There’s pictures in this book of Wakefield’s table setting for a ladies bridge lunch. Ruth did NOT serve her bridge-playing friends at card tables but in the dining room. There’s a centerpiece of china figurines and flowers and placemats.
Here’s how I describe the lunch being served in my book, Bridge Table or What’s Trump Anyway?
“On each plate is an apple stuffed with mashed swirled sweet potatoes, gingered carrots . . . . separate salad plates with individual molded tomato aspic rings filled with cottage cheese . . . . coconut shells filled with Hawaiian Chicken waiting to be served.”
Signs of the times–“there, between the place settings is what looks like a leaf-shaped dish holding two cigarettes for an after-lunch smoke.
Incidentally, that Hawaiian Chicken qualifies as an example of #5 on my list of “13 Classics for a Retro Ladies Bridge Lunch–will write about that in #23-3.