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, October 30, 2019

Company for Lunch

Monday I had company for lunch
And it was nice to have a group for lunch once again

The lace cloth
(a estate sale find with several set in red wine stains that I got for "nothing" 
(because of those stains)
A little soak in Carbona and it's as good as new!
I love lace for it's such a perfect base for setting the table!

The Aynsley Pembroke
It seemed appropriate -- and it does set a pretty table
Anniversary roses still holding up in a Waterford bowl

My menu:

A salad of mixed green, blueberries and Rosemary pecans with First Watch Restaurant's Salad Marinade -- a poppy seed type dressing

Cottey College's Chicken Divan with white and wild rice and a corn Madeline
The Madeline shape is much nicer for a ladies luncheon methinks than a muffin!

Moist and Spicy Toffee Apple Cake

A perfect fall dessert!


Sandra said...

Such a beautifully set table. A most perfect dining room. Food that looks delicious; from start to finish.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I love lace tablecloths, too....I used to use them when I had people over for dinner, more formal dinners. I often put a plain colored cloth under the lace, blue, green or red mostly. Do you ever do this? I love your table settings and your menus.

Ruthie Miller said...

Happy Anniversary. It is quite the milestone. I love the story of your Waterford collecting. Sad that the prices have so drastically changed. I love mine too and use it often- Kylemore is a beautiful pattern. Enjoy them in good health.

Gerard said...

Thank you for being yoou