo the iris in the centerpiece

Lunch was full of Spring flavors . . . 

An asparagus quiche with fresh local asparagus

Served with a salad of romaine, fresh strawberries, red onions, walnuts and a homemade poppyseed dressing

Since they were Missourians,
dessert was Bess Truman's Frozen Lemon Pie

An old fashioned lemon pie full of lemony flavor
A perfect dessert for a warm Spring day

One of my favorite ways to spend a day is to have company for lunch . . . 
tidying up the house, fix a delicious meal and have great conversation

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday


Francie Newcomb said...

A very pretty and delicious-looking lunch! The menu cards are beautiful with the centerpiece.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

What a perfect spring table you set. The menu cards were inspired in their color.

Bernideen said...

Your table is so lovely - wonderful food, bouquet and lovely setting! The menu cards are amazing!